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A home in New York


{photo credit: Austin McAllister}

Very very nice to visit this home in Greenpoint, Brooklyn - New York today where two wonderful Dutch designers live. I had the pleasure of meeting this cool couple at NYIGF last year. And I admire what they have done in the past and what they are still doing today ... building a future together and making it in the big apple.

About 7 years after arriving in New York  Jan Habraken now runs his own consulting firm, FormNation and Alissia Melka-Teichroew has her own brand, byAMT. The latter might sound familiar as I have written about her work a couple of times before on Bloesem.

With clients like Adidas, Beth Bath and Beyond and Kikkerland, Jan with his FormNation truly has made a name in the business where he as a consultant for commercial giftware and product companies, as well as design furniture and interiors for brands world wide. 

Alissia not only is a designer of jewelry and accessories, she also creates the most beautiful table top products, some furniture and amazing wallpaper, like the 'Ballpoint wallpaper'. Next week I will share some images of her work at the Salone di Mobile Fair 2013. 

While reading an interview with them over at Brooklyn Magazine I heard the couple say that they are very happy here in this apartment but the thing they miss most is a real outdoor area to have some diner or just enjoy a morning coffee. I really like how they have decorated the place. The kitchen has so much charm and keeping it so clean and simple allow all the items to be in the spotlight. 

 Many more images for you below the break ... enjoy!










All images by Austin McAllister
.. byAMT

.. FormNation 


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Face-to-face a new designer's profile with Lucas and Lucas


{photo-credit: Vorstin}

Yes yes yes ... a gorgeous new home for you to visit today via Bloesem! Marjon and Sandra visited Dutch designer couple Sander Lucas and Marijke Lucas-Geurts in their very charateristic home in Tilburg, the Netherlands.

Sander, an independent product designer, and Marijke who specialises in graphic design combined their forces and now work together for their own label Lucas and Lucas. Available at BijzonderMooi.

If you look at the pictures of their home you will see some items that made me so jealous ... gorgeous contemporary items and I have gotten a new feel about the color red ... never thought it could be so nice and warm.

Face to face: a designer's profile! Head over here for an interesting interview with Lucas and Lucas and discover how this couple decorated their home!



..Lucas and Lucas


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Pantone 5015 U Staircase


A color palette in pink tones inspired by the stairs in Marly Gommans her home ... in case you missed the face-to-face we had with this Dutch designer head over here to see her inspiring home...

1. journal 2. pillow 3. piggy 4. tallow 5. keecie wallet 6. map poster

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Face-to-face a new designer's profile with Marly Gommans



I love it when someone gives a lot of character to a home. And Marly Gommans certainly did that to her home in the Netherlands. The hand painted mural, the little things on the wall and the sublime pantone painted staircase make this week's house visit very interesting ...

Marly Gommans is a fashion and furniture designer, with a special interest in Cats! Yes cats, but she doesn't like their plastic litterboxes and ugly scratching poles ... so she designed some good-looking ones that are welcome in her home. And while she was at it she decided to design a great cat cushion too. Marly interned at the famous Kiki van Eijk studio and now makes her own name into the world of design with her funky products.

Please join us for an interview with Marly and have a look how she lives... right here... Mar.ly's collection is available at BijzonderMooi ~ in Dutch ~ in English


..all images by Vorstin 
..translation by xPattyCake


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Coffeeklatch a creative chitchat


Not sure where I was ... probably living under a rock :) but glad I found Coffeeklatch from Belgium today ... wow such a beautiful source of inspiration and eye-candy . Of course the site reminds me of the German FvF but we can never get enough of these kind of sites that gives you an intimate insight in the lives of creative people. 

Coffeeklatch is a creative chitchat started by journalist Magali Elali and photographer Bart Kiggen. Coffeeklatch stands for ‘slow journalism using a fast medium’. Just sit back, relax, have a cup of coffee and enjoy.              [MORE IMAGES after the break]







The images in this post are from the homes of designer Michaël Verheyden's home and Multidisciplinary duo Jan and Delphine ... and there is much more to discover at Coffeeklatch ... 



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Face-to-face a new designer's profile with Ontwerplabel Vij5

And a little extra today ... this short video made for us by Jonna van Hesteren

Morning, how are you all doing? I am feeling much better and am glad to be back to work this morning.... sometimes I find it hard to really call it 'work' because it often feels more like a 'hobby'. Yes lucky me to be able to do all day what I really enjoy doing... Like preparing a new post for the Designer Visit column in which my two friends, Marjon and Sandra, from the Netherlands visit well-known Dutch designers in their homes.

Jonna van Hesteren often assists Marjon in her photography job and this time she created a fun short video for Bloesem ... giving a bit of extra and real life experience to today's interview


Today I am sharing the visit to ontwerplabel Vij5's home. It's not the first time I am talking about the work of Arjan and Anieke here on Bloesem. Ontwerplabel Vij5 often collaborates with other Dutch designers, who we have met at previous interviews. My favorite is perhaps the collaboration with Ontwerpuo which resulted in the gorgous Lloop lamp ... would you like to see how Arjan and Anieke live and what their ideas and drives in life are ... then head over to the face-to-face page right here


..all images by Marjon
..short video by Jonna van Hesteren

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