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Zelda Beauchampet has a jewelry line ‘The Boyscouts’. What a fun name for a jewelry line don’t you think? How does she incorporate scouting with jewelry? She says it’s the idea of the “survival of the finest.”

Irene had posted pictures of her first collection, and I can tell you that we both love it.  I definitely love the simplicity of jewelry. Its fun, its colorful and uniquely designed. I haven’t seen anything like it so far here in Kuala Lumpur.

My favorites from this collection are the necklaces especially ‘The Boyscouts-Synthesis.’


Introducing the new Boyscouts, this time with a more classic look and less color. Handcrafted in mostly sterling silver and gold, this collection is more evening wear I would say. Very elegant compared to the more playful look of the first boyscout collection.

Two stood out to me. The ‘Anchor’ printed scarf also comes with a gold-filled tube. You can be creative accessorizing it as a headband or a neck scarf. The other would be my first purchase, ‘The Apparatus’ is a set of 3 leather bags. Perfect for an evening out which includes a make-up mirror, wooden comb, a little wallet for credit cards or money, and a bigger pouch for your phone and keys. Truly the survival kit!


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World Map by Julie Marabelle for ISSEY MIYAKE


While writing this post this morning about Famille Summerbelle's new collection the Performers ... I discovered that founder and paper cut artist Julie Marabelle collaborated with fashion icon and designer Issey Miyake from Japan for their Pleats Please range.

The items of the WORLD MAP series from Famille Summerbelle are used as printes for a whole range of clothes and home accessoiries. Isn't that very impressive! according to Issey Miyake the world map series vividly express that all aspects of the world, such as people, animals, plants, nature, and buildings, live together on this earth. 




And in the image above is the original and beautiful paper cut World Map framed ... available here

..Issey Miyake

..Famille Summerbelle 

..the Performers 


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World Skin Colors by Reineke Otten


Today I start with Reineke Otten and her amazing World Skin Colors carves. The silk scarves are printed digatilly with not just a nice looking patteren. Reineke has studied and interperated data for the last couple of years and litterly spend 4 months working with excel sheets resulting in these patterns.

For a designer working in the field of visual sociology Reineke's goal is to to reveal society’s patterns and orders — and occasionally, to generate beauty by recording and assembling images and information. Each scarve shows a graphic for a particular country ... 200 in total. 

"imagine people as color pixels. Flying over the world, you would look down and see . . . what? Our planet is an unstable composition of complexions: through migration, intermarriage, cosmetics, war, trains, planes, and automobiles, the ‘view from above’ of the earth’s skin tones is in a continuous state of evolution."

One day this beautiful looking one-of-a-kind lady came to Reineke to the tuttobene booths at NYIGF and expressed her awe and love for Reinke's scarves ... you can probably imagine who much fun we all had and of course were intrigued by this colorful person. 

Turn demographic data into a visual language and then into fashion... World Skin Colors




..World Skin Colors

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New collection 2013 minä perhonen

New collection 2013 minä perhonen

I can never get enough writing about Japanese label minä perhonen ... and have done it quite a bit over the past couple of years, but seeing the new winter collection 2013 this morning was again drooling over all the things I saw ...

Where shall I begin .. one of the choucho's, the notebooks or the coasters, the moon letters or a kimono dress... what would you choose?

I will just let you enjoy the images and many more you can find at the minä perhonen website. 


Linentowels Moonletter  Minaperhonen Notebooks  






..minä perhonen 

A list of overseas stockists.

All images are from the minä perhonen website and I believe were taken by Koji Honda.

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Dutch design at New York International Gift Fair


{WorldSkinColor scarves by Reineke Otten}

This coming weekend I will be joining my friend Jurianne Matter and Tuttobene across the Atlantic to New York. From 19. - 22. August Jurianne will be showing her products at the NY Gift Fair (Booth 3762 ) together with 15 other very talented Dutch designers and three design labels from NL. (ps. if you are looking for me you can probably find me too at the booth number 3762)

Tuttobene is a platform for Design based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. They organize design exhibitions around the world and their aim is to connect young creative talents with the industry, marketing organisations and/or retail partners. All the links to the participating Dutch designers can be found here


{image above: Handmade jewelry by the boyscouts}

I will use this week to try and meet people I have met via Bloesem throughout the years but also to meet new people, see what is happening in the world of design in NY and hopefully get new ideas and inspiration for my own future with Bloesem ~irene

{image below: Guidelines and dish of desire by Frederik Roije}


.. Come and visit us at the NYIGF  Accent on Design, Booth 3762 ..


..Jurianne Matter 

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DaWanda Designmarkt Amsterdam


{above: journal by froschkind and necklace by gudbling}

This weekend I am trying to visit the first Dutch handmade market in Amsterdam organised by DaWanda to celebrate the opening of their Dutch website. The market is at Meininger hotel and more then 100 designers will exhibit their work in the different rooms of the hotel.  

What are your plans for the weekend? Perhaps we can meet each other on Sunday otherwise I hope to see you back next week ~ irene xoxo



In the images above t-shirt and teatowel by detailF, paper products by froschkind and a chrochet lamp by Made by Mo


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