Tuesday, 28 January 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Many of you might have seen the beautiful stackable diamond trestles I got for the new Bloesem creative space in Singapore via my instagram feed. It was a bit of a risk ordering them online and to never have seen them in real but I followed my gut and went ahead ... I could not have made a better choice!
Master&Master from Czech Republic is the place I am talking about. Michal Malasek is the designer and Master&Master gave the best customer service ever! The diamond trestles as they are called is the perfect solution for every space I love the openness and lightness they give to our new studio and shop here in Singapore.
Probably two weeks from now we will officially open the creative space. We are still styling and placing the goods. But it is a dream come true seeing all the work by my favorite artists and designers coming together so nicely.
You might wonder where the amazing photography comes from ... well I asked Frieda Mellema whether I could buy some of her work and portray it in our space, luckily she said yes! What do you think you like it too? On the table ... flowers from Jurianne Matter, vintage glass bottles and stationery and some Birds from Keecie waiting for a new owner!
Here are a few images of the trestles in our space, but Zara and I thought why not do a small round-up of some of our favorite pictures with trestle-samples.
The amazing things about trestles as they table legs are many. So how about we list them out?
1. They look absolutely amazing (duh!) and don't feel as "heavy" as thick table legs, giving the room a less cluttered feel, if you catch my drift.
2. They come in so many different styles, from minimal to rustic to suit whatever look you are going for.
3. Allows for portability. You can easily pack up the trestles and table top and shift it to wherever you'd like. Great for mobile work stations.
4. Setting up a desk with trestles can cost way less than buying an actual desk. You know the kind with drawers, and is huge, and you have to get delivered from the store by strong movers, that kind of desk.
And the list goes on and on, but the best part is that there is such a huge selection to choose from, even Ikea sells them and the cheapest ones go for just SGD10 per trestle!
Image credit: Top two images by Zara.S for Bloesem - Tressel Table co. via the design files - plantable Table (no trestles but such a fun idea :) - Simon Jones trestles TWO - Basic trestles via the Trestle Union - white trestles via stylist Kim Timmerman.
.. Frieda Mellema
Monday, 13 January 2014 by Irene Hoofs
The Poke Stool by talented designer Kyuhyung Cho caught our attention during the recent holiday season and we could not wait to share it with you. Sometimes the simplest designs are the best ones. Such a brilliant design, made stackable with simple holes. The best part is that they come in all sorts of beautiful colors that look even better when stacked in sets (like in the pictures below).
If like us you are excited to get your hands on these delectable stools, you will be happy to hear that they are in production by Innermost and will be on the market in the spring this year! What colors would you get? I can't decide yet, it's too difficult!
Wednesday, 25 September 2013 by Irene Hoofs
A new season means new collections and BB+++ has stocked up some favorite brands of mine ranging from fashion to accessories to furniture ...
All time favorite brand bobo choses brings again the best colors in town for you or your child to wear ... I was very much impressed by this new desk by Perludi ... adjustable to different heights in a fun and easy way ...
BB+++ wouldn't be complete if they hadn't added the new LuckyBoySunday items to their shop. Funky, cool and beautifully made accessories .. i just love that campaign!
Enjoy shopping I am sure BB+++ will carry your favorite brand too!
.. Buisjes en Beugels +++
Tuesday, 28 May 2013 by Irene Hoofs
By setting up a small factory at the historic side of the Zaanse Schans, in the province of North Holland, Merel Karhof was able to use only WIND to make this incredible collection furniture. One sawmill for cutting the wood and another mill that ground the minerals for the paint with which she dyed wool upholstery fabric produced through her own wind-powered knitting machine. An amazing story. Last week she gave an online interview at the New York Times. I enjoyed reading it.
Now I need to know where I can buy one of these stools, the bench or just a tiny stool :) They are all very welcome in my home.
Merel Karhof is a 34-year-old Dutch designer who lives in London and studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven in NL and at the Royal College of Art in London. And it was here that she did her firsta big research about wind... the rest is history!
Monday, 27 May 2013 by Irene Hoofs
Not often do I open newsletters ... just too many arrive in my inbox but the glass table above caught my eye and I immediately recognised the Ladies & Gentlemen studio signature. Their new collection called Mirage is again truly beautiful and very now. Mirage is inspired by a kaleidoscope with it's principle of multiple reflection.
Dylan Davis and Jane Lee are Ladies & Gentleman and meeting Jane last year made me want to foolow what this talented couple is doing.
A bit of site searching brought me to Sight Unseen and apartment theraphy where Jane and Dylan recently shared their home. I love the living room and it reminds me so much of the living room from design heroes Ray and Charles Eames ... how lucky are they to have found this vintage Florence Knoll sofa.
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 by Irene Hoofs
A BIG YEAHHH for Hayon Studios and their 3 latest designs ... (you know superstar Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon, who is younger than me!)
Gardenia ... a collection of furniture and pots for the garden
The Catch chair for Danish brand & Tradition ... beautifully organically shaped and inspired by 'curves'
and 'Ro' for another Danish brand Fritz Hansen ... where 'Ro' means tranquillity in Danish. I read on the site that the name 'Ro' was chosen because it captures the point of the chair in just two letters, thus reflecting the Nordic approach and concept of beauty... nice we like that!