Monday, 19 November 2012 by Irene Hoofs
Hosun Ching is all about practical living while designing his graduation project from the Design Academy Eindhoven, Netherlands and achieved it with the 'Walk-in Closet'. With great responses during Dutch Design Week, I can definitely see why. I already like the simple wooden finish and teal trimming (I wonder if I can get one in a yellow or navy blue). I love what you get inside even more :). Perfect practical living with a full length mirror, compartment for shoes, and a display case for jewelry. Do you need more? I don't think so. ~Sufiya
.. Walk in Closet
Monday, 5 November 2012 by Irene Hoofs
This is Danielle from The Style Files and I am guest blogging on Bloesem while Irene is going through a very sad time. Writing about interior related things might seem unimportant at times like this. But I know that Irene, like me, wants to spread beauty and positivity into the world with her blog. Which is why I have chosen to show you interiors with a splash of yellow, which is a happy and positive color. Life can be difficult and with this post I aim to bring a glimpse of sunshine to you all but especially to those who, like Irene, are going through tough times. Irene, I wish you and your family lots of strength dealing with this terrible loss. ~ Danielle
Monday, 24 September 2012 by Irene Hoofs
Brand new second hand furniture... Four years ago, Gummo, i29 and Krimpex joined forces to create a new office for Gummo, furnished entirely with recycled and reclaimed furniture.
Being it a big success i29 now decided to make a range of brand new second hand furniture available for you ... This is as Good as New.
It’s made in exactly the same way as everything in the award-winning office – i29 finds old stuff they like... fix it... cover it with their special blend of solvent-free grey matter and then it’s As Good As New.
The collection can be seen until the end of the year in SPRMRKT in Amsterdam. A shop founded by my former boss lady Nelleke Strijkers who in her own words created a 'high-fashion universe' and the conceptual looking arty vintage furniture mixex perfect in SPRMRKT's style. [MORE]
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 by Irene Hoofs
Let me start this morning with the Loft Evo chair by Zbigniew Strzebonski.
And yes this is a chair that would fit in my interior ... not sure what I like best about it the color or the geometric shape or the way it has been photographed ...
Monday, 23 July 2012 by Irene Hoofs
When I (=Rachelle, intern at Bloesem) am travelling, I always get this curious vibe over me while looking at all the other travellers around me. The questions that come to mind are where are they going and what do they carry in their suitcase or backpack?
Dutch Designer Jolien Hanemaaijer thought of a solution that will calm down my curiosity.
She created this wonderful project named My Infinite Home Tool that I absolutely love! This project exists of 2 portable suitcases, one regular suitcase and one you can carry as backpack, you can use these objects as cabinets or you can take them with you to carry around! Her work got nominated for aDMY Award 2012 in Berlin (DMY Berlin is an international design network for contemporary product design.)..... MORE
This project was inspired from her own personal experience while travelling and having to live out of a suitcase. These 2 suitcases will bring you freedom and adventure that you get from travelling into you daily live.
Jolien graduated from the Royal Academy of Art (The Hague) in the department of Textile Design. After she graduated she started her own design label named Hanemaai.
Read more stories about the infinite Home tool here and here and who knows maybe you too will get inspired to fill up a suitcase and show it to the world! ~Rachelle intern at Bloesem
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 by Irene Hoofs
And speaking of copper ... how about a whole bike made of copper! While Lisette was in Milan visiting the Milan furniture fair 2012 she spotted Dutch designer Bart van Heesch at Studio zeta. He was one of fifty recent Design Academy Eindhoven graduates chosen to exhibit in Milan. And although he was there showcasing his luxaflex made from circles of brass (see the images below in this post) . I also love to show this incredible bike and the cool accessories from him.
Another graduate who made it to THE '50' in Milan is Eva Smeltkop with her Refrigerator 02. A small, transparent storage appliance, in which sweets and snacks not only keep well, but also look good. Thank you Lisette for the images!
More info about Studio Zeta and The 50 design graduates is right here.