Monday, 13 April 2015 by Irene Hoofs
Though Anna Badur calls herself a designer, we see her more as an artist. In her piece Drawn by Nature, the natural movement of the wind is captured on the cloth as the blue pigments are blown across it. From far it reminds us of the richness of shibori dyeing but on closer inspection, it is a whole different kind of beauty.
We can truly say that she is a mixed media artist when looking at her portfolio of work, which includes furniture such as the concrete stool that gives the illusion of a soft texture, wallpapers and even working with ceramics. Some of her work is available in her store too.
Monday, 23 March 2015 by Irene Hoofs
What first caught our eye was Ariele Alasko's amazing store filled with handmade wooden goodies but then we hit the motherload when we ventured onto her website and saw these beautiful headboards and other wooden delights! The way she plays with wood and combines different coloured woods to create such pieces of art is simply amazing.
It is a tedious process creating each piece as every piece of wood has to be cut precisely to fit, so it is no wonder it takes days or even weeks to complete each. Ariele collects all her materials, cleans them and then uses the wood in their natural state (colours, patina and all) to create these patterns.. no stain involved!
Monday, 25 August 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Coming from a background of industrial design, I am always a sucker for ingenious designs like this! Perfect for someone on the go or to create "mobile workspaces", the Floyd leg allows you to create a working space out of any flat surface. Doesn't matter if it's a piece of wood or a door or just a plank, just slap on some of these bad boys and you got yourself a place to work on or display items.
We love using trestles in the Bloesem space or classroom because it gives us the freedom to move the tables around easily or create different configurations, so these legs are also a great alternative to trestles. They even come in a carrier so you can carry the legs with you and set up a table wherever. Makes moving so much easier! Have a look over on their site to see how these legs can be used to make all kinds of tables, so smart! - Zara S.
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 by Irene Hoofs
I first spotted this beautiful image on Justin Chung's blog and the caption simply said: " Truck Furniture, Osaka, Japan." That was not enough for me, this shot was far too gorgeous. Of course I had to get to the bottom of it and see if this one gorgeous image led to many more. And of course it did.
Truck is a furniture store founded just outside Osaka, Japan in 1997 by Tokuhiko Kise and Hiromi Karatsu. Their aim was to make furniture that was classic and that they would love to have for themselves.
Well they definitely acheived their goal.. and much more.
Image credits: Top image by Justin Chung, All other images via Truck Furniture.
... Truck Furniture
Tuesday, 1 April 2014 by Irene Hoofs
This collection of tripod tables by designer Mathew Philip Williams based in Portland are simply stunning. With the common denominator being the layered order, the tables are a mixture of colors and materials like the maple, walnut and douglas fir used for the table tops. The tables were part of a collaborative show between Jason Lee Starin and Mathew Philip Williams.
Great pieces to have in your home don't you think? One of them, or preferable all of them together!
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