Wednesday, 29 October 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Yes it is official! Bloesem Giving is live, are you ready to do some shopping for the holiday season? Starting today we will be posting many holiday related posts on the Bloesem Giving page. Among these posts will be regular themed gift guides, starting off with our pick of 25 great gifts for the kitchen. We'll also be sharing yummy recipes, gift wrapping ideas and much more! So stay tuned and get in the holiday mood..
Psst... there's also a great old-fashioned chocolate and red wine cake recipe you should try over on Bloesem Giving.
Saturday, 21 December 2013 by Irene Hoofs
There is really no excuse to not have beautiful looking presents under the tree after seeing this. Wrapping is serious business. And we will be using these gorgeous B&W gift tags from almost makes perfect the lines will bring happy conversations.
As precious as the real stuff...
Shadow art, genius.
I love having a look at other people's studios, it's almost becoming an obsession. Here's a beautiful one belonging to Emma of Emmadime. It even comes with a really cute video! (Sucker for cute videos too!)
If you also caught the bug and love having a peek at the spaces of other creatives, i suggest this. (Don't worry, does not cause drowsiness.)
For the Birds!
Congrats with your new website ladies!
Don't miss the 12 Days of Gifts by Itunes. The presents don't have to end on the 25th of Dec.
Have any of you donated your hair for cancer? I was thinking about it and found this.
It's just 5 sleeps till Christmas, have you gotten all your shopping done and your presents wrapped? I haven't! and I am panicked to say the least. Bloesem will be taking a much needed holiday break as well, but Monday we will be here with a final post for 2013! xo Zara
Thursday, 19 December 2013 by Irene Hoofs
A few weeks back, we received a (very generous) package from SCAAPI, full of their christmas ornaments. They come in a range of colored wool that you thread through a wooden base. Simple, no too over the top and gives a really natural feel! It also comes in a few different designs, some of the wooden bases are circular and there are others which look like a leaf, or a star.
Like kids in a candy store, we laid out all the colors and started to pick out the few that we each loved the most. This was our first shoot in the studio with Sheng, a photographer, and also a friend of mine (= Zara), and he had a very strong bias for the blue wool which explains its appearance in 2 of the 3 photos.
With so many colors to choose from it's really up to your own style and preference as to how you would decorate with them. My favorite though, are the soft pink, brown and white ones. A soft and delicate palette that somehow reminds me of snow and the coldness we lack here in Singapore. Thank you SCAAPI for the gorgeous ornaments, not only were they a breeze to photograph, taking the photos also really got us in the mood for Christmas! (I mean if we could arrange for more Christmas-y weather here, that would be the ideal)
Images by Sheng Yang and Bloesem
Monday, 16 December 2013 by Irene Hoofs
Another home for us to drool over and gain some ideas for Christmas decorating from is the home of My Deer!
One major thing we spotted is how unlike most homes with just one big tree in the living room, Maaike from My Deer has a few mini ones, placed throughout the house. And they are all perfectly placed in different types of clear jars. Love the variation between those that have the tops of the trees out of the jar and those that have the entire tiny christmas tree in them. A great alternative for families or people who can't or prefer not to have a huge tree in their homes, that they have to lug home from wherever they have bought it.
Instead of a lot of ornaments, she has gone for using mostly natural elements to spread the christmas cheer. Like the clipboard with the note and dried flower, so simple and yet so beautiful.
We hope you got some ideas from My Deer, we sure did! (more inspiration and ideas after the break)
Friday, 13 December 2013 by Irene Hoofs
They look like stamps but these are actually adorable cookie stencils that can help jazz up your baked goods this Christmas.
Every picture on instagram is the same
Jeanine her new book!
More exciting than your average twine.
Holiday wrapping ideas we like too...
If you are in Singapore, cafes to visit this holiday season.
What are your holiday traditions?
We had a great week of posts featuring some true talents like the wrapping paper Jessica Nielsen designed for us that is free for anyone to download here.She also has a special design over on BKids.
Véronique's Word Catcher DIY could be a really personal Christmas gift
Or try try try ...
Christmas decoration inspiration at Beeldsteil.
Also an update of Bloesem LAB renovations.
Follow our instagram for more updates. We are so excited for the new year and the new studio space!
Expect another week of Christmas posts, inspirations and more to really soak in the Christmas cheer.
Ho Ho Ho! ~ Zara S.
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 by Irene Hoofs
Just like last year, we have teamed up with our friend and graphic designer Jessica Nielsen from the Netherlands once again, to create a range of downloadable Christmas wrapping paper to spread the Christmas cheer!
We love the modern twist on Christmas wrapping, with her choice of brown and red instead of the usual red and green. But still keeping the iconic Christmas trees and other Christmas-y graphics to not stray too far from tradition. I mean Christmas is one of those times of the year that tradition really comes into play.
A gentle reminder to everyone to get all their shopping done as soon as possible, so you can avoid the mad rush on the last few days before Christmas. Also, if you like the wrapping paper, do download it and wrap you presents in it! It's almost like a Christmas present from Jessica and Bloesem to you... download pdf's after the break ...
Download BROWN free Christmas Wrapping Paper by Jessica Nielsen for Bloesem
Download RED free Christmas Wrapping Paper by Jessica Nielsen for Bloesem
Jessica created one more pattern specifically for Bloesem Kids! We had a blast setting up the shoot with all the little toys. It really brought out the big kid in us.
Sheng Yang a super talented photographer from Singapore was kind enough to help us with the shoot ... hopefully we will share you many more images by him in the future for Bloesem but in the meantime have a look at his online portfolio ... or have a look at his instagram blog ... very entertaining!
Other images by Zara.S
.. Jessica Nielsen
.. Jessica's Etsy shop