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
Monday, 9 December 2013 by Irene Hoofs
So delighted to receive these photos taken by Wendy of the Dutch design blog, Beeldsteil, in her own home ... Wendy is showing us how she is decorating for the festivities this year... so let's start this Christmas week with this!
We love the subtlety of the decorations and ornaments. They fit so nicely in with the rest of her home's interior. Truly insipred by the Nordic countries ... and the current black and white themes we see flowing aroung the web ... we believe Wendy had added the exact amount of joy and cheer a home could even have all year round! hahahah ...
A 180 degree flip from the va-va-voom out there kind of green, red and gold decorations we see so often. It's always inspiring to see the different themes and colors used in everyone's homes. You love some you hate some, and if you are lucky you find the one perfect for your style and your home!
For more on lifestyle, interior design and photography with a scandinavian touch, check out Beeldsteil.
What colors will be your Christmas decorations this year?
(more pics after the break)
Tuesday, 3 December 2013 by Irene Hoofs
How quickly this year flew by! It's already December and before we know it, it's going to be Christmas and then New Years. Wow, 2014.
Okay now that we are over the shock of how our time is secretly being stolen from us... let's move on to Christmas, more specifically decorations!
I know some of you who are super excited about this time of year, must have already gotten all the decorations up by now, but for those who haven't we are here to share some of the decorations which have caught our eye recently. Maybe you can get inspired as well!
This year, we've been bitten by the plywood bug. We are loving everything plywood, including christmas decorations!
Nice little wooden ornaments around the house, or even an entire wooden tree, a great re-usable piece.
Love the neutral quality of the wood, you can add whatever accent color you would like, whether it's the traditional green and red or just some gold sparkle for some Christmas magic! What decorations are you loving this year? I know many families have a new theme every year, do you?
Image credit : 1. bedroom tree 2. DIY magnet fridge 3. Scaapi DIY Leaf ornaments 4. Triangle for your christmas cards 4. stacked tree 5. snug trio ornaments
Don't forget food! Food can be great decoration too, especially if look as good as this fudge cake in mason jars!
Tuesday, 8 October 2013 by Irene Hoofs
Jurianne Matter definitely is on a roll here ... first the gorgeous B&W paper collection for VTWonen and now these fabulous forest friends.
Forest is a mini fairy tale forest full of gold
speckled pop-up trees. Each package contains 10 different pocket-sized trees ... use them as an invitation for your party, a just because card for a friend, as
a special gift tag or a place card for a dinner.
Tuesday, 25 December 2012 by Irene Hoofs
Thank you Tiffany King for being a Bloesem contributor and welcome to
Sufiya and our new Facebook Fan Page. We have big plans for 2013 and
can't wait to share it with all of you, one of it is that we will be
launching a new site in March. Very excited!
A thank you to
Marjon and Sandra for contributing in our Designer's Profile column ... just a collage above from all the wonderful homes they visited for us.
Thank you to all
our sponsors and our two craft contributors on B:Kids, Veronique and Meta.
BloesemWears ... and thank you to those of you who had put in your orders with us.
Let's do it again next year!