Wednesday, 14 October 2015 by Irene Hoofs
Inspired by the doily, the Etagére dessert stand is the latest piece to join the Mooi Goed collection. We love the way founder and designer, Christian Kocx, works with flat pieces of material and through bending, folding and slotting, creates beautiful home accessories. You might have seen the other amazing pieces in his collection that Bloesem photographed awhile back.
The sleek white layers of the Etagére dessert stand let your desserts be the true star of the show, while providing the perfect subtle backdrop with the intricate details. (How delicious do those little chocolates look?)
Though you can't win these chocolates, you can easily replicate this tantalising setup by entering our giveaway to win the Etagére dessert stand!
All you have to do to win is :
1) Head over to Mooi Goed's Instagram and leave a comment tagging your friends in the photo of the Etagére dessert stand (the more friends the merrier!)
2) Sit back and wait for the winner to be announced!
Giveaway ends 29 October 2015 and we will contact the lucky winner via email!
.. Mooi Goed
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 by Irene Hoofs
Not everyday do we get the honour of speaking to the designer behind our favourite pieces of furniture.. but luckily for us, last wednesday, DREAM invited us to the launch of Sancal's Majestic Collection where we interviewed Rafa Garcia, the chief designer behind the collection.
Prior to the interview, we had already read and watched so much about the collection and the designers behind it and we had so many questions we just wanted to pick Rafa Garcia's brain about. He had been on a mini tour of sorts, to Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra for the launch of the collection and the last spot on his journey was sunny Singapore where he had underestimated the distance from his hotel to the DREAM showroom and made the mistake of walking under the hot sun for too long.. at least it will be a funny memory of his trip right?
Rafa is such a down to earth person and it was such a pleasure to interview him.. his answers were so heartfelt and honest it was like speaking to a friend. We talked to him about the collection, his plans for the future and growth as a designer among other things..
Bloesem: We just want to start with some interview questions about yourself. Of course the internet has told us many things about you, but I think some things are just better when it comes straight from the designer themself. Your work is described as 'Purified Shapes with Identity', 'Formas Depuradas Con Identidas', does that describe you as a person or your work, or both, and can you tell us why?
Rafa Garcia: It defines more of my work. I'm bigger than that, l like many more things. I like that when I design a piece, it can transmit many meanings with minimum forms in design. I follow the designer Dieter Rams and his philosophy of 'less is more'.
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Monday, 12 October 2015 by Irene Hoofs
Based in North Carolina, Arrow + Sage was founded by Anna Eaves, the brain, muscles and heart behind the brand. Her creations are inspired by how she grew up, simple and surrounded by nature. Each of her piece is also handmade, one-of-a-kind, and brings out her lifetime background in fine art.
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Friday, 9 October 2015 by Irene Hoofs
The use of wire frames in this apartment.. and those dip-dyed legs..
This sleek desk accessory will stop that pesky charging cable for falling off the table.
Another gorgeous product that sits on your table top.. clamp tray!
Signage designs from all over the world.
This random rug is food for thought.
We're fans of the VSCO cam app for editing images and now we're fans of their headquarters too.
The resting standing lamp..
Can you smell it? We're having another candle making class in the Bloesem studio..
Some really exciting news can be found over on Bloesem Kids! We've designed something special for the kiddos..
Xo, The Bloesem Team
Thursday, 8 October 2015 by Irene Hoofs
We’ve recently chanced upon Teresa Freitas' Instagram account and found ourselves scrolling endlessly! Her photos are minimal, and make use of negative space and colours to bring out the beauty in even the most ordinary of things. Evoking a sense of surrealism in her photos, she’s incredible at capturing motion (floating things a plenty) to bring life to her photos, connecting all her followers to that moment in time.
.. Follow Teresa on instagram
.. Bloesem and Zara S. on instagram
Wednesday, 7 October 2015 by Irene Hoofs
Last week on Bloesem Kids, Lenneke, shared a little with us about her life as a jewelry designer and mom in The Netherlands. We kept a few stunning images of her home to share over here.. That row of windows make for the most glorious sunshine-filled home!
Read Lenneke's Mom Story over on Bloesem kids..
.. Lennebelle Jewelry