Monday, 10 February 2014 by Irene Hoofs
French designer Marika Giacinti is treating us to some real creative flair! Amazing cushions, pretty notebooks and this season she will also add porcelain accessories to her collection. Lovely colors, perky prints and a personal touch by adding cute handmade pompoms (made by the designer herself!). Check out Marika's third collection here.. from Paris with love! x Christine - House of C
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Friday, 7 February 2014 by Irene Hoofs
And we are LIVE! Ready for Class?
If you have been trying to contact us to no avail in this past week, we deeply apologize. We have been in confinement, like how you are after delivering a baby, but instead we were developing one! Bloesem.co is this baby. We had so many plans and so many ideas for shopping and classes and they could not all be contained in the blogs, so Bloesem.co is the solution for that.
On the site, you will be able to find so much, but let us just break it down right now:
1) Bloesem Class
Our passion for handicrafts has been channeled into developing the Bloesem class, a way to share the joy and skills of crafts with everyone and anyone who would like to join in. More than just listening to the experts, you get to try your hands are creating. And we make sure every students is well taken care of, leaving with a hand full of goodies and a belly full of good food and drink.
We kick off the classes with 2 very talented ladies both flying in from across the world to come teach in the Bloesem Creative Space! We are so excited and still in shock that this is all happening so quickly. Teachers, Maybelle Imasa- Stukuls, sharing her skills in calligraphy and Jurianne Matter from the Netherlands, will talk about styling and creating moodboards in two classes, one for beginners and another for advanced students.
Booking has begun for both classes! Limited vacancies so don't miss your chance!
2) Bloesem Online Shop
Over the years, Irene has written about many a shop and looked through many a catalogue to scour the interwebs for the best products, now she finally has a space where she collects all her favorite designers and their beautiful works. Shipping internationally, the online store is our way of sharing the goodies we have in the brick and mortar store in Singapore, with everyone in the world! Over the course of the next weeks more producst from different desigerns and artstis will be added to the current collections.
P.S. If you are thinking "oh man, I dont live in Singapore", we want to remind you that Maison & Objet 2014 will also be happening right here in Singapore during the week we begin classes! So if you do in fact find yourself here for the fair, then don't you think that is perfect timing? The ultimate creative getaway!
One of the instagram feeds I have been wanting to talk about for awhile now, belongs to April Flores. She describes herself as prop stylist and Yoga Instructor based in Brooklyn. I can always count on her for lovely pictures on my instagram feed. Everytime I see that she posted a picture, I'll go to her profile and see if I've missed out on any other goodies.
April also has a beautiful blog you can follow here.
.. Follow April on instagram
.. Bloesem and Zara S. on instagram
Wednesday, 5 February 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Last year in September, Remodelista announced their first book by Julie Carlson and we couldn't be more excited to take a look inside. We have been long time followers of the site and knew that they wouldn't disappoint, and they didnt! Even though the book has abit of a dated design for the front cover, it is FULL of interior inspiration, design ideas and even simple DIYs to improve your home. The book features all different styles of interiors so it would cover all kinds of homes and spaces. We already have our eyes set on some DIY projects to possibly conquer over the weekend.
Remodelista will be kindly giving away the book to one of our lucky readers! One of you will be very glad to receive this eyecandy of a book.
All you have to do to win is :
1) Pin one of the pictures above to one of your pinterest boards then leave the link in the comments below so we can have a look at your board!
Giveaway ends 12th February 2014 and we will contact the lucky winner via email!
WINNER IS: Angela
Tuesday, 4 February 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Leather, what a classic material. And like how we expressed in the title of this post, this is all about why we love leather. This amazing material isn't just beautiful, it's sturdy and wears well, so basically there's just alot of potential for it.
Recently, the Bloesem Creative Space had a little dose of leather love with the addition of these leather handles through out the store, which are great for hanging everything from plants to accessories and other beautiful products we want to display.
But we didn't want to stop there so we did a quick google search and were just shocked at how many wonderful leather DIYs there were already floating around on the interwebs! So we had to include some of our favorite after the cut.
Plus, bonus links for some products we love using this cow hide natural leather that you can get your hands on!
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Monday, 3 February 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Stumbled upon Story Tiles by the very talented Marga van Oers, and we love it! What it basically is, is giving traditional 16th century Dutch tiles a new lease on life. Together with her business partner, Judith Brook, they have created the brand Story tiles, with their humorous collages are just most delightful and unexpected.
.. Story Tiles