Tuesday, 8 September 2015 by Irene Hoofs
While I was living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia a few years back, during my trips to Singapore I would always make a trip down to the beautiful DREAM showroom along River Valley Road. I even collaborated with Design Milk in the past to write a report about DREAM. So it seems that it has come full circle now that I will be working together with one of my favourite shops here. A gorgeous showroom to walk into, you can find alot of contemporary designs there. I really enjoy that they carry brands like Autoban but also more new and emerging designers, such as accessories from smaller brands like Ladies and Gentleman.
I have shared a few images on Instagram of the new black and white home that now houses my family as well as the Bloesem studio.. this space keep evolving and changing as everyone in the family and studio gets settled in. Furniture pieces are constantly being moved around but the time came recently to add a new piece to the redecorated Bloesem office space so the first and most obvious choice was to start with a nice table to work on. As the Bloesem team is currently in collaboration with DREAM, I thought it would be nice to work from one of the tables they carried.
So I welcomed this black marble beauty from Knoll into the space.. and what a beauty it is! Marble is truly having it's moment now and in this black colour it is simply stunning.. great for impromptu prop photoshoots as well. What can I say, marble is just the perfect backdrop for getting creative.
I am extremely happy that a design blog like Bloesem can work with a company like DREAM that shares the same passion for contemporary design and exquisitely-designed furniture like the Bloesem team. It is definitely a dream come true, no pun intended.
In the following months leading up to Christmas, look forward to our Tuesday Tales with DREAM. Bloesem will be working closely with DREAM to organize a few events, more interior design related posts and even designing our very first window display. We'll also be going more in-depth into designers.
We are eager to start on this new creative journey and we'll be bringing you along for the ride! Every tuesday we'll be sharing something new in our collaboration with DREAM, whether it's interior styling, designer features or even event invites (stay tuned!), we promise a design-centric fun time! Hopefully you'll get to see the rest of the finished new Bloesem home very soon too!
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Friday, 4 September 2015 by Irene Hoofs
Handwoven baskets made in Uganda..
Green thumbs should have a look at this book at nature and DIY..
If you get the bed out of the way, it could be such an effective use of space..
Cosmic leather and enamel furniture that kind of looks edible.
A great new look for your planter.
The scalloped detail on this coat..
The December chair..
Making your own natural acorn dye.
Some natural beauty favourites..
A simple grey enamel cup.
Xo, The Bloesem Team
Thursday, 3 September 2015 by Irene Hoofs
For the past few months, the Bloesem Team has been working on a very exciting collaboration with a beloved brand. I've been using Bosch products for years at home and when the opportunity came to work together, of course I was in! In the coming months we will be working together with Bosch for a few very exciting projects and of course you can be along for the ride..
Next week Bloesem will be hosting - a food styling class in Bosch's experience centre in Singapore -. Equipped with all the latest technology and everything you'll need to create a delectable meal, we will be teaching students how they can take their meals from oven to table and take great photos of their handy work.
A few months ago we attended the launch of Bosch's series 8 ovens (you may have seen this on instagram) and we were blown away. I think no other series of ovens has had a more grand welcome party. The event took place in a airplane hanger and the ovens arrived on a plane! There were also presentations with chefs showing us the different functions of the oven. This revolutionary oven might can help anyone make a gourmet meal.. it even has a function that will help you achieve the perfect bake which also means cakes, roasts and many more yumminess to look forward to. Even if you're not one to be found in the kitchen normally, this oven will change your mind.
My team and I can't wait to bake up a storm and create some beautiful imagery with our students next week.. it's going to be hard to resistance eating our subjects before photographing them but we'll try our best so that we can have some great photos at the end before we dig into the meal!
A very captivating but mysterious Instagram account that I've been following for awhile can be found by searching for Cotoline. Everything is in Japanese and there is no description in the bio.. but week after week, day after day, the beautiful images capture me. The images give you a great feeling as mysterious and enjoyable as the whole account is. No complaints here though, hopefully the gorgeous images just keep on coming. Or we can always crack the code with a nifty little tool called Google translate!
.. Follow Cotoline on instagram
.. Bloesem and Zara S. on instagram
Wednesday, 2 September 2015 by Irene Hoofs
Nope that's not a spelling error you spotted in the title.. we found one thing in common with all these amazing kitchens and it is their predominantly wooden appearance. With all types of wood and their different exposed grains, you can achieved very different looks to a kitchen space. We spend quite abit of time in the kitchen (especially if you are the food-maker of the household) so getting the kitchen to be just right, beautiful and functional at the same time is very important. Especially if you kitchen is also the place you dine in!
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Monday, 31 August 2015 by Irene Hoofs
In March last year, Jurianne Matter was one of the very first teachers to kick off Bloesem classes. She came all the way to Singapore from the Netherlands and taught us along with many other eager students how we can Decorate Like a Pro! Everything was so fresh and new and it could not have been a better idea to start the classes off with a friend and of course a designer that I admire. We had such a good time and it really marked a great beginning for the classes!
As an extra special present, while she was here, Jurianne gifted me with one of the two prototypes she had made for her line of ceramic cups, the Ode cup! (All images here except for the last one are taken of the prototype.) What an honour to have been able to already see this beauty before anyone else and I was very excited to see what everyone's reaction would be to the finished product. Finally the cups have arrived.. and want to cheers everyone to this gorgeous line of ceramic cups.
After falling head over heels for a teapot she found in Denmark by Jens Harald Quistgaard, Jurianne Matter's designed her latest range of ceramic cups as an ode to one of her favourite designers from the 50s and 60s.
With it's iconic embossed pattern and tapered shape, the Ode cup comes in 4 colours and is the perfect tea time companion, keeping your hot beverage toasty.
We have always been big fans of Jurianne's work with paper and we have as quickly fallen for her tea towels and ceramic cups. She's currently at ShowUP, a tradeshow for home products and gifts.
Is there a better way to honour a design idol than to create something so beautiful to share with the world?
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