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Coffeeklatch a creative chitchat


Not sure where I was ... probably living under a rock :) but glad I found Coffeeklatch from Belgium today ... wow such a beautiful source of inspiration and eye-candy . Of course the site reminds me of the German FvF but we can never get enough of these kind of sites that gives you an intimate insight in the lives of creative people. 

Coffeeklatch is a creative chitchat started by journalist Magali Elali and photographer Bart Kiggen. Coffeeklatch stands for ‘slow journalism using a fast medium’. Just sit back, relax, have a cup of coffee and enjoy.              [MORE IMAGES after the break]







The images in this post are from the homes of designer Michaël Verheyden's home and Multidisciplinary duo Jan and Delphine ... and there is much more to discover at Coffeeklatch ... 



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Studio Stef Bakker


Written about and shown before on Bloesem but always a pleasure sharing the work by Stef Bakker who is NOT an interior designer and Not an art director but Stef Bakker = inspired by all creation ...

and yes he is from the Netherlands ... his style and sense for spaces is totally up my alley ... loving the rooms he touches. The images shown in this post are from differen projects he has done for different private spaces. 

A lot of grey and dark tones throughout his portfolio but that doesn't bother me a bit in fact it even makes me consider painting a wall in my home grey too .... the combination with wood is just perfect and I have a lot of wooden furniture in my home so that could work well. The laether couch in the image below is probabbly a vintage one from the sixties or seventies and you just have to be lucky to score an item like that ... probably more luck in Europe than here in Asia.

Do like his style would love to hear your feedback!              [MORE IMAGES AFTER THE BREAK]



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Not sure who made the images but All images shown here are from the online portfolio of Stef Bakker

..Studio Stef Bakker

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a trip to d’une île


{Photo: by Studio Aandacht for Trend Tablet}

Not Sure if you are already planning your summer vacation ... believe most of you are covered in snow right now ... and I can only imagine this being a lot of fun ... but if you are longing for somehting warmer then start taking a vritual trip to France with me today ... I just discovered this amazing place in the middle of nowwhere where two former city slickers have gone back to 'the beginnins' ... 

Amsterdam couple Michel Mulder and Sofie Sleumer invite you to visit  their d ’ u n e   î l e ... only an hour and a half away from Paris. Medieval cottages, each interior uniquely designed, exquisite food and beverages and the soothing simplicity of nature. 

Ben and Tatjana from Studio Aandacht went to visit the couple last summer and luckily for us they took some beautiful pics for us ...         [MORE PICS after the break]



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What are you waiting for ... go visit the website and make some bookings!

..d ’ u n e   î l e
..Studio Aandacht
..More images over at Trend Tablet



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If you would like to know what I was doing today ... well ... I was making pictures today ... :)

Working on a new project which I will be able to tell you in a couple of weeks ... please be patient.

Back tomorrow with a beautiful home slash B&B in France ~ xoxo irene  

Two more images below the break





All images by Irene Hoofs from Bloesem

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Openhouse Project in Barcelona


Not sure how I found this project but loving it very much ... The Openhouse Project in Barcelona started with the idea of Mari luz Vidal and Andrew Trotter to open their home to show and share their photographic and gastronomic projects in a way which is more personal and intimate.

Every 3 months Mari and Andrew will together with Ana Schulz creating a program of different activities with the theme of photography ... during this exhibition called the Gallery you are all invited to come, see and share with them. All you need to do is write to them and come along, and have a coffee with us.

Or once a month in their kitchen Mari and Andres will organise  a true Japanese dinner together with Nobu Kawagoe. They will post and mail the dates and times. Booking is essential.

I admire people like Mari and Andrew to be brave anough to open their homes ... but I do believe once you are out your comfort zone festivities like this will only bring you more ... in every sense of the word.     [MORE IMAGES]


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..The Openhouse Project

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inspiration from Pia Ulin


I thought I could beat my cold ... but I can't I have to take some reast and let my body recover from a little virus ... but I will not leave you empty handed ... beautiful images by Pia Ulin ... dreamy, warm and very interesting!

Tomorrow I hope to continue my NY story ... xxirene                       [MORE IMAGES by Pia Ulin]





Pia Ulin's protfolio is right here and if you would like to buy images from here that is possible via Linkimage.

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