Wednesday, 26 September 2012 by Irene Hoofs
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]
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 by Irene Hoofs
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.
Friday, 14 September 2012 by Irene Hoofs
I feel it has been a good week at Bloesem and BKids. Many beautiful pictures ... hope you enjoyed them as much as I did. I have also managed to finish a lot of work behind the scenes... but still working on my NY visit report though ... it always takes much longer to prepare these things than initially planned for, and I want to make sure I am not omitting any of the good stuff from NY in the report…so something to look forward to next week…
But I have taken some snapshots from items I brought home from NY via my new addiction instragram. Such a wonderful tool to quickly show you what I have been up to...
From top to bottom, left to right: beautiful tray from studio Piano Nobili, 2013 linen calendar from Lotta Jansdotter for fog linen work, a Donna Wilson plate, MillerGoodman facemaker, paper flowers from Jurianne Matter, tray from fog linen work, fabric by Karen Barbe, beautiful thread from carta inc. and the city calendar from rifle paper & co...
Next week, more and better pics from these items in my home.
Have a great weekend for those of you in Asia and further South…Down-Under…and hang in there for all of you in the EU and US…as the weekend is almost upon you too…I am sure it is well-deserved…
Hope to see you back on Monday and don't forget to enter the giveaway from Ink+Wit or this giveaway on BloesemKids: 2 posters from Paola Zakimi to win!
And do follow me on instagram! ~irene xoxo
Tuesday, 11 September 2012 by Irene Hoofs
Last month I saw this kitchen in the Elle deco UK and it blew me away ... I like everything about it. But the mint green color is just superb. I am sure I wouldn't dare do this but now I have seen it I would ... so keeing this pics in my private folder. Marble is already in my home, we have a big marble dining table so that would go well together :)
The home is of Emma Persson Lagerberg, a freelance writer and interior stylist and she often works with Petra Bindel who made these beautiful images. Click here to see more or visit Petra Bindel's website. [MORE]
All images by Petra Bindel
Tuesday, 4 September 2012 by Irene Hoofs
It was the lovely Peta from LoveMae, (met her in person last week at the NYIGF) who convinced me I should start instagramming ... first I thougt nnneah ... but her enthousiastic words made me sign up andsuddenly it starts to grow on me and I am even enjoying it very much!
What I like best about using instagram is the fact that it gives me the oppurtunity to share things I like in my own home instantly with you... just a small snapshot is all it takes to give you an impression of my personal stuff, things I am doing during the day and more.
It is also a bit magical because you mostly see details ... you have to use your imagination to figure out the whole picture :)
A couple of ways how to follow me if you wish ...
go to the instagram app on your phone and find me at: Bloesem Blogs
Or visit Bloesem Blogs at the Followgram website
or use the rss feed ....
Thanks for the Follow and I hope you will enjoy my pics! ~irene xoxo
Wednesday, 29 August 2012 by Irene Hoofs
I got an email from Chris Tubbs, a London based photographer. Specialising in interiors and stills and it is a pleasure for me showing you my favorites from his online portfolio today. Perhaps it will bring you the same calmness as it did for me. [MORE IMAGES]
..All images by Chris Tubbs