Monday, 6 April 2015 by Irene Hoofs
As much as we are big fans of bold and bright prints and patterns, we cannot help but to swoon over these simple playful printed home accessories in the freshest colour scheme...A Portland, Oregon based design studio with a passion for textiles, Nell & Mary offers a range of environmentally and socially conscious goods (totes, pouches, pillows, tea towels...) all sewn and screen printed by hand.
It's strange, in a good way of course, that we are appreciating much more of the details of each print design like never before through their choice of using subtle pops of colour in each of their products. We are definitely smitten with what we are seeing so far over here...
And, we are so glad that they recently opened their own retail store, North of West... A design-driven mercantile carrying over 40 brands with products that they carefully selected and are incredibly passionate about, we think this shop is not to be missed if any of you are heading to Portland, Oregon!
Wednesday, 23 October 2013 by Irene Hoofs
Being on Pinterest too much can be a pain (what?!). It's nothing to do with the endless stream of beautiful images that our eyes scan through on a daily basis, but the fact that we can't help but WANT all (some of) these things we chance upon.
We get inspired to change up our living spaces, make it more "pinteresting", if you will. Unfortunately not everyone is made of money, so what we suggest is actually investing in pieces that you are drawn to. They may cost abit more but these pieces are an expression of your personal style, help give a mini home makeover, and overtime, they become a part of the collection you have curated within your space.
One popular trend in home accessories are prints and patterns. Pieces with bright colors, crazy prints, textures, what ever it is. You like it, you buy it, you bring it home, it becomes part of the space. Don't see it as that $90 lampshade you weren't totally sure about buying, but rather that one piece that brightens up your living room. A new addition to your very own museum.
That lampshade above by Tamasyngambell is just one of the daring prints I would love to see in my own house!
A nice round-up of my print & pattern favorites after the break ... starting with the cushions by Livin' in a Box ...
Storage by Bookhou :: Fabric available at Skinnylaminx :: Wrapping paper by Nala Designs :: Fabrics by Tas-ka :: Woodstock wallpaper by Racheljpowell :: Fabrics from Umbrellaprints :: Pillows by Fnubbu ::
Posted by Zara Salahuddin ... Bloesem's wonderful new intern!!
Monday, 21 October 2013 by Irene Hoofs
Hi there, good morning, hope you've had a lovely weekend. My name is Christine from House of C and I'm happy to start this week at Bloesem with some Swedish must-haves...
One can never have enough prints.. and tea towels.. and pillows (don't you agree)! Well then, Isa Form is the shop for you. Packed with customized prints for every room of your home – even your bathroom – lovely paperware and unique home accessories. I just love Isabelle's webshop, it's clear and crispy and you can find whatever you like in a jiffy. There is only one problem, she's made so many beautiful designs.. i just can't make up my mind!
Monday, 14 October 2013 by Irene Hoofs
Hi there, this is Christine from House of C and
i'm so glad to see you again on this happy Monday morning at Bloesem! Today I
would like to treat you to a new range of wallpaper and cushions from UK
Please let me introduce you to a
charming new design called Smalltown! Wallpaper with rows
of little houses and lollipop trees in the lovely colors charcoal black, sandy
yellow and shell pink. To complete the Smalltown range, roddy&ginger added
two coordinating cushion designs, Smalltown and Townplanning in the same charming
color themes. Wanna know more about these designs or are you curious about their
complete collection just visit their website.
Same like last time Bloesem talked about Virginia Armstrong's home accessories ... the prints, tea towels, cutting boards and stationery, will all get you hooked!
.. interview and house tour with Virginia Armstrong
Friday, 8 March 2013 by Irene Hoofs
While writing about the new poster range from Jessica Nielsen for psikhouvanjou on BloesemKids I thought why not end this week with a tribute to my favorite graphic designer from the Netherlands Jessica Nielsen.
Just see above a collage of recent work by this lady!
~ Enjoy your weekend. Monday I will be back with a lot of news! ~irene xoxo
ps. I will be spending the rest of my day teaching about being a 'BlogBoss' for decor8's e-course Blogging Your Way. Exciting! Can't wait to meet you who signed up for this course.
Saturday, 26 January 2013 by Irene Hoofs
While writing a bit on BKids about WAT I E T S i thought thought why not share it on Bloesem too ... I really like what these two Dutch freelance designers, Chris van Middendorp and Sarah Pieterse, are creating and hope you do too.
Thank you all for the lovely comments and Birthday woshes. Actually I had a wonderful time and will be celebrating a bit more during the weekend. WIsh you a lovely one too! Hope to see you back next week! ~irene xoxo