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?
All the images above are taken of the prototype so keep in mind that Jurianne has made several improvments to it .. And below are the final products! In 4 great colour ways.. The cups will be ready in 5 weeks but for now you may check out if they have any up for grabs at Studio de Winkel.
Last image of the final product is by Jurianne Matter, all other images of the prototype are by Bloesem.
.. Jurianne Matter
.. Ode cup
.. Posters and other paper products by Jurianne Matter
Monday, 24 August 2015 by Irene Hoofs
We always love starting our week with some fresh eye candy and who better to help us with that than Vonnegut Kraft. Brooklyn-based duo, Katrina Vonnegut and Brian Kraft strike the perfect balance between contemporary technological manufacturing and a tradition of hand-made craftsmanship with their range of furniture and lighting.
How gorgeous is the colour combination of the crescent lounge? Lying on it would definitely chase our Monday blues away. Happy Monday everyone!
Monday, 10 August 2015 by Irene Hoofs
As people who enjoy creating things ourselves, we truly appreciate the handmade pieces in Yonder. Along with her own series of ceramics, artist and founder of Yonder, Linda Fahey, curates a collection of pieces in the store, each with it's own story to tell. Located in Pacifica, California, visitors can find a cosy space filled with unique items gathered from a community of creators.
If you feel like the items you see here give you a relaxed and beauty feel then you are spot on! The artisan-goods at Yonder are inspired by the spirit of the northern beaches.
Monday, 27 July 2015 by Irene Hoofs
No screws? No problem! The Zoo chair by Mayice might just be magic. This impressive piece of furniture works as a chair, shelving, table, magazine rack, really it's just up to how creative you are. They come in several colours and are stackable which make a great shelving unit with pops of colour.
100% handmade in Spain, the Zoo chair is made from pine wood, derived from sustainable forests, and does not include any substructures or screws in its manufacturing. The Mayice team has an ongoing crowdyhouse campaign for their Zoo multidisciplinary furniture. Support great designs!
Starting Monday off with a little magic aren't we?
.. Support Mayice's crowdyhouse campaign for the Zoo multidisciplinary furniture
Monday, 20 July 2015 by Irene Hoofs
Kick off the week with some new pillows to change it up in your living room. Spice things up with some new colours and prints on the couch. These new linen throw pillows were just added to the collection over at Cotton and Flax and we love how simple and fun they are. Every piece is cut, printed and sewn in Los Angeles.
Hoping over to the Cotton and Flax website, we also spotted some outrageously adorable prints on notebooks..
Monday, 13 July 2015 by Irene Hoofs
Captured by Australian ceramic artist, Andrei Davidoff 's, smoke-curl brushwork on his white porcelain pieces. The calligraphy-like strokes and the dark stoneware clay in the series would create a pop against any item or food placed on them.
Andrei's pieces can be seen as minimalist, which is not surprising with his love for Japanese ceramics and Scandinavian design.