Monday, 22 September 2014 by Irene Hoofs
We are so glad to have Christine (she used to regularly contribute beautiful quickstart posts on Bloesem) back just for today to with this wicked post!
It's been a while since my last post on Bloesem, but this lovely new brand i had to share with you! Last week Dutch designer Mirjam Verhulst launched her new label Toffe Stoffen (Dutch for Wicked Fabrics). Elegant tea towels, bold cushions cases and Mix 'n Match fabrics to upholster your vintage design stool and make it your very own. A graphic stripe pattern all tangled up, disturbed and annoyed.. just love how she chose those names! :) Contemporary trend colors like soft grey, dusky green, bright yellow and black & white. Have a look at her pretty website.. i know you'll love it too! x Christine - House of C
Monday, 15 September 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Walking the line between art and functional design is Kristina Dam. Her interior collection is just breath taking, integrating pieces of art into living spaces seamlessly. One great example is the mirror mirror. Use it as a mirror by flipping the center piece from side to side or as in art piece. Beautiful either way.
Another outstanding piece is the magazine rack. The simple yet functional design allows you to both store magazines and hold a cup of coffee or your bowl of morning yoghurt. The use of marble and wood is also a home run.
View her entire interior collection here, as well as her other graphic design work and of course her shop!
Monday, 25 August 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Coming from a background of industrial design, I am always a sucker for ingenious designs like this! Perfect for someone on the go or to create "mobile workspaces", the Floyd leg allows you to create a working space out of any flat surface. Doesn't matter if it's a piece of wood or a door or just a plank, just slap on some of these bad boys and you got yourself a place to work on or display items.
We love using trestles in the Bloesem space or classroom because it gives us the freedom to move the tables around easily or create different configurations, so these legs are also a great alternative to trestles. They even come in a carrier so you can carry the legs with you and set up a table wherever. Makes moving so much easier! Have a look over on their site to see how these legs can be used to make all kinds of tables, so smart! - Zara S.
Monday, 18 August 2014 by Irene Hoofs
We could not be more impressed with Jurianne Matter's new collection. As one of our Bloesem class teachers, she spent some time in Singapore teaching us home and interior styling, these pictures just reinforce our belief that she is a pro! Everything in the collection is spot on and all with a story behind it.
We love how she designs her pieces based on memories and things she sees in her day-to-day life. The cups, she reminisces, were inspired by the times she warmed her hands with a warm cup of cocoa while watching dozens of seagulls fly in beautiful patterns. While the LookUP teatowel mimics the scene she saw looking up to the clear sky while walking through the woods, seeing the silhouettes of branches and berries. With each of her products having their own tale to tell, she reminds us to take a moment, step back and enjoy everything around us.
With the help of her friend Valerie Delsman, Jurianne's new collection got styled and photographed exactly the way we love to see it here at Bloesem ... I have to give a thousand compliments to this young talent and hopefully soon you will see more work from her appear on the Bloesem screen!
Shop Jurianne Matter's paper products here ... the new collection tea towels and ceramics will be presented at the ShowUP trade show in Amsterdam next week or in Paris at Maison & Objet one week later.
And hopefully in the beginning of October available at our Bloesem shop and other shops throughout Europe and the Netherlands.
Styling and image credit: Valerie Delsman
.. Jurianne Matter
Monday, 11 August 2014 by Irene Hoofs
With a unique name like ' A question of eagles ' and amazing handmade products like these... how could we have not heard about them sooner! Melissa and Jonathan makes all the beautiful items they sell in their store, which are inspired by their travels through the American landscape.
We are especially captivated by their collection of ceramic pieces. There is so much character in every individual piece and it would be a pleasure to have them around the house. Other than ceramics, A question of eagles also stocks quilts and other handmade goodness..
Monday, 4 August 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Inspired by both nature and the urban landscape of beautiful Melbourne, the ladies behind Ink & Spindle hand print gorgeous designs on ethically sourced textiles, in all our favorite shades of colors. The timeless patterns come in all forms of homewares, though Ink & Spindle mainly focuses on the creation of the fabric, they work with other creatives to come up with all kinds of products you can deck your home in.
Using different screen printing techniques, they have come up with quite a range of designs to choose from, whether you want to shop their custom textiles or ready-mades.
Here's some of our favorites, you can also browse their beautiful inspiration page..