Monday, 19 October 2015 by Irene Hoofs
Husband and wife duo Jess and Brendan may come from different professions, but they share a passion for all creative projects, big or small. Starting Shelf/Life to fill the gap in Sydney’s homewares market, they began to curate and showcase various products that are are all of superb quality and impeccable workmanship, at the same time priding themselves in transparency and ensuring that all their products are socially conscious.
Monday, 12 October 2015 by Irene Hoofs
Based in North Carolina, Arrow + Sage was founded by Anna Eaves, the brain, muscles and heart behind the brand. Her creations are inspired by how she grew up, simple and surrounded by nature. Each of her piece is also handmade, one-of-a-kind, and brings out her lifetime background in fine art.
Monday, 5 October 2015 by Irene Hoofs
As the scale of his projects expanded from DIYs to advanced DIYs, and projects for friends became projects for friends of friends, Eric Trine’s interest for furniture grew over the years. Now, he has a design studio in Long Beach to call his own where all of his ideas are conceived and brought to life. Trine’s unique products aim to encapsulate the classic California modern style - clean, simple, casual and approachable - perfect for any contemporary home.
Monday, 28 September 2015 by Irene Hoofs
Tinne + Mia wants you to enjoy the little things in life, and strives to evoke the same sense of joie de vivre through her collection. Going beyond just creating a product, she tells the most marvellous stories with its graphic designs. Her soul-soothing collection includes stationery, pillows, bed linen and more.
Friday, 25 September 2015 by Irene Hoofs
Our very own Mei just launched her own range of candles! Mei Handmade is 100% natural with soy wax and botanical essential oils and smells 100% lovely. You can also learn to make your own candles with Mei in the Bloesem candle making class!
This weekend in Singapore: Art after Dark
A 120 year old space get's a facelift..
Adorable images of everyday still life.
This spacious apartment filled with Danish design.
For all our Singapore readers, we'll get through this haze together!! Have a great weekend everyone.
Xo, The Bloesem team
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