Monday, 26 May 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Well okay.. not really, but we do have a papillionaire bicycle outside the shop now! Isn't it a beauty? The kind folks over at Style Bicycles Asia thought we would love to have one of these outside Bloesem, and of course we totally agree.
The basket is both beautiful and functional, acting as a great holder of Bloesem Gazettes. The bicycle also makes it 10x easier to spot Bloesem from further down along the street.
There were so many beautiful colors and even different styles of bicycles that we could choose from but this Papillionaire Sommer definitely spoke to us. Plus it rides soooo smoothly. I mean I'm not much of a cyclist but it is too tempting to have a bicycle outside the store and not take it for a spin. Personally, I (Zara) am not confident enough to cycle around the streets but Irene and Anouk (being Dutch and all) and born cyclists so I have to say, the bicycle fits Bloesem perfectly. Maybe we should name it? Any suggestions?
Monday, 12 May 2014 by Irene Hoofs
A modern take on a classic design.. Danish Lucie Kaas know the way! Founded in 2012 Lucie Kaas came up with a number of re-launches of mid-century Scandinavian designs. Pretty wooden figures designed by Gunnar Flørning in the late 50's - that baby elephant is so cute! - and beautiful "Lotus" ceramics after a pattern designed in the urly 60's by Norwegian artist Arne Clausen. Wouldn't you just love some of these happy colors on your breakfast-table?.. I know i would! x Christine – House of C
Monday, 5 May 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Last week was probably the busiest - most exciting and exhilarating week of my Bloesem career, now i'm ready to sleep for one week straight! Tomorrow we will tell you more but today we start with Christine ... Over to you Christine:
This month – our Dutch pride & joy – vtwonen launched their new collection of goodies for your home. From trays to ceramics.. from cozy cushions to curtains. A super pretty tile collection for inside as well as out and musthave wallpaper with an industrial twist. My favorite is this years bedding collection of dip dye duvet covers in the sweetest colors pearl green, jeans blue & purple grey. So.. mix & match your way to the vtwonen shop and pamper your home with some of these lovely new items! Have a great week! x Christine – House of C
Tip! Check out vtwonen on Pinterest for endless inspiration.
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Always have an instant crush on Australian design labels.. they're colorful, original and super creative. Just have a look at these pretty designs by Lumiere Art + Co. Lovely prints in amazing colors like dusty pink, teal and neon peach. Cushions, lightning and "big dot" throws. Designer and founder Emma Cleine's latest collection is called Terrazzo and is inspired by the patterns, colors and textures of art & architecture.. enjoy! x Christine – House of C
Monday, 21 April 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Even tough - in my part of the world - spring has kicked in, a super cool blanket is always a yes! Just came across Norwegian brand Røros Tweed and love the diversity of prints and colors on their plaids.. working together with different Scandinavian designers like Anderssen & Voll (also designers for Muuto) makes this happen. Røros Tweed has been around since 1940 and their designs are made of wool from Norwegian sheep.. pure, environmental-friendly and just plain gorgeous! Have a great easter monday! x Christine - House of C
Monday, 14 April 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Australian brand Castle definitely makes me smile this Monday morning! Founded in 2008 and based in Sydney.. Castle is all about the cutest teatowels & cushions, comfy bedlinens and unique artwork. Sunny colors and lots of dots & flowers. Hand printed screen prints, embroideries and pretty paintings made by artist and owner Rachel Castle.. c'mon let's have some fun! x Christine – House of C