Wednesday, 1 October 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Everytime we have new items in store, we feel it is a need and also a public service to share the goodies. Whether it's buying a gift for someone else, or for yourself (we all deserve a treat now and again.. all the time..), we try to stock the Bloesem store, both off and online with items that we ourselves would buy or think are perfect gifts for friends and family.
After our last batch of egg press cards flew off the shelf ( nice cards are hard to come by nowadays so eggpress is our go-to) we ordered a whole new batch, including cards for Halloween and these social preparedness kits. A great gift for the stationery lover, the set comes with 4 thank you cards and 4 blank cards, which they say " equals 8 opportunities to make someone's day". We couldn't agree more.
Another brand new in store is &Klevering, bringing us their beautiful dainty tea light candle holders. They come in a range of designs and can also be used as cups or even to put small plants, we put some cactuses in them and tweeted a picture. Another item from their collection are the animal wall hooks, perfect for the kids room or by the door to hang coats and bags.
Tea light Candle Holders ... and more products from our collection after the break.
2 graphic cloth table lamps from &Klevering, great sources of light that dress up your table at the same time.
Porcelain Animal Hangers and Tas-ka Felt Woolfelt Cushions with button
If you are a regular reader of the blog, you would know that we have a love affair with Tas-ka. We already have quite a number of their items in store (it's mini Tas-ka shop in Singapore) but this time we also brought in their felt cushions which are a dream.
Eggpress Social Preparedness Hourglass Cubes Zipper Pouch; Eggpress Social Preparedness Hourglass Pencil Pouch and Social Preparedness Card set
2 pouches in the Social Preparedness line from Eggpress. Sturdy and great for your pens and other stationery or maybe even a small notebook.
Online shopping at BLOESEM.co -
Thursday, 25 September 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Featured in our Amsterdam city guide in the second edition of the Bloesem Gazette, Human Beauty is both a boutique and a salon and is descibed by it's founder, Jessica Wichers, as ' A complete beauty and wellbeing experience'. I know what you're thinking.. Sign me up for one of those please. Am I right?
The beautiful store sells everything from ceramics to skin care and it also houses the in-house salon where you can pamper yourself and get a facial or an eye treatment, just to name a few of the treatments they offer. Here's some more pictures so you can virtually visit the store. But remember to bookmark it and if ever you find yourself in Amsterdam, we hope you'll pop into this must-see spot.
Images by Irene Hoofs.
.. Human Beauty
.. For more on the Amsterdam City Guide, download theBloesem Gazette vol.2
Thursday, 18 September 2014 by Irene Hoofs
On wednesdays when I am not at Bloesem I try to spend some time exploring parts of Singapore I have not seen. One wednesday, a friend invited us to the The Tiny Roaster, a little cafe his sister had just opened. The loveliest little coffee studio it was to spend an afternoon in. They offer artisan hand brews, as well as roasted coffee beans, for you to get your caffeine kick at home.
Located in Clementi, Singapore, it is tucked away between some of the blocks of houses but it is definitely worth visiting. Have a look at the photos yourself! You just know they put their heart and soul into everything, from the coffee to the decor. (I was told the beautiful door handle was made by the dad of the owner. ) Xo, Zara.
Friday, 11 July 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Let us take you on a tour of The Kitchen Table - bakery by day, restaurant by night - with pictures courtesy of Trisha Toh and The Kitchen Table's website. Though it would be ideal to visit the place ourselves, and of course we would if we found ourselves in the Kuala Lumpur area anytime soon, but for now these photographs are more than enough to wet our appetite both for food and this beautiful interior!
Their large tables allow for communal eating, such a departure from the restaurants we are used to but it also means a whole new experience of eating and interacting with others.
During the day, their backery favourites include soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies and cinnamon buns. Yum! But as dinner time draws near, the table is set and diners enjoy their popular dishes such as buckwheat fried chicken and red snapper ceviche.
Image credits: Location photography by Trisha Toh, Food photography by Adrian Yap
.. The Kitchen Table
Thursday, 17 April 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Haji Lane in Singapore has changed massively since the last time I visited and a few weeks back Irene told me about a great shop she had visited there, so of course I had to take my wednesday off and go see it for myself. Well, she was right! Mondays Off is definitely one of my favorites on the street. Leyna, chief dreamer at Mondays Off, actually popped by Bloesem awhile back and it was so great seeing her again.
The store is beautiful both inside and out, don't you agree? That is one beautiful store display!
You can find a quirky mix of home and garden merchandize, as well as tons of cute things that make great gifts. The store is so colorful and full of items that you just want to take a closer look at, so i suggest you make a complete round before you decide which items are going home with you.
One of my favorite things that Leyna said while I was there was that, to her, the store is home. And I feel exactly the same way about Bloesem.
So the next time you find yourself with some time off, or around Haji Lane, make sure to visit Mondays Off at 76 Haji Lane, Singapore. I'm sure you won't regret it.
.. Mondays Off
.. Catch Mondays Off on Facebook
Thursday, 5 December 2013 by Irene Hoofs
For those of us who do not live in the Netherlands (currently in my case), we can only enjoy the beauty of the Out of the Blue concept store through this pictures. If a pictures speaks a thousand words, then I'm betting all those words are positive and showering the store with compliments.
Together Marijn Damen & Renee Arns, the founders of the store, work closely with the labels they carry, because they believe having a close and honest connection with both their labels and clients is the foundation of a solid co-operation. Which also means a better shopping and working experience for everyone involved! I know how much bad service can ruin a great shopping experience, so this is great to hear.
With the industrial quality of the space, the wood furniture works perfectly! Giving the shop a perfect amount of cosiness for a customer to feel right at home. Doesn't the wood table and the candle stand remind you slightly of christmas and family dinners?
On top of discovering this beautiful store, I had a wonderful surprise when i was looking through their list of designers on the website and saw Esther van der Sluis-Otten!
I know from our time living in Amsterdam and I did not even know about her delightful ceramic creations! I am so proud of her and overwhelmed by her gorgeous designs.
Another familiar piece I noticed was the Bubble vase on the table by Jorine oosterhoff who we met along with her husband, the duo also known as Buro jet in the thrid picture.
.. Out of the Blue concept store
.. Esther van der Sluis