Friday, 5 April 2013 by Irene Hoofs
When opening a brick and mortar shop I would use these images for my inspiration board ...
They are from pop-up shop Umami Mart. Normally a Japanese food blog and webshop importing speciality and luxurious Japanese kitchen ware. They were part of Popuphood, an initiative in Oakland (outside San Francisco), giving stores six months free rent in dead areas of town to invoke new life and growth and hopefully allow the new shop owners to sign a long term store lease after the test period.
The shop was designed by Arhoj.
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 by Irene Hoofs
It always starts with the Front and here it already looks amazing, my favorite color blueish grey ... so the rest is probably good too ... what am I talking about... well a shop in Paris called Colonel
that I have marked as a must-visit next time I am going to Europe.
I shared some more images on BKids
the other day.
All images by Colonel
Wednesday, 27 February 2013 by Irene Hoofs
Thursday, 7 February 2013 by Irene Hoofs
I am going shopping with my friend from Antwerp today ... really true, she is one of my best friends here in KL and we need some qualtiy time together as friends ... such a nice coincedance that I just added a new shopping tip from her hometown Antwerp to Bloesem's Travel section ... Atelier SolarShop ... sounds familiar, could be you have read about it before here on Bloesem... but this time Studio Attenzione gave me some a really nice collage of images capturing this shop in it's best possible way.
Travel Tip: Atelier SolarShop in Antwerp
Thanks Tatjana en Titia from ..Studio Attenzione for your contribution to Bloesem's Travel Section.
Thursday, 1 November 2012 by Irene Hoofs
If you are ever in Singapore be sure to drop by Supermama. Irene and friend
Marjon Hoogervorst was on a mission earlier this year to produce a shopping gift guide of
Singapore for Anthopology Magazine. Supermama was on the list, and according to Irene it was probably one of the nicest stores in Singapore.
Supermama is a retail gallery started by a husband and wife who shares the same passion for beautiful things. Open to everyone who appreciates
unique finds, designs and carries a good mixture of products. You can take a look at what they have here on their website.
PS. MARJON AND I HAVE A WHOLE CITY GUIDE ABOUT SINGAPORE AVAILABLE FOR YOU WHO WOULD LIKE TO PUBLISH IT IN A MAGAZINE OR ONLINE! - just email us.
[READ + SEE MORE IMAGES]
Singapore is only a couple hours away by flight from KL and I enjoy seeing the difference in lifestyle and also what you’ll be able to find only in Singapore. Supermama herself also writes a blog and shares her love for writing and daily inspirations.
All images by Marjon Hoogervorst
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 by Irene Hoofs
Dutch Design Year is a store started by a designer herself
Marleen Kurvers (see her gorgeous tube frame light below) . Located in Eindhoven, where talented Ducth Designers come
together to showcase their products. Marleen mixes the old and the new, where you
can also find a collection of vintage products. Great idea Marleen.
Irene and I share the love for wooden products, so I can see
why she picked these pictures. I can easily see these wooden pieces in our
office. I also think that, that the geometric flower vase would be a very unique
addition for a centerpiece don’t you think? ~Sufiya
I love this idea of adding the glass tube frames to the colored cords, Marleen Kurvers is the designer. A light that is reduced to its very essence: one tube of glass, one wire and one contact pin. Depending on the model, the light can be used in different ways by twisting or turning the frame. The tube framed light defines simplicity in production and functionality. Available in different colors.
..Dutch Design Year