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We are ....??? Condé Nast Traveler

Bloesem Living | It's official! Bloesem is now a contributor for Condé Nast Traveler, here are some of our recent posts.. look forward to much more!

If you have heard from my instagram or on twitter, you may have found out that recently there was some very exciting news! Bloesem has become part of the Condé Nast Traveler family. I have become a contributor to this amazing travel website and I could not be more thrilled. 

Have a look here for the first 3 posts that has gone up on the site, the first about travel books, the second a guide to Tokyo and thirdly, a post about the rich colours of Kuala Lumpur

If you are a photographer or blogger and would like to collaborate with us on creating interesting travel posts, do drop us an email, we would love to hear from you.

Some of the upcoming posts you should look out for features beautiful destinations like Montigo, design hotels in Amsterdam and café hopping around Singapore. I promise a feast for your eyes and you may even find some places to add to your list for your next vacation spot!

Catch up on my first 3 posts as an official contributor of the Condé Nast Traveler:

1. 10 Beautiful Travel Books to Add to Your Collection
2. The Hipster’s Guide to Tokyo

Bloesem Living | It's official! Bloesem is now a contributor for Condé Nast Traveler, here are some of our recent posts.. look forward to much more!

.. and more of the beauty of Tokyo & Kuala Lumpur..

Bloesem Living | It's official! Bloesem is now a contributor for Condé Nast Traveler, here are some of our recent posts.. look forward to much more!

3. This Is the Most Colorful Place in Kuala Lumpur.

Bloesem Living | It's official! Bloesem is now a contributor for Condé Nast Traveler, here are some of our recent posts.. look forward to much more!

Bloesem Living | It's official! Bloesem is now a contributor for Condé Nast Traveler, here are some of our recent posts.. look forward to much more! 

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Meanwhile in Kuala Lumpur..

Bloesem Living | LOKL Kualar Lumpar

A few weeks back we met Ping & Cheryl, a very friendly couple from Malaysia while they were in Singapore. After chatting for awhile, we found out that they are the owners of the cafe LOKL in Kualar Lumpur! (Love the name of the cafe!) They are also connected to BackHome hostel (pictures below), which looks like a lovely place to stay if you are ever visiting KL.

LOKL is a neighbourhood cafe in the historic heart of KL. They serve espressos and local coffee, hot sandwiches with a local twist, and cakes and pastries. It is housed in a bright airy space with an internal courtyard that’s shared with BackHome hostel.  

Bloesem Living | LOKL Kualar Lumpar

Bloesem Living | LOKL Kualar Lumpar

Bloesem Living | LOKL Kualar Lumpar

Bloesem Living | LOKL Kualar Lumpar

Bloesem Living | LOKL Kualar Lumpar

Bloesem Living | LOKL Kualar Lumpar

Bloesem Living | LOKL Kualar Lumpar

Bloesem Living | LOKL Kualar Lumpar

Bloesem Living | LOKL Kualar Lumpar

BackHome is an award-winning boutique backpacker’s hostel located right in the heart of Kualar Lumpur, Malaysia. Located in the historic heart of Kuala Lumpur, you’ll find some of the city’s best attractions located within a stone’s throw away. They promise that you’ll get the same tender loving care as you do back home. That means personal attention, a good night’s rest and peace of mind.

BackHome is also home to the LOKL Coffee Co., it's own in-house café that helps sets a positive vibe for your stay in Kuala Lumpur. 

Bloesem Living | LOKL Kualar Lumpar

 Credits: All pictures by Loo Jia Wen ( i know her from Malaysia too ... bought ceramics from her! )

.. LOKL
..BackHome

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Foundry in Singapore

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Are you ready for visiting another shop with me today? This time we are going to Seah Street in Singapore. Just behind the famous Raffles Hotel and right in the arts and heritage district of Singapore. Here you will find a couple of streets with hidden gems ... like supermama, P5, the best chicken restaurant (I am forgetting the name as I am writing this post) and one of my favorite furniture shops, Foundry.

My friend Marjon Hoogervorst and I visited Foundry a while ago while making a city guide about Singapore. Just by coincidence we met the friendly owner and founder Felix. Marjon had the wonderful idea of making some extra images of one of Felix' own designs 'Loppa' a gorgeous paper lamp.

I recently bought one of the String shelving systems and will come back for other goodies.

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Foundry: 3 Seah Street
Unit 01/01
Singapore 188379

All images by Marjon Hoogervorst 

.. Foundry

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‘A home at the end of the world’

Wongema

Founded by Erik Wong in the Northern part of the Netherlands is Wongema ...  a multiple workstation for artists and designers and other creatives who would like to seek shelter for a couple of days to retreat, meet and greet or just to relax and find inspiration. 

But it is also a super location for spending a weekend with friends and have your own private pub and restaurant ... 

I found this magical place via Wij zijn Kees ... you remmebr I worte about them last week. You might recognise studio IJM's signature here  too ... :)

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Wongema
Tammingastraat 58
9978 PD Hornhuizen
The Netherlands

 

.. Wongema

All images by Jitske Hagens from ‘wij zijn kees’

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Bed and Breakfast in Amsterdam

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Often people ask me where to sleep when visiting Amsterdam ... well this might be a good place to stay: the &Klevering apartment. Right in the city centre and a very authentic and typical Dutch ambiance.

Seeing so many design accessories in this B&B is no surprise as the owners are also the founders of &Klevering, a well-known home decoration shop here in Amsterdam. A visit to Amsterdam is not complete for me with a stop-over in one of their outlets.

The kitchen below is spot on, cool with the wood and green accessories.

I love seeing my friend Jurianne Matter her pop-up poster on the wall ... 

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.. &Klevering Bed and Breakfast
.. Jurianne Matter pop-up poster
.. &Klevering

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Shop stop: P5 in Singapore

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If you are wondering where to go for the best design furniture in Singapore how about starting right here at P5. Brands like moroso, e15, artek and royal tichelaar makkum all under one (beautiful) roof.

When I walked in I was happily surprised to see  the vases by Hella Jongerius when I mentioned them to the sales person he was impressed that I recognized them and understood I knew a thing or two about design  so we started chatting... Aloyus, no longer the salesperson, but the owner and founder of this shop, is as passionate about furniture as he is about food ... hopefully soon he will show me around in town and chat about our love for design. P5's address.

Today I am helping you with a visual tour inside P5

ps. If you can't find it here perhaps wonderful Foundry just 5 minutes away can help you.

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