Thursday, 25 June 2015 by Irene Hoofs
It's the simplest of things that we find beauty in. Attention to detail in craft or design is usually what stands out for us even in the most basic of items. While we have had these lovely pieces from Shop Frank in the Bloesem space for awhile, it finally came the time to photograph their beauty and share them with the rest of you.
We love how every item is so well crafted and just fits right in with the rest of the items we have in the space. One thing I remember so vividly from my time at school was my lecturer always repeating " form has to follow function". He would repeat that over and over and though at the time it sounded unnecesary to keep harping on that, it truly makes sense. When you get rid of all the extra details and go back to the basics, you get the true essence and beauty. It all sounds like airy fairy talk, but trust us when we say the beauty is in the details.
below: Maailman synty teatowel
Twist a twill blanket
More everyday items we love after the cut..
Shop Frank curates pieces from designers who they admire, both for their works and the way they work. The Bloesem Team too has found some treasures that we have grown very fond of from the collection (cough, Hasami teapot, cough).
Pyotocan large ; Pyotocan small ; Oak tray ; Walnut serving board
Other items photographed above: Bulb beaker , Brown vintage apothecary jar, Tas-ka tea towel, Bookhou linen clutch (all available at Bloesem.co)
Styling and photography by Bloesem.
We suggest you Shop Frank..
Saturday, 5 May 2012 by Irene Hoofs
Out of absolute curiosity how designers actually live themselves and how they decorate their own homes made me ask Sandra Jacobs from BijzonderMOOI* whether she could visit them for Bloesem and ask them questions about their work, passions and life in general.
Of course bringing a great photographer was an absolute must and who could be better than my dear friend Marjon Hoogervorst aka Vorstin ... how thrilled was I when I found out they were just as excited about this idea as I was.
So with proud and happiness am I going to present to you today a new column:
~ face-to-face: a designer’s profile ~
Real homes, beautiful images and a nice conversation with well-known designers from the Netherlands to start with but probably designers from other countries too.
The first visit Sandra and Marjon made was at Klaartje de Hartog's home in Amsterdam. Klaartje is founder of designer accessory label Keecie.
A special thank you to Nanette Watson aka xPattyCake, who helps us with the translations of the interviews.
~ more images ~
~ face-to-face: a designer’s profile ~
Friday, 21 December 2007 by Irene Hoofs
BloesemKids is open! Just about a year ago I wrote a similar line for Bloesem, the beginning of a rollercoaster year…both for me and my family…just moved to Toronto but already making plans to move to Asia….starting my own design blog…as I am sure I told you before…Bloesem brought together all my passions and is very much a part of who I am…ever since launching Bloesem…and just having become a mom myself…the idea of devoting a special blog to kids started to develop…I wasn’t quite sure yet what it should look like or the contents…just that it should be about cool stuff for kids…not a laundry list of products you can buy for your kids…but more like a carefully put together selection…cherry picking…among everything that is available which can be quite overwhelming sometimes…so B:Kids will set out to do just that…help you navigate and give inspiration….of course totally influenced by my own taste and ideas….
I am hoping that B:Kids will be the first thing on your mind when looking for an original gift for your friend’s first baby or just to browse… and day dream about redecorating your childs room…B:Kids should be a fun and colorful place to spend some on-line time…for me B:Kids will also very much be a learning experience… only having been a mom for just over a year… there is so much more to explore…and enjoy where it comes to kids’ products… and rest assure the posts on B:Kids will not be as longwinded as this one…but rather short introductions and some quick thoughts…so more space for beautiful images!
Needless to say…this Bloesem will of course continue…so Monday it will be business as usual so please come back for some great posts just before Christmas!