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Atelier Solarshop in Antwerp

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I already knew Antwerp is one of the coolest places in Europe .. lot's of design and fashion boutiques and the best croquettes in the world :):) ... the next time I am visiting I will definetly make a stop -over at Atelier Solar shop

What started as a pop-up shop I believe has turned into a permanent shop selling fantastic vintage pieces. The "PLIA" foldable chair by Giancarlo Piretti for Castelli has been on my wish-list for a long time. And look at the acapulca chairs in the image all the way below ... grap them, they are to cool!

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Recently, Studio Attenzione visited Antwerp too and discovered this remarkable store in a former solar panel shop. It is the place from Jan-Jan Van Essche and his partner Piëtro Celestina, who met each other at the Antwerp Fashion Academy, and share the love for the love for aesthetics, Antwerp, fashion, art and design.                   [MORE IMAGES]

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P5 design furniture

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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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a trip to d’une île

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{Photo: by Studio Aandacht for Trend Tablet}

Not Sure if you are already planning your summer vacation ... believe most of you are covered in snow right now ... and I can only imagine this being a lot of fun ... but if you are longing for somehting warmer then start taking a vritual trip to France with me today ... I just discovered this amazing place in the middle of nowwhere where two former city slickers have gone back to 'the beginnins' ... 

Amsterdam couple Michel Mulder and Sofie Sleumer invite you to visit  their d ’ u n e   î l e ... only an hour and a half away from Paris. Medieval cottages, each interior uniquely designed, exquisite food and beverages and the soothing simplicity of nature. 

Ben and Tatjana from Studio Aandacht went to visit the couple last summer and luckily for us they took some beautiful pics for us ...         [MORE PICS after the break]

 

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Fenny reporting from Gent

Report written by Fenny from F to Fabulous

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Hello Bloesem readers, It’s me again, Fenny from F to Fabulous. Did you enjoy my last travel report about Budapest? I really hope you did !

My traveling buddies finally went back to Kuala Lumpur after almost 2 weeks of exploring Central and Eastern Europe, I  extended my stay for another 4 days at The Netherlands. I visited Amsterdam and Den Haag. Amsterdam was an awesome city. I  love the city, but visiting Gent – Belgium was really unexpected and a pleasant surprise!  My friend whom I stayed with in Amsterdam told me that she wanted to drive to Antwerp –Belgium and brought me along to have brunch with her sister. It was bizarre for me that people would go across the country for brunch and come back haaa! After brunch, her sister suggested we visit Gent instead of Bruges or Brussels for a day trip. It was an absolutely great idea because I’m always eager to go to less touristy places. True enough this tiny town, an hour away from Antwerp was really worth exploring. 

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It was summer time; mostly students, local residents and a few tourist enjoyed the sunshine by the canal. They were reading, picnicking, or just chatting with friends. I felt the laid back atmosphere as soon as I stepped in the old town area and loved it. Gent- old town has similarities with Amsterdam. The Grand Canal is the center of attraction, and small canals have its charm; I found so many hidden treasures while cruising. I couldn’t make it to the magical boat cruise during my visit to Amsterdam, but I was glad I did it at Gent. Whoever visits Gent should do it once. The cruise brings you to a hidden tunnel that leads to the back of the Gent castle. The view was truly magical.  [READ MORE]

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Fenny reporting from Budapest

I am glad to be back here and to contribute my travel post about this precious space. It has been a while since my last write up about one of the restaurant's in Kuala Lumpur. Recently, I had a trip to several countries in Central Europe with my friends, and we ended our trip at the most beautiful city in Eastern Europe, Budapest.

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When we first arrived at Budapest central station, we didn't have any idea what this city could offer. The station looked old and torn, and the weather was just way too hot and dry for us. We completely looked like aliens from another planet, because this city is not a popular destination for Asian's or at least for Malaysian's, so we obviously seemed losted. Our first move was to find a taxi which could bring us to our hotel, we booked a renown hotel chain with the hopes they could guide us on what to do in this city for several days. We found the taxi, and the driver was genuinely pleasant, he spoke English well too, we thought, "hey this is a good start!"                                    [MORE IMAGES]

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Hi and welcome to Bloesem! My name is Irene Hoofs and I started this journal in 2006 wanting to share my passion for design, art and craft with you. New to Bloesem? Here are my 10 favorite posts to get you started. Or would you like to see the necklaces I make?