32 posts categorized "Art in Your Home"

Art in Your Home :: Charlotte Swiden


Art in the home of Charlotte Swiden

A: Art means to me...something to generate an emotion rather than a profit.

R: Reading books, blogs, or magazines...I do most days, preferably in bed

T: Trends I see in art or graphic design are...all the colours of the rainbow (lucky me, just what I love).


A: Artists I admire are...Karin Larsson, Frida Kahlo, Björk, Michel Gondry, Stig Lindberg, Kristina Isola.

N: Never will I...bungy jump.


D: Dreams for my own work are...making things that I want for myself and that others will want too.


P: Projects I'm currently working on are...possibly some homeware for kids.

R: Relaxing I do at/when/if...when I'm in nature.


I: Interesting art focused websites...Made by Joel is a space to share art, craft, and handmade education projects for children and their care givers.


N: New in my home is...a couple of Dalahorses I got from my latest Sweden trip.


T: Tomorrow I would like to go to...a nice beach and have a swim in the ocean.

S: Studio, my studio is...happy, colourful and a bit messy.


Thank you so much Charlotte for this gorgeous tour of the art in your home!

If you would like to learn more about Charlotte and her work click here and if you would like to visit her gorgeous shop, click here.

You'll be seeing this tray on my wish list for sure!

ps. We would like to wish you a wonderful weekend already...Bloesem is going to have a long weekend, but we will be back on Monday with many nice finds. Tiffany & Irene

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Art in Your Home :: Julie Heger


We're doing things a bit different today with this particular Art in Your Home post. We've decided to go inside the home of shop owner Julie Heger. She's the creator and owner of the lovely Maison Deco, and has graciously invited us into her home.

A: Art means to me…art for me brings more life into your home and everyday. Art to me is also being able to mix art, modern design and ancient items to give your home more personality. I also love


R: Reading books, blogs or magazines...reading books is pure relaxing to me, I get a lot of inspiration from reading blogs and magazines  - especially for home decoration. I just started reading “Nomad: From Islam to America” by Ayaan Hirsi Ali.

T: Trends I see in art or graphic design are…actually I do not follow trends in art – I just like it or not.


A: Artists I admire are...Ursula Munch-Petersen a Danish ceramist. Her production includes both sculptural shaped unique pieces as well as mass-produced objects and I love the functional and visual qualities of her products. Among others she has produced the porcelain series “Ursula” in co-operation with Royal Copenhagen. I have quite a few of her objects myself – both some of her unique items as well as some of the mass-produced ones.

N: Never will I...go alone to the cinema

D: Dreams for my own work are about...to succeed with my newly started webshop


P: Projects I'm currently working on are...launching my webshop in the Benelux countries

R: Relaxing I do at/when/if...our summerhouse at the coast in Nieuwport and when I read books. I also find it very relaxing to go for a walk in the beautiful nature.

I: Interesting art focused websites...I do not really know art focused websites but I love the Picasso museum in Antibes and the Salvador Dali museum at Place de Tertre in Paris.


N: New in my home is...a red wall clock in my kitchen – I simply love it – it is simple and brings color into my home

T: Tomorrow I would like to go to...tomorrow I have to go to the second hand clothing shop to sell some of the clothes taking too much space in my closet and that I never wear.

S: Studio, my studio is…my small office in my private home that works great even though I do not have a lot of space – but I have decorated it practically and there is a lot of light from the window.

Thank you Julie for opening your home to us, and we wish you much success with your new business!

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Art in Your Home :: Kay van-Bellen


Art in the home of Kay van-Bellen

A: Art means to me...seeing the beauty in the everyday.

R: Reading books/blogs/magazines...I collect vintage books. I love the smell, the memories and particularly the old school illustrations which I have been drawn to since I was a child. I have recently found a great British magazine ‘Oh Comely’ which I enjoy, it’s a great find. The list of Blogs I follow are endless. Here just are a few of my favourite blogs: Small Magazine, Simple Lovely, and Where the lovely things are.

T: Trends I see in art or graphic design are...there is a resurgence of old school drawn illustration; however I see the use of touch screen technology having an impact on illustration and the whole practice going full circle.


A: Artists I admire are...I admire the work of David Hockney, particularly his early sketches, his use of composition, colour and line. I also enjoy the work of Joseph Beuys, Ben Nicholson. More contemporary favourites are Stephen Smith of Neasden Control Centre, Camilla Engman and Jaume Plensa.

N: Never will I...put red underwear in a white wash!

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D: Dreams for my own work are...I dream for Kay van-Bellen to become a recognisable brand with a house and studio near the coast someday…


P: Projects I'm currently working on are...I am working on applying my illustrations to a range of Kay van-Bellen ceramic tableware.

R: Relaxing I do at/when/if...relaxing for me is a day in my studio, a walk in the woods, or by the coast. Having a great coffee and browsing through blogs and of course running.

I: Interesting art-places online are...Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Big Active.


N: New in my home is...a lovely new garden, with old brick walls and a hammock.

T: Tomorrow I would like to go to...camping, well in a few days time.

S: Studio, my studio is...a calm and sometimes hectic little haven in my family home. It looks onto my beautiful garden. The children have their own little corner where they also make their own creations!!


Thank you so much Kay for this awesome tour of the art in your home!

If you would like to learn more about Kay and her work click here or check out her blog here. You can also purchase her work here.

You'll be seeing this print on my wish list for sure!

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Art in Your Home :: Sasha Prood


Art in the home of Sasha Prood

A: Art means to me...art is my creative outlet.

R: Reading books, blogs, magazines...I'm working through two books right now - Pygmy by Chuck Palahnuik and The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon. I also regularly check out a few blogs including Illustration Saves the Day and Grain Edit.

T: Trends I see in art or graphic design are...I don't really follow trends - I just like what I like whether it's in, out or in between. I'm a huge fan of handcrafted anything whether it is drawn, painted, sculpted, etc.


A: Artists I admire are...a list of artists that I admire could go on for days, but I will try to keep it short. I'm obsessed with the work of James Turrell - the environments that he creates with light blows me away every time. I love the work produced by the late Jean Michel Basquiat. I'm also a fan of Aurel Schmidt and Swoon. Tim Walker creates the most amazing fantasy photographs. And I hugely admire the illustrations of the late Edward Gorey, Charley Harper and William Steig to name a few.        

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N: Never will I...I will never stop challenging myself.

D: Dreams for my own work are...I hope to have a long career, in which my work continues to evolve.


P: Projects I'm currently working on are...I'm working on illustrations for Bon Appetit Magazine, a commissioned painting, promotional illustrations and a few self initiated projects. I like to keep busy!

R: Relaxing I do at/when/if...to relax I like to hang out with friends and go to brunch, a museum or thrift shopping. I also like to escape the city (New York City) and visit my family.

I: Interesting art-places online are...I can always find something interesting and artistic at Grain Edit.


N: New in my home is...I recently upgraded my laptop to a beautiful new 15" MacBook Pro. Very needed and probably more exciting to me than most everyone else!

T: Tomorrow I would like to go to...I'm planning a two week vacation at the end of September to Zurich and Tel Aviv. I wouldn't mind leaving a little earlier…say tomorrow?!

S: Studio, my studio is...my studio is my home and my home is my studio.


Thank you so much Sasha for this lovely tour of the art in your home, I know Irene was hoping we'd see you again.

If you would like to learn more about Sasha check her about me page here. You can find Sasha's gorgeous work here, and you can luckily buy it here.

I know my walls are aching for Sasha's Batanica Caps Poster.

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Art in Your Home :: Akkie Bosje from the Netherlands

{Holiday memory from France}

Art in the Home of Akkie Bosje

A: Art makes me

Think. It touches and inspires.

{Telephonecards by VANDEJONG}

R: Reading books / blogs / magazines ...

There’s is no day without reading. Every book, article or blog is a journey into a new world. Amongst my favourite writers are Martin Bril, Toon Tellegen, Herman van Veen and the grand old lady Hella S. Haasse. Reading blogs is a journey a day, very inspiring. It replaced most magazines.

Favourites; Darling Clementine, Swiss Miss, Nordic Design, Design Observer and Wilfried de Jong. (I’m a huge sports watcher)................                                              READ MORE>>>

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{Picture by Rob Schröder, tin designs by me}

T: Trends I see in art or graphic design are… On the one hand graphic design is becoming more an strategic art-form, on the other hand there is a kind of revival of the old days (letterpress typography, arts and crafts). It is a great time were everything comes together at the internet. Love all the interaction possibilities. Amazing times.

{House of Cards by Charles and Ray Eames}

A: Artists I admire are... Charles and Ray Eames are still a great source of inspiration. I like the interesting diversity and concepts of Hella Jongerius and really like the athmosphere in the landscapes of painter/actor Jeroen Krabbé, also a great divers person.

{Schiphol by Raimond Wouda}

N: Never will I ... Stop having a head full of ideas. ‘There’s never enough time to do all the nothing I want’ -Calvin and Hobbes

{Painting by Anne}

D: Dreams for my own work are about... In the near future I will finally start that blog and I hope to make a whole lot of new illustrations in new books, and maybe one day an exhibition.

{Picture by Piet van den Beuken en Peter Hermus Piet is founder of Rubens&Roelofs}

P: Projects I'm currently working on are... Setting up a new webshop for a client. I am really pleased to do the webshop design but I have also the great oppertunity to design the collection in it. The shop is sceduled to be launched in September, so I am quite busy…


{My working table and posterdesign Chapeau}

R: Relaxing I do at / when / if... Like to go to the beach, watch a great movie, visiting a bookstore and I love riding my bike.

Bl-9:700{Nachtparade, illustration}

I: Interesting art-places online are...

Winterhouse and Phaidon.

Bl-10:700{Hocus Pocus, storyboard for Sesamestreet animation}

N: New in my home is...

Actually nothing, cleaned out a whole bunch of stuff. But have a lot of plans for redecorating. Of course there’s always a new book around.

{The other side of my studio, a collection of inspiration}

T: Tomorrow I like to go to...

Copenhagen, it is a place on my wish-to-go-list for a long time.

Bl-12:700{Scetches, some nice paper, stickers and a postcard on my mosaic tray}

S: Studio, my studio is...

My world, my haven. 

.........................Thank You Akkie Bosje....................

Akkie Bosje, educated at the prestigious Gerrit Rietveld Academie, worked as a graphic designer for twenty years, before recently making a radical career switch and becoming a full-time illustrator. You can find her online portfolio right here ... would you like to ask her something than this is the link to follow...

All images by Akkie Bosje


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Art in Your Home :: Mirthe Blussé


Art in the home of Mirthe Blussé

A: Art means to me...doing what I love most.

R: Reading books, blogs and magazines...means inspiration. If you ever see someone in a café secretly ripping pages out of a magazine with a pokerface it is probably me..



T: Trends I see in design are...- a growing use of illustration (...but I may be a little biassed here)

A: Artists I admire are.. Hannah Höch, Michel Quarez, Savignac, Steinberg, African sign makers, Hendrik Werkman.

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N: Never will I say... never.

D: Dreams for my own work are about... editorial illustrations, children’s books, cookbooks, bookcovers, posters.. And I hope to do some more styling projects..

Private paradise
P: Projects I’m currently working on are...editorial illustrators and –finally- setting up my webshop.

R: Relaxing I do... outside in the sun. Preferably in the outdoor swimmingpool nearby. 


I: Interesting art places online are... salon01; wooster collective; grainedit; the selby.

N: New in my home is...a wooden play horse, one of my treasures of the Queen’s Day fleamarket.


T: Tomorrow
I like to go to... play with my niece and nephew: the ultimate way to relax and exhaust myself at the same time.

S: Studio, my studio is...my playground.


Mirthe Blussé is an illustrator and graphic designer, who lives and works in Amsterdam. She favors craftsmanship and handmade design. The Ice-cream above comes from her series Good Food that I really love and hope one day she will open her online shop to sell some of these. Mirthe also has a personal blog sharing her latest work... many many nice things you will like!



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