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Link love

Bloesem living | Pastel link love

Today is a pastel kind of day. 

Copper lamp, simply beautiful.

Spotted at Salone del Mobile: Fou de Feu

Great packaging is half the battle won.

Great collaborations create great rugs.

For all that japanese-inspired illustration goodness..

Ethically-made pajamas for a good night's sleep.

A Happy geometric print.

Xo, The Bloesem Team

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Colour study: Cognac

Bloesem living | Instagood - Mariinadenisova

One way to keep a consistent instagram feed is choosing a theme or colour to tie all the photos together. Mariina's feed is a beautiful colour study of cognac and brown hues, rich and warm.

Bloesem living | Instagood - Mariinadenisova

#BinstaGood

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More from Salon de Mobile '15

Bloesem living | Milan report: Salone del Mobile 2015

On recommendation of Anouk van der El of Make History who was in Milan for Salone del Mobile 2015, we had to check out the following designers who showcased their works at the Design Week, including Studio WM and Roberto Sironi. We also added on a few that caught our eye while we searched the internet for more news on Salone del Mobile and the exhibitors this year. Next year, we'll definitely try our best to be there and be your live update for the design event of the year!

Bloesem living | Milan report: Salone del Mobile 2015

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By Strand

Bloesem living | Strand Design hand printed home accessories

Sheep screen printed teatowel 

As an art and design teacher, Unni spends her free time on her label Strand. Using quality textiles, Unni hand prints her own drawings as well as images she has taken onto fabrics such as organic cotton and linen, paying close attention to detail as she goes. Her love for nature and animals runs deep and shines through in all her pieces with her eco-friendly materials and animal prints.

Bloesem living | Strand Design hand printed home accessories

{ 1. Sheep print linen pillow case ; 2. Feather print linen tea towel ; 3. Linen screenprinted reindeer teatowel }

.. Strand

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Colonel

Bloesem living | Furniture and home accessories by Colonel

Founded in 2012, Colonel started off as a studio by Isabelle Gilles and Yann Poncelet. Curating a mixture of their own products and a selection of equally beautiful products from other renowned brands, their website offers many home products which have a running theme of light wood, patterns and fresh colours. 

They also have a beautiful store in Paris that is on our list of places to visit as fellow fans of the colour palette and use of patterns. Colonel pieces are sure to bring a bright and cheerful vibe to any room ( we suggest every room).

Bloesem living | Furniture and home accessories by Colonel

Bloesem living | Furniture and home accessories by Colonel

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Link Love

Bloesem living | Friday Link Love

The Frame for the little exhibitions you create in your own home.

The amazing styling possibilities with a great collection of items.

Wool felt curtains..

For the little details in your home..

Out with the blacks and greys and in with the yellows, perfect for this heat wave we are experiencing in Singapore.

This article has been making it's rounds and it really has a point. A wardrobe full of clothes does not make dressing for work easy, but a uniform definitely does.

Healthy chocolate quinoa snack bars? Yes please.

Get lost in textures.

Final few spots to join us and make some heavenly smelling candles. Everyone always smells great after this class too because they spent 4 hours in a room with essential oils.. sounds like a pretty awesome way to spend an afternoon right?

Xo, The Bloesem Team

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Collective Space Amsterdam

Bloesem living | Amsterdam shop stop: Collective Space Amsterdam

Just down the street from Anecdote, you'll find the multi-label store  Collective Space Amsterdam, with an eclectic mix of everything from home accessories to clothes. The store seems pretty settled but from the sounds of things, they have many plans for the future and we will definitely be checking back in whenever we are in the neighbourhood. 

Get to know Collective Space in this super quick "5 things":

ONE: "Feel free to step in!" Though the exterior of the store may look intimidating to some, the friendly staff in Collective Space Amsterdam hopes you will come in and have a look.

TWO: They have a beautiful patio at the back where they customers can get drinks and lounge about during the summer time.

.. More about Collective Space Amsterdam after the cut.

Bloesem living | Amsterdam shop stop: Collective Space Amsterdam

Bloesem living | Amsterdam shop stop: Collective Space Amsterdam

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Milan Salone del Mobile 2015

Bloesem living | Bloesem's picks for Milan Salone del Mobile 2015

Mae Engelgeer 

It's that time again.. Time for Salone del Mobile 2015 in Milan.. a time where our inboxes are full of invitations and alerts for exhibitions at the most talked about design fair. Here are 5 exhibitions that have caught our eye and of course there are plenty more notable ones that you should definitely visit if you are in Milan. We'll keep you updated with our picks.

Though this year we were not able to make it to Milan, our dear friend Anouk from Make History, is participating in Kids Design Week and we want to wish her all the best. She is even acting as our Milan correspondent and keeping us updated with plenty of images we will be sharing over at Bkids this week.

Bloesem living | Bloesem's picks for Milan Salone del Mobile 2015

 Gan rugs ; Open-source Wunderkammer ; Cotto

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Canoe Goods

Bloesem living | Canoe leather goods and accessories

Open road chair

It's no secret that we are big fans of leather handmade products, so we are equally big fans of Canoe, the modern leather goods line handcrafted by Natalie Davis. Canoe has a little something for everyone, from cord organizers to jewelry, and even beautiful furniture and other home accessories. We told you there was something for everyone. If you also want to know how she creates patterns and different styles and textures with leather, Natalie also teaches leather crafting workshops!

Bloesem living | Canoe leather goods and accessories

{1. Hair barettes , 2. Cord keeper ,  3. Luna coaster set , 4. Vortex wallet , 5. Skive scent }

.. Canoe Goods

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Anna Badur

Bloesem living | Anna Badur home accessories and furniture

Though Anna Badur calls herself a designer, we see her more as an artist. In her piece Drawn by Nature, the natural movement of the wind is captured on the cloth as the blue pigments are blown across it. From far it reminds us of the richness of shibori dyeing but on closer inspection, it is a whole different kind of beauty.

We can truly say that she is a mixed media artist when looking at her portfolio of work, which includes furniture such as the concrete stool that gives the illusion of a soft texture, wallpapers and even working with ceramics. Some of her work is available in her store too.

Bloesem living | Anna Badur home accessories and furniture

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Link love

Bloesem living | Link love: Travel Unique Singapore

Irene shares some must-see spots if you ever find yourself on the tiny island of Singapore. Explore more of Singapore in this series. (Pictures is Plain Vanilla bakery in Tiong Bahru)

Perfect centerpiece, plus who doesn't love a pop of copper.

We have a daily struggle choosing what to eat at the market nearby, so this website is such a gift! 

These earrings are a touch of class.

Colour and texture in Alex Olson's works

Our love affair with leather accessories continue.. that colour though.. 

Just want to lounge around on this..

A different kind of feathered friend.

Xo, The Bloesem team

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Bec Tougas

Bloesem Living | Instagram love - Bec Tougas

Amazing what hours and hours of instagram exploring can come up with - stumbling upon a whole group of creatives that make you what to hit that follow button instantly. Do you guys have that? That moment when you have the first glance at someone's feed and you think "yep, sign me up for more of such eye-candy" ?

Australian stylist and designer Bec Tougas has an Instagram full of interior-inspo. Brown accents and black surfaces run through her feed, making her shots look so rich.. 

Bloesem Living | Instagram love - Bec Tougas

#BinstaGood

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We're coming to Amsterdam in May!

Bloesem living | Spring Bloesem Classes, May in Amsterdam

Bloesem's May Amsterdam class line-up

23 & 24 May: Candle Making using 100% Botanical ingredients

26 & 27 May: Improving your Online Presence with Irene Hoofs & Zara Salahuddin

30 & 31 May: Modern Handwriting with Josselin Bijl

This May the Bloesem Team returns to Amsterdam with 3 fun classes for our eager learners who reside across the world from us. We picked 3 of our favourite classes and want to share them with you! Each class has 2 sessions so pick a date (you don't have to go for both) and come pick up a new skill. 

.. More information about the classes after the cut.

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Relique

Bloesem living | vintage accessories by Relique

{ 1. Vintage apothecary bottles , 2. Vintage enamelware , 3. Vintage copper pudding mold , 4. Vintage rubber stamps , 5. Vintage aluminum kitchen canister set , 6. Vintage wire bottle carrier }

You know how there's something magical about adding vintage accents to a modern home setting? Be it vintage french apothecary bottles or a vintage art pieces, displaying these accessories just adds so much texture, soul and personality to a room we think!

If you love mixing vintage and new pieces in your home just like we do, Relique carries a wide range of unique vintage and repurposed interior goods sourced worldwide, you might just see something that speaks to you over there...

.. Relique

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Nell & Mary

Bloesem Living | Quick Start: Nell & Mary

As much as we are big fans of bold and bright prints and patterns, we cannot help but to swoon over these simple playful printed home accessories in the freshest colour scheme...A Portland, Oregon based design studio with a passion for textiles, Nell & Mary offers a range of environmentally and socially conscious goods (totes, pouches, pillows, tea towels...) all sewn and screen printed by hand. 

It's strange, in a good way of course, that we are appreciating much more of the details of each print design like never before through their choice of using subtle pops of colour in each of their products. We are definitely smitten with what we are seeing so far over here...

And, we are so glad that they recently opened their own retail store, North of West... A design-driven mercantile carrying over 40 brands with products that they carefully selected and are incredibly passionate about, we think this shop is not to be missed if any of you are heading to Portland, Oregon! 

Bloesem Living | Quick Start: Nell & Mary

Bloesem Living | Quick Start: Nell & Mary

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Link Love

Bloesem living | 24 hour Easter sale on Bloesem.co

Happy Easter everyone! Enjoy our 24-hour only Easter flash sale on Bloesem online. With the code "eastersale" you can get 30% off selected items and with the code "class20" get 20% off Bloesem classes both in Singapore and Amsterdam. Yes you read right! We have more Amsterdam classes scheduled for May so make sure to stay updated for what classes are in store. (You can key in the codes after you pressed checkout, in the right hand column, to enjoy the discounts.) 

An exquisite escape..

A breakfast Frittata perfect for the Easter weekend.

Here's a celebration of plants in contemporary art.

Amazing light in Kettle Black.

Accessorize your kitchen..

DIY copper flower bud vases.

Some branding and graphic inspiration..

Xo, The Bloesem Team

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Anecdote

Bloesem living | Shop Stop: Anecdote in Amsterdam

One of the first stores I popped into while in Amsterdam was Anecdote. A beautiful store as it is, was made amazing with the help of gorgeous morning light. Clothes right up my alley, exquisite interiors and welcoming staff made the perfect first experience.

Despite the success of the label, the Anecdote team has focused their efforts on their only store which is located along Wolvenstraat 15. At the same time they stock their pieces in their online store along with several multi-level boutiques across the world.

There is strength in a name like Anecdote, that everyone can understand and relate to, no matter where you come from. And honestly, what a perfect name it is.. it's no wonder their best selling item is the basic sweater with just the word "Anecdote" on it.

Get to know Anecdote in this super quick "5 things":

ONE: Many people mistake Anecdote for a Scandinavian or French label but they are proudly from Amsterdam.

TWO: Anecdote is a collection of easy to wear pieces, all day wear, so comfy you won't want to take them off. It's every occasion wear, taking you from home to the office and out for post-work drinks.

.. More about Anecdote after the cut.

Bloesem living | Shop Stop: Anecdote in Amsterdam

Bloesem living | Shop Stop: Anecdote in Amsterdam

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Class recap: Instafood in Amsterdam

Bloesem living | Class recap: Instafood- food styling and mobile photography class in Amsterdam, March 2015

Along with the class in Amsterdam we announced a giveaway in collaboration with Viamartine. The best photograph taken during the class would receive a poster of their instagram shots from Viamartine and we are happy to finally announce the winner is Suzanne!

Thank you Martine for your generous prize for our Bloesem class student, we hope it motivates everyone to keep going with all the new skills they picked up during the class.

Of course there were so many beautiful shots to choose from and it was quite a challenge just picking one but Trisha Toh and the Bloesem team had a great time looking through the images.. there is so much potential!

Here is a little recap of some scenes from the class. Our favourite time to snap away is when our students are fully focused on getting the shot!

Bloesem living | Class recap: Instafood- food styling and mobile photography class in Amsterdam, March 2015

Bloesem living | Class recap: Instafood- food styling and mobile photography class in Amsterdam, March 2015

Even Vera from Cousine catering, who did the catering for the class, was getting in on the food photography action.. you can't help it.. you just want to join in!

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Trisha Travels: Around Berlin

Bloesem living | City Guide: Berlin

Don't you like reading city guides? For us, city guides are a joy to flip through because even if it were a guide to a city we have lived in, we love seeing it from a different perspective and seeing how other people, whether tourists or locals, see the city. Here we have Trisha Toh, who hails from Malaysia, sharing with us a few spots she visited while she traveled around Europe.

Along with the two other cities Trisha visited, Berlin was another must-visit. We're sure this will whet your appetite for the city of Berlin. The next step is to book your tickets there but of course there is plenty of time for that after your go through the city guide. We are awestruck by the architecture, the cafes, the culture and of course much more that the city has to offer. 

Follow along with Trisha's European journey in the Bloesem Gazette " The Conversation Issue". 

To read the other city guides in this series: London & Barcelona

Bloesem living | City Guide: Berlin

Bloesem living | City Guide: Berlin

More places you should visit while in Berlin after the cut..

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MUR lifestyle

Bloesem living | MUR Lifestyle home goods, kitchen accessories

Bloesem living | MUR Lifestyle home goods, kitchen accessories

Fun fact: MUR is French for ripe. It is also the name for the webshop that we are currently ogling.. Started by a husband and wife duo, MUR lifestyle is the place to go if you are one who loves home goods and kitchen accessories produced by small scale manufacturers, artisans and designers who want to move away from the "disposable culture". 

We suggest you stop purchasing items that are temporary and start investing in quality pieces that will stand the test of time and just age beautifully. 

MUR lifestyle is the perfect outlet for Danielle and Joel, the brains behind MUR; a way where Danielle's love for design can come together with Joel's business mind. Way to go guys!

Bloesem living | MUR Lifestyle home goods, kitchen accessories

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