Friday, 22 August 2014 by Irene Hoofs
My favorite ribbons and twines
Weekend in a box - an underwear for everyday of the weekend.
Spotting the same shelves we have in our Bloesem studio.. they really are a good deal from Ikea.
A calligraphy kit, perfect for beginners.
DIY studio note roll board... such a great idea.
Gorgeous silk screen totebag
Coffee & calligraphy.. a perfect match.
Raspberry swirl cheese cake anyone?
It's crazy over here.. all hands on board to get in new stocks, wrap up Bloesem Gazette Vol.2 and welcome our latest Bloesem Class teacher Arounna! Hope your weekend is much more relaxing. Xo, Bloesem Team
Thursday, 21 August 2014 by Irene Hoofs
The best part about Bookhou's instagram is that it is a source of inspiration. For anyone that loves to create, Arounna, one half of the duo behind Canadian multi-disciplinary studio, Bookhou, let's us in join in the fun and the work that goes behind Bookhou. There's always beautiful nature shots, Arounna doing amazing watercoloring, some shibori dyeing gorgeousness and an occasional yummy treat! All of these make for a truly inspiring instagram feed.
If you didn't already know, or have just been inspired by Arounna, she will be here in Singapore teaching 2 Bloesem classes. Watercoloring and Shibori Dyeing classes will be going on throughout the week starting from the 25th of August. There are limited space left so grab your spot before it's too late! She will only be here for a week, but we'll make the most of it for sure..
.. Follow Bookhou on instagram
.. Bloesem and Zara S. on instagram
.. Sign up for Watercoloring or Shibori Dyeing class with Bookhou
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 by Irene Hoofs
We are proud to say that after the great feedback we got for Volume 1 of the Bloesem Gazette, which launched in May this year, we will be back with Volume 2 this September! Volume 2 of the Bloesem Gazette is in its final stages before it goes to print but there is still time to get involved with this issue!
The Bloesem Gazette is a free quarterly publication circulated throughout Singapore that tells a story of exceptional quality with original content, featuring stories of interior design, shop visits, designer interviews and much more. We will be distributing 3000 copies around Singapore for this issue.
If you would like to be part of the Bloesem Gazette Vol. 2. we have just 6 advertising spots left. We will help you reach out to even more people, not just in Singapore but internationally as well. With over 650,000 international views monthly on the Bloesem blogs, as well as over 22,000 followers on Instagram and Facebook, we believe that we will be able to help you grow your audience.
If you would like to find out more about advertising in the Bloesem Gazette or on the Bloesem blogs feel free to drop us an email at bloesemads[at]me[dot]com.
(Purchase of advertising for Vol. 2 of the Bloesem Gazette ends 21st August 2014, we hope to hear from you soon!)
Monday, 18 August 2014 by Irene Hoofs
We could not be more impressed with Jurianne Matter's new collection. As one of our Bloesem class teachers, she spent some time in Singapore teaching us home and interior styling, these pictures just reinforce our belief that she is a pro! Everything in the collection is spot on and all with a story behind it.
We love how she designs her pieces based on memories and things she sees in her day-to-day life. The cups, she reminisces, were inspired by the times she warmed her hands with a warm cup of cocoa while watching dozens of seagulls fly in beautiful patterns. While the LookUP teatowel mimics the scene she saw looking up to the clear sky while walking through the woods, seeing the silhouettes of branches and berries. With each of her products having their own tale to tell, she reminds us to take a moment, step back and enjoy everything around us.
With the help of her friend Valerie Delsman, Jurianne's new collection got styled and photographed exactly the way we love to see it here at Bloesem ... I have to give a thousand compliments to this young talent and hopefully soon you will see more work from her appear on the Bloesem screen!
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Friday, 15 August 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Irene shares 10 Beautiful travel books to add to your collection over on Condé Nast Traveler!
1600 Pandas for WWF
A cool concept store and coffee bar in Glasgow
Learning to sew? Before you cut your fabric..
Pineapple sorbet with chamomile tea, just what we need.
Biz ladies quotable inspiration.
Bolia's new collection.. a must see.
We've always been a fan of Marjon Hoogervorst..
Bloesem class will be swinging back into full gear this second half of the year.. and we will be starting off with Shibori dyeing with Arounna from Bookhou. Will you be there? Xo, Bloesem Class
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 by Irene Hoofs
I'm so proud! Coming back home to Singapore yesterday and seeing how Zara has launched her first collection S.A.L.U.
True eye-candy or beads-candy ... call it whatever you like…but you will like S.A.L.U….! The marble effect makes me want these necklaces very badly, but only a few are available so hurry up and chose your favourite…
I remember Zara showing me the polymore clay one day in the office and telling me about how much she enjoyed wearing those candy necklaces when she was a child…these necklaces look indeed to take a bite out of but you really shouldn’t as the beads while looking and feeling very soft are actually very robust and durable…
I'm sure we will see Zara exploring her crafty side a whole lot more during the years to come ... so stay tuned….Bloesem is already her biggest fan and says Salute ...
Marble softness is what I see when looking at the S.A.L.U. necklaces. I hope you will love them as much as I do and enjoy Zara's take on adult candy necklaces. All pieces are handcrafted by her and every necklace is unique. (sorry no.#1 is looking pretty on my neck)
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