Monday, 16 November 2015 by Irene Hoofs
Inspired by designs of the past, Ontwerpduo went back in time with their latest collection, Novecento. Pulling 10 items out from the early 20th century to give them an updated look that everyone of today would appreciate. Other than their exquisite forms and sleek lines, the collection features the prettiest palette of warm and timeless colours, ochre, pink and creamy white.
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Friday, 13 November 2015 by Irene Hoofs
At the last DREAM warehouse sale I managed to snag some amazing deals.. namely these Cappellini BAC chairs which fit right in in my home. Of course there were other great things on sale (up to 70% off the original prices so you can imagine what a great time to shop it was.. "now or never" kinda situation) and also because I arrived early I got to have my pick of the lot. As it is with all sales, things were on a first come first serve basis and if I learned anything from the phrase "early bird gets the worm".. haha!
If you like the sound of a designer furniture sale, I'll let you in on a little secret, there's one coming up real soon. And if you're lucky you can get first dibs on an amazing collection DREAM will be curating at their showroom.
To make the whole sale a little more festive, DREAM invited us to co-organize what we are calling 'Stock Up! Christmas Market'! So if you drop by you'll be able to enjoy the deals on the designer furniture, stock up on Christmas gifts as well as fill your belly with lots of festive treats!
You can look forward to many more details about the event right here..
Thursday, 12 November 2015 by Irene Hoofs
Whenever we scroll through Instagram we always find ourselves tempted by all the food shots, especially with the foodie culture here in Singapore. Here's one account to inspire you to not just eat but drink healthy and treat your body right! We have been working with local cold pressed juice label, FP Juice, over the past 2 months, styling and creating visuals for them that you can see on their Instagram... and we must say we have learnt a thing or two about detox and juice cleanse. If you are looking for a healthy juice fix, why not give their juices a try?
.. Follow FP Juice on instagram
.. Bloesem and Zara S. on instagram
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 by Irene Hoofs
Sorry about the lack of posts everyone, we were off taking a little Deepavali break but not to worry posts will go on as per usual for the rest of the week..
We had such fun working with the friendly Etsy team on their Etsy Meets Singapore event back in July, so we are delighted to share that we will be back for more at Etsy Meets Malaysia! An absolute haven for unique handmade items, Etsy will be heading to KL in a week or so, for a couple of other events as well such as Sellers’ Event, to get to know and share with the creative scene.
Bloesem is very honoured to have the chance to once again partner with them to organise Etsy Meets Malaysia specially for press and social influencers. We have an eventful day planned out for our invited guests! Look forward to a fun-filled afternoon of treats, activities and all that handmade good fun - including our very own candle-making class.. how great is it when you can pick and combine the different essential oils to achieve the perfect scent you have been looking for.
Have some handmade items of your own and have been toying with the idea of joining Etsy? We say go for it. It’s the perfect place for sellers and buyers to exchange such goodies, and also to get to know a whole new community!
We can’t wait to get to meet some of you at Etsy Meets Malaysia. Hope to see you then!
.. Etsy Meets Malaysia
Thursday, 5 November 2015 by Irene Hoofs
It was such an honour for Bloesem to have the opportunity to interview and meet co-founder of Paola Lenti, Anna Lenti, last week in the DREAM showroom. Sitting on a Paola Lenti piece and being surrounded by many other designs in their collection, it was too surreal. We did have to pinch ourselves to believe it. If you have ever visited the DREAM showroom along River Valley road, you might have noticed the room to the right where the high ceiling and large windows let all the sunlight in. It was the perfect setting to be sitting on outdoor furniture and talking to the one of the founders of the company that created them.
Having been fans of the brand for years, Bloesem last featured Paola Lenti during their exhibition at the 2012 Milan Fair, little did we know that 3 years later, we would be sitting on the same couch as Anna Lenti. We took the opportunity to talk to her about how the company has changed over the years and what sets them apart from their competition.
Bloesem: As a relatively young company, it's impressive what Paola Lenti has achieved. What did you and your sister foresee at the start of the company and did you imagine achieving this much in such a short period of time?
Anna Lenti: Probably not at the beginning. But since the beginning I think we had a very clear idea on what we would like to do, and especially how we would like to do. We have always tried to do something that doesn't exist in the market and that's why we really started doing the outdoor collection...
The interview continues after the cut..
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Wednesday, 4 November 2015 by Irene Hoofs
Hold the phone!!! We just uncovered a whole archive of images from our trip to Amsterdam earlier this year. Look forward to more shop stops including our visit to the extra fab Dreamboat! We spent a morning in this beautiful store and almost couldn't get ourselves to leave. We spoke to Stephanie Rammeloo about the concept behind the store and the designers she carries.. this is not the first time we are talking about her, if you recall our post on her amazing home in Amsterdam in 2010.
Much more to come very soon!
.. Bloesem shop stops