Monday, 18 May 2015 by Irene Hoofs
Last Friday was Bloesem's first ever pop-up shop in our new location and we were so overwhelmed with the amount of support our friends and customers showed by coming down.. thought the official opening time was 9 am, we had customers who came down at 8.45 am, right before heading to work, so as not to miss the event! We want to thank everyone for coming down and making it such a fun day, despite the wet blanket that was the stormy afternoon.
For our friends who could not make it down (we received so many emails) due to work or because you don't live in Singapore, we don't want to leave you out of the loop! We would like to thank you too for all the kind words you have sent us through all forms of social media, extending you support.. we definitely feel the love and that's why we knew that as soon as we got back to work on Monday, the first thing we had to do was take the pop-up sale online!
Don't worry, we still have plenty of goodies we kept aside for our online buddies so do not think for a second that all the good stuff must be gone. Before all the good stuff is really snapped up, head over to Bloesem.co and use the code: 30SALE to enjoy 30% off all merchandize (only Bloesem classes are excluded from the sale).
Some not-to-be-missed deals include Fine Little Day posters, Corby Tindersticks toys, Tas-ka bedding and home accessories, and Tattly!
.. Take 30% off all prices at Bloesem.co
Monday, 26 May 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Father's Day is just around the corner and what's better than a card with a heartfelt message for Papa! The egg press cards have been great, with a design for every occasion. My favorite has got to be the ones with the mustaches. Perfect for telling Dad how much you love and appreciate him.
For this special occasion, Bloesem has dedicated one whole to table to the most important guys in our lives. With everything we think would make our Dad's one happy camper. We share some of our favorite picks today but make sure you pop by the store to have a look for yourself. We are even having some extra special Father's Day activities in the store this weekend so make sure you swing by.
On to gift ideas.. How about something for dad's office? We recently added these paper weights from Desinere to the Bloesem collection.
These Alfredo Gonzales socks are for Dad to have some fun. If kids can have cute socks, Dad's should have some wacky socks too. Practical and stylish, a present all Dad's can get on board with. The socks come in a set of 5, in an amazing box which makes it already great gift material. No extra packing required. Top it off with a card and you are good to go!
And if Dad is one for tech stuff, he would probably enjoy this handmade full leather ipad case from Keecie.
.. Shop the collection at Bloesem.co
Thursday, 8 May 2014 by Irene Hoofs
(Photo credits: Giochi Di Carta)
Mother's Day is just around the corner and if you still haven't decided on what you want to give the best lady you know to let her know she is loved and appreciated, maybe with can help you with some great finds from the world wide web and from our own Bloesem store as well.
(Greeting cards available at Bloesem.co)
A simple card is classic. Something heartfelt and filled with your love and gratitude. Whether you make a card yourself or get a store bought one, as long as you take the time to pen down your sincerest feelings, it's all your mom really wants.
(Photo credits: How About Orange)
Even if it's last minute and you need to have something you can just print right from the computer, here are some great printable Mother's Day options:
1. Printable watercolor Mother's Day card
2. Printable cards and wine labels from Hello Lucky
3.Mother's Day prints and gifts
(Recipe cards available at Bloesem.co)
If your mom is the cooking type, how about some recipe cards? Great for mom to keep all her recipes she collected from grandma and other friends and family. Not only a great gift but a great tradition to start too!
(Photo Credits: Marthastewart.com)
With the debut of Bloesem's own Bloesem Gazette just last week, we think that the idea of making a Mother's Day newspaper is genius! A great gift and kid-friendly activity all wrapped into one. Print your own Mother's Day newspaper card here.
(Little Quote Jar available at Bloesem.co)
What about the Little Quote Jar? A sentimental gift which will hold all your family's most precious moments and memories and the form of funny quotes and lines. This beautiful glass jar will look great on the kitchen counter on in the living room, easily accessible for whenever someone says something not to be forgotten! Interested in the mind behind the Little Quote Jar? Grab our Gazette in the Bloesem Space and read the little interview we did with Anouk from Make History!
Thursday, 3 April 2014 by Irene Hoofs
Corby and the whole gang have landed in Bloesem! These guys are really a joy to have around, you just can't help but feel happy when you go about your day and one of them catches your eye. We have them sitting by the window, just hanging out, watching the world go by.
This interactive weather map has felt toys that are secured to the map by velcro so kids can pluck them off and place them on whatever part of the world they think the cloud should be.
Or if your little one is more of a vehicle-loving child, we have the road map! A set including a felt map and a set of felt toys such as cars, bicycles and a hot air balloon. Just leave your child with this set and let his/her imagine run wild!
.. Shop Corby Tindersticks
.. Shop Bloesem
Tuesday, 4 March 2014 by Irene Hoofs
With our online store fully up and running, we though it'd be nice to introduct some of the members of the Bloesem.co family to you. The BU! Blankies flew off the shelf and we've only a few left till we get more in but for now, here are a few of our other gems you can find in our online store. We mainly ship in Asia but if you would like to order from anywhere else you should just drop us an email and we can try to figure something out.
I have to say, one of the "hottest" items in the shop are these weave mats. We have almost every color of the rainbow all bundled together sitting near the window (comes in a few different sizes as well) and almost everyone has to stop for a second look at the colorful feature in the window. Perfect for a child's room, these colorful mats can be whiped down easily with a wet cloth so parents, you won't get a mini heart attack everytime some kinda juice of sorts spills. Also they really brighten up the room. A great affordable piece for a mini room makeover.
What else is there??
These adorable bread boards from Snug studio are just the perfect setting for a after-school snack or sandwich for the kiddos. Literally cute as a button! But that doesn't mean us adults can't have our fun. When the kids are done, we bust out of cheeses and voila! Cheese platter time.
The mat you see here under the bread boards, is part of the Brita Sweden collection of mats we have. Made of vinyl, they are perfect for homes with pets or children, just wipe it down with a wet towel, no more fur or dust caught in the rugs we have at home. Also its not slippery, many customers have asked us that and we walk on one every single day and have no problems with slipping at all.
On the way to the online store is a range of kids clothes, and we are pretty excited for that!
The pouch is from Darling Clementine, and they have a few more cute patterns in different sizes. Wash bags, make up pouches, we have it all, we have you covered. (You can find more pictures of the pouches below.)
These vintage letter stamps are a kid favorite! Kid's love coming in and go straight to play with these stamps.
This sweet keecie tweet bag is just a right size for little girls to stash their little accessories and coins and feel like a little lady. (It comes in a few other colors too!)
There are still so many more things we will be adding to the online store in the very near future so do check back with us! Or visit us at the Bloesem Creative Space to see the items for yourself, you are sure to fall in love with them.
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vintage letter stamps
Image credits: All photography and styling by Zara and Irene from Bloesem.
.. Bloesem online store
Thursday, 20 February 2014 by Irene Hoofs
(BU! Blankies at bloesem.co)
Last weekend, we opened the doors of the Bloesem Creative Space to the public. It was almost like a house warming/block party/letting people come check out who the new kids on the block are type event. Nobody brought us a casserole or a homemade pie but we did have some delicious cookies and spoons of fudge that we posted on our instagram.
From our past few months working in the space, we have met a few of our neighbours but not quite as many as we know are living or working around the Tiong Bahru area, so we opened our windows and doors, played some music, posted about the showroom being open on our social media and waited for the magic to happen.
And you know what, the magic did happen! Thank you to everyone who came down and those who were there supporting us in spirit with your wonderful comments and messages on all the social media platforms. The Bloesem Team really did feel so much love! Anouk of Time Capsules, was also our pillar of emotional support, helping us out through out the weekend. (She's also our studio mate working along side the Bloesem Team in the creative space) It was great having her there and letting her talk to all the people who were intrigued by her Time Capsules.
More Bloesem excitement after the cut..
The BU! Blankets were one of the superstars of the weekend. Customers of all ages found the blankets a delight, with their fun eye cut-outs. Luckily I was there with the camera when this little girl was playing with the blanket. She was the only one I caught on camera, but trust me there were plenty of people getting a kick out of the blankets, even adults! And they have to be one of the bestsellers so far. We totally understand why, it's such a fun gift idea!
We are constantly bringing in more products and different things. The weekend was great getting feedback from all those who visited the Bloesem Creative Space. For now, you can find all the items in our showroom online at Bloesem.co.
Yesterday we also had Irene's favorite Singaporean photographer, Rebecca Toh, in the studio. She took some beautiful shots you can see over here.
- Zara S.
All photos by Zara S.