I start in Singapore…


a new day, a new year, a new beginning … I am very much looking forward to an exciting New Year at Bloesem. The focus will be more on in-depth original content –  Like I said last week on BKids : … I like spending more time making nice posts than tweeting, facebooking and pinning … this social media rat-race has taken me away from the thing I really love to do and that is finding and making nice content for my blogs! I want Bloesem to stay true to her roots: passionate about design!

So starting today I will only share things that have meaning to me and preferably content that I have helped making… like the images you see today.

My dear friend Marjon and I were on an assigment last year in Singapore making a city guide for Anthology magazine. Two shops we really enjoyed visiting were Foundry, one of my absolute favorite furniture shops in town. Why you might ask? Well I really like the brands they carry and the way they have displayed them in their showroom.

Like the green wall below is such an inspiration for me. I would never have thought a color like that would look so beautiful on a wall and I will keep it in mind for any future home. [CONTINUE READING]


Irene  Littledrumstore   Littledrumstore_pins


A completely different but must-visit shop in Singapore is the little dröm store … the cutest gallery shop carrying items from many designers and artists you probably have seen in blog land from time to time. . 


Some cute little pins caught my attention while snooping around in the little dröm store … founder Alexandra Wong was kind enough to explain to me where the designs came from ..supposedly Singapore has some hidden treasures throughout the country namely some amazing 'vintage' playgrounds with cool sculptures all made from mosaic tiles… truly pieces of art just like the little pins, great remembrance from their past. I really liked the like graphic details on the card. 


So I hope you like my first post of 2013?

Marjon and I have many more images from shops in beautiful Singapore … drop me an email if you would like to publish them in your magazine or else. 


..Foundry in Singapore
..the little dröm store in Singapore

All images by Marjon Hoogervorst



Bloesem loves comments
  1. houba

    we have a green wall and I think I do not like it so, maybe I could like different shade of green than the one we have at home :) but I love these beautiful pins, especially bears and toast :)) (sorry for my english)

  2. Judith

    Two dreamy stores! Love the graphic design on the little pins cards too: so pretty!
    Happy 2013 and looking forward to meeting you in Stockholm!

  3. fenny setiawan

    Lovely Irene, I must visit this shop when the next time I visit Singapore. Probably will be on April. And happy that you have a little resolutions of Bloesem.Your blog indeed is a beautiful catalyst or design and style, always love and adore Bloesem. Hope to see you soon…

  4. erika

    Wat een mooi voornemen! Ik kijk echt uit naar je nieuwe posts, nog steeds een van mijn favorieten blogs! Fijn en creatief 2013 x Erika

  5. Margré Mijer

    Great idea! I am going to Singapore next week and will visit these shops! The pins are ‘things to have’…that’s for sure! All bloesem-fans…a fantastic inspiring year to come!
    Margre Mijer, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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