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Yesterday my inbox was filled with the loveliest email that came all the way from Cape Town, South Africa, from the wonderfully talented food photographer + stylish Nadine Greeff. Nadine recently shot a beautiful Easter-inspired session that I absolutely love and she has generously allowed me to share it with you all here today. Aren’t these rich jewel tones just deliciously unexpected and positively divine?! I can’t get enough! Did you already spot Nadine’s great DIY idea in that top photo? If yes, then you get a gold star!

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Bloesem Friday, 4 March 2016 by Irene Hoofs We're officially moving to our new online platform,! *throws confetti and pops champagne* It's been a long time coming and we're beyond thrilled to finally share with you guys this big step we're taking. Can't believe it's been almost 10 years since I started this blog as a space to share my interior inspirations.. So it sure feels pretty surreal to think how this blog has progressed and blossomed to a full-service creative studio complete with an amazing team behind it. The blog posts from both Bloesem Living and Bloesem Kids will continue to roll out, but on our integrated platform instead!

miss design A Highly Unique Converted Church A highly unique four bedroom converted church with an impressive reception room with full-height ceiling, private patio and stylish finish alongside many of the church’s original features. Kenmont Gardens is located moments from local amenities while the restaurants, shops and bars of Westfield Shopping Centre while Notting Hill is close by. Transport links include Kensal... Stockholm Penthouse via nicety

Blog Archive » Magnetic Holiday Advent Calendar DIY UPDATE: Wow, and I thought I was being so clever, Martha beat me to it by a whole year! Check out her version! The long Thanksgiving holiday is the perfect opportunity to get started on some of those Christmas crafts you’ve got planned. I started a little early this year so that I could share this little project with you and I hope you enjoy. La Casa Vergara This residence was designed by José Andrés Vallejo and built in Bogotá, Colombia in just 5 months, early in 2011. Architecture in Balance is a design platform that specializes in sustainable architectural solutions. Architecture in Balance implements alternative technologies, construction of low environmental impact, integrating contemporary design to create innovative projects and balanced environments. Architecture in Balance encourages the use of unprocessed construction materials such as soil, and uses different methods such as superadobe systems, among others. The design of La Casa Vergara explores the potential of seismic resistance with superadobe as the construction technology and contemprary design. The use of earth as a predominant structural element has practically disappeared, but this technique developed by Iranian architect Nader Khalili in the 90's brings back this traditional material.

HAPPY HOMEMADE VOL.1 « make something After posting about my shibori dress, I’ve been hesitant to post my next projects. I mean, it’s going to be hard to top that. BTW – Thank you for your super enthusiastic comments about the dress, I’m glad you like it too!

Interiors Latest issueThe indoors and out issue May 2014 In this issueLiving, dining, decorating indoors and out; three English style garden retreats; casual outdoor looks on the west coast, easy Meyer lemon tart; how to keep your pillows fresh and clean; and how to get the most of our outdoor living space. more PollYou Must select an option. Please try again. From the Editor DIY Lighted Paper Pennant Garland This paper garland takes a festive twist on an old favorite by creating cone shaped pennants attached to a strand of cafe lights. Strung in the trees or over outdoor tables, this is a wonderful way to light up an evening wedding. In this sample I chose to write out a couple’s names (“EVA & JACK”) but feel free to punch any wording or design that you like.

Designer's fashion blog: DYS: create your own studded bracelet Since my studded bracelets were so popular I've decided to write a "Do it yourself" post and show you an additional way to create your own unique studded bracelet. I hope you like my idea. All you need is your imagination, creativity and some stuff from my favorite shop - the Hardware Store :)...

untitled Life’s been beautiful, crazy, time zapping, confusing, frustrating, but most of all a real blessing. Our little guy is growing nicely, new born niggles and all (read: help! I often have no idea what’s wrong and feel like I should!), and the big sister monkey is adapting like a super star all things considering. I have to admit that one of the biggest issues since Miles has joined our family is the guilt I feel not having as much time with my biggest monkey. We’re so incredibitly lucky to have the most amazing Gogo to help out in this regard but I still have days of feeling desperately guilty of not being able to split myself in pieces for Miles, Layla and of course my man.

Next Slideshow - Pretty Tulip Bulb Favors After a whirlwind long weekend, another Bridal Fashion Week has come and gone. Want to see all the new dresses? Head right here. More concerned with catching up on the highlights? No problem—scroll down for the gowns that kept us talking long after the models exited the catwalk.

BLOWUP BLOG! Wanna add a little cheer to your outfit? We think tassel necklaces will do just the trick! Not only are the colorful and cute,they are a snap to make! We made this special Holiday Tassel DIY Exclusively for FOAM MAGAZINE. Whip up a tassel and have a girls night out - or in ! Click below for the “how to steps, or snag a copy of this month’s FOAM!. Cold Hands Warm Heart: Sewing Tips for Beginners I don’t consider myself the best in the world at sewing, however, I have been doing it for quite a few years now and have learned a few things over the years that I feel are worth sharing (Side note: I started sewing at around age 8 when my Grandma gave me an old sewing box of hers. Back then my sewing projects mainly consisted of cutting the legs off my jeans and then sewing up the bottom to make a ridiculously ugly denim purse. I thought I was awesome and those denim bags would be my claim to fame one day).

DIY: mouse ears October 10th, 2011 Meep Meep! Say Cheese!! These little mouse ears are a quick and easy way to throw on a chic Halloween party- fit before hitting the town! Check out how we made ours! You will need:

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