Creature of Comfort: Irene of Bloesem + Bloesem Kids

It’s time for me to sign off for the weekend, but not without leaving you all with the wonderful words and inspirations of one of my favorite bloggers Irene from Bloesem, Bloesem Kids and Bkids Shop.

{IRENE’S INSPIRATIONS} Ceramic artwork from Hella Jongerius, Children’s illustrations by Fiep Westendorp, Photography by Maditi :: flower – abstract, Craftprojects by Arounna from Bookhou, Vintage ceramics from Porsgrund.


What is one thing that never fails to inspire you?
Books … cookbooks, children’s books, books about design and Japanese craft books
And other peoples handmade work, I’m always in awe when I see the amazing things people can create with their hands, like a painting, furniture, something knitted, crafted or a simple drawing …

How are you currently incorporating your inspirations into your blog/designs/art?
By showing the things I mentioned above on both my blogs and share my passion for the artists’ work with my readers.

What is your favorite indulgence?
A gin+tonic on our balcony with some snacks together with Rik and our son playing inside …

What are three creature comforts you can’t live without?
Applebutter on a wholegrain sandwich, something typically Dutch and preferably together with some very mature cheese … my family always bring lots of cans when they are visiting
Our bed, I love watching a movie or some tv in our bedroom
Sunshine, living in a tropical country like Malaysia makes me a happier person, I really need sunshine and lot’s of light, although I love my home country, the Netherlands and particularly Amsterdam very much, I always had problems with the long rainy and grey days.

Do you have a personal motto or words that you live by (quotes and song lyrics are fine too)?
Someone once said : Go confidently in the direction of your dreams … live the life you’ve imagined … and I try to live like this.  And my best friend, husband and lover always says to me live life to the fullest, you only live once and I love that sentence.

See more of the ever-inspiring Irene at: Bloesem, Bloesem Kids and Bkids Shop.


Have a fabulous weekend everyone.  I’ll see you all here one more time on Monday and then I’ll be off on vacation until after the New Year (don’t worry I’ll have a few little posts for you in my absence).  Until then, xoxo Ez

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  1. chesa / / Reply

    I love that Winterbock image, does anyone if it can be purchased? I couldn’t figure out the link.-chesa

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