Wednesday, 31 October 2007


the music, the design.......
we just cant get enough of Feists new CD
its already been added to our playlist

Sunday, 28 October 2007

Jip and Janneke

When in Holland we where not only inspired by all the great designers and fantastic products we found, but also by the characters of Jip and Janneke.
They are a series of children's books written by Annie M.G Smith and illustrated by Fiep Westendorp
Initially a series for the newspapers, published weekly from 1952 to 1957.
The simplicity of the characters and their wit have made them into a national icon and of course caught our attention too. Strolling through some shops you encountered the large amount of merchandise dedicated to them, from stickers to children's wine, enticing any serious adult to join in the fun.

Want to join in the fun? start off by reading more on their website (link above) or about the author on this website.

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

Dutch Design Week

While we are still going through all the information received during Eindhoven's Dutch design week.
We thought we might give you a quick glance at some of the lovely things we saw.

We will be back with more detailed info of great works and very inspiring days.
If you are in Holland, its well worth going to have a look (on until the 28th of October).

Thanks to Agnes & Hjördis for showing us around.

Monday, 22 October 2007

Things are moving forward. And it's so exciting.

The future vonBlum cook came to Barcelona for a few days. In between discussions on the width of fridges, the position of grills and other architectural titbits, we strolled through the city in search of inspiration and ideas.

The next step is starting on the official website. This entails, among other things, starting thinking about our menu, the lovely things we want to sell in the store, the people who are going to be contributing to things, and how to put it all together. It helps, in our impatience to see the place open, to be able to start on some concrete stuff like this.

What ideas do you have? What things would you be tempted to buy while having a coffee, or light lunch?

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

and the winner is.....

Finally after a fantastic feedback from all of you we have the winning print.
It was a very close call between 1, 2 and 6.
For those who had trouble viewing on white - as a celebration to the winner we posted it now in CMYK
Thanks to all of you for the involvement.

Sunday, 14 October 2007








We are playing with prints for vonblum backgrounds.
The one we decide on will be used as wallpaper on some parts of the space, as background on our webpage, on our packaging for the gift wrapping, take away food and any other places we need to apply the vonblum image too.
As you are part of the making, it would be great to hear what you think?
P.S. in print it is supposed to be glossy white on white (or white on transparent)

Thursday, 11 October 2007

Colour Your World

Now that we are at the stage where we are designing the Vonblum space and the graphic identity, we are looking for inspiration, colours and ideas everywhere we can.White is going to be a big influence in the space and the interior decoration. This means that we will have the freedom to fill our world with all the colours we want. We are doing this together with you, we are hoping to get you inspired during this process as well!

Tuesday, 9 October 2007


Today we thought we would share something different with you.
For a while now we have been following the work of artist
Allan McCollum

From the Plaster surrogates to the latest SHapes Project.
The latter being a system to produce a completely unique shape for every person on the planet, without repeating - one for every person on the planet!

Monday, 8 October 2007

inspiring white

our moodboard for the print design at vonblum

Saturday, 6 October 2007

cleaning up

First pictures of the space during our odyssey to clean it up.
Thank you Julio for all the help and enthusiasm
and of course for the nice photos taken during this messy ordeal :)

Friday, 5 October 2007

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

inspiring Barcelona

As many of you know, we are located in Barcelona - Spain.
Today we decided to share with you some of the wonderful works of Gaudi that inspire us all the time when working with our design projects.
These are images from the mosaics at Park Guell where he managed to build his utopia - and we will be following his footsteps :) while creating vonblum