Sunday, 30 March 2008

interior inspiration

our found chairs after some paint and some inspiring decor ideas for vonblum
looking for a long table for the downstairs area

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

mixed tape

while we make sure vonblum will be opening its doors in a week,
sit back and relax while listening to a good old mixed tape!
Thanks swissmiss for posting about it.
If you want more music go check hers as well!

Sunday, 23 March 2008

Happy Easter from Barcelona

Enjoy your Easter Sunday!
we are off on an egg hunt

photo from VON

Saturday, 22 March 2008

Chair masters

Installation for the 8th International Istanbul Biennial
2003 by Doris Salcedo

We have finally managed to gather a whole bunch of chairs
thanks to our "chair masters" ( you know who you are!!)
so today we would like to thank you with a little bit of art knowledge.

Introducing Doris Salcedo, a Columbian artist, she creates sculptures and installations that re-contextualize everyday domestic items as she alters their physical properties.

Using mundane objects and transforming them into something magnificent.

The artist is a member of a new generation of young South American artists who are gaining international recognition while remaining in their home countries.

some more about her here and here

Monday, 17 March 2008

The menu...

As opening day gets closer and closer, there are many preparations to be made. "To do" lists are passed around, items crossed off, new items listed on...
The menu is getting its final touches before ingredients are ordered and our graphic designer sends it all to print. We would like to ask you to suggest names for our salads and sandwiches. We need a list of 12 names, or a category which you think we can look for ideas in. Something fun, which reflects what you would like vonblum to be.
The clock is ticking, and we count on you for suggestions!

Saturday, 15 March 2008

Alimentaria Barcelona

We spent our Friday morning at Alimentaria ( the big food fair that happens here in Barcelona)
we made a fantastic order for vonblum, which we will tell you about in another post.
Found some very interesting breads, dressings, packaging.
The best of all was actually to watch how people loose all their poise when there is free food.

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

one hundreth post

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At vonblum we always find a reason to celebrate, today it's our 100th post!
So we got you a little something...
Click on the image above and save it to your computer on the size that fits your screen best.
Then you will have your very own vonblum Barcelona desktop image.

P.S: Thanks Diego

If you would like to use the image for any other purpose than private do let us know
by emailing to info(at)vonblum(dot)com

Saturday, 8 March 2008

Its our day

Congratulations to all of us
Photo from VON

Paper cut outs

Received this beautiful work as a forward email today.
Thought I should share it with you, but wanted to make sure about the work and where it came from. This interesting story followed:
Initially, and through the email these images were identified as part of a contest put on by Hirshhorn Museum of Modern Art in Washington, D.C.
It hasn’t been until recently, through blog updates and corrections, that Peter Callesen has gotten proper credit for creating all the artwork displayed.
Clever viral marketing or luck? Nevertheless great work Mr. Callesen!

Friday, 7 March 2008

Stick to these plates

For the plate collectors between us, these are the plates that have been missing.
These plates are the great idea of designers Ahnlund & Karlén
These are wall stickers that can be stuck on any wall and moved around as you wish.
Got one ourselves in Stockholm and are hoping to have them in vonblum for sale as well.
Ours is hanging at home between our paintings and family portraits!

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Salad Satisfaction

we have some questions for you a salad enough to satisfy you at lunch time?
do you always eat bread with your meals?
oh and our favourite question - do you like the sauce already mixed into your salad or on the side?
Would be great to hear from you

photo Barbara Allain

Sunday, 2 March 2008

one more because its sunday

and now look at this good use of a bird house
I found on emmas blog
enjoy your sunday bed side reading
appropriate with ken kesey's book ;)

more birdhouses

most beautiful bird houses by Tamar MOgendorff!
I could imagine them in vonblum :)
Thanks unruly.things for posting about it.

Saturday, 1 March 2008

our cards

thank you Diego and Betsy!
Finally the card - we decided on the last shade of plum.