Let's move

So I graduated.
After many lists filled with pros and cons I decided to get my Master's Degree which means I need to move. I've moved around a lot the last couple of years and Utrecht is going the be the fifth city that will be me home. Moving means a new house, being a student a house means a room my bed barely fits in. Even though it is small I'm already excited about decorating the new place. Here's some inspiration with some pretty easy DIY's. More new home inspiration can be found here. - Beau 

[images: DIY privacy - source unknown, Black White via Atramentstudio.com, DIY Wallhooks via Mady By Pien Blog, Wooden Detail via Klikk and Soft Light via Metrode Blog]



Yes my friends, I'm still alive. I've been away from the blogosphere for a while to graduate. And I just did. Now I'm all yours again.
Graduating was fun and sad, closing a chapter and starting a new one at the same time. I'm starting a masterstudy at the university in September and in the mean time I will definitely not neglect my beloved blog.
If you want to check out what I've been doing for the last couple of months then please go to hejtheapp.com. Hej is an app that helps you do things you love with new people like you. I presented the concept, marketingstrategy and design as my graduationproject and am still in the middle of developing the app. I'll keep you posted. - Beau


Art by Mathias Kiss

These beautiful pieces are made by Hungarian (grew up in Paris) Mathias Kiss. He does not only have a great surname, he makes these dreamy mirrored wall pieces. - Beau

[images by Mathias Kiss at Galerie Armel Soyer in 2012]


New Soaps

Got some new soaps in the shop. I've been 'designing' some new soaps lately because I was almost out of stock and I just love to do it. There are still a few soaps left of jasmin, fennel & mint, charcoal, scrub, chamomile, thyme and the kitchen soap but if you still want them get them while you can.
I love to think of new soaps and I came up with four new soaps: orange & poppy seed, rosemary & lavender, thyme and rose & charcoal. Available now! - Beau


Dutch Apple Pancakes

Here in the Netherlands it is usual to eat pancakes for breakfeast, lunch and dinner (not all on the same day ofcourse). We eat them with cheese, ham, bacon, hageslag, jam, icing sugar or syrup. But I like them the most with apples, here's a quick recipe that makes a thick apple pancake.

What you need:
1 egg
3 heaping tablespoons of all purpose flour
7 tablespoons of milk
icing sugar and/or honey
1 apple
1/4 teaspoon of baking powder

What you need to do:
Beat the egg together with the milk, cinnamon, a pinch of salt and the baking powder until it is fluffy and light. Add the flour tablespoon by tablespoon. Beat the mixture fluffy with a yoghurt-like thickness. Remove the core and peel of the apple and cut it in thin slices. Mix the apple in the batter. Heat a frying pan with a little bit of neutral oil or butter on high heat. Add the batter and smoothen it with a spoon. Reduce to medium heat and wait until the edges are golden brown and the middle of the pancake isn't liquid anymore. Flip the pancakes (the hardest part if you ask me) and reduce the heat. Wait a minute or two and you're good to go. Add a little honey or icing sugar and cinnamon before serving.


Photographed by Ike Edeani

Okay I'm back. Starting off with this beautiful work of Ike Edeani. I spotted Ike in a Like Know Like video (blogged about it before) and checked out his work. Seeing his work makes me want to move to California straight away. - Beau

[images by Ike Edeani, video by Like know Like]

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