The Fresh Light New Years Cards

December 7, 2016

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Here they are… the second series of the ‘The Fresh Light-greeting cards’, in sparkling New Years theme! They are printed on premium quality recycled paper, and come with recycled kraft envelopes.

You can find the cards in conceptstore A Better Blend in Antwerp, and in Supermarket, a designer Christmas market at Firma in Vilvoorde. Interested in buying or selling them too? Please send me a message at hello@thefreshlight.com. Price for one single card is 2,5 €, for a set of 5 cards 10 €.

A BETTER BLEND, Grand Bazar Groenplaats (first floor), 2000 Antwerp (1 Dec – 31 Dec)
more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/294241110970708/

SUPERMARKET at Firma, Schaarbeeklei 636, 1800 Vilvoorde (16-17-18 Dec)
more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/571308536396443/

The Fresh Light Christmas Cards

December 5, 2016

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Holiday season is finally here, and we are counting down the days until Christmas: picking out a Christmas tree, decorating the house, listening to Christmas music, strolling around the city for gift shopping and enjoying the Christmas lights. But most of all I like the greeting cards we all write to our loved ones with the warmest wishes! Can’t wait to open the mailbox and find the most beautiful cards in it.

Do you like writing  cards as much as I do? I’m excited to announce the ‘The Fresh Light greeting cards’! The first series of 5 cards are in Christmas theme, illustrating fir and mistletoe! The second series, I will show you later this week, are in sparkling New Years theme. They are all printed on premium quality recycled paper, and come with recycled kraft envelopes.

You can find the cards in conceptstore A Better Blend in Antwerp, and in Supermarket, a designer Christmas market at Firma in Vilvoorde. Interested in buying or selling them too? Please send me a message at hello@thefreshlight.com. Price for one single card is 2,5 €, for a set of 5 cards 10 €.

A BETTER BLEND, Grand Bazar Groenplaats (first floor), 2000 Antwerp (1 Dec – 31 Dec)
more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/294241110970708/

SUPERMARKET at Firma, Schaarbeeklei 636, 1800 Vilvoorde (16-17-18 dec)
more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/571308536396443/

JusJus Granola

December 3, 2016

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Get ready for a healthier, happier, sexier breakfast! Grab a bowl, add a cold splash of yogurt and throw over the raw, superfood, nutty granola from JusJus. You have the choice between the nutty and the choco version (my personal favorite!), which contains activated raw almonds, perfectly mixed raw cacao with a lush date paste, lovingly blended with seeds and gojis, and lightly dusted with coconut flakes. Perfect to start your morning, or to supercharge your afternoon!

www.jusjus.be

De Morgen Magazine

November 19, 2016

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Thanks a lot to De Morgen Magazine who featured our home in their Interior Special, some weeks ago! For those who didn’t read the article, I give you a glimpse of our ’30s apartment, in the city centre of Antwerp. White walls, soaped wooden floors, and a lot of natural light are the main ingredients of our home / creative studio.

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Matcha Latte

November 14, 2016

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This trendy latte drink, based on matcha tea, is fascinating me for a while. The intense green matcha powder, used in Japanese tea ceremonies, is renowned for numerous health benefits. It’s rich in antioxidants, nutrients and chlorophyll. By adding hot milk, you will make the strong and intense matcha taste much more subtler, and meanwhile you get your daily dose of calcium.

Instructions

  • put 1 tsp matcha powder in a wide bowl
  • add hot water (not boiling, 80° is perfect)
  • use a bamboo whisk to stir it into a green foamy paste
  • pour it in a glass together with hot milk
  • add milk foam for the perfect topping

Enjoy!

Deze hippe latte drank, op basis van matcha thee, fascineert me al een tijdje. Het intense groene matcha poeder, dat wordt gebruikt in de Japanse theeceremonies, is gekend omwille van zijn vele gezonde eigenschappen. Het is rijk aan antioxidanten, nutriënten en chlorofyl. Het toevoegen van warme melk, maakt de sterke en intense smaak van de matcha veel subtieler, en zorgt meteen ook voor je dagelijkse dosis calcium.

Bereiding

  • doe een theelepel matcha poeder in kom
  • voeg heet water toe (niet kokend, 80° is perfect)
  • roer het geheel met een bamboo-garde tot een groene schuimende vloeistof 
  • giet het in een glas, samen met warme melk
  • voeg melkschuim toe voor de perfecte topping

Geniet ervan!

Wat is jouw favoriete melkmoment? Meer inspirerende recepten met melk vind je hier:
www.melkmoment.be
www.facebook.com/MelkMoment/

JusJus Broccoli Soup

November 9, 2016

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Cold and rainy autumn days like these, ask for a warm bowl of soup! Why not try the JusJus Soupbox? These homemade vegan soups are all conscientiously sourced, unlike conventional products from the supermarket shelf. Every soup is slow-cooked, dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free, unpasteurized and is loaded with whole ingredients that fight against heart diseases and detoxifying fiber that aids in digestion and elimination. This Broccoli & Cashew Cream Soup contains Broccoli, Onion, Parsley, Garlic, Lemon, Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Nutritional Yeast and Cashew. Enjoy!

http://jusjus.be/collections/the-clean-boutique/products/the-soup-box

A portrait of Nathalie Van Durme – Studio 19.09

November 6, 2016

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Nathalie Van Durme is the face behind graphic design label Studio 19.09. She develops visual concepts with a strong focus on detail. Her work is based on the principles of a strong concept, simplicity, clarity and character. She is inspired by the passion of her clients and truly cares about their success. The studio focuses on creating a real story, a unique design and a perfect identity.

In this portret shoot I tried to capture the relationship between the designer, the lovely Nathalie, the design process and the final result. Because these three aspects are important to tell the story of Studio 19.09.

www.studio19-09.com
www.instagram.com/studio19.09/

The Future Archive

October 18, 2016

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Yesterday I had the honor to be part of ‘Future Archive‘, an innovative project at Biennale Interieur curated by BaronessO. A selection of inspiring objects and furniture were selected to create a unique visual installation. I worked on a series of abstract compositions, determined by the strong shapes of the objects. Planes, lines and curves were the basic elements to build this series. By shooting the settings from top, and  using square view frames, the images became more abstract and universal. The soft and often complementary colors were used like it were paintings.

It was an amazing experience to style and shoot this images in the environment of the Biennale Interieur. Improvisation (I didn’t know which objects to expect) and interaction (instant feedback of the visitors hanging around) were key elements of the day. Thanks Baroness O. and Biennale Interieur for the opportunity and making this possible!

Also a special thank you to Julie from granola brand Floom, to add the surprising element of food into the project!

Linen by Verilin, tiles by David & Goliath, ceramics by Anna Badur, Cathérine Lovatt and Petite Friture, jewels by Lien Hereijgers, petanque balls by Jean François D’or, diaries by Marjolein Delhaas, glasses by Theo, wire numbers by NakNak, metallic bowls and colored baskets by Normann Copenhagen, colored candle holders by Imke Höfker, marble tables by Atelier Haussmann and stone sample by Van Den Weghe.

JusJus Milks

October 15, 2016

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You will probably know Jus Jus from its delicious cold pressed juices and cleanses, but they have a lot more to offer! I can tell you it was a pleasure to photograph (and taste!) all the healthy and yummy stuff. Let’s start with their milks. The Jus Jus Nut Milks are a delicious, healthful and totally natural way of getting your milk fix without the dairy. Jus Jus provides a mostly local, all-natural, hand-crafted product that can be used in anything from your morning coffee and cereal to a delicious nightcap! The Nut Milks are also a perfect protein-packed, post-workout drink or an afternoon snack when you’re famished at your desk!

The Fresh Light x Biennale Interieur

October 13, 2016

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Biennale Interieur is celebrating their 25th silver edition from 14 to 23 October in Kortijk Xpo.  Baroness O. created a unique and interactive project: the  ‘Future Archive‘, a display of new objects and reigning trends, the most innovative furniture and accessories that every visitor should remember. A group of creatives is invited to create a visual installation with the pieces on show. I’m so happy to announce The Fresh Light is one of them! On Monday 17th October I will take over the Archive to create a series of inspiring captures. Floom will add the surprising element of food into the project. You are welcome to visit us and have a look at our creative process (Hal 4, booth 436) or you can find the result later online…

http://www.futurearchive.be/2110-the-fresh-light/
https://interieur.be/biennale/2016/programme/future-archive