Photoshoot @ Studio Sapique
Last week a team of 6 super talented people spent a few days at Studio Sapique for a photoshoot. Tree days of styling, talking, eating, laughing and shooting resulted in some beautiful photos.
It is so refreshing to look at your own home & workplace through the eyes of some true interior design professionals. We received a huge compliment when they told us it was one of the most unique places they've been to in over 10 years. All the hard work, blood, sweat and tears have been so worth it!
Unfortunately I cannot reveal too much yet. All I can tell is that I modeled for a possible cover image of the magazine and that one of our cats was a superstar. He played with the camera and walked the catwalk like a pro. Results in a few months!
Blossom before thunder
Unpredictable april weather stands for dramatic skies which are the perfect backdrop for the fresh white blossom in one of the trees at Studio Sapique. I couldn't help myself and shot some cheesy blossom photos.
Cranes without fuses
Our neighbors with the cool logo dismantled their main crane. Two workers were high up in the sky to remove the nails from part of the construction which was taken down by another crane. Without any safety fuses or ropes. Nothing! How brave!
Red Velvet Whoopies
My husband is the "chef" in our home. I never cook. But every once in a while I get into the mood to bake something. From the moment I saw these red velvet whoopies I knew I wanted to try to make them.
While shopping for the ingredients at my Asian grocery store, my hands turned red and yellow because the tiny jars with the food pigments were covered in colored powder. It made me wish the Color me Rad event would come to Europe.
The dough became a beautiful oxblood red. Not quite as flashy as the red cookies in the recipe. It tasted quite good though, very chocolaty & creamy.
Making the heart shapes turned out disastrous as the ziplock bag (which I used as a pastry bag) ripped open after a dozen of hearts. I decided to make some big round cookies with the leftover dough.
For the filling I used crème fraîche, sugar, a slice of butter and vanilla extract. Very rich and not so healthy. But none of the whoopies or big chewy sandwich cookies were left after serving!
Trees popping buds
As I said in the mini-interview in Llamas' Valley (page 18-19), one of the things I like best about spring, are the trees popping buds. Living on the 1st floor of Studio Sapique, I have the best view on the tree branches and the buds of one of the trees in the garden. In the morning it looks like this:
Our neighbors are moving. Their entire space is almost empty. No photogenic yellow construction cranes anymore. How cool is their logo with the Eiffel Tower!
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