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my poor husband. he didn’t ask to become the plus one to a blogger, but he’s such a good sport about it. one day he’s my photographer, the next he is my editor. he accompanies me on trips to cities (which he loves) and boutiques (which he likes a whole lot less). he sits quietly when i ask him not to touch anything on the table because i need to take picture, and he doesn’t complain when three out of four rooms in our house are a huge mess because i’m styling a few photoshoots. he understands that this blog is an important part of my life, and he respects the energy, time and love i put into this project.

he’s on a first name basis with our postman, who frequently delivers packages with goodies for me to create content with. and yet, almost none of the packages have anything in them for my sweet, understanding, patient husband. not cool, susanne of COMPTOIR DES OBJETS jokingly told me. and then she added a little care package for the man in my life to our collaboration. she figured – if steph will enjoy those deliciously scented cleaning products from COMMON GOOD, perhaps matti will appreciate the fresh and masculine scent of the LE BAIGNEUR soap set you can see pictured above.

well, she was right of course, but she probably also knew that i would fall madly in love with le baigneur’s branding and packaging. so when this particular parcel was delivered, matti was psyched that it was meant for him, and then i went and told him he couldn’t touch anything before i had taken an appropriate amount of pictures. that’s how horrible a wife i am. all jokes aside – these soaps are not just ridiculously goodlooking – they smell divine, too. we’re using one of them sparingly (yes, we – i love masculine scents in the bathroom) and leaving the others lying around the guest room because they spread such a lovely scent.

photos by stephanie duval

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i’m just gonna come right out and say it – i’m a terrible housewife. i love to eat, but i hate to cook. fortunately, i found myself a husband who is obsessed with gastronomy and a pretty good chef himself. and as for cleaning, well don’t get me started. i once got into a fight with a mirror, and the mirror won. if i’m faced with the possibility of having to clean something, i get in a really, really bad mood.

but then COMPTOIR DES OBJETS came to the rescue, and asked me if i wanted to try the newest addition to their beautiful webshop – COMMON GOOD. now, normally i’d be offended if anyone would suggest household products as a good match to my blog (see reasons above). but when it comes to this particular webshop, i’m pretty sure i’ll love everything they decide to sell. they have impeccable taste and always source great-looking, lesser known products and brands from all over the world. remember THAT AWESOME MASON SHAKER?

and yes indeed, if anyone could get me excited about dish soap, it’s comptoir des objets. their latest find combines pretty packaging that looks good on your kitchen counter with all natural ingredients that are harmless to little kids in your household (juliet-proof!) and delicious natural scents. it’s a golden combination that i love when it’s my turn to clean juliet’s bottles or when i quickly want to give some part of the house a scrub (probably because i want to photograph something in it for the blog). and that hand soap, let me tell ya, it’s like summer in a bottle (i’m all about the joey-from-friends-quotes lately).

i’m guest blogging over at comptoir des objets, so if you can read dutch and you want to take a look inside my kitchen, THIS is where you wanna go.

common good products via COMPTOIR DES OBJETS // plant pots by SERAX // plants and everything else on our terrace from IKEA // photos by stephanie duval


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