Freedom to my magical bird again!

After 2 years of silence, today is the day I give freedom to my magical bird again by making public.

Since the end of 2013 when I closed my old company ‘de OndernemersWerkplaats’ a lot has happened. Besides working on my recovery I have taken time searching and finding my new path as a designer. To be honest: My main succes is not in big and famous things, but in those small moments of everyday live. Enjoying to be who I am, creating new and unexpected things and connecting with the people around me and enjoy working and living together….. Continue reading Freedom to my magical bird again!

3 zoete kusjes…3 Sweet {little} kisses

Can you recall that awkward moment, when greeting someone and by the third kiss they flinch? Then you’re probably Dutch and the one you were greeting isn’t…

Imagine you can turn that awkward moment in something different, something worth remembering. That the person in front of you will smile with a twinkle in the eye and say the next time: I know 3 kisses isn’t it?! Tell your friends more about Holland with this little ‘Dutch custom in a box’ filled with 3 sweets in the lip-shape from 12 real Dutch women.   HD-3zoeteKusjes-HannaKerkhofEvery country has different ways to say hello and goodbye. In Holland it’s custom among friends and family to say hello and goodbye with three (little) kisses.VK-3zoeteKusjes-HannaKerkhof2 History First only in the South of the Netherlands (under the rivers we call it) they greeted each other by kissing 3 times on the cheek. The more protestant North (above the rivers) kissed only two times. People liked the three kisses and the southern ‚schwung’ (charm) of it and slowly from the seventies to the nineties everyone (nearly everyone?) took over. Today we are so used to three kisses, no one blinks an eye. But if it happens we think you are foreign ;) HS-3zoeteKusjes-HannaKerkhof2How I made the ‘3 little kisses’ I got 12 Dutch women together to make a 3D scan of their lips. The 12 lips were printed (The print looks incredible). After a lot of experiment  I turned the lips into these candy ‘kisses’ made with ’speculaas*’ herbs (*an old Dutch cookie). This is my very first creation. A small handmade production you can actually buy (sales-information will follow)! Dutch or not ….let me know how you feel about my little box ‚3 Zoete kusjes’ or just ‚like’ this blog post

Product information ‘3 Zoete kusjes’

Product-Information / Characteristics of ‘3 Sweet {little} kisses’:

Info about the candy:

  • Made as hard candy with natural ‚speculaas’ herbs. Ingredients: sugar, water, dextrose, cinnamon, cardamom, clove, nutmeg, coriander, ginger, artificial icing color Red red (Wilton)
  • Each candy is 3,5 cm wide en 1,5 cm high
  • This is artisan candy: variation in color, taste and weight is possible
  • Color red
  • The candy is Gluten- and lactose-free. But…although it is made with great care and with separate kitchen utensils, it is made in a Kitchen were food with lactose and gluten are prepared.
  • Netto Weight approximately 21 gram

Oranjeboven-Orange-ribbon-HannaKerkhofInfo about the box:

  • The box measures: 12 cm (length) x 7 cm (width) x 3 cm (height)
  • Weight of the box including candy: About 55 gram
  • This product is handmade in Rotterdam, except the basic Pet G box, it is made nearly by hand (with the help of some machines) in Breukelen the Netherlands
  • The box is fully recyclable, inspiration for up-cycling will soon be on this site!

Creation by Hanna Kerkhof

Price 5,95 euro incl. 21% BTW for one box of ‘3 Zoete kusjes’    Order information you can find here

All this information, except the lactose and gluten info, is written on the box in very small letters. Remember you can always read it here again!