A lovingly restored home in Johannesburg

i began following Chloe O’Doherty sometime last year, in the midst of those early all-consuming baby days – when i found myself stalking as many mothers as I could on Instagram. it was a way for me to silently connect with women going through the same thing as i was, trying to figure out life with a…

The Last Time I Was In Paris

i remember this trip to Paris fondly because i had just kind of met Anton, and i was thinking about him the entire time i was there (we only started dating the following year). i haven’t been back since, and i am dying to go again. i know some people who are actually from Paris who…

Heinui SS17

i have such a soft spot for Heinui, i blogged about them for the first time 4 years ago! designer Claire Pignot’s latest collection for SS17 is superb as usual. i’m not sure which is my favourite, possibly this dress because it looks so comfortable. but this fitted one is also gorgeous. i obviously love…

Minimalist swimwear by Lido

lucky me that i posted about La Muralla Roja the other day because i was subsequently contacted by Daria Stankiewicz. she is the creator of Lido, and their lookbook was coincidentally partly shot at La Muralla Roja. WHAT a beautiful swimwear brand. such perfectly simple suits and bikinis, and i especially love that tomato red colour… Lido is…

An escape to Lake George

i couldn’t find more information about this series of photos, taken for LIFE Magazine by Nina Leen, apart from the title ‘Lake George’. i think they must have been taken sometime in the early fifties, and i’m pretty sure the models are not a real couple – though they do look pretty sweet on each other……

Just some random art I love

in the spirit of this being a compendium of radness, i’m sharing some random art i love today. i do realise that the art i like and tend to share is usually very colourful. i don’t know why that is. when i lived on my own my walls were so filled with colourful art, it…

Jacques & Florette

Jacques Henri Lartigue was a renowned French photographer (and artist) who began taking photographs in 1904, when he was seven, and continued well into the 80s – he died at the age of 92. he was married three times, and his photographs of his third wife Florette Ormea are undoubtedly my favourite. you might say…

David Bowie Unseen

there’s an exhibition opening in London this month featuring a selection of photographs of David Bowie by British photographer Tony McGee, some of which have been been seen or exhibited before. i really love how noticeable Bowie’s distinctive eyes are in these pictures, he had Anisocoria – his pupils were different sizes, which can create the…

Crescioni Spring 17

oh my gosh i LOOOOOOOVE this lookbook! the location, the styling, the model – and of course the products. showcasing LA based Crescioni’s Spring 2017 collection, including a capsule collection of woven palm and brass jewellery, made in collaboration with artisans in Oaxaca, Mexico. The six styles are staples from Crescioni’s jewelry collection, re-imagined in…

AH/OK: Bloom

what a beautiful new collection from Italian label AH/OK. you know why i like it in particular? because it combines some of my favourite things: colour, print, blooms and (currently) oversized fits. i can’t fit into anything, you guys. these pieces should hide my one-year-old-and-still-hanging-on baby weight. shop Bloom, and their previous collections, here.

La Muralla Roja

La Muralla Roja is an apartment complex set on the rocks in the coastal town of Calpe, Spain. it was designed by Ricardo Bofill and built in 1973. it is, as you can see, highly Instagrammable – see many more photos here. La Muralla Roja (The Red Wall) embodies a clear reference to the popular…

Andel’s Portraits

relevant to my post earlier today – all about Andel’s wedding dress designer Sheila-Madge Bakker – is the work of Andel herself, an artist who i started following on Instagram a while back. Andel lives in Cyprus with her husband, and they just recently had a baby (i was VERY impressed by Instagram stories of Andel working at her easel with newborn…

Sheila-Madge Bakker

you may remember Andel Olivier’s astoundingly beautiful wedding dress that i featured a few years ago, it was designed by Sheila-Madge Bakker who, at the time, did not have a website. but hooray she does now – featuring her ready to wear collections as well as a wedding line. she’s actually also done a collaboration with Andel, who is…

Two apartments in Paris to make you jealous

so i was browsing around trying to find inspiration for Axel’s room (which we just swapped with our home office, so it’s completely unfinished – and he’s almost a year old!) and i came across these two apartments in Paris, designed by GCG Architectes. what they have in common is that they both have wonderful kids…

Georgia O’Keeffe: Horizons of a Pioneer

Light edges over the darkened cliffs. Through the sage a woman walks silently, a stick in her hand to ward off snaked. She scans the mists in the far-off mountains. She picks up a stone and smooths it, touches the twisted branch of a piñon tree, toes a patch of lichen. Two smoke-toned chows…

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