2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Red

oh my, i never thought i’d say this… but RED might be my favourite gift guide so far! i would happily wear this tee and this cap while sipping coffee out of this flask and skimming this book by the glow of this light – all with a tomato sheet mask on my face. see all…

Erik Olson

Erik Olson is a Canadian artist who lives and works in Germany. i am always interested in portraiture, especially when the focus is just someone’s face – how do you keep a subject like that interesting? Olson’s work certainly holds my interest, particularly these black on black portraits: Girl from Aleppo and Boy from Aleppo. you can…

Cats Cats Meow Art!

this made me smile – cat inspired art, pins and other goodies by designer Nia Gould aka Niaski. she took inspiration from her own cats: Sampson, Frankenstein, Salvador and Socket. Henri Catisse probably made me laugh the most. you can shop everything at her Etsy shop.

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: White

the only thing that’s white about our Christmases are our beaches. i was just recently musing how i would love to someday house swap with someone up north during the festive season, just to experience a cold Christmas for once. but there is also something comforting about eating cold meats, salads and refreshing pavlova in…

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Green

it’s surprisingly tough to find green themed gifts, perhaps it’s just not a fashionable colour right now? but i, for one, love all these things – especially the marbled pieces. that octopus hook is super cute too (i have another awesome hook that i’ll be featuring in my Gold gifts guide – look out for…

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Black

i actually didn’t intentionally PLAN to post my black 2016 Holiday Gift Guide post on Black Friday, but there you go. a strange thing has happened in South Africa – and i’m sure everywhere else in the world – Black Friday has become a thing here. which i find amazing because we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving…

Marsi van de Heuvel: Ceremony

you’ll undoubtedly remember south african artist Marsi van de Heuvel from her outer space themed exhibition Dark Matter from a couple of years back (if not, be sure to check that post out). Marsi has moved on to something far more earthly, botanical even, with her new exhibition Ceremony. now before looking at these images,…

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Pink

i actually haven’t done gift guides in a couple of years, so i thought it was about time to revive these! and as is tradition, i am sorting them by colour. truth be told i don’t really want anything for Christmas this year. i would love just to hang out with my family, maybe…

Benu Made

here’s something fantastic to put a smile on your face this Friday. you’ll probably recognise Benu Made, as i have featured statement pieces from this Prague based jewellery line before (particularly the cactus & hand earrings). designer Pauline has just released a fun lookbook for her new collection a | symmetry, which includes asymmetrical statement…

LRNCE

LRNCE is a Belgian fashion label based in Marrakech, founded in 2013 by Laurence Leenaert. wares include out of this world shoes, beautiful rugs & textiles, bags and clothes. Her work is inspired by the cults and rituals of tribes. LRNCE aims to show a sense of cultural influences of traditional handcraft reflecting on…

Jim Naughten: Hereros

these images are not new, but i came across them again recently and thought i had to share in case someone out there had not seen them before. they are so arrestingly beautiful, and the story behind them is fascinating. in the late 1800s Germany colonised what is now Namibia – or “Deutsch-Südwestafrika” as…

2017

in the wake of what has been a trying week for very many people, i think we all should look ahead to the FUTURE. so i decided to do my annual calendar post a bit earlier this year. there are already so many great 2017 calendars out there! i have never been the type of person to…

Imaginary Curator: Cats & Dogs

i’ve been contemplating some kind of pets related post, and why not use Imaginary Curator as a fun platform to do so? there were way more pet related artworks out there than i imagined! for some reason i could just picture all these pieces hanging in some gallery space somewhere, people perusing and mingling while drinking the…

Beautiful interiors by Holly Marder

you guys, i LOVE a good before and after. you might say i am OBSESSED with them. you can ask my husband how many hours i have spent watching shows like Fixer Upper and Masters of Flip or how i get totally lost scrolling through the Apartment Therapy B&A archives. if we had HGTV in…

Mid Week Distraction No. 35

The Beatles photographed by Linda McCartney. so, i am now privileged to have a nanny help out with Axel two days a week, which means more regular blogging will resume – yay! and that also means that more regular mid week distractions will resume. i’m still trying to figure this work and baby thing out, but i have been…

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