thief & bandit

i’ve become a one-item-of-jewellery-at-a-time kind of gal, so i absolutely love the handmade pieces from thief & bandit because they are simultaneously striking & beautifully simple. their t-shirts are great, too.

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ceramic house

the design of this attic to maximise space & provide for various living areas on different levels is pretty darn cool.

instead of taking the existing rooms as a starting point, the architect placed a large three-dimensional object in the space, creating a play of heights and a second level. the mezzanine-like structure not only provides a separate sleeping area and extra storage, but also screens off a kitchen area and bathroom.

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ava

ava gardner. beaut. besides being an oscar nominated actress, she was married to mickey rooney, artie shaw & frank sinatra (who she described as the love of her life) and was friends with howard hughes and ernest hemingway amongst others. little minx.

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kapama karula

don’t ask me why but i have been looking at a ton of safari lodges lately (no i’m not planning a trip, if only) and amongst all the usual colonial african, hunting lodge, dark leather couches, elephant heads on the walls and springbok hides on the floor kind of places i discovered kapama karula. aaaah, a serene non-kitsch sanctuary in the middle of the african bush. sign me up, please. pass me a gin while i look at some lions and enjoy the vervet monkeys… that would be great.

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