nemres vintage

dear vintage satchel, it was love at first sight for you and me. unfortunately someone else bought you before i could, and now i’m left searching etsy for satchels just as nice… but nothing compares to you.

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.

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.

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.

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.