Month: December 2011

Slaap

a welcome side-effect of this time of year is just wanting to sleep, all the time. i am an early riser by nature but lately i’ve been flirting with the snooze button and am quickly becoming an expert at the snappy (and not so snappy) afternoon nap. there isn’t even the “it’s winter and we […]

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Nice Things No.5

nice things no.5 – just some cool stuff i’ve spotted over at etsy lately. the good machinery: blanc/blanc: leah goren: wonderland room: biodidactic designs: white sycamore: sarah and bendrix: young frankk: deuce fashion: ziazia: kool bird:

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Rennes Handmade

i have been an admirer of Rennes Handmade for quite some time, but realised that i had never given this wonderful label some blog love (i don’t think? my archives baffle me sometimes). so, here you go! shop away. they’re on etsy too – love the marbled leather tote and pouches. Rennes >> a company that […]

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Peter Jensen Resort 2012

i don’t know how i missed the Peter Jensen Resort 2012 collection inspired by early Meryl Streep (think Manhattan, Kramer vs Kramer, Deer Hunter) – but it is definitely worth a second look. i remember watching Manhattan for the first time (my personal favourite, i prefer it even to Annie Hall) and being struck by […]

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Juan Chavarria

illustrations inspired by myths by Juan Chavarria “I read a lot of mythology, or tragic stories online. If I read something I could translate into an illustration, I instantly brainstorm in my Moleskin with a Staedtler pencil, or sometimes a Sharpie pen. When I find that I’ve accomplished the story told in its simplest way, […]

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Clarke’s

i get a surprising number of emails from people around the world telling me they’re about to travel to cape town / south africa and do i have any tips, or “please can you make a cape town city guide post” – etc. well, truth is i don’t actually live in cape town. if you […]

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These Things No.31

i’m going away for a couple of weeks to the seaside on boxing day, so this will be the last these things of the year.  i love the way things slow down at this time of year, even on the internet, but  for those of you still around and checking in on your readers don’t […]

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