Coffeeklatch

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Coffeeklatch is run by Magali Elali and Bart Kiggen who have what they call “creative chitchat” with interesting creative entrepreneurs in their homes or daily working environments. Coffeeklatch means ‘slow journalism using a fast medium’. i particularly loved their interview with garden designers Bart & Pieter.

Fig & Fauna

Megan & Rose Martin are the gals behind Fig & Fauna, a blog that documents life on Megan & her husband Michael’s farm in the south of Florida (Megan and Rose are sisters-in-law). they keep chickens, cows, dairy goats and rabbits and use the ingredients sourced from the homestead and surrounding farms to make the recipes featured on the site (a cookbook is in the works). Make sure to watch the video below shot by Tiger in Jar that shows the pace of farm life so beautifully.

Rugs not Drugs

first of all, i APOLOGISE for the title of this post. it could not be helped.

so, a difficult thing i had to do recently was help my boyfriend pick out a carpet (actually, rug) for his apartment. at one stage there were three HUGE beautifully colourful kilims on the floor of this old school carpet place we visited in cape town, and the carpet salesman was almost rolling his eyes at us as we umm’d and aah’d over which one he should take home. eventually after peeling away layers upon layers of piled up carpets he found the one. but i’m still thinking back to all those carpets, i honestly would have loved to take all of them home.

Ermie

the latest collection from Ermie is like eating rainbow ice cream cake with my eyes. designer Jennifer Parry Dodge manipulates images in Photoshop to create her distinctive textiles designs. you can read an interview with her here. her latest collection also includes jewellery by Ancient Pocket and accessories by Cheryl Cambas. the lookbook was photographed by Kate Miss.