July, 2012

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.

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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.

i’m also on the market for a carpet, and i thought i had a good idea of what i wanted until i came across the Nazmiyal Collection of vintage rugs boasting Swedish kilims, Moroccon rugs and some incredible Art Deco pieces too. do i want something fluffy? or Scandanavian? ideally i’d like all the rugs in the world, but if that’s not possible i could very happily live with one of these.

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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.

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Shades of Gold

left: street style by vanessa jackman / right: button clips by studio swine

left: bronze bowl by alma allen / right: square pyrite necklace by myrrh jewellery

left: rabbit chair by sanaa / right: leather shopper by cos

left: mi & mall identity design by atipo / right: caroline gomez

left: via skona hem / right: tee by marni

left: alameda huarache sandals / right: jenny scarf by dealtry

left: hanging test tube vases by pigeon toe ceramics / right: brass pendant by iacoli & mcallister

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My Better Half

Amanda Jane Jones is a talented graphic designer and all-round nice gal who many of you will probably know from the blogosphere and her work with Kinfolk. she has a great series on her blog called My Better Half which is a fun & lighthearted look at couples and their love stories (with some great little design elements thrown in for good measure). you’ll recognise some familiar online faces and be introduced to some new offline faces… just a little bit of love to kick off the week.

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