WSAKE

here is a sweet new small summer collection from WSAKE, who i featured previously in my Jewels post. a father and daughter duo from Regensburg in Germany, WSAKE mainly makes beautiful jewellery – but they also create small editions of objects & postcards. i especially love their wreath & coral pendants and these clever vase caps. check out all their wares at their online shop.

WSAKE jewellery and objects are designed and hand made by the father-daughter-team Anna & Waldemar Artmann. He’s a silversmith with 50 years of experience and an own workshop where everything is hand made. She actually studied graphic design but has all the while worked in the mentioned workshop and after she had graduated, we’ve started to work together on our venture WSAKE, where we’re  trying to combine centuries worth of craftsmanship with contemporary yet timeless design to create one of a kind durable pieces of jewellery.

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The Flowers

it is now just over 2 months till our wedding. 11 weeks to be exact. i have been thinking about it a lot this month, mostly because there are admin things that have to be sorted out – stuff i haven’t had to give any thought to because they weren’t pressing, until now. i can’t get away with the “oh, but the wedding is months away!” excuse anymore. classic procrastinator.

one of those things is the flowers. we decided right in the beginning that we are not involving a florist – partly to save money, partly to avoid having yet another person in the wedding brigade (and trying to avoid a wedding brigade altogether), and because we want to keep things simple. drawing from the hopeful attitude that we can do things ourselves & it’ll work out okay.

i do believe it will work out okay! mostly because you can’t really go wrong with flowers. if you know what you like, and don’t like, it is just a matter of picking blooms that are in season, roping in some friends & family who are good with flower arranging, and making your tables as pretty as you can.

to be honest, i cannot think back to a single wedding i have been to and remember what the flower arrangements were or what the tables looked like. i DO remember how much i danced and how great it was celebrating with people i loved and rolling into bed knowing i was totally going to pay for it the next day – i remember that WELL. that’s why weddings are awesome. i just have to keep reminding myself of that fact when i start stressing about whether or not ranunculus will be in season (they are though, i have already checked).

photo by Color Me Rad via Elizabeth Anne Designs

left: photo by Steve Steinhardt | right: photo by Line Klein via Emmas Designblogg

photo by Mieke Willems

photos by Erin + Tara via Ruffled

photo by Jose Villa via Once Wed

left: Everyday Needs | right: vtwonen

courtesy of Rachel Craven (whose linens are on the table)

left: floral arrangement + photo by Kim Ludy | right: floral design by Amy Merrick

floral design by Nicolette Camille

left: photo by Laure Joliet | right: photo by Cramer Photo via Style Me Pretty

photo by Tanja Lippert via Style Me Pretty

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South2 West8

thanks to Tomboy Style for introducing me to South2 West8, a Japanese line of classic outdoor sportswear and accessories. their bags are, interestingly enough, produced in the USA – and take influence from heavy duty outdoor bags, particularly those manufactured in the 70s & 80s (Filson came to mind). you can shop their entire range online, in the US from Maas & Stacks and Inventory and in the UK from Couverture & The Garbstore and The Bureau Belfast.

Photography: Shoda Masahiro; Creative Direction: Tokuro Aoyagi; Art Direction: Jun Okiyama










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Warm Weather

it’s that time of year again where i do my annual post about summer psyching. this has mostly do with all the imagery i have seen on instagram and twitter and in my blog feed from people who live in, or are currently holidaying in, the northern hemisphere. i know you guys have been experiencing some heat waves – even though the news of the heat wave in London made all of us south africans smile, of course. “temperatures as high as 32c!”

i can’t say that i miss summer, at this point. truth is that we have had a pretty mild winter so far. some days i walk around my neighbourhood and it’s warm enough that people are donning shorts and tee-shirts. that’s just the way it is here, and always will be. i’m grateful for that. what i do miss is that feeling that summer brings – of being on perpetual holiday (even when you’re not). you can get home after work and there’s enough daylight left to go sit on the beach and have a sundowner with your friends, or jump in the pool, or have a gin & tonic on your patio… enjoy the next few months – it’ll be our turn soon.

all photos courtesy of their respective owners, please click on the images to be taken to the original.

© Able Parris

© Able Parris

© Violeta Niebla

© Violeta Niebla

© nikaela peters

© nikaela peters

© Jana Martish

© Jana Martish

© Alile Dara

© Alile Dara

© Gonzalo Sainz Sotomayor

© Gonzalo Sainz Sotomayor

© amanda jasnowski

© amanda jasnowski

© tatjana šuškic

© tatjana šuškic

© Molly Wizenberg

© Molly Wizenberg

© another feather

© another feather

© dream awake

© dream awake

© matt bower

© matt bower

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Nice Things No.17

hello! wow, you guys have been going pretty nuts on that Baggu giveaway. i don’t blame you – if i were to invoke the treat yo self policy right now, i would definitely splurge on one of those totes. but if you’re not a bag kinda person (or perhaps you have too many bags, that is also a viable option) – here are some other cool things floating around on the internet that you can treat yo self to. you can just click on the image to be taken to the particular product – yay!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

row 1: gold coaster by Martino Gamper; brass wreath by Hruskaa
row 2: porcelain bottles & vases by Revisions Design
row 3: To Be Adored dress; Anthropologie denim moto jacket
row 4: chopping blocks by Douglas + Bec
row 5: YMC duffle bag; Get It On bodywash by Plant
row 6: early birds print by Janine Radwell
row 7: Toni jersey dress by Meinrad Young; Sonia by Sonia Rykiel combo dress
row 8: flower trap vases by Utopia & Utility
row 9: produce bag by Slide Sideways; scandi breakfast tray by Sarah Linstrom
row 10: sweet little vases by Casa Abril
row 11: giving & receiving bracelt by Fail; sandstone bracelet by Seaworthy
row 12: vintage Turkish kilims from Sukan
row 13: Jesse Kamm field dress; Organic by John Patrick corset dress

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Alexandra Höjer

if you’re a Capetonian you’ll be familiar with Swedish fashion designer Alexandra Höjer, and her beautiful clothing which she sells from her boutique in Kloof Street. i had heard that she had a new shop in the works, but had no idea how cool it was until i stumbled upon it a few weeks ago in everyone’s favourite Bree Street.

this is the Alexandra Höjer Atelier, a more high end (and rock ‘n roll) addition to her line. the space itself is just amazing – it’s a former warehouse, typical for this area of town, that now houses Alexandra’s store front, decorated with vintage pieces (including a badass BMW), gold & copper accents – check out the hangers – as well as interesting lighting to set the mood. the Josef Frank wallpaper in the bathroom made me want to spend an inordinate amount of time in there.

Alexandra’s studio and work space is in the back of the shop, where her sweet staffie seems to keep an eye on everything from his spot on the leather couch. this studio gives her the freedom to create new designs on the spot, but also interact with customers who pop in during the day. the Atelier line caters for men and women, and you’ll be sure to find beautiful & unique pieces made from quality fabrics. i currently have my eye on winter coats & capes, as well as some gorgeous leather pieces.

pay her a visit at 156 Bree Street. all photographs by me, you can see the entire set here.

Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss
Alexandra Höjer Atelier by Miss Moss

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Baggu Giveaway!

Miss Moss Baggu Giveaway!

i wanted to keep my cool about this giveaway but i simply CANNOT. i have been a fan of Brooklyn based legends of the bag world Baggu for a long time, they “make simple, high quality bags in bright colors that fill many uses so you can own less stuff.” you’ll definitely recognise their famous original Baggu re-usable shoppers, and you’ve probably seem some of their other rad wares around like the leather baggu and the drawstring purse. bottom line, they rule.

Baggu just launched their Basic Tote - a simple daily tote in the softest of leathers that comes in eight different colours. and not just the usual suspects, either. i can’t pick my favourite hue – but can you?

go to the Baggu website and check out all the Basic Tote colours (do it, do it now) then come back here and tell me in the comments which colour, by the correct name, is your favourite… and that’s the one you stand the chance to win!

follow Baggu on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to find out more about this amazing company, and be sure to visit their showroom in Brooklyn if you’re ever in the area code.

the giveaway is open to all readers worldwide. if you are outside the US your package might be subject to your country’s import duties / taxes. only one Baggu Basic Tote is up for grabs. giveaway closes Thursday 18 July. winner will be drawn at random.

Miss Moss Baggu Giveaway!
Miss Moss Baggu Giveaway!
Miss Moss Baggu Giveaway!
Miss Moss Baggu Giveaway!
Miss Moss Baggu Giveaway!

Lauren Hutton

my friend Amy and i were sitting around gabbing the other day, browsing pinterest (which is the new looking through magazines together, i guess) and we got onto the topic of Lauren Hutton. i couldn’t quite believe that i hadn’t done a post on her yet, especially since i’ve covered some other favourite style icons, like Anjelica for example.

i have never been able to decide which Lauren is my favourite – Safari Lauren, Tomboy Lauren, glamorous Model Lauren, showing the kids how it’s done Lauren… either way, her infectious personality (and smile) always take center stage no matter what she’s doing.

i scoured the web to find my favourite Lauren Hutton pics – a lot of these are from Pinterest and Tumblr, as well as sites like The Fashion Spot, Ciao Vogue and the Life Magazine Archives. this one is for you, Amy.





















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Olga Inoue

Olga Inoue is a teacher turned artist living in Moscow who creates many things including beautiful watercolours, hand-carved stamps, sweet objects & jewellery, delicate pottery and also lovely photographs.

my inspiration is nature, children, the way they see things and talk. their art. countries, weather, changing seasons. and words i hear from people, i’m very sensitive, so i can be moved easily, inspired by anything. *

you can find out more about her at her website and blog & you can also buy her work at etsy.












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