Oamul

i really love the work by Chinese animator & illustrator Oamul. “Enjoy my life and drawing. I want to share with you what i saw, heard and experienced in daily life and hope all of you can feel and find your own wonderful life! Enjoy yourself!” yep, that makes me happy.…

Jewels by Joanne Burke

i feel like if Cleopatra had a personal jeweler Joanne Burke would have been her go-to gal. i mean of course i am imagining Liz Taylor as Cleopatra here, but the analogy stands. her pieces are hand sculpted in cast in bronze or gold. see more at her Instagram.

Goodies No. 30

how do you guys keep up with cool things to peruse (or even buy when you are flush) on the internet? i feel like much of my online time is dedicated to instagram / twitter, which aren’t highly shoppable. since i don’t go to the shops much anymore – and…

Kirsten Sims: Saturn Return

aaaah to own a piece by Kirsten Sims. that is my dream. Kirsten’s solo shows are an expression of where she is in her life. this year she turns 30, so her new show is called Saturn Return – an ode to the astrological period that occurs in a person’s late 20s…

WAIF: Technicolor Melodrama

Gisele Human’s WAIF is going places. i feel like every time i see her work she has just leveled up. the new collection is outstanding, but the lookbook is equally gorgeous. everything from the photography to the styling and hair and makeup… wow. i feel like i want to hire…

The luxurious city wedding of Johannes & Francois

i don’t share a lot of weddings these days. i felt like weddings on blogs reached a fever pitch a few years ago (even blogging about our own wedding gave me pause) and like many things in the online world became a show of magnificent venues and expensive dresses and…

Margot Molyneux AW17

i always love to see designers embracing a truly diverse clientele when it comes to their clothes, but especially the models they choose to represent them. South African designer Margot Molyneux’s AW17  collection features women of all sizes, but also of all ages – it’s so nice to see. if anyone…

Phosphorescence by Estefanía Urrutia

do you recognise yourself when you look at these paintings? yes, because this is all of us. Phosphorescence shows a series of paintings that focus on the isolation of the individual in our society. The series reflects situations of absolute intimacy where the subject is totally isolated from all surroundings…

A lovingly restored home in Johannesburg

i began following Chloe O’Doherty sometime last year, in the midst of those early all-consuming baby days – when i found myself stalking as many mothers as I could on Instagram. it was a way for me to silently connect with women going through the same thing as i was, trying to figure…

The Last Time I Was In Paris

i remember this trip to Paris fondly because i had just kind of met Anton, and i was thinking about him the entire time i was there (we only started dating the following year). i haven’t been back since, and i am dying to go again. i know some people who are…

Heinui SS17

i have such a soft spot for Heinui, i blogged about them for the first time 4 years ago! designer Claire Pignot’s latest collection for SS17 is superb as usual. i’m not sure which is my favourite, possibly this dress because it looks so comfortable. but this fitted one is also…

Minimalist swimwear by Lido

lucky me that i posted about La Muralla Roja the other day because i was subsequently contacted by Daria Stankiewicz. she is the creator of Lido, and their lookbook was coincidentally partly shot at La Muralla Roja. WHAT a beautiful swimwear brand. such perfectly simple suits and bikinis, and i especially love that tomato…

An escape to Lake George

i couldn’t find more information about this series of photos, taken for LIFE Magazine by Nina Leen, apart from the title ‘Lake George’. i think they must have been taken sometime in the early fifties, and i’m pretty sure the models are not a real couple – though they do look pretty…

Just some random art I love

in the spirit of this being a compendium of radness, i’m sharing some random art i love today. i do realise that the art i like and tend to share is usually very colourful. i don’t know why that is. when i lived on my own my walls were so filled…

Jacques & Florette

Jacques Henri Lartigue was a renowned French photographer (and artist) who began taking photographs in 1904, when he was seven, and continued well into the 80s – he died at the age of 92. he was married three times, and his photographs of his third wife Florette Ormea are undoubtedly my…