La Muralla Roja

La Muralla Roja is an apartment complex set on the rocks in the coastal town of Calpe, Spain. it was designed by Ricardo Bofill and built in 1973. it is, as you can see, highly Instagrammable – see many more photos here. La Muralla Roja (The Red Wall) embodies a clear…

Andel’s Portraits

relevant to my post earlier today – all about Andel’s wedding dress designer Sheila-Madge Bakker – is the work of Andel herself, an artist who i started following on Instagram a while back. Andel lives in Cyprus with her husband, and they just recently had a baby (i was VERY impressed by Instagram stories of Andel working at…

Sheila-Madge Bakker

you may remember Andel Olivier’s astoundingly beautiful wedding dress that i featured a few years ago, it was designed by Sheila-Madge Bakker who, at the time, did not have a website. but hooray she does now – featuring her ready to wear collections as well as a wedding line. she’s actually also done a collaboration…

Two apartments in Paris to make you jealous

so i was browsing around trying to find inspiration for Axel’s room (which we just swapped with our home office, so it’s completely unfinished – and he’s almost a year old!) and i came across these two apartments in Paris, designed by GCG Architectes. what they have in common is that they…

Georgia O’Keeffe: Horizons of a Pioneer

Light edges over the darkened cliffs. Through the sage a woman walks silently, a stick in her hand to ward off snaked. She scans the mists in the far-off mountains. She picks up a stone and smooths it, touches the twisted branch of a piñon tree, toes a patch of…

David Hockney’s Home, 1983

i love it when huge publications dig into their massive archives and share amazing articles from back in the day. like this 34 year old piece from Architectural Digest, a look into David Hockney’s California home – originally published in April 1983. this house is where he famously painted his pool. it was deemed very colourful…

A Compendium of Radness

i want to preface this post by talking about the blog a little bit. way back in 2009 when i first started blogging i was just sharing (often random) things i loved; and i still do, of course. but at some point the blogging world because serious business, and then we had to compete…

Zoe Young: Space Between Hours

Zoe Young is an Australian artist who lives in NSW with her husband and two kids. her paintings are marked by her eclectic use of colour and sharp eye for unique landscape and still-life compositions. Young’s latest series of paintings are a collage of time; coalesced with childhood memories, everyday interactions and accidental…

Sophia’s Baby

who wouldn’t aspire to the glamour of Sophia Loren, 7 months after her first baby was born. that eye make-up! the red outfit! the tie! the string of pearls (also a handy toy for baby). these photos were taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt in 1969 for LIFE magazine. the setting is…

Redwolf Tees

i have very vivid memories of rifling through the only vintage store in our little town as a teenager. it was called Greensleeves (anyone growing up in Stellenbosch in the 90s would remember!) and my friends and i would spend hours looking for cool t-shirts and other totally random things to wear. this was…

I wanna be a Flapper girl

i have a regular habit of browsing the dress section of ASOS, maybe because i’m always imagining i would have a special occasion to wear a dress to. not that i need an excuse to wear a dress, anyway, but these days it would quickly get covered by sticky fingers or…

Mid Week Distraction No. 36

i actually have a secret Pinterest board called Mid Week Distractions that i save all of these into, FYI. and man has that board been collecting dust. if you want to see fun, weird internet things more regularly i would highly recommend the Reddit app – it’s my most scrolled resource…

Laurie Lee Leather

i like these and i want one. they’re hand painted on 100% leather by London based Laurie Lee, who you can of course follow on Instagram.

Paige Jiyoung Moon

Paige Jiyoung Moon is an illustrator from Seoul, now based in Pasadena. i love her slice-of-life vignettes, all too familiar for anyone in their twenties or thirties. you can follow her on Instagram. oh and that Alpaca painting is for sale.

Goodies No. 29

time for some GOODIES! first of all, the new Mara Hoffman swimwear is DELICIOUS. the above high-waisted bikini is my fave, also all of these… well, everything! if i needed a shower curtain i would definitely get this one by Quiet Town: these vessels by Sophie Eveleigh are gorgeous: my favourite emoji…