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…

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…

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…

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…

Katinsky House

i look at this house and i’m like… (a) i want to live there. but (b) Axel would bang his head on that cool coffee table, and spit up on that leather chair, and fall down those rad concrete stairs, and he would most definitely eat those fake apples casually sitting in…

Wilton Way

i saw this awesome loft makeover on Food52 and i couldn’t help but share, it’s so well designed and so much thought has gone into every detail. i highly recommend reading the entire article for all the info. the flat is in Hackney, London and is pretty small: only 46m2 (500 square feet)…

La Grenadine

i often get asked by readers who plan to visit Cape Town if i can recommend hotels in the city, and though i haven’t stayed in any local places myself (i mean, i live here) i always point them in the direction of La Grenadine. a few years back i took these…

A Pink Kitchen

have you ever wanted a pink kitchen? probably not, right? well i bet after scrolling through this post you might consider it. pink fronts, mirrors and terracotta granite combine beautifully for a unique kitchen in Brussels, designed by Belgian designers Dialect.

LRNCE

LRNCE is a Belgian fashion label based in Marrakech, founded in 2013 by Laurence Leenaert. wares include out of this world shoes, beautiful rugs & textiles, bags and clothes. Her work is inspired by the cults and rituals of tribes. LRNCE aims to show a sense of cultural influences of…

2017

in the wake of what has been a trying week for very many people, i think we all should look ahead to the FUTURE. so i decided to do my annual calendar post a bit earlier this year. there are already so many great 2017 calendars out there! i have never been the…

Beautiful interiors by Holly Marder

you guys, i LOVE a good before and after. you might say i am OBSESSED with them. you can ask my husband how many hours i have spent watching shows like Fixer Upper and Masters of Flip or how i get totally lost scrolling through the Apartment Therapy B&A archives. if…

The cutest woven baby baskets by Design Dua

if i had known about these awesome handwoven moses baskets from Ghana before Axel was born i would have ordered one in a nano second! he is now of course far too big to fit into any normal sized basket, but i would even consider getting one just to keep…

Sygns

i feel like wanting a neon sign is much like wanting a tattoo. it SEEMS really cool, but am i going to regret it once its up on my wall? or am i going to just want more and more when i have one. i like the idea of making a…

Laurie Melia Ceramics

yes those are what you think they are. Australian Laurie Melia’s ceramics are so popular that in the two minutes it took me to open her Etsy shop and browse through some of her latest wares – they sold out. Laurie is very active on Instagram, and she announces when she’ll be…

Tactile Matter

Tactile Matter is collection of stoneware ceramics by LA based illustrator Kenesha Sneed. you should watch this video about her work, it will make you want to make something with your hands asap. she’s influenced by “her desert and coastal roots of Southern California”. i love her colourful collaboration with…