balto building

greg martin did an awesome renovation of this old building in minneapolis, taking 2 years to turn it from a run down warehouse-like commercial building into 2 residential units (one of which he settled in with his daughter) and one commercial unit, to supplement his income. impressive & so beautifully…

vamp

thaya keeps reminding me of the amazing stuff at vamp. flip. luckily i don’t live in cape town, only because if i did i’d probably be swinging past their shop all the time and bankrupting myself. in my dreams i’d be the owner of… … this liquor cabinet, so i could feel…

wit

i grew up in a white walls household – it just went with my parent’s ‘modernist’ house and that was that. i still get nervous about putting colour on the walls, though i have toyed with the idea of light grey (hah). my rented flat has a sort of beigey crap colour…

all i need

i know i usually feature fancy looking wood & glass masterpieces, but i’d really just like a pretty little house, possibly with a garden (or a courtyard, or a verandah – or all three) that’s close to town so that i can walk everywhere.

lake flato

while i was roaming around looking at interiors to place my new favourite chair in, i discovered the work of lake flato – an architectural firm based in san antonio, texas. that’s it, i’ve found the dream architects for my future wood & glass house (in a forest, on a river)

corvo chair

i will not hesitate to say that the corvo might be my dream chair. i can see several of these babies around a dinner table or at a desk or just sitting in the corner looking suave. designed by noé duchaufour-lawrance

oso cute

INSANELY cute little handmade animals by oso polar. i just want to… eat them! is that weird?

“under a vast blue sky”

from the new york times: Jan McFarland Cox, an artist and designer, spent nearly a decade of her life building a house in the Idaho desert, along with architect Tom Kundig. imagine lingering over a cup of coffee in this kitchen!

nest

if you’re ever in the stellenbosch area and you’re in need of a gift for a friend, girlfriend, mom… or just want something unique for your house – look no further than nest. they stock beautiful cushions (specially made) and the best collection of vintage items – which makes this…

neverend

i really can’t decide which colour i prefer. both? from furni neverend is a series of clocks created in conjunction with a select group of incredibly talented artists and designers. Each piece features artwork that is laser-etched onto a 3/8” thick piece of high quality russian birch plywood to create…

spartan

i just want to scoop up spartan’s entire inventory. they sell homeware, jewellery, paper goods, bags and even diana cameras. feels a bit like muji meets quirky vintage.

old nectar

Una van der Spuy is 98 years old and she just published another book about gardening – her own garden in fact, at Old Nectar in Stellenbosch. one of the most beautiful gardens in the country, and the only private garden to be declared a national monument. still working in…

trees please

i’m pretty much sold on any and all houses that have trees incorporated into their design – there’s nothing nicer to me than a huge tree in the middle of a courtyard. or better yet, a tree in the middle of a house.

cact’aaaight

does anyone else extend words that end in i, and throw a gangster ‘aaaight’ on the end? well i do, and now you probably will too. cact’aaaight?! these cacti are throughly un-gangster, apart from the fact that they’re kind of dangerous (nay, prickly.) i’ve never been very partial to cacti, but i…

tick tock

i have a thing for old clocks. i would fill my house with them if it wasn’t for the fact that the ticking drives me nuts. one day i will fill a shelf with a row of silent ones. these vintage alarm clocks are from clockwork universe