bird nerd

i might have to get this cup to drink my tea out of at the office, as we are faced with severe cup politics – don’t use my cup and i won’t use yours kind of thing.

the garden house

the garden house by tham & videgård architects the client wanted a garden, the actual reason why they decided to move from their duplex apartment in central stockholm to this country side location at lake mälaren. consequently we proposed a house conceived as an integrated vertical addition to the garden,…

the book club

this place looks really awesome, the book club is situated in a former victorian warehouse in the east end of london that’s been renovated into a new venue for eating, drinking, meeting & dancing. bringing together wit, wisdom and enough food and drink to see you through from early breakfast to…

dream desk

dream desk, absolute flippen dream desk: a 1920s french drafting table… these aren’t bad either…

victoriana

david taylor has a great photo collection of victorian houses in the united states, along with an incredible knowledge of the history behind the different styles. aaaaah dream houses, i tell you.

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…