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 am now – the colours swayed me. photos by elly yap
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
hey anthropologie, come to south africa please. i want your crazy awesome homeware in my home, homey.
(i wouldn’t actually want the cockatoo tea pot… well maybe i would. i’m so confused!)
love the goods from fog linen work
Yumiko Sekine started her first business in 1993 importing used books and house ware from Europe and America to Japan. In her search for more products, she could not find affordable every day linens that she had used during her childhood. She visited Lithuania, a country that grows flax, whose fibers are spun into linen, and has been producing and exporting linen productsto other European countries since the Middle Ages. This led her to contact several linen producers and started to have them produce her own product designs in Lithuania. Her first collection started with only seven items. Now after ten years, Fog Linen Work produces a large line of linen products for the home and linen clothing. Its products are leading and defining the natural life style trend in Japan today.
perhaps you remember this post i did about these rad DIY shelves? well apartment therapy did a tour of the brick house‘s, well, house. the portrait above the desk was naturally the first thing that caught my eye (and the rest of their art is also wonderful). and the kitchen! i would move in right now.
if you choose to live on your own as a young person (and i say this assuming that you don’t earn major bucks or perhaps you live in an expensive city – or both) you will probably be faced with the reality of renting a studio apartment. unless you’re an investment banker, or you won the lotto, or your granddad left you a sweet inner city pad the size of an ark that he bought back in 1950 for R500, or you’ve found some 3 bedroom palace with wooden floors and a working fireplace that’s being rented out for tuppence. if you’re one of those people, please don’t pity me. for i might be jumping on the studio flat bandwagon one of these days, and of course in lieu of that, the first thing i consider is HOW TO DECORATE.
i am positively salivating over these houses by late architect arthur erickson, all designed in the late fifties / early sixties.
catton house, 1967: