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Archive New York

Archive NY

Archive New York was started by textile designer Amira Marion, who creates digital collections from vintage and antique fabric remnants. they hunt down rare & unique textiles and transform them into these colourful silk prints. how cool is that? For the Fall/Winter 2014 Collection, Dream States, we turned to classic Guatemalan woven textiles for our inspiration. […]

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Gypsya Rugs

gypsya-rugs

i have a beautiful Turkish rug in the studio that always gets a lot of comments on Instagram. i never have the heart to tell people that’s it’s one of a kind and that, unfortunately, you have to go to Turkey to get one – so i’m always on the lookout for where to get nice […]

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Nancybird SS15

Nancybird SS15

i can always count on the Australians to be on the same wavelength as us. weather wise, at least. i often get emails from overseas people who then round off with, “hope you’re enjoying the summer!” well it’s winter here, actually. hope you’re enjoying your summer, though! the Aussies and the rest of us southern […]

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The Fagans

The Fagans, Cape Town. Photographed for Freunden von Freunden by Antonia Heil & Desmond Louw

hello! please excuse the radio silence since last week, but we just got back from an epic road trip (which you might have noticed on Instagram, more on that tomorrow) so there is a LOAD of catching up to do around here! and what better way than sharing a beautiful home of two inspirational people – a place […]

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Paradise is Here

Skinny laMinx: Paradise is Here

Skinny laMinx (aka Heather Moore) was probably the first south african whose work i saw on international design blogs back in the day. which makes me immensely proud, especially because she is such a lovely and hardworking person. if you follow her on Instagram you will see how she notices design in every day life, and […]

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Casa No Tempo

Casa No Tempo

Casa No Tempo is an old family farm situated on 400 hectares just outside Lisbon, Portugal, that was renovated by João and Andreia Rodrigues (along with design firm Aires Mateus) and turned into sparse yet luxe bed and breakfast accommodation. it reminds me of some of the old farms you see in South Africa, the ideal […]

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Moving Mountains

Moving Mountains

the very talented Syrette Lew of Moving Mountains just released some new pieces that debuted at this year’s NY Design Week. that Confetti Credenza is on a-n-o-t-h-e-r level. i actually gasped when i saw it. you can see all her work on her website – including descriptions of each piece. The name Moving Mountains is both […]

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David Vu

David Vu

David Vu is a designer and craftsman based in New York whose furniture i really love. After studying photography and sculpture, making props for photographs and sculptures inflected with ideas from photography, I found that my fascination was with the objects themselves. Since then I have been making a wide range of objects, replacing the poorly […]

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Studio Arhoj

Studio Arhoj

remember those insanely cute ceramic Ghosts i posted about? well i revisited Studio Arhoj to see what they’ve been up to, and luckily for us there is a new SS 2014 collection to peruse. founded by Anders Arhoj in Tokyo in 2006, the studio is now based in Copenhagen. they make all sorts of interesting pieces each […]

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Sheepskin

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sheepskin is like the rug version of the birkenstock. it’s everywhere , and i love it. it’s one of those boho Megan-Draper’s-house-in-LA kind of thing that’s been around f-o-r-e-v-er (like macrame, or hand-woven tapestries) but now it’s ever so casually draped on a leather butterfly chair like it’s no big deal. oh that old thing? everyone is […]

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