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2014

happy new year! we are still on holiday at the seaside where my family has been spending summers for the past decade. soon we will be road tripping up to the Transkei to spend time with Anton’s family, and we will revisit the spot where we got engaged exactly a year ago. 2013 was such an amazing year for us, so many milestones were met and so many great experiences were thrown our way. we can only hope for a fraction of the same goodness for 2014, so here’s to that! here are some pics of our holiday so far. hope you are having an equally great start to the year.

all pics taken on my iPhone, edited with VSCO. more on Instagram.

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Gift Guide No.4

i received a comment the other day from a fellow south african asking for more local gift ideas, which made me pause and reflect for a second. personally i only buy local products for christmas. i think we have amazing designers & makers and i am lucky enough to live in a city that brings all that to the fore. i usually go do my shopping sometime in the week before the 25th so that i absolutely leave everything to the last minute and stress myself out as much as possible. kidding. i like going out and buying gifts, looking at things myself, discovering new places and new people! around this time of year we have great pop-up shops and markets selling the wares of a multitude of designers. i will always ask if their products are available online, sometimes they are – but a lot of the times they aren’t. that’s the only reason why i don’t make solely south african gift guides.

that said, i don’t want to leave you hanging. so i made an effort to peruse some local online shops and find products from a few designers that i like – if you are too scared to leave home and brave the masses this holiday season. here are some pop ups in Cape Town where you can buy local gifts at the moment: South African Market in Bree Street, Present Space at the Lifestyle Centre in Kloof Street, The Fleet in the Bo Kaap and Fabricate in Cavendish. also be sure to check out my City Guide for more shops to visit.

see the rest of the gift guides here.

Gift Guide No.4

Tote
by Soil Design

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Mali Neckpiece
by Pichulik

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Aftershave + Body Wash
by Naturals Beauty

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Quuasar 5 Print
by Lauren Fowler

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Ghostie Tote Bag
by Spookasem

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Prints
by Katrin Coetzer

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Limited Edition Fox Sock
by Feat & Lauren Fowler

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Nirvana Bag
by Rowdy

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Golden Moon Necklace
by Steffany Roup

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No, It Is
by William Kentridge

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Cut Out Coin Bracelet
by Oh Dear Megan

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Breadbin
by Pedersen + Lennard

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Calming Bath Oil
by Lulu & Marula

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Bokkie pot
by Marina Walsh

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Suede Tote
by Ilundi

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Scarab iPad sleeve
by Missibaba

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Brancusi Stripe Cushion
by Skinnylaminx

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Leather Sunglass Case
by Wolf + Maiden

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Raw Chocolate
by Honest Chocolate

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Ceramic Herb Jar
by Vanilla Stone Earthware

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Message Plates
by The Detailsmith

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Jormungandr Print
by Essie Letterpress

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Life of Pi rings
by Dear Rae

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Canvas Duffel
by Dark Horse

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Table Shard
by Cinderwood

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Stellenbosch Prints
by Fanakalo

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Plastic Shopper
by Design Afrika & Joya

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Wise Cat Wise Dog Notebooks
by Past Present

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Tribal Triangle Mug
by Love MIlo

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Dippy Egg Board
by Alice May

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Rider Backpack
by Chapel

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Coffee Mug
by Be Kind

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Milnerton Market
by Dave Southwood

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Toiletry Bag
by Chartermade

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Flapstand
by Kraftisan

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Colander Bowl
by Chandler House

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2014 Artist Almanac
by Essie Letterpress

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Eye Print Tee
by Adriaan Kuiters

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Kimberley Rug
by Airloom

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Serving Bowls
by Sarah Ord

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Stella Bag
by Jane Sews

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Fiela Lamp
by The Artisan

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Gift Guide No.3

i traversed the deep, dark corners of Etsy to find some cool gift ideas for you. it’s one of the few places that i regularly purchase from as an international buyer. talking directly to the shop owner is convenient, and you can sometimes ask them to leave the price off the package to avoid customs charges (sneaky tip). this is of course only a drop in the ocean of what’s available, they have some pretty cool gift guides themselves, so it’s a nice place to do holiday shopping. support the little guy!

Gift Guide No.3

Helmut Desklamp
by Studio Moss

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Tea Towel
by Milkhaus Design

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Leather clutch
by Gift Shop Brooklyn

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Cat Plates
by Chie Miyazaki

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Prints
by Rachel Levit

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Horseshoes notebook
by Nightjar Books

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Leather backpack
by Marvellous Stationery

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Stripey Raglan
by babyDEGEN

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Sash Cord Basket
by Citizen London

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Seasons Teaspoon set
at bailey doesn’t bark

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Pangolin Planter
by maykeMe

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Denim Rucksack
by Thisispaper Shop

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Faceted Heart Studs
by Clara Cho

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Porcelain necklace
by Porcelain and Stone

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Berry Branch Ring
by Made by Maru

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2014 Seasons calendar
by dozi

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Marble Cutting Board
by oelwein

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Red Monsters
by Marion Barraud

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Art Prints
by Clap Clap

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Ceramic Whoopee Cushion
by Brett Kern

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Cat Scarf
by Gracie Chai

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Cat Ring
by datter

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Mountains Ring
by Tiny Armour

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Porcelain Plates 
by Montreal BOBO

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2104 Recipes Calendar
by Clap Clap

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Architectural Sculptures
by Chisel and Mouse

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Melons Print 
by Plant Planet

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Tata

South Africa is quiet this morning. reflecting on the passing of a man who brought our country together, when it could so easily have gone the other way. i am lucky to have lived in his lifetime, to have witnessed his devotion to his people, and ours to him.

Tata Madiba
Tata Madiba
Tata Madiba
Tata Madiba

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Gift Guide No.2

i own two of the things on this page – that Olle Eksell Eyes poster (you can also buy a the original version from his official website if you want it.) and of course Reflektor which has to be my album of the year… give the gift of music! i would also like every single one of the rest of the items. in fact i might just pop over to Skinnylaminx’s real life shop and buy a bunch of those plant buckets for christmas gifts because they are so cool.

Gift Guide No.2

Russian Nesting Animals
by Wee Gallery

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Cushion Cover
by Depeapa

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Tomato leaf scented candle
by Small Guns

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Cream
by S.W. Basics

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Soft buckets
by Skinnylaminx

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Black and White hats
by All Knitwear

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Coiffette Balm
by Jao

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Ceramics
by Rennes

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Body Scrub
by Etta + Billie

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Marbled stationery set
at Beklina

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Reflektor LP
by Arcade Fire

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Zip Pouch
by Tracey Tanner

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Eyes poster
by Olle Eksell

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Peter Pan
by J.M. Barrie

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2014 wall calendar 
by Karolin Schnoor

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Gift Guide No.1

it’s that time of year agaaaaaaaaaain! (Oprah voice) – trying something different this year, no more collages like last time (ain’t nobody got time for that). i hope this shows up in your browsers and feeds… does it? does it? well, i sure hope it does. and i hope that you find something cool amongst all these things. i will be rolling out the gift guides over the next few weeks!

Gift Guide No.1

Kilim Shoes
by Kilim

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Coconut Bath Soak
by Herbivore Botanicals

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Geometric Pitcher
by Saturdays

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Lip Balm
by Rodin

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Cuff Ring
by Giant Lion

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Tomato Candle
by Carriere Freres

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Cat Address Stamp
by Native Bear

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Marble iPhone Case
by Julia Kostreva

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Bright Future Card
by People I’ve Loved

(ONE MONTH till Christmas today!)

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These Things No.56

the new Confezioni Crosby Lookbook:

this amazing gift guide by La Garconne:

the cover of the new Gather journal:

Vanessa Jackman’s trip to Italy:

this chair by Pacific Wonderland:

the styling at where i was from:

this house in Gothenburg – that’s for sale!

excited to see this Namibian wedding by Modern Hearts:

a series of tropical arrangements by Rafael D’Alo:

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jewellery by Temerity:

these are holiday heels for sure:

an ingenious shoe rack by Sebastian Goldschmidtböing (who has an amazing name):

Taylor Stitch:

these shoes by Emily Green:

blouses by Sherie Muijs:

this tapestry / bedspread:

awesome workspaces featured on The Design Files – left & right:

this dress!

awesome design work by Snask:

UNIQLO recipes!

Les Parisiennes lookbook by The White Pepper:

the home of Caroline Gomez:

the very grown up home of Nicolas Schuybroek:

the Boob Tote:

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Nice Things No.18

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1. marble print bag by hokoda
2. bloggers love cats calender
3. custom pet portraits by Faye Moorhouse
4. pastel tassel necklace by DDSLL Girls
5. knitted baby mobile by Patricija
6. nani iro japanese woodblock fabric
7. yellow sailor top
8. jewellery by cursive design (note the cat!)
9. falling arrows wrapping paper
10. rope statement necklace bynasukka
11. cleopatra braided rope necklace
12. brown leather bag by stella and lori
13. personalised leather bracelet by chelsey adams
14. cedarwood beard oil by the hello shop

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Our Wedding Day

my fingers are hovering over the keyboard and i’m just sitting here thinking, how do i begin to describe this day? our wedding was held on a fruit farm about 2 hours from Cape Town, and the weather was cool and overcast: just perfect for us. it was the best day of our lives, and it was indeed the Best Day Ever.

the week leading up to the wedding was a mixed bag of emotions: excitement, nerves, laughs, occasional stress… but most of all a lot of love. our friends and family literally made our wedding day, everyone pulled in to help – be it with the flowers (thanks Amy), the decor, the tables, the cakes, printing menus and name cards and signboards, standing on ladders tying things up so the wind didn’t blow anything away, bringing me hayfever pills at 7am on the morning of the wedding (thanks Jess), making enough coffee that everyone was buzzing (thanks Pete). it meant so much to us that our favourite people were involved, adding their own special touches, and that our wedding was such a team effort.

it was very important to us, from the get go, that everything would be kept very simple with few frills and that the focus of the day would be about celebrating with our loved ones. our photographers, Rebecca and Bruce from Love Made Visible, really captured that feeling in their beautiful photos. you can see some more here.

my only advice to anyone planning their wedding: don’t stress the small stuff, and savour every single moment. it goes by SO quickly. people tell you that, but you won’t realise until you’re truly IN it.

photos: Love Made Visible. my dress: Jessica Harwood of Take Care. Anton’s suit: Spaghetti Mafia. venue & food: Olive Rock. flowers & co-ordination: Amy Ellenbogen. flowers sourced from: Cape Fynbos. laser-cut table numbers & best day ever sign: Artymiss. make-up: Claire Ellenbogen. hair: Kate Brand. cakes: Jené Steyn & Jessica Shepherd. cupcakes: Lady Cupcake. coffee cart: Seattle Coffee Company. music: Dario Leite.  hiring: Something Different. stationery: me. wedding officiant: Marius Brand.

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