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Stuff Lately

in lieu of a These Things today i thought i’d do a bit of a Stuff Lately catch up. you can follow me on Instagram if you like. don’t fret, These Things will be back on monday. have a great weekend, everybody.

my desk was featured on Dwell this week – i’ll be making a small appearance in their September issue, have a look out for it!

Miss Moss // Stuff Lately

been filling the house with flowers and plants…

Miss Moss // Stuff Lately
Miss Moss // Stuff Lately

taking road trips with Anton’s GTO (her name is Charlene)

Miss Moss // Stuff Lately

enjoying capturing bits and pieces of Cape Town:

Miss Moss // Stuff Lately
Miss Moss // Stuff Lately
Miss Moss // Stuff Lately

and taking walks on the promenade, which is just a block away from our flat:

Miss Moss // Stuff Lately
Miss Moss // Stuff Lately

some new acquisitions, type mugs & my wedding shoes (8 weeks tomorrow!)

Miss Moss // Stuff Lately

making new friends :)

Miss Moss // Stuff Lately

and spending time in some wonderful places.

Miss Moss // Stuff Lately
Miss Moss // Stuff Lately

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These Things No.53

what’s this? posting on a saturday! well it’s raining outside, and i have been lying in bed catching up on the internet. in case you, like me, are somewhere out there having a lazy saturday and you want to look at some beautiful things over your morning coffee, or mid-afternoon snack or late night couch session – here you go. these things no.53.

La Garconne did a cool feature on the exquisite Charlotte Rampling. that picture of her in Firenze is my wallpaper right now.

digging the extraordinary photography of Arjan Benning:

Arjan Benning

check out this clever couch turned camp bed by Stephanie Hornig:

Stephanie Hornig

a sweet leather line, Farrell & Co:

Farrell & Co

Natalie Joos is the first person ever to access & shoot Diane von Furstenburg’s immense archive:

Natalie Joos

edible bouquets by Cereal Mag:

edible bouquets by Cereal Mag

the photography of Chantal Anderson:

photographed by Chantal Anderson

the jewellery of Kerrie Yeung:

jewellery by Kerrie Yeung

Jean-Christophe Aumas’ Paris apartment:

Jean-Christophe Aumas’ Paris apartment

marbled works of art by Corey Bartle-Sanderson:

Corey Bartle-Sanderson

women in Milan truly are my fashion favourites. left: The Sartoriliast & right: All The Pretty Birds.

pieces i’d like from Saturday:

Saturday

the home of Leah Bartholomew:

the Wig vase by Tania da Cruz:

Tania da Cruz

the MiH Jeans lookbook:

MiH Jeans lookbook

the home of Stacy, owner of Leif:

Stacy of Leif

interesting pieces from Unearthen:

Unearthen

the work of Rosemarie Auberson:

 

Cold Tone Canyon watch by Cold Picnic for Of A Kind:

Cold Tone Canyon watch by Cold Picnic for Of A Kind

been dreaming about this Pizza on a grill by Happyolks:

Pizza on a grill by Happyolks

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The Flowers

it is now just over 2 months till our wedding. 11 weeks to be exact. i have been thinking about it a lot this month, mostly because there are admin things that have to be sorted out – stuff i haven’t had to give any thought to because they weren’t pressing, until now. i can’t get away with the “oh, but the wedding is months away!” excuse anymore. classic procrastinator.

one of those things is the flowers. we decided right in the beginning that we are not involving a florist – partly to save money, partly to avoid having yet another person in the wedding brigade (and trying to avoid a wedding brigade altogether), and because we want to keep things simple. drawing from the hopeful attitude that we can do things ourselves & it’ll work out okay.

i do believe it will work out okay! mostly because you can’t really go wrong with flowers. if you know what you like, and don’t like, it is just a matter of picking blooms that are in season, roping in some friends & family who are good with flower arranging, and making your tables as pretty as you can.

to be honest, i cannot think back to a single wedding i have been to and remember what the flower arrangements were or what the tables looked like. i DO remember how much i danced and how great it was celebrating with people i loved and rolling into bed knowing i was totally going to pay for it the next day – i remember that WELL. that’s why weddings are awesome. i just have to keep reminding myself of that fact when i start stressing about whether or not ranunculus will be in season (they are though, i have already checked).

photo by Color Me Rad via Elizabeth Anne Designs

left: photo by Steve Steinhardt | right: photo by Line Klein via Emmas Designblogg

photo by Mieke Willems

photos by Erin + Tara via Ruffled

photo by Jose Villa via Once Wed

left: Everyday Needs | right: vtwonen

courtesy of Rachel Craven (whose linens are on the table)

left: floral arrangement + photo by Kim Ludy | right: floral design by Amy Merrick

floral design by Nicolette Camille

left: photo by Laure Joliet | right: photo by Cramer Photo via Style Me Pretty

photo by Tanja Lippert via Style Me Pretty

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Nice Things No.17

hello! wow, you guys have been going pretty nuts on that Baggu giveaway. i don’t blame you – if i were to invoke the treat yo self policy right now, i would definitely splurge on one of those totes. but if you’re not a bag kinda person (or perhaps you have too many bags, that is also a viable option) – here are some other cool things floating around on the internet that you can treat yo self to. you can just click on the image to be taken to the particular product – yay!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

row 1: gold coaster by Martino Gamper; brass wreath by Hruskaa
row 2: porcelain bottles & vases by Revisions Design
row 3: To Be Adored dress; Anthropologie denim moto jacket
row 4: chopping blocks by Douglas + Bec
row 5: YMC duffle bag; Get It On bodywash by Plant
row 6: early birds print by Janine Radwell
row 7: Toni jersey dress by Meinrad Young; Sonia by Sonia Rykiel combo dress
row 8: flower trap vases by Utopia & Utility
row 9: produce bag by Slide Sideways; scandi breakfast tray by Sarah Linstrom
row 10: sweet little vases by Casa Abril
row 11: giving & receiving bracelt by Fail; sandstone bracelet by Seaworthy
row 12: vintage Turkish kilims from Sukan
row 13: Jesse Kamm field dress; Organic by John Patrick corset dress

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These Things No.52

hello! a These Things is long overdue – and i figured since a lot of you were on holiday it was time for a recap of sorts. i also had a mini-holiday this weekend, we were treated to a night at the amazing Clouds Estate for Anton’s birthday. it’s a bit of a luxury spot in the winelands just outside my home town of Stellenbosch. if you’re ever in this part of the world, and you want to treat yo self, then this is the place. and go eat at Tokara for dinner (have the baked alaska with salmon ice-cream. do it!)

this story stayed with me all week – artist Judy Millar built her house overlooking the black sands of Anawhata beach outside Aukland. thanks to FvF for covering such interesting people, as always:

love the beautiful rings (and other jewellery) by Bario Neal:

you’ll recognise Celine from the last edition of these things – here’s a sweet feature on her & daughter Eloise by Boots & Pine:

i can’t get over these leather bags by Agnes Baddoo (modeled after her mother’s 40 year old tote):

beautiful new things at Maryam Nassir Zadeh:

a lovely identity design for catering company La Catería by Firmalt:

love the work of artist Barbara Kitallides:

rad letterpress paper products by Moglea:

these rope baskets by Zillpa are super cute:

Swedish designer Elina Dahl has an enviable apartment:

love the simplicity of this Californian wedding, including PAVLOVA for dessert (my faaaaaavourite)

ceramicist Helen Levi makes interesting pieces – available at Pour Porter:

this house is actually available for location hiring (anyone shooting a movie?) – but i’d move in today:

the new Young Frankk lookbook is beautiful, as ever – photographed by Amber Byrne Mahoney:

if you’re gluten free / dairy free / egg free / vegan – then you need to check out Fork & Beans:

this hand-drawn house printed shirt by A Part of Me is sweet:

quite like these sandals by & Other Stories:

the Frances May Summer 2013 lookbook is stellar:

like the pale cream soda hues from portuguese label Pulp:

the work of Alexandra Segreti and Kelly Rakowski, aka New Friends:

beautiful arrangements by The Informal Florist:

and, another fashion forward lady – this time from 1950s Miami. photograph by Nina Leen:

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Another Feather: Artemis II

Another Feather is an Asheville-based accessories label by jewellery designer Hannah Ferrara. the lookbooks for her various collections never cease to wow me – and so I was excited to see the imagery for her new collection Artemis II, taken by photographer Olivia Rae James. you can peruse all her pieces at her online shop.

Inspired by her travels, the mountains she lives near, and an appreciation for well made objects and heirlooms, Hannah’s line includes simple everyday adornments, as well as one of a kind metal made jewellery.  She uses traditional metal smithing techniques and tools to craft each item, using recycled metals from sustainable sources, combined with the occasional natural object or repurposed vintage parts.

Photography: Olivia Rae James | Model: Becca Barnet | Styling: Hannah Ferrara













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These Things No.51

these things no.51! i don’t have anything interesting to say today… i’m tired. i’m going to have a bath. i might read in there. it’s raining outside. i might try my hand at making some vegetable soup. any recipes you care to share? have a good weekend!

the BFF themed lookbook for Robber features actual BFFs, and it’s amazing. photographs by Arden Wray:

a new website and lookbook for Datter:

exceptionally beautiful styling work by Marie Olsson Nylander:

a new lookbook for Oh Dear Megan:

a beautiful interior for Delbôve boutique by Christophe Remy:

now i have a craving for Hokkaido milk toast, big time:

Father, a new coffee roastery in Braamfontein:

Emma-Jane’s living room makeover:

have to try this 3 ingredient recipe for chocolate fudge:

nice new things at Vuela:

love the S/S 13 lookbook for Blooming Leopold:

love this dainty ring by Favor Jewellery:

an amazing shoot by Raffaella Campeggi, courtesy of Emma:

Middle of Nowhere is a cute Aussie design studio:

interesting knitwear by Yu Square:

and if you want some new music to listen to, check out Joburg based Vampire 9000:

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These Things No.50

i’ve been slipping a bit on the post front this week – sorry. have been quite busy, and felt kind of chained to my desk to be honest. which always makes me worry about my health… all that sitting cannot be good for you. when i’m done with work i just want to dramatically push my chair away from my desk and not even look at the screen anymore (in a metaphorical way of course, my office chair doesn’t have wheels so i can’t do a real push and twirl).

i’m also suffering from severe cabin fever, as i’ve been working from home for the past 2 weeks due to renovations at our office. and let me tell you – working at home SUCKS. for me, anyway. it has been quite essential for me to get out of the house every once in a while, especially for walks on the promenade. in an ideal world i’d have my own little studio somewhere… one day, one day.

anyway! it’s time for a friday these things. oh hey, 50 seems like a big number! but i guess everything on this here blog is sort of a these things, so let’s not get too excited.

i have to start with this coat from the Chloe Resort 2014 collection which is just amazing:

these shoes by Alpha60 are cool:

cute leather hair accessories by Canoe:

love this french label Homecore discovered via Cath:

foldable vase covers by snugstudio:

Lauren Manoogian & Bryan Purcell photographed by Backyard Bill:

the Nina Ricci Resort 2014 collection is just exquisite:

this identity design by Anagrama for dry cleaners Nordic House is wonderful:

the new collection by Serax is rad:

Debra’s film photos of The Table really capture how great it is:

i would like these leather sandals from Everlane, please:

i don’t know what i’d put in this golden leather bag (fancy lunch?) but i want it:

A Kind of Guise is an awesome looking shop in Munich:

one of my favourite local labels Selfi has just launched their online shop:

these hanging plants are ideal for sprucing up a lonely ceiling:

very much into woven storage baskets these days. left: connected goods; right: wabi sabi:

Cuyana has some beautiful totes (and a lovely new design thanks to Jessica Comingore & Shilpa Shah):

Vegetarian Ventures is a great new-to-me food blog:

i hope that i run into the Van Leeuwen ice-cream truck when we’re in New York:

Naftul is a lovely Israeli label:

i like the idea of roller wallpaper:

stackable rings are everywhere, aren’t they? these ones by Hannah Naomi are affordable & rad:

such a bright & happy collection by Sarah Leslie Richards:

two style blogs that i’m enjoying right now, left: Polienne & right: Jazzabelle’s Diary:

and, Nelson Mandela is still in hospital. i dug up this photo to remind us of his greatness:

photograph by George Hallet.

have a happy weekend, everybody.

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