old nectar

Una van der Spuy is 98 years old and she just published another book about gardening – her own garden in fact, at Old Nectar in Stellenbosch. one of the most beautiful gardens in the country, and the only private garden to be declared a national monument. still working in your garden at 98, let […]

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snow

snow – 1904 – cuno amiet so perfect i could burst looking at it. image from freeparking

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pen art

i did a few calligraphy classes in primary school, but as with most important things back then (like piano lessons, for instance) i didn’t take it seriously and never wanted to practice. of course now that i’m older i think, DRATS! you could have been a master calligrapher & classical pianist, dummy. of course i’m […]

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americana roadtrip

one of the many reasons i want to visit the states is to someday partake in a great american road trip. kyle johnson and friends did just that, and photographed some beautiful landscapes. see the entire set at flickr.

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hélène guertik

a book of fairy tales from the fifties, beautifully illustrated by russian born artist hélène guertik. from maptitefabrique

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our flower paradise

this tablecloth belonged to my grandmother, i think it’s from the sixties (mint condition). it’s pretty big, about 1.5m². i’m planning on having it framed because i love it so. made by the coca cola company! at least they’re good for something.

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rudolf schlichter

portrait of karola neher – 1929 – rudolf schlichter found via art inconnu – an absolute treasure trove of forgotten & under-appreciated artists.

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ask a nana

i’m slowly working my way through the new frankie (always great) and they have the best interview asking nanas – “what would you say to your 20 year old self?” such good advice here.

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