Heather Evans Smith

Heather Evans Smith is a photographer whose conceptual series Seen Not Heard explores her multi-faceted relationship with her young daughter. the first image i featured above is just SO amazing! i think it’s so interesting to explore & interpret various stages of your life through such a creative medium. this is going to be pretty amazing for her…

Pansy

hey guys! it’s been quiet here for a couple of days because i actually took the seemingly monumental task of moving the blog to a new host. i’ve been putting this off for years because i thought it would be the biggest drag in the world to do (moving 6 years worth of content…

Affordable Art

above: monstera by seventytree this year i made my first real art purchase. my friend Amy is the curator of Smith, a gallery in central Cape Town – so i am lucky to have a small glimpse into what’s happening in the contemporary South Africa art world. i would love to expand our art collection, but it’s something that…

OffOn

oh this is soooooooo cuuuuuuuute. OffOn is a creative workshop studio based in Vilnius, Lithuania – a family project creating handmade clothes. they make sweet maternity dresses, kids clothing and even matching family outfits. check out their shop on Etsy.

Venamour

you’ll remember Lisa Hedge, the talented graphic designer & art director whose botanical wedding stationery that she designed for friends in 2012 went kind of viral on Pinterest (and inspired a few copy-cats). she has expanded her interest in creating beautiful sophisticated wedding stationery into Venamour, a creative studio focused on the design, craft, and production of artful…

Here Are Some Bags I Like

above image and bags by Mansur Gavriel i won’t hesitate to say that my Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag is one of my most prized possessions. but, i have only used it twice… okay maybe three times. i am SO scared of ruining it that it’s actually a joke! right now it is sitting inside its dust…

Mid Week Distraction No. 26

Brigitte Bardot (Bed with Dog) by Terry O’Neill there are exciting things happening at home these days. we are getting new parquet floors installed in our study, had a bed delivered (hello firm mattress, goodbye back ache!), measuring up to have our bedroom cupboards redone (goodbye cherry laminate veneer – i never liked you much anyway!) and i’m…

Cécile Figuette’s home in Paris

Cécile Figuette is a french designer whose company Bien Fait (“Well Done”) makes rad wallpaper. so it’s no surprise that her home in Paris, an old workshop turned loft, is superbly creative and pretty damn inspiring. i still love those Berber shag rugs, even though they are everywhere these days. anyone seen affordable ones in…

Ron van der Ende

how amazing are these sculptures by Dutch artist Ron van der Ende! i’ve never been much of a sculpture fan, mostly because i just wouldn’t know where i would put it. and a lot of the stuff you see these days is just weeeeeird. but these are so awesome, and so beautifully made out of salvaged wood. i absolutely love…

Pale Swimwear

it’s that time of year in South Africa where some women (aka: me) are starting to sweat about the impending summer. they are scrolling through Kayla Istine’s feed, and thinking about maybe doing a juice diet, and keeping one eyeball on the swimwear trends. it’s companies like Pale Swimwear who give me hope, making beautiful pieces that would suit…

Brian Calvin

i won’t hesitate to say that Brian Calvin is one of my favourite artist discoveries in a while. wow, i love his pieces SO MUCH. i don’t know what it is about them, maybe i see myself in these huge, graphic, goofy looking portraits – some of the girls are almost on the edge of tears in…

JULY

a new music mix! and just in the nick of time, as July is almost over. let that sink in: july. is. almost. over. that means we are in the latter half of 2015 and before we know it, it will be CHRISTMAS! jeez, relax. it’s going to be fine. this is a pretty good…

Goodies No. 24

hey! here are some Nice Things for your eyeballs or yourself or your home or your best friend or your frenemy… cause we all need to make amends, and even your frenemy likes nice things. you can just click on the images or description for the link – isn’t that cool? didn’t i just…

Natalie Martin

oh! i really REALLY love these dresses by LA based designer Natalie Martin. they have some really sweet tops & blouses too, and i also really love this short kimono. Natalie is originally from Australia, and is especially inspired by the unique batik prints and embroidery of Bali. all the dresses are made from hand batik printed…

Lorien Stern

when i first saw these ceramic shark wall hangings by Lorien Stern i thought, damn – wish i had a kid to buy these for. but then i realised i don’t need to have or even be a child to partake in the joy of a sweet ceramic shark head! i would totally hang these…

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