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…

Saskia Diez

i never thought i’d be into pearls, but damn these pieces by German based jewellery line Saskia Diez are beautiful. i especially love this delicate pearl bracelet and the pearl pop rings. there are also plenty of fine gold pieces for the minimalists out there, as well as these bunny & cat keychains which are TOO…

Reformation

i like having options, and Reformation gets that. most all of their dresses and skirts come in a variety of colours or patterns. i have the habit of buying one thing in all the different colours if it is a great fit, so i’d have to be careful if i ever got the opportunity…

Vintage Wedding Dresses

are you a future bride? congratulations! are you looking for a dress? yay! well, look no further. Dear Golden has some of the most exquisite vintage wedding dresses i have ever seen. AND there is a 30% sale off her entire shop happening till 19 July, so you’d best pick your favourite soon. you should…

Flora

at first glance i couldn’t quite figure out what Flora was – did they make really cool plastic plants? that would be a novel idea. but no, they make really cool posters of plants. if you have a habit of killing plants or if you want to send someone a gift that won’t wither…

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