Pichulik A14

ooh another of my favourite jewellery designers has just launched their new AW14 collection, and this time it’s local designer Pichulik. i have long been a cheerleader of Kat’s work (since her debut 2 years ago) and love seeing the label go from strength to strength. sporting a fancy new website, it looks like there is an online shop in the works too. in the meantime, you can get your hands on her pieces at plenty of shops locally.

This collection is inspired by the photography of Helmut Newton and his intimate portraits of powerful women in their own personal spaces.  Jewellery is worn close to a woman’s skin, brushes her neck, clasps her earlobe. AW 2014 invites our brave lady on some close up encounters. With jewel tones and wooden parts, suede and agate stones and tassels, this collection skirts the glamour of 70s disco, and the soul of psychedelia. Kick those platforms off and dance on those carpeted floors and wooden-clad lounges till the dawn meets your cat-lined eyes.

photos: Danielle Klopper // styling: Leonie von Hase // model: Mignonne van Eeden // hair + make up: Yolanda Viljoen // jewellery: Pichulik

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Wsake ’14

i’m always excited to see what father daughter duo Anna and Waldemar Artmann of Wsake have up their proverbial sleeves. they are making some of the most unique and exciting (yet accessible) jewellery out there. here’s their new collection. i loooooooove those brass hair combs! be sure to check out their website and online shop.

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 see my previous post about them here.

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Kent Andreasen

i have been following Capetonian photographer Kent Andreasen in one form or another for a while, either seeing his work popping up locally here and there or via his tumblr which is just fantastic. he has just spruced up his portfolio site and it’s such a dream to look through. his commissioned work is impressive (especially this one ft Spoek Mathambo) – but i love his personal projects. Silicone Summer, which frequently cropped up on his tumblr, is a personal favourite. such distinctly South African scenes from a unique perspective.

I have been shooting for about 3 years and work with a variety of subject matter. Every day scenarios are the most exciting for me because they are so present in all our lives on a daily basis that they are often overlooked. I feel this idea inspires me the most to get out there and shoot. The idea of being diverse in your shooting capability, I think draws me the most to the photographers I admire. They are willing to step out of a comfort zone and explore unfamiliar territory.

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Georgie Cummings

i want Georgie Cummings to come to my house with her gold marker pen and draw all over all of the things. i love her new collection Symmetry, which you can shop here.

inspired by simplistic shapes, using clean lines and balance to feature the natural beauty of the leather. including the all over ‘fur’ print available in gold foil on select items. constructed entirely by hand and made to last.

photography by Ben Christensen

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Josi Faye

Josi Faye is a line of knitwear by Nashville based designer Han Starnes, who named the line after her mother. Josi Faye focuses on traditional textile methods and sources high quality natural fibers from local farms. each piece is created using the age-old technique of hand-spinning and is produced in limited runs from their Nashville workroom. the beautiful lookbook for her SS14 collection was shot by Laura Dart on a farm in Oregon, where her wool is grown.

I turned to some new fibers for us this season – cotton and silk. Similar to the philosophy we’ve brought to our wool sourcing, the cotton fiber has been carefully selected from one of the few US Organic Cotton farms. One-hundred percent of the cotton is undyed and unbleached, and all of the processing has been done here in the US. We have also included two wool pieces – a new, lightweight hat using undyed brown sheep’s wool as well as a short sleeve top, using our Wyoming-grown wool.

you can buy their lovely pieces online.

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Lately

hello my friends. sorry, that sounds like the beginning of a spam email – but i assure you it’s not. i haven’t posted since launching that amazing Rennes Giveaway earlier this week because i have unfortunately been sick. perhaps that is why this post sounds a bit barmy (it’s the painkillers, you see). anyway i wanted to assure you i am still here, and that posting shall be resuming with new vim and vigour. in the meantime, here’s what has been up… lately.

sunsets in Sea Point, and the last days of summer:

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my new office!! before:

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and after, sorta. watch this space.

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temporary wall hangings above my desk, thanks washi tape:

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the view :)

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we got a boat!!! well, Anton bought an old boat. what should we call it? we’re going to pretend we’re in a Peter Stuyvesant commercial while cruising around in it.

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easter came and went, and it was glorious. lots of buns were eaten:

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we spent a nice a morning at Groot Constantia:

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getting ready for winter with two new pairs of Rasox:

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almost bought this exquisite Jamie Lee Curtis vinyl:

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and my week ended off paging through a copy of the lovely MOON Magazine (in bed):

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Rennes Giveaway!

the giveaway is now closed. thanks for entering!

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Rennes giveaway! Enter to win one of these Mini Duffle bags.

i’ve been looking forward to this giveaway, because i have long been an admirer of Rennes. working from her studio in Boston, Julia has been designing and sewing all her own designs since 2008. she is well known for her exquisite bags and pouches, but also makes clothing and sweet ceramics. right now Rennes is transitioning from an entirely handmade line to having some pieces sewn with local manufacturers. enter the Mini Château Duffle.

It’s so important to me to keep the production process local and to support local manufacturing in my home state – and there aren’t many factories in New England that make leather goods! Through this process I’ve been able to perfect different design ideas because the factory has tools and machines that I don’t have. The first design I had made is the Mini Château Duffle bag that I designed a few years ago and I’m very happy with how the first production run went. I’m excited to see where this takes me and can’t wait for what happens next!

to celebrate summer and the launch of the new Mini Château Duffle, Rennes is giving away a Mini Château Duffle in the colour of your choice (black, red or tobacco) to one lucky reader!

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1. go to Rennes and tell me what your favourite item is in a comment below.
2. pick your favourite colour Mini Château Duffle, and also leave that in the comment
3. follow Rennes on Instagram or Pinterest

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the giveaway is open to anyone anywhere in the world. readers outside the US must please note that you may be subject to your country’s customs charges / import duties upon arrival, which you are responsible for. the giveaway ends on Tuesday 13 May. The winner will be randomly selected in a lucky draw & notified via email.