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.

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.

zoo

i couldn’t choose my favourite illustrations from ZOO – so i’m basically posting them all.

We are a two and one-half persons menagerie in San Luis Obispo on California’s central coast: Mignon Khargie, Tom Fowler, 8-year old Hannah, and a picture of Pie, the world’s best dog. We all love to draw.

gertha

i’d like to introduce you to gertha – she’s one of my favourite houses in stellenbosch. all weird angles & low walls, just like the day she was first built. there are many other houses like gertha in town, but unfortunately they are being knocked down one by one to be replaced with tuscan-african monstrosities.

landscape with houses

if you were ever near an art school in your youth or more likely as part of your tertiary education, you probably had to do light & colour exercises – where the different combinations of hues & shades would influence the object and how it looked in its surroundings. so i really smiled when i saw these house & landscape studies by maria zaikana – read more about the project here

trees please

i’m pretty much sold on any and all houses that have trees incorporated into their design – there’s nothing nicer to me than a huge tree in the middle of a courtyard. or better yet, a tree in the middle of a house.