one of the saddest things about living in South Africa is that i can almost never partake in online shopping. all the stuff you see on the blog that i love so much? i can never buy it. it either takes 6 months to arrive, gets lost in our dismal postal system, or i get charged customs duties up the wazoo. so i feel like it’s your duty, dear reader, to buy these things for yourself and revel in their greatness. you can click on the images to be taken directly to the specific item.
the work of UK artist David Shrigley is something you have probably seen, if not on Pinterest then certainly quoted by a friend, or randomly on Tumblr or Facebook or Instagram or wherever. i have saved a number of my favourite pieces as desktop wallpapers just for my own enjoyment. but maybe you don’t know him, or don’t know anything about him, and that’s why i’ve compiled this post. also it just gives me a great reason to look through all of his art that i can possibly find online, which always cheers up my day.
when i first saw the new FW15 collection by Electric Feathers i thought to myself, “i need a legit reason to wear that gold lamé dress right now.” but actually, you know what, you should be able to wear gold lamé whenever you like. in fact, why not go full jumpsuit while you’re at it. that rope dress is also something else.
you won’t believe how many new jewellery collections were released in the past week, so i thought it was an incredibly appropriate moment to do another Jewels compilation. this is a mixed bag of treats – so i’m sure there is something you would like. also: great gift ideas. also, also: ear cuffs are still in. check out more favourite jewellery here.
it’s a mid week distraaaaaaaacttiiiiiiooooooon! (Oprah voice) hey guys, long time no distraction right? i have been dutifully saving great links left and right, but i feel like the internet has been a bit of a desert for me lately. truth is i wasn’t feeling well for about a week, and then it was my birthday (yay!) and then we went to the beach for the long weekend where there was hardly any reception – so i have been doing non-internet things like sleeping and reading.
i was lucky to discover Elize Strydom just as she was about to embark on the South African chapter of her ongoing photography project Small Town Girl – thanks to Jessica for tagging me in her first post. Elize is Australian, but has roots in SA (as you can probably tell by her name 😉) so i was really interested to see the stories that would unfold.
i have been receiving Pampa’s newsletter for the better part of a year, but am yet to blog about them – time to remedy that! Pampa was co-founded by photographers Victoria Aguirre from Argentina and Carl Wilson from Australia, who source handwoven products directly from the hands of indigenous Argentinian weavers.
i love UK illustrator Mouni Feddag’s work soooooooooooooo much. maybe you think i’m exaggerating, but i actually just said that out loud. soooooooooo. much. you know when you like something so much you’re actually like “ugh! i love it SO much!” yeah, that’s how i feel. you can read an interview with her here.
i remember the first time i discovered Homepolish. i ended up browsing all their home tours, pinning away like some kind of madwoman. Homepolish offers affordable interior design by the hour. basically you sign up, tell them about your project, and they connect you with one of their talented interior designers. you can buy a single day session or a more extensive design package, whatever suits your budget.