Modern Weaving

a beautiful label by Tiffani Anne Williams, Modern Weaving makes bold brass jewellery and leather bags. A disciplined respect for the minimal is the primary ethos of Modern Weaving. The leather bag collection artfully fuses ancient basketry techniques into modern functional shapes. The incorporation of laser and die cutting technologies add to the silhouettes…

Kim Keever

had a rough week? do you feel like if you see one more political story in your news feed that your head will explode? let’s look at something nice and calming instead. the work of artist Kim Keever fits the bill. Keever used to be a thermal engineer who worked primarily on projects at NASA. sometime in…

Queen of Peace

here’s something nice and peaceful for you on this fine Thursday. i discovered the work of photographed Kari Medig, whose wonderful snowy photographs i was intending to feature, when i saw this story he photographer about an order of nuns who live in the wilderness of British Columbia. a bit of googling later and i found the…

A Pink Kitchen

have you ever wanted a pink kitchen? probably not, right? well i bet after scrolling through this post you might consider it. pink fronts, mirrors and terracotta granite combine beautifully for a unique kitchen in Brussels, designed by Belgian designers Dialect.

Evil Under the Sun

my new year’s resolution is to read more books (and i actually managed to read 3 books during the summer holiday – thank you baby naps!) i also think i need to dip into some classics that i have never read. and although my mom is a fan, i have never read anything by Agatha Christie.…

Yigal Ozeri

Yigal Ozeri is a painter from Israel, based in NYC, who “paints women in nature”. yes, paints. these are oil paintings. i first featured his work a number of years ago here. Yigal Ozeri succinctly summarizes his current practice as follows: “I paint women in nature.” Though he insists that his large-scale, photorealistic paintings are…

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Yellow Gold

i finished wrapping all our presents yesterday, and we had an early Christmas dinner with Anton’s family to swap gifts before everyone split up for the holidays. i made a truly eighties style gammon, everyone brought a side dish, and we had red velvet cake for dessert. i also listened to Christmas music all day while…

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Blue

have you finished shopping? no? really? i’m at the stage now where i just want Christmas to be over. it’s making me BLUE, you guys! see the rest of the gift guides here.

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Brown

maybe BROWN is a weird colour to pick for a gift guide. uuuum, amber? tan? caramel? coffee? cocoa? let’s not try to be fancy – it’s all brown in my books. but this is good stuff, you guys! have you done all your Christmas shopping yet? i am about halfway. we only buy for…

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Red

oh my, i never thought i’d say this… but RED might be my favourite gift guide so far! i would happily wear this tee and this cap while sipping coffee out of this flask and skimming this book by the glow of this light – all with a tomato sheet mask on my face. see all…

Erik Olson

Erik Olson is a Canadian artist who lives and works in Germany. i am always interested in portraiture, especially when the focus is just someone’s face – how do you keep a subject like that interesting? Olson’s work certainly holds my interest, particularly these black on black portraits: Girl from Aleppo and Boy from Aleppo. you can…

Cats Cats Meow Art!

this made me smile – cat inspired art, pins and other goodies by designer Nia Gould aka Niaski. she took inspiration from her own cats: Sampson, Frankenstein, Salvador and Socket. Henri Catisse probably made me laugh the most. you can shop everything at her Etsy shop.

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: White

the only thing that’s white about our Christmases are our beaches. i was just recently musing how i would love to someday house swap with someone up north during the festive season, just to experience a cold Christmas for once. but there is also something comforting about eating cold meats, salads and refreshing pavlova in…

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Green

it’s surprisingly tough to find green themed gifts, perhaps it’s just not a fashionable colour right now? but i, for one, love all these things – especially the marbled pieces. that octopus hook is super cute too (i have another awesome hook that i’ll be featuring in my Gold gifts guide – look out for…

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Black

i actually didn’t intentionally PLAN to post my black 2016 Holiday Gift Guide post on Black Friday, but there you go. a strange thing has happened in South Africa – and i’m sure everywhere else in the world – Black Friday has become a thing here. which i find amazing because we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving…

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