An Island

Luca Moretti is an Italian photographer who was born & lives in Tuscany. this past summer he took a series of photos on Elba, an Italian island close to where he lives. it took me straight back to holidays i have been lucky to have in Italy and elsewhere on the Mediterranean coast. what’s…

Matty Roodt: Loop

Matty Roodt is an artist from Cape Town whose first solo exhibition Loop is currently showing at SMITH. i paid it a visit yesterday, and walked away wanting to buy sculpture for the first time in my life. the pieces are feminine and organic, but the story behind them is even more fascinating. okay,…

Pink Sheets

oh sheet, i think i’m gonna have to convince my husband that we need pink bedding. i’ve absolutely fallen for these dusty blush, rose and coral hued sheets from Texas based shop Magnolia Armor. interestingly some friends and i had a conversation about when duvets first came to South Africa – as previously everyone just slept…

Mid Week Distraction No. 29

vintage photo above courtesy of Robert Barone i have a legitimately solid reason for being slow on the posts this week, and that reason is this. yes! we are expecting a little boy in May next year. one thing no one tells you (or maybe they did, but i didn’t listen) is how very long the…

FARIS

ever since Faris first contacted me about her jewellery line back in 2014 i have loved seeing her work progressing, and DAMN didn’t she knock it out of the park with her new collection! those earlashes (shown above) are simply a dream. FARIS is a jewelry line that distills complexity into a wearable statement. FARIS appeals to the…

Gigi Mills

Gigi Mills grew up in a circus family, travelling with the Mills Bros. Circus as a child and going on to study theatre & dance as an adult. while travelling she spent hours sketching and studying the masters, and 15 years ago decided to pursue her dream of being a full-time artist. i can see…

Bower

when we travelled to NYC back in 2013, on our honeymoon, we went to a furniture fair somewhere in Brooklyn (i forget the name now) and that is where i first saw the work of Bower. i remember loving their work so much that i took their business card, so it’s been really cool for me…

OCTOBER

photo by Allan Grant for LIFE, 1947. damn, i actually wanted to post this new music mix on Friday, but somehow we had a seemingly city-wide internet blackout that lasted a couple of days. that sounds ridiculous, right? that’s cause IT IS. well now you can kick off your week with a finely tuned mix (finely…

Cacti Coasters

i never appreciated coasters until i became an adult. as a kid they were as ubiquitous in my parent’s house as ashtrays (even though neither of my parents smoker – why is that?) but i never bothered to use them because i was just a terrible child – as all terrible children are. my mom…

Goodies No. 25

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…

David Shrigley

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…

Electric Feathers FW15

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.…

Jewels Six

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…

Mid Week Distraction No. 28

above: Las Vegas Chorus Girl Kim Smith, 1954 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…

Small Town Girl

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…

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