at first when browsing through Paris based designer Isabelle’s shop Monochromatiques i simply appreciated the fine minimalist jewellery – and then i began to notice sublime little surprises: a tiny brooch of matchsticks, a curtain blowing in the wind, a popcorn pin, assemble-it-yourself jewellery inspired by baby’s building bricks, an ode to the…

Lora and her friends (“Lora et ses amies”) is a series by Swiss visual artist Nives Widauer. i actually saw the imagery, before knowing anything about the artist, and was like – “budgies with legs? i’m in!” well, first of all, they’re parrots. the original images are from Illustrations of the Family…

something fun for your Friday! oh how i wish i could find the original article for this series of photos, but all i know is they’re tagged “Seeing Eye Cat” and they were taken in 1947 by Loran Smith for LIFE magazine. now clearly, this cat is the world’s WORST seeing eye…

i saw this awesome loft makeover on Food52 and i couldn’t help but share, it’s so well designed and so much thought has gone into every detail. i highly recommend reading the entire article for all the info. the flat is in Hackney, London and is pretty small: only 46m2 (500 square feet)…

every year around this time i start pining for winter. like really cold, icy winter. we still have about 2 of the hottest months to get through, but i’m hoping that when Axel’s first birthday swings around in May (!!) i’ll be wearing a winter coat. what kind of coat? i…

i often get asked by readers who plan to visit Cape Town if i can recommend hotels in the city, and though i haven’t stayed in any local places myself (i mean, i live here) i always point them in the direction of La Grenadine. a few years back i took these…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…