Über den Wolken

i first visited Barcelona on vacation back in 2007 – pre-social media days. i was so excited by what a cool city it was, but also overwhelmed because i didn’t know how to tap into and find the real coolness of the city beyond the touristy stuff. there was no twitter or blogging world to…

Vintage Star Wars

i, like many millions of people around the world, grew up watching Star Wars as a kid. we had each film on VHS, and i watched them repeatedly as often as i could. my mom even had a puffy quilted cream jacket similar to Princess Leia’s that i often wore around the house pretending i…

Kate Funk

happy new year!! we are still away on holiday, but i am easing myself back into work in between reading and napping and eating too many of these guys. this time of year is always kind of bittersweet to me, i don’t want holidays to end but i am also excited to jump back into…

🎄 Mid Week Distraction No. 31 🎅

’twas the night before Christmas and all through the house no one was on the internet because they all had better things to do. but if you are on the internet and you need a distraction, including some Christmasey ones, this is for you. happy holidays / happy vacation / happy day off /…

Goodies No. 26

we are on HOLIDAY! right now i’m sitting at the kitchen table in Anton’s family’s holiday house in Kei watching the sea with one eyeball, contemplating what book i’m going to read next. i already finished Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter in one day, a thriller slash murder mystery that i enjoyed more than this year’s…

Lines & Dots

i am completely obsessed with these beautiful sculptural lights by Home Adventures, a personal project by Barcelona based design studio Álvaro Goula / Pablo Figuera. just have a look at them spinning at their online shop – it’s completely mesmerising! Lines & Dots has its origins from dozens of ink drawings, which you can see…

Paloma Wool: Collection No. 5

it’s not often that i post about every collection of a brand, but so is the case with Paloma Wool. the latest collection from Barcelona based designer Paloma Lanna might be the most interesting yet, featuring collaborations with an illustrator and eight ceramic artists. Collection No. 5 revolves around a series of ceramic drawings illustrated…

Our Holiday Season

at this time of year i am met with imagery of “The Holidays” everywhere online – snowy winter scapes, white dusted christmas trees, mulled wine, fireplaces and simply every possible variation of a typical holiday season. you see it in articles in your Facebook timeline and in the holiday gift guides that pop up on your Pinterest feed. i…

Super Cool Frames

are these the coolest frames i have ever seen? yes, yes that is highly possible. designed by Fundamental Berlin these one of a kind frames come in brass or steel and “give small pictures more greatness”. this super creative company also design a bunch of other lovely things like furniture, lighting and smaller pieces for the…

Mid Week Distraction No. 30

image courtesy of the LIFE archives what do we have here, a mid week distraction that’s actually in the middle of the week? truth be told my days are kind of jumbled at the moment, as we race headlong towards the end of the year. i only have 6 more working days left before we…

2016

oh man, it’s that time of year again! lunar calendars are really big like year. like, huge. as big as a super moon perhaps. what i would really like is a calendar based on the Japanese seasons, after reading this article that a friend sent to me. Japan has 72 microseasons, with names like “rotten grass…

Mi Goals

so there’s a lot happening in our lives right now that involves a ton of paperwork (i hope i can reveal all soon if everything goes to plan). i’m finding myself, for the first time in a long time, having to make notes and lists and tick things off. and strangely… i just don’t have paper in…

Beauty Talk

lizard analogy explained below since pregnancy my complexion has adopted what i’d like to call “lizard skin”. nobody talks about lizard skin, they only talk about that that glow that all pregnant women seem to bask under. not me, my skin went from kinda okay and normal to dry and red, yet also hormonal – seemingly…

Jane Sews Giveaway

Hello! (said in Adele voice) i haven’t done a giveaway in such a long time, so i am very excited for this one – not least because Jane Sews is one of our proudest South African exports. i have seen Amy Venter grow her label from a young fashion range to an online powerhouse that’s…

Kids Things

i was conflicted about doing this post because the one thing i feel weird about is “designing” your kid’s life, or creating a remotely instagrammeable lifestyle for your kid. on the other hand i think some kids things are pretty sweet, and i find myself straying into kidswear departments pretty often now that we are…

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