Caroline Gomez

there’s not much that i like more than tiny plates of food. if i could have tapas for the rest of my life i’d be totally okay with that. you see, i’m a terrible orderer at restaurants. i almost always have food envy when the plates finally arrive at the table. you will often…

Thoughts on a Wedding

even a budget wedding can add up… and up… and up. generally i know what i want for the wedding – and how to keep costs down – but sometimes i have moments like, “i want ALL the fairy lights in the world! all of them.” so it’s a fine line to balance, and…

Sézane

you might remember my post last year about Les Composantes, the fashion label by French designer Morgane Sézalory that debuted a hand picked vintage collection every month. well, Morgane has just launched her new venture Sézane which features her own creations, “pieces that have been designed for real life and to be a genuinely fashionable, desirable…

This Is My Jam

okay okay, i give in. here’s a new music mix for you! yesterday was a public holiday in south africa, which means a lot of people round here are taking a bit of a long weekend… so i made use of the down time to catch up on new music and compile a smattering…

Barena Venezia

i haven’t been able to get the spring lookbook for Barena Venezia out of my mind since spotting it at Honey Kennedy yesterday. Jen and i were actually swooning over it on twitter too, and we might have gone off on a tangent about bearded men and Roman gods… and bearded men as Roman…

Trevor Triano

every now and then you come across a photographer that has an unmistakable eye for detail, soft touches and perfect scenes. browsing through their portfolio is a dream, nothing seems out of place or forced. and above all you don’t walk away thinking, “i wonder what photoshop action they’re using?” no, just simple, beautiful…

10 Awesomely Awesome Things

10 awesomely awesome things, title inspired by the rad art up in (1) Kate’s home, featured by Warby Parker. (2) this girl all bundled up. (3) this wedding photographed by Modern Hearts. (4) this crown ring by Dean Davidson. (5) these salt & pepper shakers by Pigeon Toe Ceramics. (6) this hand-drawn business card. (7)…

Great Moments

great moments – on the open road, in a pool, enjoying the view, early mornings, new places, with your family, with your best friend, with your best people, learning something new, doing something exciting, seeing something beautiful, hanging with your cat, hanging with yourself. all images are by their respective owners. click on the images for the original…

Kirsty & Simon

i haven’t been thinking about the wedding much at all lately, partly because it’s 7 months away (actually… not so far away if you think about it), and partly because i’ve been busy with other things, but mostly because i get a bit overwhelmed every time i think about it. so much to plan, so many…

& Other Stories

whenever i discover a new online shop i go through various stages of emotion. 1. i’m excited by all the beautiful clothes. 2. i’m sad that i can’t order any of them. 3. i’m relieved because my credit card sits untouched. rinse, and repeat. so when Catherine alerted me to & Other Stories i went through all these stages, but…

Zofia Chylak

Zofia Chylak is a polish fashion designer who specialises in fine construction and tailoring, and draws inspiration from her background as an art historian in her designs. i love her simple pieces, like the no.1 silk dress and the no.2 silk georgette dress. she also has beautiful coats in her collection – something i could…

Jujumade

i got an exciting email from Julie sharing the debut collection for her handmade accessories label Jujumade. you might recognise her ceramic pieces from that fantastic collaboration with Brook & Lyn that i shared in last year’s post about good hair. Julie’s pieces are composed of hand sculpted ceramic and leather elements – her soft leather bags look good enough to…

Young Frankk SS 13

if you’re a regular around here you’ll be more than familiar with Christine Young’s jewellery line Young Frankk – so i’m happy to share her latest collection with you. Christine explains, “each corded necklace and bracelet is hand braided with tan satin cording using a Japanese braiding technique called Kumihimo. the beaded pieces incorporates white howlite and…

Found

National Geographic have set up a tumblr called National Geographic Found, to celebrate their 125th anniversary, where they’ll be sharing photos from their archives – many of which have never been seen before. FOUND is a curated collection of photography from the National Geographic archives. In honor of our 125th anniversary, we are showcasing photographs that…

Some Beautiful Things

beautiful bags. left: mansur gavriel // right: eatable of many orders pocket tote beautiful shoes. left: avarcas de menorca // right: ines bone shoe by maryam nassir zadeh beautiful clothes. left: dace ss 2013 // right: eclipsing silk blouse beautiful weddings dresses. left: adele dress // right: vintage dress from elsa billgren beautiful craft. left:…

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