Belle Fleur de Lis

Lotte Janssens is a lacemaker & crocheter from Antwerp who clearly has very talented & creative fingers – as you can see by her delicate work below. she also has somewhat of a green thumb, as her home is filled with an assortment of beautiful plants. you can buy her wares at her shop,…

Ari Gabel

it felt like just the other day that i posted about Ari Gabel’s arresting self portraits – but that was more than two years ago now! i had a long browse through his website and flickr recently, and i am very taken by the new projects he’s working on and his ongoing portraiture photography. Ari Gabel…

Provisions

if you don’t read Food52, you should. at the very least subscribe to their newsletter, where you will learn such things as how to make any burger in 5 steps, and how you can stretch one batch of tomato sauce into 5 dinners. they just launched their shop Provisions which stocks kitchen essentials and…

Home Talk

at the moment i am thinking about our home a lot. we are currently happily living in our Sea Point apartment that’s big enough for the two of us (and we are lucky enough to be right by the promenade) – but i know that we both dream of an outside space and everything that comes…

Stuff Lately

in lieu of a These Things today i thought i’d do a bit of a Stuff Lately catch up. you can follow me on Instagram if you like. don’t fret, These Things will be back on monday. have a great weekend, everybody. my desk was featured on Dwell this week – i’ll be making…

Hana Haley

Hana Haley is a San Francisco based fashion photographer whose photos “are like stray lashes that have fallen loose from my lids to exist somewhere else. they are secrets i’ve let slip out.” see more of her work at her portfolio, flickr & blog.

Whistles

how can you not like a company that’s called Whistles? i’m a bit enamoured by this British brand lately, and not just because of their classic pieces (especially love the denim and leather stuff). their website is brimming with interesting content, including profiles of fashionable women and neighbourhood guides to places like Covent Garden & Bath. if…

Chrissie White

i have featured the work of talented young photographer Chrissie White before here and here, so i was catching up on her flickr stream when i noticed some amazing photos of her friend in various gorgeous landscapes. turns out they are part of a photo set called Deserted – a road trip photo diary…

Valentina

today i discovered the music of London based Italian-English singer Valentina. i know literally nothing about her (google has failed me, i guess) but you can buy her EP Wolves, which is out now on iTunes, and also listen to snippets of it on her label’s soundcloud page. watch the videos for Wolves and Ladders…

Handmade in Moste

Klara and Klemen are students of architecture who live in an old house in Moste, Ljubljana, the capital city of Slovenia. they regularly walked past the once grand villa hidden amongst the trees in this old neighborhood, and wondered about the abandoned looking apartment inside – which, it turned out, had been sitting empty for…

These Things No.53

what’s this? posting on a saturday! well it’s raining outside, and i have been lying in bed catching up on the internet. in case you, like me, are somewhere out there having a lazy saturday and you want to look at some beautiful things over your morning coffee, or mid-afternoon snack or late night…

Lost in the Light

i thought i’d offer a music mix in exchange for the fact that my posting has been patchy the past two days. it is a bit of a reflective, mid-year mix – mostly pretty down tempo, and featuring two of my favourite artists who are releasing new work. namely Goldfrapp and Mazzy Star. MAZZY…

Alicia Galer

i was sitting at my computer today, at work, after the usual 40 minute commute – and my back was hurting. my arms were stiff. all this sitting… is not helping my life. and i felt uninspired, and tired. i felt like i was having a bit of a moment at that desk. so…

Uniform

i discovered this old post and thought it deserved a revival of sorts. 6 outfits made up of 3 essential items. they are not all budget friendly though, i apologise. if i make fantasy outfits they really tend to be exactly that. row 1: A.P.C. Jenny Sweater // Weekend by Max Mara Canada Skirt…

Jane Sews S/S 2013

i’ve been waiting for the release of the new collection from Durban-based Jane Sews ever since spying some sneak peaks on their Instagram (especially those cute sandals). they just released this sweet lookbook, which features that iconic Loves Me, Loves Me Not side table from Cape Town based furniture designers Vogel. i own a few Jane Sew…

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