LRNCE

LRNCE is a Belgian fashion label based in Marrakech, founded in 2013 by Laurence Leenaert. wares include out of this world shoes, beautiful rugs & textiles, bags and clothes. Her work is inspired by the cults and rituals of tribes. LRNCE aims to show a sense of cultural influences of…

Beautiful interiors by Holly Marder

you guys, i LOVE a good before and after. you might say i am OBSESSED with them. you can ask my husband how many hours i have spent watching shows like Fixer Upper and Masters of Flip or how i get totally lost scrolling through the Apartment Therapy B&A archives. if…

Sygns

i feel like wanting a neon sign is much like wanting a tattoo. it SEEMS really cool, but am i going to regret it once its up on my wall? or am i going to just want more and more when i have one. i like the idea of making a…

Laurie Melia Ceramics

yes those are what you think they are. Australian Laurie Melia’s ceramics are so popular that in the two minutes it took me to open her Etsy shop and browse through some of her latest wares – they sold out. Laurie is very active on Instagram, and she announces when she’ll be…

Tactile Matter

Tactile Matter is collection of stoneware ceramics by LA based illustrator Kenesha Sneed. you should watch this video about her work, it will make you want to make something with your hands asap. she’s influenced by “her desert and coastal roots of Southern California”. i love her colourful collaboration with…

Kate Miss

i thought i’d give you a little update on what the multitalented designer and thing-maker Kate Miss has been up to! a new jewellery collection and a bunch of prints, that’s what. and even though she doesn’t blog like she used to, her music mixes are still stellar.

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Cute prints & things for kids

at the moment’s Axel’s nursery is a work in progress – which is why i haven’t shared any photos! he’s been sleeping in our room since he was born, which means his room is mainly for storage and the occasional nappy change (we mainly use a changing pad in our bedroom).…

Catbird bathroom

Some Bathroom Ideas

soooooo, we have this bathroom, right? and it’s not great. the floors have these huge terracota type tiles. the walls are beige. the bathroom vanity isn’t even a vanity – it’s just a piece of formica (!!!) with a fake granite texture (!!!!) and a sink on top. the bath is TOO SMALL. when i was pregnant i could barely fit in it. it’s just… a mess. a total mess. i won’t show you a photo, cause you don’t need to see it. so our next big home project (after just having our leaky roof entirely redone this past winter) is to renovate the bathroom.

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Beech Hall: Cabana

remember that sweet collection last year from Beech Hall? well they’re at it again, and this time the theme is Cabana – filled with all sorts of fun, colourful, tropical, fruity designs & prints. my favourite has to be this snake cushion, the siesta print and this cool memory game.

Letterclub

hey! feel like i haven’t spoken to you guys in ages. that’s because our life has been turned upside down – we moved into our new house (where there is still no internet connection…) and i am officially nearing the end of my pregnancy. as in, our boy could come any day…

Baby Blanket

Baby Things

above: kaleidoscope cloud blanket. forgive me, for i am not in my right mind. i am a broody, anxiously waiting mom-to-be. i can’t stop thinking about babies. our baby. we are only a month away from welcoming the little dude, so i’m awake at 2am googling “do i REALLY need a changing table?”…

Jorey Hurley

Jorey Hurley

we won’t be doing a nursery initially, as the kiddo is just going to sleep in our room for the first few months. we would only just have moved into our new house by the time he arrives, so i’d want to figure out the space before settling on who sleeps where (needless…

Arro Home

Arro Home

i think that these cushions by Arro Home are probably meant for kids… but you know what? i don’t care. i would happily have a thousand pretzel cushions all over my house thank you very much. besides cushions they have all sorts of fun goods ranging from rugs to bedding. they…

Pink Sheets

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…

Casa dos Outros

Casa dos Outros

i dug DEEP into the archives of Casa dos Outros (‘House of Others’) a Brazilian blog by Zizi Carderari and Silvia Gomez that lets us into the lovely homes of people living in São Paulo. one connecting thing that i loved about these homes is the often eclectic ensemble of…