i grew up in a white walls household – it just went with my parent’s ‘modernist’ house and that was that. i still get nervous about putting colour on the walls, though i have toyed with the idea of light grey (hah). my rented flat has a sort of beigey crap colour in all the rooms (even the bathroom!) that i’m not allowed to paint over & it drives me kind of nutso.
from the new york times: Jan McFarland Cox, an artist and designer, spent nearly a decade of her life building a house in the Idaho desert, along with architect Tom Kundig.
if you’re ever in the stellenbosch area and you’re in need of a gift for a friend, girlfriend, mom… or just want something unique for your house – look no further than nest. they stock beautiful cushions (specially made) and the best collection of vintage items – which makes this my favourite favourite shop in town (and very reasonably priced, which is nice!). you’ll find nest in the skuinshuis builing, 44 van ryneveld street (bonus: it’s right next to nook eatery)
i really can’t decide which colour i prefer. both? from furni
neverend is a series of clocks created in conjunction with a select group of incredibly talented artists and designers. Each piece features artwork that is laser-etched onto a 3/8” thick piece of high quality russian birch plywood to create a bold graphic interpretation of the quintessential wall clock.
i have a thing for old clocks. i would fill my house with them if it wasn’t for the fact that the ticking drives me nuts. one day i will fill a shelf with a row of silent ones. these vintage alarm clocks are from clockwork universe
perhaps you remember this post i did about these rad DIY shelves? well apartment therapy did a tour of the brick house‘s, well, house. the portrait above the desk was naturally the first thing that caught my eye (and the rest of their art is also wonderful). and the kitchen! i would move in right now.
if you choose to live on your own as a young person (and i say this assuming that you don’t earn major bucks or perhaps you live in an expensive city – or both) you will probably be faced with the reality of renting a studio apartment. unless you’re an investment banker, or you won the lotto, or your granddad left you a sweet inner city pad the size of an ark that he bought back in 1950 for R500, or you’ve found some 3 bedroom palace with wooden floors and a working fireplace that’s being rented out for tuppence. if you’re one of those people, please don’t pity me. for i might be jumping on the studio flat bandwagon one of these days, and of course in lieu of that, the first thing i consider is HOW TO DECORATE.