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 expecting one. we are already receiving thoughtful baby gifts and being asked what the nursery will look like – and a big part of me wants to say hey hey hold your horses, it’s not even out of my body yet, can we NOT do this?
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 previously everyone just slept under plain sheets + blankets. it was like, what are these fluffy clouds of magic?! duvets, comforters… whatever you may call them in your country. these are nice ones. though i think Anton would probably prefer the grey.
one of the saddest things about living in South Africa is that i can almost never partake in online shopping. all the stuff you see on the blog that i love so much? i can never buy it. it either takes 6 months to arrive, gets lost in our dismal postal system, or i get charged customs duties up the wazoo. so i feel like it’s your duty, dear reader, to buy these things for yourself and revel in their greatness. you can click on the images to be taken directly to the specific item.
ABOVE: Life Lessons pins
have you guys noticed that enamel pins have become a thing? recently i’ve seen so many rad ones popping up all around the place, and people rocking them in my Instagram feed. and because they’re mostly being made by talented illustrators and designers they’re all super rad. here are some nice ones i found that you can buy online, if you feel like jazzing up your lapel (or whatever). you can just click on some of the images to be taken directly to the shop!
today is “Spring Day” in South Africa – even though our spring equinox is actually on 23 September (my birthday! coincidence? maybe.) i suppose people around here are just too excited to push winter right out of the way. and conversely people on the other side of the world people are quite ready to usher in autumn. Canadian designer Noémie Vaillancourt is one of those people, having just released her FW15 collection for her label Noemiah.
above: monstera by seventytree
this year i made my first real art purchase. my friend Amy is the curator of Smith, a gallery in central Cape Town – so i am lucky to have a small glimpse into what’s happening in the contemporary South Africa art world. i would love to expand our art collection, but it’s something that has to come slowly and surely when you are starting out.
hey! here are some Nice Things for your eyeballs or yourself or your home or your best friend or your frenemy… cause we all need to make amends, and even your frenemy likes nice things. you can just click on the images or description for the link – isn’t that cool? didn’t i just make it a thousand percent easier for you? yep.
are you a future bride? congratulations! are you looking for a dress? yay! well, look no further. Dear Golden has some of the most exquisite vintage wedding dresses i have ever seen. AND there is a 30% sale off her entire shop happening till 19 July, so you’d best pick your favourite soon. you should also follow Lauren on Instagram, she’s always revealing some insane vintage treasures on there.
i’m giving 10,000,000 points to MétaFormose. doesn’t matter what the points are for. maybe they’re for this coat (or this one!) or this dress. or this skirt. or this shirt. or these shoes. i want basically everything they make – and the best part is that if you order something from them it is custom made to your measurements. that’s like having a personal tailor, who has great taste, who’s also your best friend (okay maybe not the last part).