gift guide

Christmas Stocking

it’s a public holiday today in south africa and i’m officially on holiday! which means i now have to start doing my christmas shopping. as much as i inwardly groan thinking about the crowds, truth is i love giving people gifts. and, well, i enjoy receiving gifts too… here are a few things from my sponsors i would love to find in my christmas stocking.

a special secret edition necklace by Erica Weiner for Of a Kind – you have to be a subscriber to their newsletter to shop this one. i love receiving their newsletter every friday to see the new editions.

new pink marbled leather pieces at Ann-Ya. YES!

MOR perfume oils at Eden. i would want these based on packaging alone.

vintage brooches from Jean Jean Vintage

any and all dresses at Edelweiss by Sarah.

ruby lingerie set at Fortnight Lingerie (high waisted panties = yes)

 

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Gift Guide: Black, White & Gold

row 1: iphone cat case / one year of white pages / cat coasters
row 2: the art of french baking / inkblot silk tee / ink blot tea towel
row 3: matte black pitcher / lolo flatware / zen corgi mug
row 4: just kids by patti smith / fabric & handle corbett backpack / shaving brush & stand
row 5: black spear necklace / black rope necklace / black dot bow tie
row 6: hand-stitched ipad case / poster / braun watch
row 7: gold feather ring /night smoke candle / gold dipped geo earrings

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Back to school

there was a time in my life when shopping for stationery was basically the most exciting thing i could think of. nagging my mom to buy me a new pencil case – “i can’t have the same pencil case as last year!” – and then covering it in all manner of stickers , tippex and permanent marker. filling it with precious items like an untouched eraser and kokis that weren’t dry yet (what do you call a koki outside of south africa?) covering my school books with pictures from magazines and clear contact paper – without making any bubbles.

i haven’t derived any pleasure from stationery in a long time, because i don’t make anything with my hands any more. what’s that all about! it might be time to get back to basics (or school)

1. aubin & wills notebook / 2. desktop sharpener / 3. postalco notebooks / 4. recycled paper pencils / 5. state of the obvious 1gb usb stick / 6. dog stapler / 7. black cotton deco tape / 8. worther woody mechanical pencils / 9. sliced bread notebook / 10. bear paperclips / 11. erasers / 12. 100-page tracing paper block / 13. tubs of coloured pencils / 14. recycled ballpoint pens

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