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These Things No.51

these things no.51! i don’t have anything interesting to say today… i’m tired. i’m going to have a bath. i might read in there. it’s raining outside. i might try my hand at making some vegetable soup. any recipes you care to share? have a good weekend!

the BFF themed lookbook for Robber features actual BFFs, and it’s amazing. photographs by Arden Wray:

a new website and lookbook for Datter:

exceptionally beautiful styling work by Marie Olsson Nylander:

a new lookbook for Oh Dear Megan:

a beautiful interior for Delbôve boutique by Christophe Remy:

now i have a craving for Hokkaido milk toast, big time:

Father, a new coffee roastery in Braamfontein:

Emma-Jane’s living room makeover:

have to try this 3 ingredient recipe for chocolate fudge:

nice new things at Vuela:

love the S/S 13 lookbook for Blooming Leopold:

love this dainty ring by Favor Jewellery:

an amazing shoot by Raffaella Campeggi, courtesy of Emma:

Middle of Nowhere is a cute Aussie design studio:

interesting knitwear by Yu Square:

and if you want some new music to listen to, check out Joburg based Vampire 9000:

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These Things No.42

my eyes just did one of those cartoon character bulges out of my face when i saw that the last these things i did was 1 month ago to the day. what. is. happening. to. time?! i was under the mistaken impression that i do one every week, and i should! be prepared to see more of these (things).

the sartorialist visited joburg recently and the pics are pretty rad:

kate miss knocks it out of the park again with her winter jewellery line lookbook:

beautiful & simple forget me not vases by aurelie richard:

explore clarisse demory’s paris flat:

the dreamcats calendar is back!

speaking of dreamcats, lovely to see anabela from fieldguided and other toronto locals featured at boots & pine:

a new favourite street style blog, a love is blind:

rouge cheeks and bobby pins after michael kors:

beautiful painted ceramics by lindsay emery at leif:

hansel from basel’s new lookbook:

a beautiful plant filled house and adorable cat:

john baldessari paintings are rad. feelings.

photos of swan lake by Raúl González:

wild cockatoos by leila jeffreys:

digging anja’s range of new range of bags for her label ann-ya:

dreamy goodies from Craft:

erin jang for paperless post:

these cats! photographed by clare canepa:

object is a cool shop:

really love these daniel wellington watches:

and finally, some shoes i’m digging…

top row: loeffler randall / salvatore ferragamo / matiko / maison martin margiela
middle: all A.P.C.
bottom: k. jacques / rachel comey / loeffler randall

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These Things No.40

i actually started writing this post a few days ago when i was in the grips of a nasty bout of flu, which is spreading through cape town like wildfire at the moment, but i simply could not muster enough energy to get even half way through it. consequently i spent about a week in bed or on the couch (watching many, many episodes of friends) and subsequently had to catch up on real work – which meant the blog has been on the backburner for a while. i’m sorry about that!

i did however find some time to spruce things up a bit around here… what do you think of the new design? i like that i can play with the look of the blog so much, it’s like experimenting with my hair without the emotional fallout of a bad cut.

so, after much time away, a these things is in order.

kate has busy rebranding all her personal projects – including her jewellery line. love the clay amulets!

rifle paper co just released their 2013 cities calendar:

love this turkish clothing line Uttu:

beautiful accessories from Benah:

Michelle & Martin Nørbo have a lovely home:

the stylish Karkashadze sisters are popping up everywhere…

left: all the pretty birds / right: street style aesthetic

dig the sash cord studies by Doug Johnston:

a long way from home:

thomas slater illustration:

get busy, get dizzy:

how cute are these toast plates!

love the all that is solid shop:

beautiful ensemble at no.6:

vessels by Kusafune:

i like it when the sartorialist photographs in black & white:

the colourful home of cris & marcelo rosenbaum photographed by the selby:

this salt bird by our workshop made me laugh:

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Bits of Black

deborah’s instagram feed is a delight:

diane keaton in looking for mr. goodbar (you can buy that first picture)

boy by band of outsiders:

a lovely lady on the streets of paris snapped by the sartorialist:

toky0milk handcreme:

the photography of Hengki Koentjoro:

yeah no yeah alphabet posters:

the angels of the hell’s angels:

drawstring purse by baggu:

caroline issa:

chalkboard globe:

anna leena’s house:

mad mesh  jumpsuit:

bondir identity design by oat creative:

nice things at cos:

NYC water tower turned urban treehouse:

wilcox skirt by rachel comey:

black heirloom tote by rib & hull (i have it in brown, my favourite bag):

a series about celebration at hila’s blog, this one is by jen:

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Shades of Gold

left: street style by vanessa jackman / right: button clips by studio swine

left: bronze bowl by alma allen / right: square pyrite necklace by myrrh jewellery

left: rabbit chair by sanaa / right: leather shopper by cos

left: mi & mall identity design by atipo / right: caroline gomez

left: via skona hem / right: tee by marni

left: alameda huarache sandals / right: jenny scarf by dealtry

left: hanging test tube vases by pigeon toe ceramics / right: brass pendant by iacoli & mcallister

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These Things No.36

these things no.36!

the story behind don draper’s new digs. i am so envious of set decorator claudette didul’s job. she GETS PAID to scour antique shops and mid-century dealers and craigslist to find all these gems. and so she should, because she’s done an amazing job.

really enjoyed hila’s beautiful post romantic femininity, where she draws comparisons between representations of femininity in art & costume films

this looks delicious: matcha & black sesame dessert by the wandering girl

the home of artist doug aitkens is killer. “a modest, functional home where the ground-floor walls and curtains have been silk-screened to simulate the hedges growing outside the windows, the sky-lighted staircase is lined with angled mirrors that turn the passage into a dazzling kaleidoscope…”

riley tote from rennes

joke’s on me is a collection of work by japanese-american artist yoskay yamamoto, via art hound

katie took photos at a new coffee house in sydney called the grounds. besides the beautiful photography (as excepted with katie) there are some great recipes and, of course, a sneak peek at the wonderful interiors.

i am having serious buyer’s remorse after seeing this pink couch on decor8

douglas + bec is an online shop that sells interesting homeware, prints, art, stationery and other nice things

creme cycles is cute

such interesting pieces from cursive design at pour porter

and to end things on an adorable note, i keep looking at this article about the CUTEST orphaned baby owls. they look like grumpy old men babies (and what could be better than that?)

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These Things No.32

these things issue no.32 – the first of the new year!

absolutely love this in my bag post by anabela. that is one mega bag, mary poppins like.

brigitte lacombe’s on set portraits of meryl streep at nowness:

vintage handerkerchief letterpress calenders by mink letterpress via design work life:

le grenier is a beautiful online shop, via dear golden:

johanna burke’s apartment in brooklyn… oh to be that cat:

jen did a round-up of good hot chocolate, pictured below is an earl grey hot chocolate recipe:

i know i’m late on this, but nadinoo’s latest lookbook is lovely:

rifle paper co does it again with amazing valentine’s day cards:

no.6 silk trouser pant in herringbone, yes please:

love the style of this girl who was spotted over at the glamcanyon (left) and the locals (right):

“just bill cosby in a sea of bill cosbys. no biggie” – love vic for finding these gems.

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These Things No.31

i’m going away for a couple of weeks to the seaside on boxing day, so this will be the last these things of the year.  i love the way things slow down at this time of year, even on the internet, but  for those of you still around and checking in on your readers don’t despair – i’ve made sure to set up some new posts while i’m away. have a great holiday everyone!

vintage gift wrapping via cath’s round up of cute christmas wrapping:

honor pre-fall 2012:

this amazing shot of the quirky stylista:

let it be beautiful – songs of the beatles rewritten as short stories & essays via anabela:

iris tsante via art hound:

everything about this girl:

accordian calendar by the indigo bunting:

grain design via design for mankind:

cold spring apothecary via honey kennedy:

furze chan paper art via dear golden:

her amazing outfit (except the shoes, gotta say):

julia kostreva’s notebooks & daily planners:

the cutest birthday cake i ever did see:

floral leather peter pan necklace by ampris loves:

and finally, i really enjoyed kate’s best songs of 2011 mix:

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