Nandi Naya

i discovered jewellery line Nandi Naya randomly while browsing one day, and judging by the name i wondered to myself if there was a South African link somewhere. turns out the designer behind the label is Hleziphansi Zita, and the line is named for her daughter, Nandi. Hleziphansi Zita was born and…

Bower

when we travelled to NYC back in 2013, on our honeymoon, we went to a furniture fair somewhere in Brooklyn (i forget the name now) and that is where i first saw the work of Bower. i remember loving their work so much that i took their business card, so it’s…

All Hands

Jen Stillwell is a designer based in NYC who started her leather company All Hands when she was working on a ship, travelling around the world as a member of an artisan development fund aimed at promoting and supporting indigenous artisans. her pieces are SO SO SO beautiful. this one in particular…

Otto

Otto is based in NYC and make beautiful knits – as well as other interesting projects.

Brookes Boswell

when i was in NYC last year (it feels so long ago now, waaaaah!) i noticed girls wearing hats everywhere. i love it. i have not had the guts to wear one myself. not that you need guts, of course. but if you’re not used to wearing hats – besides…

Beautiful Dreamers

i could kick myself for not knowing about Brooklyn based shop Beautiful Dreamers while we were in NYC – and it was right around the corner from where we were staying, too! they stock pieces by designers Jesse Kamm, Erin Considine, Electric Feathers, Clyde (those hats!) Lauren Manoogian, Agnes Baddoo…

NYC

hello! so we are in NYC and it is amazing. I wasn’t planning on checking in while we’re on our honeymoon (sacrilege) – but I see there have been some technical difficulties with images in the blog posts I scheduled. I’m sorry about that, and unfortunately I do not have…

i ♥ vintage ny

i’m sure i would also ♥ NY circa now, if only i could get there. look through the entire flickr collection of NY pics: 19th century – now

sophomore

“lower east side style of the 70’s and lower east side style of today look almost the same – people never stray from the basics”