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These Things No.62

this is a home edition of These Things – a Home Things, if you will. at the moment my mind is quite preoccupied with making our place look nice. we live in a one bedroom flat in Sea Point, a suburb of Cape Town on the Atlantic seaboard – literally steps away from the promenade. this area has been having a revival of sorts lately, with new coffee places and restaurants popping up almost every day. and i can see us living here for a long time… as long as we never needed a bigger place (cough-kids-pets-cough).

i have some home improvements in mind that i am hoping to share soon (having our balcony room redone, for a start) but in the meantime i am always gathering inspiration from around the web. you know me… gathering, gathering.

first up, the new bedroom collection from Douglas and Bec. i love that round headboard… it’s scuh an old-school shape – but done in such a new, fresh way.

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these blankets by BFGF are so great. i would want to just frame them and hang ‘em on the wall:

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very much into this shoot for Calypso St Barth shot by Dabito & styled by Justina Blakeney:

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the FLIP shelf by Munk Collective. i like the pink one as a bedside table:

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the Canyon series of ceramics by Red Raven Studios:

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i love the Open Road Armchair – a collaboration between between furniture builder KKDW and leatherworker Canoe:

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i love these two apartments styled by Minna Jones for a new development in Helsinki:

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for residents of Cape Town (and beyond), Bofred is a cool new furniture shop:

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the Levis x Pendleton blanket (i’ve always wanted a Pendleton blanket…)

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speaking of blankets, i love these blanket throws by Dot and Bo:

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love all these rugs from UO. top to bottom: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4

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a DIY geometric wooden floor by The Nugget:

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removable wallpaper? yes please – i’ll take the Matisse one:

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sweet goods by Pastrana Studio:

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really love the furniture by the cleverly named Please wait to be seated:

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These Things No.61

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excuse my pudgy toes.

hey guys! it’s my birthday today. i woke up to beautiful flowers, and white chocolate cheese cake in bed and a new kindle (thank you, kind generous husband). i’m 31 today, which feels weird to say because sometimes i still have this sentiment about my age.

so, a these things.

this selfie video with Kirsten Dunst made me laugh (especially because one of the first things i did on my birthday morning was take a photo of my flowers! cringe cringe cringe). also Kirsten looks amazing.

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i have cooked this recipe for Khao Soi twice since discovering it last week. it is the simplest and best tasting curry i have ever made – and because it’s a mix of Thai and Burmese / Indian flavours it’s really interesting too. i have never been able to nail a true Thai curry, so this dish is on the money for me.

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amazing 2015 (!!!!) calendar by Kristina Krogh:

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this vase by Picasso:

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the summer photography of Vuk Pajkovic:

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this book looks rad & good:

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Julia Leach has impeccable style:

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would like to take a trip to Masseria Cimino:

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the homes and art of sisters Laura Naples & Kristen Giorgi (NG Collective):

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the SS15 collection from Cold Picnic (rugs!)

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i love the way Hackwith Design House has styled their new basics line:

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DIY dino prints!

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synchronised swimmers by Jeannie Phan:

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this wedding in Majorca (!)

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speaking of weddings, i’m amazed that this dress hasn’t sold yet:

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resizing an oversized shift dress (clever!) – also that outfit = summer:

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These Things No.60

These Things No.60! this feels like it should be momentous, or something. i actually calculated how long i have been blogging the other day, and it’s been 5 years (and 2 months) since i started this olde blog. so, that is kind of momentous i suppose.

but even more momentous is that it’s Friday, which means it’s time for a These Things.

i love this feature on fashion designer Stine Goya at FvF:

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i want these shoes by Le Yucca:

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the amazing bathroom in this sweet apartment:

Hearth Studio

new lookbook by The Loved One:

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weavings by Maryanne Moodie:

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this hanger:

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i would literally eat this salad every day:

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and this one, actually:

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ceramics by RIA:

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Tova Kaye, an inspiring woman:

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Kirsten Dunst in the new W magazine (i feel like i’m a teen again!)

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Frida Kahlo in her garden in 1952:

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Be Brave by Christopher Delorenzo:

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These Things No.59

this week we moved into our new office (during an unseasonable heat wave, ain’t nobody got time for that). and i was feeling so happy and sprightly and excited, that i moved desks and picked up furniture and ran up and down the 3 flights of stairs too many times to count… feeling GREAT! and then the next day, my back. OH! my back. i could kick myself for overdoing it after suffering from bad back problems these past few months. well, i can’t actually physically kick myself – it hurts too much.

so, here i am lying on my couch again. feeling like a dummy, and just trying to recuperate. which of course calls for a these things. lesson: look after your backs, people. get up from your desk. walk more. work your core. and don’t be a dummy, like me.

new pieces by Scout & Catalogue:

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loved this peek into Kate’s home:

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sleeping on a cloud:

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Telar, a textile collection by Nido:

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love these bright banners:

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funny thing is, i would have bought the issue with this cover, by Georgia Perry:

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a watermelon dress!

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interesting art & photography by Vittorio Ciccarelli:

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love this bag:

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Seven Sisters Style and the beginnings of preppy style:

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these shoes by Reality Studio:

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sweet pieces by Martina Thornhill:

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new collection by Lauren Winter:

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awesome street style snapped by Vanessa Jackman:

Vanessa Jackman

Samuji’s new lookbook:

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jewellery and rad things by Academy:

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These Things No.58

it’s been quiet around here since the weekend, reason being i threw my back out on saturday and have been lying horizontal ever since. it’s not easy blogging from this position. it’s actually not easy doing anything besides sleeping and watching tv (you ARE watching True Detective aren’t you?) besides bed rest, and the occasional hobbled walk around the apartment, i have also been doing some catch up internet browsing on my iPad. so here’s a These Things! normal posting to resume soon.

photographer Laurence Aëgerter appropriates & revitalises iconic paintings:

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Traveling Forms, a new jewellery collection by Debbie Carlos:

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interesting “balloon” sculptures by Gemma Tickle. photo by Catherine Losing:

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aerial fashion + landscapes by photographer Joseph Ford:

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lady planters by The Sill:

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illustrator Anna Kovecses made 10 portraits of pop culture love icons for Milk Magazine:

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The Row FW14 x Balthus by Aoife Leonard:

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First Rite Fall 2014 collection:

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Senza Titole by Salvatore Fiume:

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work done for Good Forks by Marion Luttennerger:

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Tropical rooftop with satellite dish by James Colman:

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feature on Carolina L. Iriarte at Freunde von Freunden:

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Egon Schiele typeface by Nathalie Hallman:

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a beautiful indoor planter by Hedge House:

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The Beautiful Ones by Njideka Akunyili:

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Tortoise shell tumblers by Workaday Handmade for Of A Kind:

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The Merchant of Venice by Kiluanji Kia Henda:

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exquisite work by artist Annie Lapin:

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love this Cape Town street style shot by Jillionaire:

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a favourite new tumblr, Black History Album:

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Paul and Linda in 1971:

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and, still following National Geographic Found religiously:

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A wealthy group of young people relax by a pool in California, 1940. Photograph by J. Baylor Roberts

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These Things No.57

well it’s the first These Things of the new year, and also the first in over 2 months! enjoy.

i actually wanted to do a post about Slim Aarons soon, but every day i show beat me to it:

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the beautiful wedding of Lisl & Alex shot by Modern Hearts in Namibia:

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fabulous Isabel Marant at La Garconne:

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the house of Nancybird Designer Emily in Melbourne thanks to The Design Files:

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this amazing magnetic Vanity table by Nicole Brock:

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Paper Plants by Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao:

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Print Club Boston:

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Michelle & Jenny: A Love Story:

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the Brooklyn apartment of Shabd Simon-Alexander at Design Sponge:

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the photography of Dillon Marsh:

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some more National Geographic pics i like:

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a Table for a Flower by VJEM:

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awesome street style from Paris men’s fashion week:

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beautiful furniture by Torafu architects:

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Discourse with Flowers by Lisa Sorgini:

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the wonderful vintage filled home of Lauren (of Dear Golden) & her husband Chad:

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a lovely plant filled side-table by Suvi sur le vif:

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this rad photo of Frida Kahlo:

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the home of Lena Corwin photographed by Brian Ferry for Remodelista:

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tin-types taken at Sundance by photographer Victoria Will:

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this extraordinary film about the power of ballet:

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