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These Things No.52

hello! a These Things is long overdue – and i figured since a lot of you were on holiday it was time for a recap of sorts. i also had a mini-holiday this weekend, we were treated to a night at the amazing Clouds Estate for Anton’s birthday. it’s a bit of a luxury spot in the winelands just outside my home town of Stellenbosch. if you’re ever in this part of the world, and you want to treat yo self, then this is the place. and go eat at Tokara for dinner (have the baked alaska with salmon ice-cream. do it!)

this story stayed with me all week – artist Judy Millar built her house overlooking the black sands of Anawhata beach outside Aukland. thanks to FvF for covering such interesting people, as always:

love the beautiful rings (and other jewellery) by Bario Neal:

you’ll recognise Celine from the last edition of these things – here’s a sweet feature on her & daughter Eloise by Boots & Pine:

i can’t get over these leather bags by Agnes Baddoo (modeled after her mother’s 40 year old tote):

beautiful new things at Maryam Nassir Zadeh:

a lovely identity design for catering company La Catería by Firmalt:

love the work of artist Barbara Kitallides:

rad letterpress paper products by Moglea:

these rope baskets by Zillpa are super cute:

Swedish designer Elina Dahl has an enviable apartment:

love the simplicity of this Californian wedding, including PAVLOVA for dessert (my faaaaaavourite)

ceramicist Helen Levi makes interesting pieces – available at Pour Porter:

this house is actually available for location hiring (anyone shooting a movie?) – but i’d move in today:

the new Young Frankk lookbook is beautiful, as ever – photographed by Amber Byrne Mahoney:

if you’re gluten free / dairy free / egg free / vegan – then you need to check out Fork & Beans:

this hand-drawn house printed shirt by A Part of Me is sweet:

quite like these sandals by & Other Stories:

the Frances May Summer 2013 lookbook is stellar:

like the pale cream soda hues from portuguese label Pulp:

the work of Alexandra Segreti and Kelly Rakowski, aka New Friends:

beautiful arrangements by The Informal Florist:

and, another fashion forward lady – this time from 1950s Miami. photograph by Nina Leen:

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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.50

i’ve been slipping a bit on the post front this week – sorry. have been quite busy, and felt kind of chained to my desk to be honest. which always makes me worry about my health… all that sitting cannot be good for you. when i’m done with work i just want to dramatically push my chair away from my desk and not even look at the screen anymore (in a metaphorical way of course, my office chair doesn’t have wheels so i can’t do a real push and twirl).

i’m also suffering from severe cabin fever, as i’ve been working from home for the past 2 weeks due to renovations at our office. and let me tell you – working at home SUCKS. for me, anyway. it has been quite essential for me to get out of the house every once in a while, especially for walks on the promenade. in an ideal world i’d have my own little studio somewhere… one day, one day.

anyway! it’s time for a friday these things. oh hey, 50 seems like a big number! but i guess everything on this here blog is sort of a these things, so let’s not get too excited.

i have to start with this coat from the Chloe Resort 2014 collection which is just amazing:

these shoes by Alpha60 are cool:

cute leather hair accessories by Canoe:

love this french label Homecore discovered via Cath:

foldable vase covers by snugstudio:

Lauren Manoogian & Bryan Purcell photographed by Backyard Bill:

the Nina Ricci Resort 2014 collection is just exquisite:

this identity design by Anagrama for dry cleaners Nordic House is wonderful:

the new collection by Serax is rad:

Debra’s film photos of The Table really capture how great it is:

i would like these leather sandals from Everlane, please:

i don’t know what i’d put in this golden leather bag (fancy lunch?) but i want it:

A Kind of Guise is an awesome looking shop in Munich:

one of my favourite local labels Selfi has just launched their online shop:

these hanging plants are ideal for sprucing up a lonely ceiling:

very much into woven storage baskets these days. left: connected goods; right: wabi sabi:

Cuyana has some beautiful totes (and a lovely new design thanks to Jessica Comingore & Shilpa Shah):

Vegetarian Ventures is a great new-to-me food blog:

i hope that i run into the Van Leeuwen ice-cream truck when we’re in New York:

Naftul is a lovely Israeli label:

i like the idea of roller wallpaper:

stackable rings are everywhere, aren’t they? these ones by Hannah Naomi are affordable & rad:

such a bright & happy collection by Sarah Leslie Richards:

two style blogs that i’m enjoying right now, left: Polienne & right: Jazzabelle’s Diary:

and, Nelson Mandela is still in hospital. i dug up this photo to remind us of his greatness:

photograph by George Hallet.

have a happy weekend, everybody.

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These Things No.49

i really do enjoy making these collage versions of my these things round-ups, even though the image ends up so looooooong… you guys will just have to deal because – look! how pretty! this is These Things no.49.

all the information is below the longest image on earth.

Miss Moss // These Things No.49

 

  1. i like this print by Charlotte Trounce for Wrap Magazine
  2. the studio of french floral artist Claire Basler
  3. Tasty Tuesdays by Theresa Nguyen for The Design Files has been the best.
  4. Kate is also planning her wedding, and she experimented with flower crowns this week.
  5. Zucchini pancakes with yoghurt!! what?? yes.
  6. “the best hug of your life” by Monica Ramos for Buy Some Damn Art
  7. i only just discovered Tom & Lorenzo’s style recaps for Mad Men. they are amazing. also: that Sharon Tate theory. obviously do NOT click on these if you’re not up to date.
  8. this makeover by Emily Henderson for 98-year old Fran’s apartment in a senior living centre is amazing.
  9. Old Brand New has opened a shop!
  10. “handknitted, ordinary or unordinary things” by Maiami
  11. a paper pineapple by Marsha Golemac who is insanely talented with all things paper.
  12. notepads by Studio Sarah
  13. Sarah Thorne’s paper Stock stationery & ephemera
  14. THIS dress.
  15. a pomegranate print by Georgiana Paraschiv
  16. super cool designs by pattern designer jimena palacios
  17. a sex-themed Read. Look. Think. by Natalie Smith for Jessica Stanley. picture by Lonely Girls.
  18. we will definitely have a coconut cloud cake at our wedding
  19. this girl photographed by J. Quazi King made my week.
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These Things No.48

oh! it seems that i skipped last friday for a These Things round-up. i just… i just don’t know where the days are going. my mom kindly reminded me the other day that the wedding is 20 weeks away (cue this face) – but it felt like just last month that we got engaged. mmm. so, you know, such is life. let’s not think about it, and concentrate on these things no.48 instead.

the wedding of karin & craig by love made visible (karin designed my ring & craig is the best hairdresser in cape town!):

ladies & gentlemen studio:

these girls have been wearing the pants, well. one / two / three:

the lookbook for lo and sons photographed by jessica:

photography by agnes thor:

flower installations by camille henrot:

Cassandra Karinsky’s amazing apartment:

Ji Yeon has great style:

these dress by Black Crane are exquisite:

interesting jewellery by Danielle Wright:

unbelievable tapestries by Hannah Waldron:

photography by Li-Han Lin:

design work by Booth for Secret Garden:

What Should I Eat For Breakfast Today?

handwriting by Minna May:

new pieces from Sezane:

this adorable shoot of Bianca Balti and her daughter:

Bows and Bandits is a cute vintage shop:

a burger cake by Coco Cake Land:

and finally, Donald Faison’s wedding video WINS:

CaCee & Donald // A Buzz from Wade! on Vimeo.

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These Things No.47

man, i can’t believe it’s Friday already – again. i am having a bit of a déjà vu moment because this time last friday i was prepping a these things post before rushing out of the door for a weekend away. well… we’re going away again! but this time it’s a huge family gathering to celebrate Anton’s grandmother’s 90th birthday. i have a cake, and everything. have a good one, see you on monday!

These Things No 47

  1. i like this new to me blog varpunen
  2. the 30 days project is still going!
  3. DIY paper design from emmadime
  4. DIY leather eReader cover by fieldguided
  5. this caramel corn packaging
  6. the design work of oliver moore
  7. this apartment
  8. travis & maike’s house
  9. dear golden’s amazing 20s dresses
  10. diane kruger’s style
  11. this girl!
  12. this bathroom
  13. this kitchen
  14. cilantro salad recipe
  15. avocado salad *

* i’ve created a pinterest board for healthy recipes

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These Things No.46

i think i should do a these things every friday, it’s a nice way to wrap up the week. have a great weekend – we’re taking a road trip to the Karoo to celebrate our anniversary! i’ll try to take photos again like we did at Kruger, it’s always nice to share a bit of south africa with you. have a good one…

photography by Shelbie Dimond:

this dress + these shoes:

an awesome new shoot from Kate + Alix:

leather strap shelves:

a beautiful range by Anna Joyce:

flowers in her hair (imagine how good those smell):

Anthom is a rad new online shop:

perfect fodder for wearing the pants:

DIY mini clothing rail:

Sleep Jones pajamas by Andy Spade:

the home of Hanna Seabrook:

new rings by Wsake:

love everything at Rennes, especially this dress:

and finally, minimalist playing cards by Joe Ducet (genius):

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These Things No.45

hello!! i’m back from my holiday in the bush which was just THE BEST. will tell you more about that later, but first i have to edit down the hundreds of photos we took. in the meantime i’ve been catching up on the internet today – it’s actually pretty rad going away for a week and  coming back to a completely refreshed feed. here are snippets of stuff that caught my eye, in these things no.45.

i’ve featured talented local illustrator Katrin Coetzer before – so it’s no wonder she & her husband Matthew had a beautiful wedding, (not to mention her dress) – photographed by Modern Hearts:

i don’t fly very often, but when i do i load up on magazines (something i never actually buy – that’s why the internet exists in my opinion) and the new Céline campaign really caught my eye:

while i was away the Forts exhibition happened, check out the lookbook Mariah & Amy did for it:

new stuff from Steven Alan that i could see myself wearing (links: dress & sandals):

love the styling at Polder (via Mariah):

mountain blossom scarf by Leah Duncan:

enjoyed this interview with (and painting by) Oliver Jeffers:

Nicole Warne in striking stripes + green photographed by Vanessa Jackman:

Anja shot the beautiful lookbook for Acanthus Jewelry:

stone bangles by Chen Chen & Kai Williams:

Sight Unseen has been sharing some wonderful studio visit recently, featuring ceramicists Julianne Ahn (Object + Totem), Ben Fiess & Jessica Hans:

gorgeous lookbook for Alison Brislin’s braid styling, photographed by Laure Joliet:

my Rib & Hull heirloom tote is one of the best things i own, and now they’re bringing out a larger zipped version!

like the look of this large screenprinted notebook:

illustrator Julia Marco’s series of her favourite cities:

Project Bly explores the world’s bazaars, starting with Mumbai:

it’s almost winter here!! good night day’s knits are looking pretty good right now:

the home of Mercedes Hernáez & Alejandro Sticotti:

beautiful photography by momomi:

imagine Bill Murray was your neighbour and he asked you to take his portrait - Olivia Rae James is that lucky person:

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