15th May 2013
Wow, I do love a good magazine cover and how awesome are these 3 for LOVE Spring/Summer 2013?
Kate, Chloë and Cara look pretty damn fine in a bathtub, don’t you think?
26th April 2013
15th April 2013
Finally, the new Cape Town Topshop is opening at the V&A Waterfront this Thursday.
Hope it’s good!
4th March 2013
I ended up popping into Design Indaba for a quick run around yesterday morning, and these were some of my favourite finds…
I’m a sucker for succulents and the little guys potted in Sara Hernandez’s gorgeous ceramic hangings were absolutely divine.
Nina Du Plessis
These wooden geometric wall hooks were amazing … and very reasonable at R80 a hook.
I completely fell in love with Simone le Roux’s creatures. She has some awesome illustrated characters on her Behance site, but the handmade dudes were A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.
The Tale of Balaclava Bear / Sootcookie
I’m always drawn to Tanya Laing’s work and last year I picked up a Sootcookie ceramic paper plane which I love. The Tale of Balaclava Bear is a collaboration between her and Alex Goldberg and although I’m not so into the bears themselves, I think the story behind them is awesome.
The simple elegance of Jeanine Benjamin’s bracelets and rings were lovely. Too bad she didn’t have that triangle bracelet at the expo because I would’ve bought it for sure.
Mervyn Gers Ceramics
Although this brand felt a little commercial (and have designed ranges for some big name restaurants and vineyards around Cape Town) I couldn’t help but fall in love with these African/Chinese plates. The dragon, rhino and machine gun combinations were beautiful and bizarre.
Concrete jewellery, lighting and bowls with some lovely angles.
I spotted this folded African map on some Design Indaba signage before going into the expo and it was even more beautiful in real life.
28th February 2013
Yes, it’s that time of year again folks, when the best of the South Africa design world come out to play at Design Indaba.
Like always I wish I had some spare cash to actually see some of the conference (Jessica Hische is speaking on Saturday) but I’m happy enough to pop down tomorrow to get inspired, and I’ll put a post together next week of all of my favourite finds.
7th February 2013
I am absolutely 100% crazy in love with this Little Sloth Necklace.
5th February 2013
Over the years she’s graced 17 covers of i-D, including these four for The Alphabetical Issue (shot by Daniele + Iango) to kick off Spring 2013.
The ultimate über-model, Miss Moss nails it again.
5th February 2013
On Saturday at Neighbourgoods I discovered Pichulik, a handmade jewellery brand with pieces made from climbing rope.
Not only are Katherine-Mary’s jewellery designs awesome, she’s also done a collaboration with Lalesso to produce a range of bags and purses.
This gorgeous Jaali purse has gone straight onto my birthday wishlist.
1st February 2013
It clacks like bones when I walk and I don’t wear it often enough.
29th January 2013
I couldn’t help but laugh at Agent Provocateur’s Valentine’s ad featuring Poppy Delevingne. It’s a bit dumb, but Delevingne’s so sexy you can kind of overlook the silliness.
29th January 2013
On Saturday I very nearly bought myself some new Havaianas but decided at the last minute to be good and save some money.
And what do you know? My navy ones just broke.
I’m thinking black with white stars…
29th January 2013
For the last 3 days of the lil’sprout sale we’ve got 50% off all babygrows and tees! Woop!
All our products are 100% cotton and label free so they’re extra comfy – there’s rainbows and clouds, little snowflakes and lightning, raindrops and wind and sunshine, so hurry while we’ve still got some left!
17th January 2013
I saw my first Hellolulu bag when I was in Hong Kong at Christmas and fell in love with their simple but slick products. They come in an awesome selection of colours which totally adds to their cool too.
This Conn – Campus Backpack has a padded sleeve inside that’s the perfect size to carry a 15″ laptop. How tricky to choose a colour though! Blue with a green inside or purple with a blue inside?
Their funny little logo is also very cute and I’m digging the Happiness Manifesto on their website:
Happiness Manifesto – Chuck away unnecessary bulk and weight, add a dash of fresh color, a touch of delightful texture and sum it up with clever, creative designs, and you will get Hellolulu.
16th January 2013
I’m having a bit of a naked day – apologies if you’re at work.
Juergen Teller x Kate Moss.
16th January 2013
Awesome! I read this morning on Twenty6 Magazine that The Institute of Contemporary Art will be showing Juergen Teller, Woo between the 23 January 2013 – 17 March 2013.
I fell in love with his photography when I was 15, when I fell in love with Kate Moss.
The exhibition will show the journey through Teller’s fashion and commercial photography from the 90s, featuring the likes of Kurt Cobain, Sinéad O’Connor and Kate Moss amongst others, as well as more recent landscapes and family portrait work.
Wish we were going to be in London.
15th January 2013
Eek! These Neon Toe Kids Vellies are too cool for school.
Made by Schier Shoes who are based in Namibia, vellies are ancestors of the modern-day desert boot and these ones are made of vegetable-dyed Kudu leather.
The best bit?
They come in big sizes too!
14th January 2013
I just had to share with you guys another awesome present my little sister got me for Christmas (yes, she’s really, really cool!)
This one pretty much outdid all the other gifts – and my sister-in-law (who also got one) and I almost cried when we opened them!
Meshu is a company that makes custom pendants and earrings based on journeys. My Meshu is made up of the places I’ve travelled to in the last few years from Australia to Mozambique and each place is a point on my facet necklace. You can choose from Bamboo, Silver, Nylon and Acrylic and each piece comes with a postcard of your design in a little black box.
I absolutely love it.
10th January 2013
Yay! It’s our first ever sale at lil’sprout!
This is kind of a big deal for me, my brother and sister-in-law, so take a look guys and let us know what you think.
We’ve had the best feedback and support since we started lil’sprout, which has made it all worthwhile and also means our 2013 collection will be available towards the middle of the year. Can’t wait!
PS. How absolutely gorgeous is my little nephew Maddox up there? xx
9th January 2013
Finally I’ve got around to posting the design I did for British punk rock band Max Raptor.
These guys are seriously good so be sure to keep an eye out for their new album coming out later this year.
8th January 2013
I went a bit crazy for Gap over Christmas and popped into their shops whenever I was walking past. The block coloured cardis, stripy jumpers and amazing scarfs were done in the most awesome colours…and then came the Share Neon Kids campaign! Eek!
Firstly, SHARE. I’ve decided this will be my new word for 2013. I love it.
Secondly, NEON! Can I just say it took about 5 minutes to get that shot in between shoppers in one of HK’s busiest shopping centers over the Christmas holidays.
And finally – how sweet are these guys?
23rd November 2012
Rock on the sexy supermodel!
8th November 2012
Love this Triangle Loop Scarf from Bookhou.
Christmas Wishlist #4
17th October 2012
One of my clients just pointed me in the direction of The Rachel Zoe Collection Look Book on the Bloomingdales website.
The products produced as animated gifs are gorgeous. Subtle and beautiful.