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Ephemeral Art

I have noticed more and more interesting street art in and around Cape Town. As soon as I get my new camera I intend snapping shots of these temporary gems.
Wooster Collective is a great showcase of ephemeral art found in cities around the world. These super sized birds can be found in Dublin by famed street artist Steve Power.

steve power

Happy Monday

Its been a while since my last post. Life has been hectic and writing little juicy snippets has been difficult. So to kick off a new week and a new month here is a lovely print by Sieben Morgen, she makes the most fantastic block prints. Visit her shop here.

Sieben Morgen

Petit Patisserie

Just a quick post, seems I am going to be burning the midnight oil again. Here is a another example of calorie free pastries. These are made by KupKup. How cute!


Happy Easter

Hey, its time to hunt for Easter Eggs again! This little nest is an example of the Easter gifts I have made for my family.
Here’s wishing all a very happy and peaceful Easter. If you are traveling anywhere, please drive carefully.



Have a look at this beautiful ceramic “Grass” vase. Grass is crafted by design duo Claydies, in thier words: “Grass has a very naïve ceramic expression that is both uplifting and amusing”.


Super fine lacy-paper-cutting artist and illustrator

Sometimes one stumbles across beauty of such a fine and delicate nature that it humbles you. Aoyama Hina creates the most intricate and unbelievable paper cutouts. At first I could not believe my eyes, surely it was impossible for anyone to be that dexterous with a pair of scissors? If, like me, you couldn’t believe it, check her out on YouTube.  (link found through Mein Inspiration, which is a fabulous blog full of incredible paper art and sculpture)

Paper Cut Out

My Deer

On my wish list for Christmas is this fabulous print by Kelly Smith, titled “I Love You My Deer.”



Thanks to Irene at Bloesem for the sweet little link to my blog.
It is very flattering as I must admit to visiting Bloesem on a regular basis for a design fix.


Rainy Day Inspiration

I am currently on a week’s break from work and as luck would have it, the heavens have opened and the wind is howling. The idea of running any errands on my scooter is not that appealing, So instead I have an Americano and my laptop and I can browse to my hearts content.
Check out these two fabulous Etsy stores, “Trace My Face” and “In my Backyard“.
Traci creates these delicate prints (top), I love her amazing use of colour and attention to detail, check her work out here, and “In My Backyard” (bottom) crafts these cute fabric printed bird patches (found via Decor8). I likes!


In My Backyard