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Colour Inspiration – Grey & Pink

The glorious Cape Town sun of yesterday has abandoned us and instead the sky is dull and grey and not very happy looking. In an attempt to brighten up a gloomy day, here is a bit of cosy colour inspiration – Pink and Grey – a soft combination that always work well together.

Included in my inspiration board are some of my current lust decor items – stunning wall decals by the super talented illustrator Fathima Kathrada, a gorgeous Harbour rope lampshade by yarn bomber extraordinaire Isabeau Joubert, delicious ice-cream ceramics by Kate for Josephine Road and a beautiful hand lettered cushion by Alice Edy for Lionheart.

Grey & Pink Colour Inspiration

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Fresh flowers

This year I made a resolution to always have fresh flowers in the house. So far it’s going well, but I fear that I am going to get very bored with my small collection of vases. I found these beautiful ceramic ones on the Anthropologie website – one of my favourite “lust” stores. Wish they would come to our shores!


See more lovely things on the Anthropology website

Animal love

The interwebs is a mad and devilish place – it keeps showing me things I can’t have / can’t afford to have / am to old to have / simply wont fit me.
So, to tame the magpie in me, I add all tempting finds to my glorious world of Pinterest Boards. Here are a few of my current “must haves”:

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Sources for these items are:
1 – Cat mat
2 – Creature Mugs
3 – Ceramic Fox speaker
4 – Penguin friends dessert plate
5 – Ceramic Frenchie Stamper
6 – Cat in pajamas
7 – French clips

Clean and simple

The Scandinavians really do know a thing or two about clean lines and minimalist design, now pair them with the Japanese and you are onto a really good thing.
Mjölk is a Canadian store that stocks just such elegant design combinations. All their carefully chosen pieces are so effortlessly simple – form and function working together in true harmony.

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More early Christmas shopping

September is here and we are slowly creeping closer to Christmas, so here is part two of my Christmas shopping list (see the first installment here)

All these beauties can be found on the glorious Hello Pretty website – BUT BE WARNED – this site may cause a serious case of the vapors! I keep spotting things that take my breath away – I must have them all!

Hello Pretty is constantly being updated with gorgeous new goodies, all perfect for wrapping and putting under the tree (yes, I know its early, but I am on mission to get the horrid task done before the maddening crowd).

Oh and don’t forget to stop at the Pretty Pretty shop, there are some cute stocking fillers for guys and girls

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1. Oh Hi There Card by Happiness Is
2. Fly Away Birds Cushion Cover by handmade by me
3. Pretty Proteas Cushion Cover by handmade by me
4. Sewing Machine 2 Necklace by Bow Peep
5. Love Bird by Forgetmeknot
6. Iroko Faset Ring by dor&kie jewellery objects
7. Ceramic bokkie by Maiden Name
8. Tying the Knot Gift Card by Lauren Fowler
9. Zoo Biscuit cushion cover by Design Kist
10. Tetromino triple Pendant by dor&kie jewellery objects


How cute are these fabulous penguin oil and vinegar ceramic bottles with matching iceberg salt and pepper shakers. Definitely on my Christmas list.

You can see more amazing ceramics from Holaria here

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Le Petit Atelier de Paris

Its terribly exciting – my sister is expecting twins! Finally I can legitimately look at cute baby things without worry that my Mum may think I am getting broody. Hopefully with the prospect of not one but two first grand children, Mum will lighten the pressure on me.

Naturally decorating thoughts have turned to all things pretty for a nursery. I must admit that I am not terribly fond of overly “baby” like nurseries with Barney or Barbie plastered over every wall. After all Mum and Dad are going to have to spend a lot of time in there and until the baby is old enough to insist on cerise pink walls and Tinkerbell everywhere, I feel the space should be fresh and calming but none the less interesting for little growing eyes.

On my new quest to find unusual but gorgeous nursery decor items I stumbled across this amazing ceramicist studio in Paris “LE PETIT ATELIER DE PARIS”. I love the detailed and delicate porcelain work. You can see more of their fine collection on their website and blog


Fine Feathers

What a magnificent Sunday! Although working I was lucky enough to be able to take my laptop outside and enjoy the glorious sunshine, the birds, the butterflies and the odd bumble bee. I am so happy spring is here.
Thanks to one of my new favorite blogs (yes, I know I should have been working) Creature Comforts, I discovered these delicate porcelain feathers. These are so going on my Christmas list. You can check them and lots of other lovely stuff at Velocity.


bunny love

Lately I seem to have developed a soft spot for rabbits. Secretly I would love to have a fluffy bunny hopping about my house, but I fear my beloved Stripey Cat may enjoy making a snack out of him, so instead I have resorted to collecting (less tasty) ceramic versions. This gentle wabbit was sculpted by Janine De Waal, an architect from Cape Town (my home town). I have a very similar bunny sitting on my chest of drawers in my room.