Posts in the "Décor & Lifestyle" Category

  • It’s that age old question…what to buy the man who has everything? A two-step, traditional hot towel shave, that’s what! Check out this inner city barber shop that recently set up shop in Cape Town…old-school chairs and all.

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  • Did you know that twitching (that’s bird watching to you and me) is one of the biggest growing urban hobbies in the world? Oh, and that Roberts Bird Guide is one of the most shoplifted books in South Africa?

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  • After a lovely hot and sunny weekend in the Mama City…the rain clouds are gathering…here is some inspiration to brighten up your wet weather wardrobe

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  • So…we’re moving into a temporary home for four months this weekend and i’m moving my office to Kalk Bay. I’m determined to be at least a little more organised in the new workspace than i have been in my current one…we’ll see…

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  • Who did Kathy Mellor choose as the very deserving winner of her gorgeous tea towels…

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  • i’ve got this thing about bunting…it brightens up kids rooms so beautifully, is a must for birthday parties and i can’t imagine our wedding without some…here’s some bunting to brighten up your weekend

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  • If there’s one thing that i really, really want it’s Charley Harper, An Illustrated Life by Todd Oldham..it’s the most delicious book i ever did see

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  • Apologies for being late on this one…Tina has been busy-busy with the launch of her gorgeous book…she called me yesterday and told me who she thinks should win a copy of her book…

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  • i’m seeing spots and dots on everything from toasters to teapots, umbrellas and undies

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  • I’m in the midst of planning where on earth we are going to put our gazillions of books and mountains of mags in our new house…here are some ideas to work with …

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  • Although i have deadlines aplenty i am finding myself work avoiding by looking at old iPhoto albums and planning bucket-list holidays…this weekend i had a relook at a holiday Loverboy and i took last year

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  • With all this crazy cold and rainy weather we’re having in the Mama City, the Twitterverse and Crackbook are awash with chatter about food, food, and more food. So…inspired by Le Creuset’s new mini cocottes i’m going to make me some malva pud

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  • Today is one of those days where i’d far rather be wandering the streets of Lisbon looking for the perfect pasteis, sharing a bottle of wine over lunch at a suitably scruffy café and soaking up a deliciously foreign culture

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  • If you’re looking for a contemporary and stylish spot to kick back at for lunch, then the Tokara Deli is ideal – what’s even better is that it’s completely child friendly and super stylish too…

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  • Last week i had just got to town when a client cancelled a meeting so instead of going back home to the ‘burbs … i headed off to Woodstock to The Kitchen for a lovely me-time lunch and a natter with Karen Dudley, the brains behind this gourmet gem

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  • While it’s been raining cats and dogs i’ve been trawling the interweb looking for lovely colourful eye candy …check out this Japanese fabric and ceramics design house

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  • To my mind pattern is one of life’s essentials…the work by UK design house I Love Dust makes me drool…

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  • Check out these new offerings from a group of edgy emerging designers who’re making waves…

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  • Since discovering this blog that celebrates all manner of things wooden…i’ve become a little obsessed myself

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  • It’s been super quiet on the western front for Bargain Betty lately…but then she discovered a cute ‘lil retro-fabulous book for a mere R10!

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  • I don’t know about you, but i really believe that butter is so much better spread on toast with a lovely bone handled knife and…luckily Loverboy feels the same way, so we’ve changed our run-of-the-mill cutlery for lovely elegant offerings …

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  • Ok, so I’m meant to be focusing on choosing tiles and paint colours but instead i’ve been indulging my inner bridezilla and thinking about the lovely things to do for our wedding…this site has so much eye candy i can’t cope!

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