• Cape Town designer and illustrator Kathy Mellor recently launched a new range of table and kitchen linens…you can WIN a set of three of her beautiful vintage-inspired tea towels here

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  • My clever design-o-phile friend Leigh sent me a link to Sanna Annurka’s site and it killed me with its beauteousness…check out this Finnish-English designer’s gorgeous design work…

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  • Last year my friend Suz went to Japan and she brought back a few Hello Kitty goodies for me. Every time i spy them i am reminded just how excited this cute little character used to make me as a kid and still does now…i recently discovered it’s possible to get Hello Kitty paraphernalia right here in SA

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  • I’m a firm believer that homes need colour, pattern, prints and more colour…with lots of white too of course. Loverboy and I aren’t always in agreement about this but after four years i think i’m starting to win him over…

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  • TGIF!! And thank goodness for Justine Stafford who brings us delicious winter must buys discovered while trawling the net, runways and fashion stores looking for inspiration for her fab blog, iFor1

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  • Eeep! Our renovation is around the corner and at this stage it looks like I may be office-less for a few months…i fantasise about popping one of these pods in our backyard to create an instant oh-so-stylish work-from-home studio…

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  • Hats off to fashion-sports brand Puma for their latest CO2 emission reducing development – the Clever Little Bag

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  • Well, lookie here…some newly released stamps that embrace South African culture in a design-and-citizen conscious way…and a first day cover is only R15!

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  • As these last few days of summer bring windless days and beautiful still mornings, know that there are still some pretty blooms available…like the dahlias from my favourite almost-secret spot in Cape Town

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  • On Saturday i spent some much-needed me-time doing much needed me-things…visiting the Skinny La Minx seconds sale was one of them…

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  • … i need help…my desk is a mess, my in tray is overflowing and i don’t know where to start. So i spent some time work avoiding by checking out this cool organise-your-life spot – Pax

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  • Justine Stafford of ifor1.co.za has a superior knack for uncovering the perfect little, sparkly things to add oomph to any outfit…have a look at what she found for us this week…

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  • Roll up fellow stationery sluts…here’s some eye candy to put you in a good mood..and some other goodies too from UK design op Sukie

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  • A moment please…for this online Japanese store that has a range of home and lifestyle items that are deliciously droolworthy

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  • Our renovation begins in just a few weeks time and while Loverboy is obsessing over building lines and other (i know…important) things…I have a few of my own obsessions going. Like these here rugs and tapestry cushions…

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  • I’ve long had a fascination with Harajuko girls, made famous by Gwen Stefani. These teenage and twenty something dressed-to-thrill girls are immortalised in the singer’s oh-so-cute perfumes…

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  • These goodies from Cape Town lifestyle emporium Lim are the perfect antidote to an interior that’s become a little chaotic…here’s your chance to pare it all down

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  • it’s turning into one of those weeks..you know the head-about-too-explode-too-much-going-on weeks? Thank goodness for Jonathan Adler whose classy homeware designs do it for me every time.

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  • I’ve been living in slip slops for the past 6 months and my wardrobe is definitely sliding towards sloppy..time for an injection of fab into my footwear department…

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  • We haven’t had a new décor store open in Cape Town for a while so hip hip hoorah for new spot Haas…it’s part-curiosities-shop-part-gift-and-art-stop and I love it!

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  • Innovations & Inspirations
    While brand new out-of-the-box designs were less in evidence than in previous years, there were certainly some innovations that made visitors to the expo sit up and take notice.

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  • ifor1’s Justine Stafford is back with her eagle eyed take on what’s hot on the fashion frontier…this week: why plastic’s fantastic

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