• The other day i walked past a gallery in Kalk Bay and nearly gave myself whiplash when i spotted limited edition prints by this supremely talented artist who takes his cue from the South African landscape.

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  • You know, about five years ago i swear i had two cushions to my name and then *poof* i turned into a cushion maniac. When i saw these lovelies i nearly started frothing at the mouth!

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  • Feeling frazzled? The Mount Nelson Hotel Spa is giving not one but TWO iwantthat readers fabulous Energy Massage treatments worth R550 each…here’s your chance to pay it forward by nominating someone who think really deserves a pick me up

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  • Mabeo is a Botswana-based furniture manufacturing facility that has married local skill with an international contingent of top notch designers … the results are really impressive

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  • it’s frrrrreezing here in Cape Town…here’s some hot water bottle inspiration for you… all available from the delicious UK-based dotcomgiftshop

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  • I like bowls. No, i love bowls. OK, i have a full blown bowls fetish. And these beauties by one of South Africa’s best local ceramists simply feed the unquenchable thirst for more…

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  • The Dutch get design so right on so many levels – and Studio Ditte is no exception. I spent some time trawling their fab site and making a wishlist of goodies i really really want…

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  • 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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