Tuesday, October 30, 2007
The design in the shop is inspiring - A mix of Neutral -Retro-Industrial, brought to life with bright red chairs.
The focal point is an entire wall filled with an aerial photograph of the area - a great conversation piece - Most of the customers spend some time trying to place themselves on the map.
The atmosphere, service, food and coffee are great. Well worth an inspirational visit!
Monday, October 29, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
So I had to chuckle - and be inspired - when I was paging through High-Tech - an Industrial Style and Source book, published in the USA in 1978. I found this design by architect Paul Rudolph - Car and Tractor tires - upholstered in Elastic!
Thursday, October 25, 2007
It made me think of some of the Make-shift Inner City Hair Salons we have in Durban.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
And then - Ahem... There is a mention of the first visitor to the Blog - a local South African blogger. - Freshly Found!
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Well Done Heloise! I am sure your guests were delighted!
Monday, October 22, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
This delightful wire sign was a random un-birthday gift from my eldest daughter a while ago. She bought it from The Space - an innovative Fashion Store - which had it's roots in Durban, but is now country-wide.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Yes I've cut up another evening dress! I found one which was slightly damaged. It has now been restyled and is dancing again - on my couch!
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
She designed all sorts of yummy edibles with patterned moulds...
And gave this roll designer status!
Unfortunately I live too far away from Katja to attend one of her Trend Lectures or Inspiration Workshops, but I already have all sorts of thoughts running through my head - maybe with some beetroot, a stencil and a nice fresh roll...mm...? If it works out well, I will definitely post a pic here! In the mean time read about her Adventurous Work here.
She said her aim was to design Christmas stuff that did not look tacky and boringly cliché. She certainly achieved her goal. This is so fresh and appealing to me.. I love linen and I love the colours.
Monday, October 15, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
1. The basket the flowers came in has neatened up my cupboard-full of dish towels!
2. The green foliage and white flowers look very happy in vintage goblets on the coffee table.