Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Some designers have had nest's on their mind too:
Kateha's sumptuous Bird's Nest hand tufted rug: Emily Pilloton of Inhabitat's Human Nest chair: The bamboo frame is "upholstered" with scraps of fabric.
Tjep's large 'Tak' sofa - made of 50 rubber branches:More branches can be added as the family grows - and I guess, taken away as the family leaves!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Have a look at her other incredible work.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
2. Spray it white.
3. Think about what else you can spray white, seeing as you have a spray paint can in your hand!
4. Find 2 old glass vases.
5. Spray them white! 6. Aaaah!
PS I haven't actually tried to blow the bugle yet. It is one thing buying other people's junk. It is quite something else to actually put your lips to it, even if it has been painted!
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Here is a recent gem from each of these blogs...
Bronwyn took some beautiful pics in her home, starring some anniversary flowers from her hubby. Pop over to Smoke and Ochre for colourful inspiration.Heather Moore of Skinnylaminx is also the author of the Elle Decoration Blog. She has just featured these delightful chairs from Casamento. I love the patchwork covers!It was through Brigit McNulty of Thought Leader that I found out about Along the Way - the Real Durban. The book features the lives of 10 real people from my home city. In particular, I was struck by Milton Gcwensa - director of the Sukuma Arts and Culture Centre. "From his office in the Cato Crest Community Centre... Milton organizes a disparate group of artists, dancers and performers, runs regular competitions and events, and supports small craft businesses and arts cooperatives." He speaks about the positive impact of involving people in arts and crafts and so giving them an alternative to a life of crime.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
I have a quirky collection of vintage pots.
I live in tree-lined avenue. It is autumn here and I am being inundated with beautiful brown leaves.
The "Nuptial" Candle is ready for my daughter's wedding in just over 2 weeks time!
The battery powered fluorescent light has become a part of the scenery as we experience daily 2-hour power cuts due to the current energy crisis in our country.
I love how Chris de Beer [a fellow Durbanite] of Empire Collective - creatively coped with no electricity at work recently.
He used the time to design this "Post-It" birdy. Read about the plans he has for it here.
The power cuts - or "Load Shedding" have been frustrating, yet we all have stories of inspiring conversations, fun times and even creative designs which happen when we are forced to slow down for a while.
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Take a look at the Souleiada Web Sight and find out about their museum. I just love these printing images from the past:
If you can understand French - or want to try Google Translate - read more about the Souleiada Museum here!