Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
I am busy on a small crochet project at the moment, which I hope to show you soon!
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
I had a feeling that the fruit was edible. So I did a bit of research and found that it did in fact taste like a combination of banana, mango and pineapple. The secret is that the green tiles must start to loosen. If you eat it before that, the fruit will contain too much oxalic acid and burn your mouth. We plucked up courage and tried it and it was - Delicious! We shared it with guests on the weekend too. But don't take my word for it. Check it out here, here and here.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
The arums in my garden, are not flowering at the moment... ...but it didn't stop me from picking some of the leaves last week when we needed some freshness in the house. I am pleased that they bring my odd collection of "white" vases together and give the room an airy feel.
Friday, May 23, 2008
I got the idea from: Matthew Mead: Head over there for lots more "fresh ideas for modern living"!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
The shop celebrates the simple honest things in life and sources hardware, clothing and other products from around the world, many of them still made in the traditional way. If I didn't have a 20kg restriction on my luggage - these are some of the things I would take home:
This Giant dustpan and brush made in the USAThis doorstop weighs 3kgs and is made by a knotting enthusiast in the UK : As is this Sailors brush, knotted out of a single peice of rope:
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
The shoes were white - and I wanted them brown, so I spray painted them. I've done it before and as long as I keep the spray can handy for touch ups every now and then, it works well!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
So pleasing for the recycling, repurposing heart inside me! [via Bientot Demain.]
Monday, May 12, 2008
Which is why the Gift wrap designed by writer and illustrator Alex Latimer is so appealing. Made up of local South African images - it calls me to get involved - to see if I recognise road signs or other images from my country!These cassette tapes form part of a much larger drawing of his old collection found in a shoe box. It makes me want to stop and search. Which artists do I remember/like/dislike? Read his daily comic strip here!
Friday, May 09, 2008
Soon, 2 readers came up with some suggestions. Jeanine says she now has some on order and will let me know when they arrive! How lovely to help each other out from opposite sides of the world!
The first place I thought of looking was Cecile and Boyd - a homeware store in Durban .They did not have the lampshades we were looking for - But it is one of my most inspiring Decor Destinations.
According to their web sight "Cecile and Boyd's have a subtle yet distinctive style that blends International design with African influences, classic with contemporary"
If ever you are in Durban, a visit to their showroom is a must!
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Visit her blog here, her etsy shop here and her flickr here for loads more inspiration.
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
This white skull of a Red Duiker decorates a ledge:The thatched rooves give the place a lovely feel:
And don't you love the twig loo roll holder?