THE COPPER CLUB

Copper carries a sense of retro. It’s one of the oldest metals known to man, being instrumental to the name “The Bronze Age”, yet it is versatile and slick enough in the most contemporary environments. The resurgence of copper is modernised by using it juxtaposed with slick and minimal interiors and decor. A hint ofContinue reading “THE COPPER CLUB”

Craft Crush :: The Ceramic Factory

Walking down Kloof street, I was visually pulled into The Ceramic Factory. With an attractive ordered colour palate of mint, citron, white and grey, these designs are the perfect balance of contemporary retro, available in a multitude of quirky shapes with an  “original Boland flair”. From ceramic horn wall mounts and wall hanging clocks toContinue reading “Craft Crush :: The Ceramic Factory”

Print :: I love Ikat

If there’s one fabric print technique I find extremely inspiring, it’s Ikat. It’s a resistant dying technique that is applied prior to weaving, and is similar to tye dying, resulting in a characteristically Indonesian looking fabric pattern. I usually associate Ikat designs with the beautiful blue and white linen prints that it’s best known for,Continue reading “Print :: I love Ikat”

Focus On :: Dip Dying

Dip dye, Colourbleed, Ombre. For anyone fascinated with gradient, this is the ultimate way to explore the tonal effect of colour . Like a drop of dissolving ink into water, the inbetween subtle gradient of colour provides a harmonious flow of tones rather than the starkness of colour blocking. When done correctly dip dying has aContinue reading “Focus On :: Dip Dying”

Typo :: We Heart Hexagons

I paid a visit to Typo yesterday and to my delight they had 30% off everything in store. I picked up two of these hexagon shadow boxes and a few bits to put inside. The boxes are part of their We heart hexagons range and comes in mint, white and pink. There is also a cleverContinue reading “Typo :: We Heart Hexagons”

Favourite Pickings: Studio Number 19

Whilst on my Spring inspired botanical and technical sketch search I came across these amazing designs from Studio Number 19. Joburg based Mia Widlake’s designs are made up of beautiful vintage illustrations on fabric, ceramics, prints and soon to come, her light collection. These vintage nature and nautical themes are made to mix and matchContinue reading “Favourite Pickings: Studio Number 19”

Trend: Botanical Magic

The most amazing designs exist in nature. No matter how hard we try to create our own man made trends we find ourselves being led back to the molecular structures that are part of our very own makeup. The structure of an ice crystal, the patterns and spikes of a luminous sea organism on theContinue reading “Trend: Botanical Magic”