Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
once in a while i feature an etsy seller that i just adore on this blog, and today i'm showing you a snippet of enna's work. her creations are so up my alley its not even funny. how gorgeous? check out her work by clicking on the link provided and import a thing or two, her prices are good enough to.
well, i've got to get to work now, its sunday, and i'm hoping to have a wonderful day at the shop. see you there!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
wendren creates the most beautiful bird pouches which are brilliantly 'handy' wren wrist bags, perfect for times when you can't carry a handbag, or don't want to be saddled with a bag, ...like when you hit the dancefloor or are at a music festival for instance, walking your dog or cycling to the store! the pouches carry money, cellphones, keys and lipstick and all the other small essentials in life! her bags are available to buy on etsy, or at beatnik. they sure are handy!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
because i care for your welfare and want you to be warm and snuggly this winter, i'm giving you a rad soup recipe for you to try...and watch this space, there'll be more.
Pumpkin soup with sour cream and bacon
Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 40 min
55 g butter
2 medium onions, sliced
900 g peeled pumpkin pieces
4 rashers streaky bacon, chopped
5 ml chopped fresh thyme
5 ml brown sugar
600 ml milk
600 ml chicken or vegetable stock
60 ml sour cream
crusty bread, to serve
Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Add the onions and fry gently for five minutes. Stir in the pumpkin, bacon, thyme and
brown sugar and cook for a few minutes more. Add the milk and stock, then cover and leave to simmer for 30 minutes.
Purée half of the soup, then pour back into the remaining soup to thicken the mixture. Top each serving with 15 ml sour
cream and serve with crusty bread.
Serves: 4 Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 40 minutes Serves 4
kim gray just sent me the pics of the shoot she did for oprah involving my red hearts german coffee pot, yellow retro melaware cups and skinny laminx cushions and tea towels, which i also stock. thanks so much kim and thank you oprah!
Monday, June 22, 2009
i remembered to look through the june issue of real simple magazine and spied my retro tea pot and a 1950's coffee pot from my shop appearing in a sweet shoot on two different pages no less. thanks real simple! i know i've missed a magazine that the shop appeared in...does anyone know which mag it was? my hearts coffee set was in it...
Sunday, June 21, 2009
today is the first time i actually ached when i saw something beautiful. tamar mogendorff's work first caught my eye about 2 months ago but i stumbled upon her website today. i am absolutely blown away, and frankly, quite speechless. please click on the pics to get an eye full.
engaging on convo with a customer today, after selling her a tiny olive green bamboo bird cage, i suggested that she cut out bird silhouettes from cardboard and hang them inside the cage at different lengths. it prompted me suggest some uses for paper cut out birds and how they can have an impact in your home.
all you'll need is cardboard, a cutting board, a blade and some string to begin with. trace your favourite bird silhouettes from pictures and cut them out.
using cut out birds as a chandelier over a simple light fitting will be a breathtaking feature in any room. create cut outs of birds in cardboard a different colour from your walls and place them together to create an impact. create paper birds to mark your dinner guests places at the table. make your own terrarium with small paper birds, glued on wire seemingly flying above the foliage. create a paper bird still life or have them hanging together in a flock for a real show stopper. i suggest listening to andrew bird while you're at it x
i love the folk fashion trend that has really made itself known in south africa only this winter, with a few sweet dresses, slouchy boots and coats available for us to choose from at stores like poetry, country road, vertigo, urban, mungo & jemima, mememe and mango. here are some images of the folk look that i love. infact, this year is my favourite year ever ever ever for fashion. check out this blog to find out more about the strongest fashion themes this winter.
all images taken from lookbook
Thursday, June 18, 2009
i feel proud when desginers goods that i stock at the shop, receive great press, as homebakes did on decor8 blog today. well done wendy and thank you kim gray for sending me the link. there is a wonderful selection of homebakes ceramics in store from tomorrow.
what a discovery, man alive! antler online magazine looks like the unturned pages of my soul. please have a read at one of their back issues on their website and then subscribe to the future ones :)
twine is the brainchild of chloe townsend, the local capetonian designer behind the world renowned 'missibaba' range, and her friend, cara rosa. twine creates soft organic fabrics, tea towels, picnic blankets to swoon over and shoppers. you can buy directly from their store at the palms centre in woodstock or hopefully, i can talk them into bringing some beautiful things out south side :)