Monday, February 28, 2011
design indaba 2011
i had a ball yesterday at the design indaba and could easily have spent the entire day there. i was beaming with pride for my friends lauren fowler, marietjie beeslaar, genevieve motley and frances kierman who had the most beautiful stalls! gen gave me a present of a bicycle brooch and necklace which everyone stopped me to ask about for the rest of the day! when i told them the brooch was called the 'thaya' brooch, named after me, they gave me the crazy lady look and moved swiftly on. even though i don't know anything about the store, i fell in love with the ikhaya stand. they create eco-aware products, furniture and products and stock some lovely local design. i flirted with the liesel trautman store, cooed at the fashion section, stroked the felt lampshades at the fringe arts section and ran through the jewellery section so as not to be drawn in by all those shiny, shiny jewels. we weren't allowed to snap any pics, so you'll just have to believe me when i tell you that it was awesome.