photography

Jim Naughten – Hereros

December 17, 2014

Jim-Naughten-6

I came across these striking photographs that Jim Naughten took of Herero tribe members of Namibia. Back in the day Rhenish missionaries set about converting and clothing Herero people after European fashion. Over time, this became a Herero tradition, and continuing to dress in this manner was a great source of pride to the wearer. Below are a series of portraits Jim has taken of some of the modern day tribesmen and woman.

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RECIPES

Pudding time

December 17, 2014

Chocolate-Peppermint-Cake

Chocolate Peppermint Cake

It’s nearly Christmas time, which it means that it’s nearly time for a day full of family, food and puddddiing. Shane’s parents are coming to our house for lunch and I really want to make things that I haven’t made before, so I dove down a rabbit hole on Pinterest last night to get some dessert inspiration. I will land making one of these sticky beasts, just not sure which one yet. All links are under the pictures below and when I do land up making one, I’ll do a post on it too. Happy dessert making.

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art, paintings

Kirsten Tradowsky

December 15, 2014

Kirsten Tradowsky

This is the work of American based artist Kirsten Tradowsky. Her paintings are her way of travelling back in time to another space and time, for inspiration she collects old photos and visits places that are slowly being engulfed by the new world.

I think her work is great, it makes me feel like I’m paging through an old family album made up of memories of a world that has long since been forgotten.

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clothes, FASHION

Collerette

December 15, 2014

mini-rodini

The other day I got introduced to a lovely online kid’s store called Collerette, which is run and curated by a charming lady named Katia who has moved here from Paris. She thought it would be awesome to create a online space that she could stock with unique items from foreign places that she travels to and make them easily available to us here in South Africa.

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home stuff, interiors

onefortythree

December 12, 2014

string-lights

A little while back I ordered some brass string lights from an online store called Onefortythree. This site has a number of very cool light fixtures, furniture and home accessories all designed and made by the very talented Logan Hendrickson. I stumbled across his site one day and was excited by his designs and then when I saw that he actually delivered to South Africa, I literally fist punched the air like a star-struck teenager in the 90’s.

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