My granny has such pretty stuff…

October 23, 2014


Back in the day my gran, the lovely lady above, was and still is now a beautiful woman, who always takes so much pride in her appearance. When I was younger I always remember her being so well put together, her hair was always made up and she always had the prettiest jewellery on.

She has such lovely vintage pieces that I love going through when I visit her, she has showed me which ones will be mine one day and some of them are so fancy that they look like they belong in an old school Audrey Hepburn movie, but she also has less flashy stuff, which is just as special, some of which I already have. I wanted to show you guys the latest ring that I got from her the other day when she came to visit.

I love it, just like I love the other ones that she has given me. I wear her wedding band all the time with my engagement ring and the ruby and amethyst one is also one of my favourite pieces to wear. My gran’s engagement ring (the high diamond setting at the bottom) is one that she still wears, so she hasn’t handed it over yet hee.

Anyway, I thought I would do a post on all of them, because I love seeing all the different styles from all the different eras.

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Events, illustration, PLACES, stuff to do

Driehoek – Surfaces Exhibition

October 21, 2014


The lovely girls from Driehoek are putting on a solo exhibition again at Wolves. The last time they did that it was a sold out show because their stuff was damn nice and fun. I really can’t wait for this one either. It starts this Friday at Wolves at 6pm. See you there…

- In this exhibition, we explore the Eureka movement. Focusing on the scientific and in this particular case, the squishy bits.  The Eureka movement is a movement of discovery and intellectual enrichment, making information accessible and understandable to the people. We are students of the eureka movement but of course we don’t take it to seriously. From dissecting a Ninja turtles hand to our interpretation of the human nerves system, to imagined geological studies and science puns. We discover the many imagined, colourful, quirky and humours surfaces of the scientific. We are so exited to launch our latest exhibition: Surfaces, in Johannesburg and for the first time ever in Cape Town! Come and join us for a glass of wine. 

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Trying out a new theme…

October 21, 2014


Trying out a new theme on my blog. Shane sat with me last night and helped me swop over, but I’m feeling a bit strange about it. I think it’s because I have been staring at the same layout for the last 6 years and now it’s no longer there, like a familiar face when you come home after a long holiday. It’s not drastically different, but I feel like I’m almost cheating in a way, dramatic I know, but hey.

What do you guys think of it? Do you like it?

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Live in Levi’s video featuring Nikki Taylor

October 20, 2014


We-are-awesome and I are currently working on a new Levi’s series called Live in Levi’s®, where we feature different people who literally live in Levi’s®. Last week I posted some photos of Nikki Taylor in some very cool Levi’s gear and now I’d like to share a video interview we shot with her at her lovely flat in Illovo. Nikki is an art director at TBWA Hunt Lascaris and an all round lovely face.

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