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art, DESIGN, handmade stuff

Dani Loureiro

November 19, 2014


A little while back I saw some of Dani Loureiro’s amazing laser cut typographic work on Instagram and at an art fair in Joburg and I was blown away by it. And so this year for mine and Shane’s 6th year wedding anniversary, I decided to commission this local designer to make me a wooden typography piece as a gift for Shane. I came up with a saying ‘forever now then & always’ (these words hold special meaning to us both), she then laid it out in a font that she hand designed and then had it laser cut into the very awesome and intricate piece of art below. It came out amazingly, just like I imagined it would and I was so damn excited to give it to Shane, because he absolutely loves beautifully thought out and executed typography.

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clothes, FASHION, handmade stuff

Truvelle Bridal Dresses – 2015 collection

November 6, 2014

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I know I’m already married, but that doesn’t stop me from appreciating beautiful wedding dresses, especially when they look like these gems from Truvelle. These bridal dresses are handmade in Vancouver Canada, BUT are available to anyone who can see themselves walking down the aisle in one. Where were you guys 6 years ago when I was skipping towards my Shane in Clarens?! Although I loved my wedding dress, so it’s all good.

I love all of them, they have such a French feeling and even though they’re quite vintage-like, there’s a slight modern twist to them. So pretty and so soft, but not over the top and gaudy and there isn’t one meringue in sight. Want even better news? They are available right here in South Africa – LOCA Vintage in Richmond Hill: LOCA Vintage Bridal Lounge, 20 Stanley Street, Richmond Hill, Eastern Cape, South Africa, 6001

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DESIGN, handmade stuff, packaging

Do not open

October 31, 2014


Do Not Open is the personal project of Erik Marinovich, a letterer and designer based in San Francisco. He designs and hand draws these beautiful envelopes and then carefully packages them and sends them off to their owners. Imagine getting this envelope in your mailbox. Wow. If you have $250 lying around then one of these amazings could be yours. Yes please.

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design, handmade stuff, interiors

1 more sleep…and our babies room

July 28, 2014


Ok so the time has nearly come for Shane and I to meet our little love. Tomorrow is her big day and today I can’t seem to properly grasp that the time has finally arrived. I suspect that later tonight when we go to bed I’m going to have a bit of a moment and more than likely a cry (a good one), then tomorrow when we arrive at the hospital, I think that’s when it’s finally going to hit me in the face like giant hand or preferably something more pleasant, like a giant ice-cream sandwich. I’ve lived with her for the last 9 months, felt every single one of her movements for the last few months and imagined every single day what she’s going to look like and in less than 24 hours I’m going to meet her and touch her for the very first time and that is the craziest, most wonderful thought ever.

So we are all packed and ready to go and baby Durrant’s room is 98% ready for her, although I have no doubt she’s going to be sleeping right next to me in her new cam-cot so that I can monitor her every move for the first couple of months. but before I sign off for the next little while, for obvious reasons, I thought I would share her room with you.

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handmade stuff, home stuff, products


June 23, 2014


Chiaozza makes quirky, fun furniture like colourful shelves, mirrors, birdhouses and some crazy plant sculptures. I wouldn’t mind some of these pieces in my house. And then when I was putting this post together I realised that I blogged about this couple’s super awesome loft apartment in Brooklyn last year sometime. They live in a space with built in cabins, it’s such a cool space, click here if you would like to have a look see.

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