Wednesday, October 31, 2012

working it

since we spend so much time at our desks, well some of us do anyway, I thought a little inspiration wouldn't go amiss.  Here are a few of my favourite workspaces...

Found here
1. emma
2. niceroom
3. klikk
4. lily
5. interior
6. sfgirlbybay

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

concrete floor

This floor (and home) of Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen of Norm architects is just magic.  Understated furniture allows the existing features to retain their prominance.  Simply done, with a lot of thought.  Found here

Monday, October 29, 2012

dots and stripes

Some of you will be well aware of Luli Sanchez, the inspiring fabric designer.  Her hand painted dots, stripes and geometric patterns are a favourite of mine.  Apart from these she has a wealth of other works.  I would love to create a range of fabric designs, all hand drawn.  Here are a few of my favourites, but a visit to her site is a must to see more of her work.  Click here.

Friday, October 26, 2012

rotary mechanical

Coming full circle, this phone cover by industrial designer Richard Clarkson marries mechanical and digital technologies to construct a case reminiscent of the origins of the phone.  It is beautiful to look at with its steampunk edge.  Unfortunately it only seems to be a prototype though, lets hope they go into production.  I think I could give up my touch screen for a dial.  


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

olsson & jensen

A quick share, as I should actually be on my way out to a shoot already (very exciting, will tell you more about it later).  But I had to first show you this gorgeously styled collection of items.  They are from the catalogue of Olsson & Jensen inredning, found via the CaledonianMEC

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


A mosaic of inspiration, these limited edition hand printed tiles and canvases are from arttiles.  A selection of patterns and images, you can customise your walls according to your mood.  A fabulous idea.  Found via Anna

Monday, October 22, 2012


The new truth coffee HG in Cape Town is causing quite a stir with its reclaimed industrial interior, and quirky moustached proprietor.  Enjoy the image overload, they are all so great I had a tough time limiting them.  Its on my to-visit list for my next trip to Cape Town.  Interior designed by Haldane Martin, found at Visi.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

hand drawn

There is a lot going on at the moment, all very inspiring.  One of the things that I am working on is a few hand drawn designs.  Variations on the traditional herringbone, stripes, diamonds and even a figure ground is thrown in for good measure.  Below are a few close up details of some of the designs.  I can't wait to have them made up into all kinds of things...

Monday, October 15, 2012

carpenters bench

I grew up in a home where there was a workbench in the garage that was in frequent use.  I was often called upon to hold things and help.  Whether it was cutting through large pieces of timber to make something special, or just fixing things, there was often a project on the go.  Today these crafts are still special to me.  These pictures are by Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen of Norm architects, taken on his visit to the shop of designer Jacob Langebæk.  Found here