So pleased to introduce you to our freshly-launched Paradise is Here wallpaper collection with Robin Sprong. I love it to bits!

Skinny laMinx Wallpapers for Robin Sprong WallpaperSkinny laMinx Wallpaper - Airborne in sage

All my wallpaper designs are all printed onto a pre-gummed PVC-free wallpaper that is 100% recyclable, and printed with non-toxic latex inks.

Robin Sprong will create and install made-to-order wallpaper that’s perfectly designed to fit your wall, so if you are in line for a gorgeous bespoke feature wall in your home, he’s the one to talk to. 

Skinny laMinx-Wallpaper - Palmetto in pinenut

Skinny laMinx Wallpaper -Airborne in tarmac

See lots more pics of the Paradise is Here wallpapers available to order, as well as other collections by Skinny laMinx at Robin Sprong Wallpaper.


Pier Luigi Nervi and the Good Hope Centre

Near the end of last year, Paul and I went to the Good Hope Centre to see the Pet Shop Boys, who were touring as part of the Sonar 2014 festival. What a great show it was, but for me, the big discovery of the night was all to do with the venue. Just about every Capetonian has passed the Good Hope Centre on Sir Lowry Road, in its non-enviable position just next to an overpass, in possibly the windiest road the city has to offer. Most people I know place this building on an aesthetic scale that runs from inconsequential to yuk! But when we… Continue reading


Online sale!

I promised to follow up our shop sale with one online, and here it is! We have substantial reductions on end-of-range and sample items, in limited quantities, so hurry, hurry, hurry! South Africans – shop in ZAR Internationals – shop in US$  


Yoyogi Park fabric… on your phone?

I’ve had the sampling for my latest quilting collection for Cloud9 Fabrics for a few weeks, called Yoyogi Park, which is inspired by my trip to Tokyo last year. It’s gorgeous (if I say so myself), and can be found and explored on the Cloud9 Fabrics site.     Particularly exciting about this collection, is the addition to the lightweight organic quilting cotton, is a lovely heavy canvas, in a variation of one of the prints. The potential! The reason I haven’t said more about this collection yet is that I wanted to sew up some things first, to show the fabrics in… Continue reading


Meet Team Skinny laMinx #3

If you’ve been following this Meet The Team series of posts, you might be surprised at how many of us there are at Skinny laMinx. Even I’m taken aback, now and again! But there’s a lot to do around here, what with our Bree St shop, two online shops, a local and international wholesale business, and all communications and design done in-house. Today, as part of our Meet the Team series, you get to meet our production team – those hard-working gals who manage our printers, the CMT processes, stock levels and wholesale orders. It’s behind-the-scenes work, but today the… Continue reading


Old to New

I LOVE seeing what people do with their Skinny laMinx fabrics, and it’s even better when they share how they did it, like this fab lampshade tutorial on Hung up on ZA.  


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Just a reminder…

Psst! A reminder that our annual sale starts on Friday, with 50% off Seconds & Samples this weekend (online sale to follow when we’ve caught our breath). Friday 13 Feb:       10am – 6pm Saturday 14 Feb: 10am – 2pm