We’re very pleased to have been featured in the Special Edition 2015 ELLE Decoration style directory, now available in stores.

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04 week Free-Shipping-Friday

Free Shipping Friday!

We’re celebrating our new products catalogue with Free Shipping Friday! That means that this Friday 31 July*, all orders placed online with the coupon code FREEFRIDAY will be sent to you with no shipping charges! Shop in ZAR Shop in USD *NB: This offer is valid only from midnight to midnight on 31 July 2015, using Greenwich Mean Time, so please make sure you figure the timing out when placing your order.

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Across the Sea – a brand new tea towel

It’s been a while since we made a new tea towel (the last one was the Stig design, remember?), and it’s always kind of exciting to have something brand new to show. So here we go with Across the Sea – screenprinted on absorbant cotton hopsack in three seafaring colourways called Pacific, Sunrise and Granite . Perfect for daydreaming about escapes while drying the dishes, don’t you think?    Shop in ZAR Shop in USD

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New on Nuvango

I’ve already got my Skinny laMinx mobile phone cover, but I’m sorely tempted to get a new one in the Diggi Dot prints too! See the whole range of mobile covers and laptop skins for sale in the Skinny laMinx Nuvango store.

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Best Things: Alexander Calder at Home

I’m on the verge of developing a serious allergy to all those same-same Nordic interiors in strict black & white, with just a few carefully-selected, authentically natural-toned accessories (baby included). Know what I mean? Want to start a riot in there? Well, in case you’re feeling the same way as I am, you’ll enjoy the antidote contained in these images of Alexander Calder‘s marvellously energic home. All these images come (via Mondoblogo) from the book Calder at Home: The Joyous Environment of Alexander Calder, by Pedro E Guerrero, who photographed Calder and his wife Louisa, in different houses and studios over 13 years, and… Continue reading

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Making Friday: Fun with scraps

This Making Friday post is about what other (small) people have been doing with Skinny laMinx fabrics, courtesy of our production manager, Sarah. Sarah loves what she does at Skinny laMinx, but I think one of the biggest perks of this job for her is that she gets to take home our offcuts and scraps for her kids. Look at this super cute tortoise, made by her son, Oliver, embellished with the Woodpile and Bowls print. Recently, Sarah took some scraps to Grove Primary, where her daughter (and my niece!) is at school. Grove has a Readathon with the theme “Enchanted Forest” on the… Continue reading

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Making Friday: CMYK lino #01

The last workshop I did at Warren Editions was way back in 2011. I loved it so much, so it is unfathomable why it took me so long to sign up for another? Ah well, regrets at lost opportunities aside, I was happy to spend my Saturday at Warren Editions - which has expanded significantly since my last visit – for the first of the four CMYK lino printing workshops I’ll be taking in July. Printmaker Morné Visage is leading the workshop, and had a mass of information to share about colours, paper, mixing inks, etc. The other interesting thing to know about… Continue reading