The new style Skinny laMinx cushion cover has printed fabric on both sides, but in our stock take this week, we found STACKS of single-sided cushion covers, and they need to find a home. That’s why, starting on Thursday this week, and running til Saturday 8 March, if you visit the Skinny laMinx shop at 201 Bree Street, you’ll find single-sided cushion covers on sale at 50% off the normal price. We’re open til 2pm on Saturday! PS: Don’t despair if you live outside of Cape Town. We really do have stacks of stock, and we’ll be selling the rest online next week.
The very first Skinny laMinx print collection was called Sevilla Rock. Although I put it into production on running metres in 2009, in fact, it was my very first attempt at fabric design, and it turned out rather well. The idea behind the collection was that I used beautiful rock paintings from the Cederberg mountains (recorded by my friend, Peter Slingsby) and combined them with my love of simple, clear Scandi design. Read more here. Some of the Sevilla Rock Collection has been discontinued, but the Herds and Duikers designs have been consistently popular, both in red and grey colourways.… Continue reading
I love it when I spot things people have done with Skinny laMinx fabrics, and really love this lampshade project and pics from Ottilie in Germany. Thanks for sharing, Otillie! Please do email me your pics of what you get up to with Skinny laMinx fabrics. I’ve started a category on the blog for these, and am really looking forward to filling it up with all your fun projects. It really is a thrill to see the prints put to use in fab ways. x
I’m out of action for the rest of the week, as I’m off to the Design Indaba Conference (gonna see Stefan Sagmeister! Naoto Fukasawa! Thomas Heatherwick!). Follow me while I’m there on Instagram. I’m not promising anything, but last year I had lots of fun sketching the delegates, so keep an eye out in case inspiration strikes.
Have you noticed? Cape Town is slowly turning World Design Capital yellow. I’ve even started noticing yellow things that might always have been yellow, but suddenly, it looks to me like Cape Town Yellow! The latest to join the call to PAINT IT comes from Jason Bakery (only my favourite Bree Street morning stop) where the outdoor benches have got a serious case of yellow fever, now that they’ve been spruced up with our Pebble print. Love it! Just a block away from Jason Bakery, Robert Sherwood Design not only has a bright yellow Panton109C front door, he also has a… Continue reading
What a hot weekend! Early morning dips in the sea and Myyög have helped us survive, but mostly we’ve stayed indoors, watching and learning from the Monkey, who is an expert in the art of minimal movement. She knows exactly how to lie in a boneless heap for hours, occasionally making token signs of life when she flops in a new direction. I’ve been reading nearby while she showed off her mad napping skills, so I was able to document her rare teachings for this little animation below. (note: at least 20 minutes elapsed between each movement, and she’s actually… Continue reading
I stepped into a very exciting world yesterday, when I paid a visit to the Spier Architectual Arts building on Commercial Street in the city. It’s a lovely old building, but there’s little to make you guess at the large-scale vision and projects being tackled, the skills being grown, and the sheer busy-ness going on behind those old wooden doors. On the top floor, there’s a beading studio, and below that, there’s a seriously hard-working mosaics academy (the scale of their projects is mindblowing! See this 13m high Conrad Botes mosaic!) But I was specifically interested in the Spier Architectural Arts Ceramics… Continue reading