• Skinny laMinx Roof Garden

    Introducing Roof Garden

    Behind the Skinny laMinx shop, a steel fire escape leads up to our production studio via a hot, bleak city rooftop. Over time, I’ve been adding plants to this scorched place, transforming it slowly into a spiky rooftop garden, populated with the sculptural forms of heat-loving aloes, cacti, euphorbia & more. The shapes, colours & …

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  • Plant shadow

    Making Friday: Plant shadows

    Some of the experiments and photos I’ve been taking around the idea of plant shadows.

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    Making Friday with GIH Studio

    This post is a bit of a mashup of our Friends & Neighbours and Making Friday features, because it’s a story about a South African designer who credits his start as a furniture designer to my Making Fridays idea. I met Gareth Henderson of GIH Studio on a glaringly hot rooftop in Cape Town earlier this year, as …

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  • Skinny laMinx Brancusi Stripe Fabric in Shell

    Brancusi Stripe updated

    Last year we did a blog post about pink and green, and loved it so much, we decided to update our Brancusi Stripe print, adding in three new colourways in shell pink, forest green and spruce.   We’ll be releasing a couple more new colourways in some other old favourites soon, so sign up for …

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  • Week Darlings grouo

    Darlings at Design Joburg

    I’m so excited about the brand new show called Design Joburg that opens on 12 May at the Sandton Convention Centre.

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  • Clearing The decks sale

    Clearing the Decks – Fabric Sale

    Every year, just before we launch a new textile print, we have a big fabric sale to make space for all the yummy new new new! Important things to know: The sale runs 5 – 6 May 2017 in-store and online Selected fabrics will be 25% – 50% less normal retail price Sale fabric is available while stocks last. …

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  • Living At Home

    In Living at Home magazine

    We’ve spotted our Rough Diamond, Pebble and Simple Stripe fabrics being used in a whole host of fun DIY projects featured in German magazine, Living At Home. Our German literacy is pretty poor, but it looks so good, I’m sure they’re saying nice things about Skinny laMinx! If you like the look of this, and you can …

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  • Skinny laMinx Shop 2017

    Styling with Green

    As you know, we’re fully endorsing Pantone’s ‘Greenery’ colour for 2017, even if we insist on calling the colour ‘Brazil’. In between giving customers five star treatment, our brilliant shop manager Janine Loynes gives our shop a shake up and move-around every week, and has been putting PLENTY of Brazil green in the mix. Cushions, top …

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  • Uppercase

    In Uppercase Magazine

    Issue 32 of Uppercase Magazine is a total treat, not only because there’s a SIX PAGE FEATURE on us, but also because it contains the Surface Pattern Design Guide, filled with tons of pattern and design inspiration, interviews and articles. Every issue of Uppercase is a keeper, but this one is especially good, I reckon!   …

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