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    What goes with green?

    Have you ever wondered how we decide which colours to include in a new textile print? Well, it was quite a process this year with Roof Garden, as we haven’t had a three colour print in our range before, so here’s how it happened: The process started late 2016, when the design had been decided upon, …

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    Friends & Neighbours: Lynn’s Studio

    Are you a professional decorator in the Cape Town or Stellenbosch area? Then you need to meet Lynn Fagg – our energetic dynamo of a fabric consultant. She’d love to be in touch with you to show you the Skinny laMinx fabric book.

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  • Skinny laMinx Fabric Roof Garden in Rio

    How we roll

    Our three-colour Roof Garden print in production.

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    A Plant Swap

    Last week, our launch of our new Roof Garden textile print was specifically for decorators and the press, but this week, it’s all about showing our new design to friends and family (that’s you!). Join us at the shop on Thursday 1 June, when we’ll be open all day til 8pm, so you can have a …

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  • 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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