I hope you’ll be exploring pattern with me and Sue Frost on the weekend of 14-16 April at Bodhi Khaya Nature Retreat. We’ll spend a restful and playful weekend at Bodhi Khaya’s newly-opened eco-lodge, taking time out to look at patterns together. And if you book before 10 March, you’ll get a 10% earlybird discount. Over …More
Exploring Pattern – a retreat at Bodhi Khaya
Collaboration: Fashion Fabrics with Nerida Hansen
If you’re into home sewing, then this is what you’ve been waiting for. It’s the launch of our fashion fabrics collaboration with Aussie textile maven Nerida Hansen Fabrics! Together, we have made three bestselling Skinny laMinx bestselling prints available for sale in multiple colourways and weights, including: 100% Linen Organic Cotton Jersey, French Terry, Tencel Linen, Organic Cotton …More
From Drab to Fab with Dan Saks
While my old pal Dan Saks of Saks Corner is in the biz of producing solid wood Scandi-inspired furniture, his first love is to breathe fresh life into old things.
So when I handed Dan a brown-painted 50’s cane chair I’d bought on a whim, he offered to share his tips for taking something from drab to fab, using our new Flower Ring fabric.More
COLLABORATION : Concrete Tiles!
We are thrilled thrilled to be working with Concrete Studio to produce a range of 6 concrete tile designs,More
Stick-on pattern with Robin Sprong
We’ve teamed up with Robin Sprong Wallpapers to produce repositionable tile stickers,More
MAKING FRIDAY : Tile design inspiration
A short video showing the origin of the Daisy Day tile design.More
I hate purple… or do I?
Through Darkness Into Light Skinny laMinx is one of Heath Ceramics‘ partners in craft (lucky us!) which means we always see their seasonal palette quite a long time before products are launched. I’m usually thrilled by their amazing colour combinations, but when I saw the Winter seasonal palette earlier this year, my reaction was. “PURPLE??” …More
Limited edition throw with VISI magazine
On my travels in Tokyo, in Jaipur, in Los Angeles, and all over South Africa too, I’ve always noticed & photographed the patterns of brise soleil structures. The brise soleil is a perforated architectural screen that became a defining stylistic feature of Modernist architecture, and these inspired the BRISE SOLEIL textile collection in 2016. Now, …More
Light + Shade : An exhibition
On Wednesday 1 September, ceramicist Sarah Walters and I launch our Light + Shade exhibition at the Sarah Walters Gallery at 7 Wheelan Street, Newlands Village. We’ve been carrying Sarah’s beautiful mugs in our shop for a while now, but after a conversation we had about how hard it is to find beautiful lamp bases, …More