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    We’re off to NY NOW!

    This week we’re off to New York City to showcase Skinny laMinx at NY NOW, the market for home, lifestyle and gifts. Are you coming too? Visit us at the Javitz Centre from 12 – 15 August, where we’ll be showing in Booth 3875. See you there!

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    Large Pincushion tablecloths at home

    I’ve been taking snaps of our fabulous new Large Pincushion tablecloth at home, using my lunch for props. Doesn’t it look lovely? The Pincushion design started out as a papercut (read the history lesson ), and has appeared in our range as upholstery fabrics, cushions, curtains and accessories. Its most recent iteration is as beautiful tablecloths, …

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    At the Market in Swaziland

    I was in Swaziland with Ace Camps in April, teaching a course about pattern to bunch of Ace Campers. There’s so much to see in this tiny African kingdom, and only a tiny bit of it is for tourists. I could have spent hours at Manzini Market, which opened my eyes to things – many …

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    Colour in Swaziland

    The thing that’s so good about travel is changing up the things we see every day. Arriving in green, lush Swaziland (or, as it was re-named just after our visit, eSwatini) with its rolling hills, songbirds and afternoon thunderstorms was a refresher for my city-weary eyes. Here are some of the shapes and colours that …

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    In the Press: At home with… us!

    Yup, that’s Paul and me at home, and you’ll find the rest of this lovely shoot on the pages of House & Leisure magazine in the May 2018 issue. Photos: Greg Cox 

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    A Skinny Doughssant?

    F I R S T L Y. . . do you know about the unholy union of croissant X doughnut, known as a Doughssant? It’s the terrifyingly decadent brainchild of our friends & neighbours, Jason Bakery, whose weekly inventiveness (there’s a new doughssant EVERY SATURDAY!) results in winding queues down Bree Street, as salivating Capetonians queue …

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    Friends & Neighbours: Jack Floris

    Our shop manager Janine Loynes has another string to her bow: her own fashion label called Jack Floris. While she’s been on maternity leave, Janine decided to merge her joint passion for Jack Floris and Skinny laMinx into an adorable range of cycling caps, modelled here by her bike-mad husband Paul (aka the artist Senyol). …

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    Herds in the wild

    Not long ago, I met afan in our shop, and she told me about her daughter’s home in Stockport, where they’ve used our Herds fabric in the kids’ room. The curtains look fabulous… and so does the rest of this beautiful (and super-useful eco-friendly) home. Find a Herds pillow here, fabric by the metre here, and …

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    In Barcelona

    My heart actually jumped when I saw this pic on the AD Spain instagram feed (my most revered magazine of them all), because that gorgeous Knoll chair is covered in our Aperture print! All this marvelousness is via the showroom of El Recibidor, in Barcelona.  Si, si, si!

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