Down the garden path in Porto

    For four days, we glimpsed our new life in Porto tucked away in garden apartment…

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    “Ferro forjado” is wrought iron in Portuguese

    Something that really caught my eye while in Portugal was the amazingly expressive and varied ferro forjado (portuguese for wrought iron, y’know) on doors, windows and balconies

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    Roof Garden launch… in Paris!

    I’ve just got back from my hop to Europe, so here’s a quick catchup on what I got up to on the two crazy days that I spent launching our new fabric collection in Paris.

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    Friends & Neighbours: Denny Mo

    We caught up with Denny Mo – the owner of our new favourite Cape Town plant shop – Angles+Earth, and discovered he has some pretty radical ambitions!

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  • Zonnebloem School Library

    I couldn’t be more delighted to see these images in Visi Magazine of the new Zonnebloem School Library, to which we donated fabric and cushions as part of a spectacular project by the Chris Otto Foundation Trust and architect Victoria Perry of Loudon Perry Anderson Architects . Head over to Visi to see the full article. Images …

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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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    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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    Friends & Neighbours – Vorster & Braye

    What do you get when an accountant and an engineer start making ceramics? You end up with an incredibly well-organised ceramics design and production studio called Vorster & Braye. I happened to stumble upon Vorster & Braye walking back to my studio last year an noticing a stairway at 96 Long Street. At the top, …

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    Starring in Sarah Graham’s Food Safari

    Well, ‘starring’ might be overstating the case, but Skinny laMinx certainly has played a supporting role in the latest season of Sarah Graham’s Food Safari – the cooking show that explores some of Africa’s most interesting and exciting food through the eyes of food writer and cook, Sarah Graham. This week is the last episode in the …

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