• Cutout group

    Imaginary friends

    Over the last year or so, you may have spotted the reverse paper dolls I’ve been making in my studio on a Making Friday. Just for fun, I’ve been drawing a person, then cutting out an item of their clothing to hold over a patterned background, inventing new outfits for them. It’s fun seeing how …

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    Making Friday: Remembering Girard

    The sun was out on Making Friday last week, and so was my Alexander Girard catalogue, which I got at the Vitra show in July last year, and these two factors came together in a very sunny moodboard. Are you a Girard fan too? Did you see my post about  my day at Vitra Design …

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    Making Friday: Fending off the snooze

    The only thing to do to avoid succumbing to the lure of the snooze,  is to just MAKE something. Anything!

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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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    Macrame Workshop 22nd April

    Our February macrame workshop with Jade Paton of House of Grace was so much fun, we want to do it all over again! Interested? Join us on the 22nd April for some more knotty fun! Here’s what you need to know: Saturday 22 April 2017 10:00am – 12:30pm Upstairs at Skinny laMinx R550 per person (materials and …

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  • Sunday Times Meet The Maker March

    In Sunday Times Home Weekly

    If you’ve been reading this blog for a bit, you’ll know about Making Fridays – my weekly practice of committing time away from the To Do list, just making things because it’s what I want to do. It’s been really important for me to find the balance as the owner of a creative business, so I’m delighted that this …

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  • Macrame Workshop

    Making Friday: Macrame workshop

    Want to learn the knotty arts? Sign up for our macrame workshop with expert instruction from Jade Paton of House of Grace.

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  • Baskets Suns

    Making Friday: Baskets and suns

    I discovered on Making Friday that Folk art and sun shapes are best friends.

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