Thursday, February 26, 2009
beth is my new shop assistant and is just divine. hers is the face you'll be seeing from thursdays to sundays at beatnik bazaar from next week :-) welcome, beth! on the other days, you'll be seeing sarah, who is the original beatnik saturday girl, and my face on mondays and tuesdays.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
richard hart starts his exhibition at what if the world gallery today. i smaak his art, big time, cos it smacks of black humour to me, and with art and design often severely lacking a sense of humour, this is refreshing. art usually takes a while to grow on me, but this was love at first sight. check it out here.
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Tuesday, February 24, 2009
my heart held a little red balloon today when the new owners of the multi-coloured retro table and chairs set i sold, sent me pics of its new home! stunning blog guys. check out their blog here. Its called 'my branded life' and is sh!t hot and vokof funny!
belle & boo invitations
the next big holiday coming up is easter, which is otherwise known to me, as the festival of fertility, celebrated around the full moon on the eve of spring in the northern hemisphere. it should actually be easter here in september, but alas, we never did found our own identity here in the southern hemisphere. inspired by symbols of fertility, being rabbits and eggs moulded out of chocolate, the mayan food of gods, these symbols are light and fun ways of celebrating the blossoming of the earth. flora and fauna get that collective loving feeling and bring about new life-they bring about creation. and creation is ultimately godly, therefore spring is truly the most important festival to celebrate, in my mind. and here in the southern hemisphere, we can do it twice! inspired by all things fertile, i've out together a little dream board for the feast that i often hold at my house, to celebrate this beautiful festival.
firstly, i'll send out the invitations in my belle & boo bunny cards, lay out a magnificent and magical alfresco lunch area, create a feast, hunt for easter eggs, and finally collapse on the couch with a chocolate pot, teaspoon and a grin.
yesterday, for an article i'm composing, i walked the old familiar parts of long street that brought a day long smile to my face, remembering all the time i used to spend there when i was younger. a usual evening used to follow pretty much the same order: pickwicks, stones, joburg, the lounge or cool runnings and marvel. the next day, a need for a gourmet burger would always be fulfilled, with shopping cravings satiated by misfit, milk and journey. i used to live one road away from long street, and work on long street, so it brought back memories of a wonderful, free time in my life, a crazy hedonistic headspace, laughter, dancing, foolishness...what fun.
Monday, February 23, 2009
i had a wonderful birthday weekend, with at least one birthday wish coming true.. (shhhhhhhhhh) and this morning my son went on his first school outing, to kalk bay's dalebrooke tidal pool, which had a mystical golden light shining down on it. the photo's came out beautifully. i spent the rest of the day in cape town collecting stock and starting my article on long street.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
these buttons from remakables are just so gorgeous
and this piece from fabric rehab, makes me hungry for the sweet deliciousness
a long time fan and admirer of belle & boo, today a little dream of mine has been realised and another 'dream' product range from my initial 'dreamboard' is now going to be in beatnik bazaar! wrap, cards and prints in the stunning belle & boo range from nineteen seventy three. check out belle & boo's blog here. arriving in march............
Monday, February 16, 2009
i haven't felt this way since i was a child and i knew that my mom had bought me a 'my little pony' for christmas, the one with the long pink mane. beatnik bazaar is stocking mu & me, simply the best stationery ever to have graced planet earth and surrounding universes! mu & me stock stores all over the globe and after their talented designer's friend discovered my store, she suggested that i stock mu & me, and now here we are......we're talkin gift wrap, gift bags, notebooks, cards and much more in the pipeline. thanks daley!!!!!!!!!!!
Friday, February 13, 2009
this sofa for sale on gumtree is the most beautiful thing i've ever seen. it was originally r25 000, and is now selling for r7,900!