Tuesday, March 31, 2009
my alice in wonderland fantasies have been realised. how cute are these toadstool chairs, made in cape town and are clearly not just appealing for children! they are very well priced. contact me on email@example.com if you smaak these cute toadstools!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
beatnik bazaar will soon be selling some new designs by skinny laminx,which include bokkie prints and leedle tiny birds on branches, printed on tea towels and cushions. the blue and red multibuck cushion design is now available so if you were one of my eager customers waiting for the cushions, now is your time to come through :)
Saturday, March 21, 2009
i'm in stanford this weekend, writing for sa-venues and even though i am very hungover, after partying with my mother and her friends in her private bar, with the all too easy to access vodca, i have managed to snap some cool atmospheric pics. i spent the morning having coffee and brunch in my mother's al fresco cafe, 'klein rivier cafe' where i chatted with no less than two other journalists who were there too, getting the scoop on this beautiful cafe.
please have a look at my stanford collage on flickr here.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
after many searches, i finally located the bird cafe in bree street and snapped some covert images of the unique european inspired setting. what a breath of fresh air. the daily menu is hand written on large pieces of newsprint and the individual menu's are typed, old school style. items on the menu are clean and inventive, with fresh ingredients taking the stage as the main attraction in every offering. birds also stocks a few choice pieces of whimsical ceramics such as swan light bulb covers and red bird tea cups.
for those mid century nuts, i thought i'd better tell you that i've just bought two armchairs exactly like the one pictured here. i will be restoring them and recovering the cushions, most probably in some gorgeous chartreuse fabric and have them in the shop. if anyone wants to book them, just let me know!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
so on friday afternoon, i skidded by facebook to find a reminder that lark was playing at assembly for the last gig on their 'brave tour' and that was supposed to be attending. after a mad scramble to find a babysitter, show her around the house, blow dry my hair and drive to town, 45 minutes away, i still made it to the assembly in the front of the queue, meeting up with friends who are also fans, although not quite like me! i perched myself upon the top of the back rest and let lark expand my mind until the witching hour and beyond. i picked up their dvd on the way out and for R160 i was so stoked to find that it included a cd aswell, with tracks performed and released for the first time since their last album, that i blasted my passenger and i all the way back to simonstown! you might be able to get your mittens on the painfully beautiful dvd at electrotrash.co.za here. get it, please, just get it x ~ed
capetonian robin sprong has become well known in the design community for his ridiculously beautiful wallpaper, which are typically photographed landscape scenes, turned wall art. have a squizz at the inspiring collection on his website here.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
property magazine are kindly featuring me in their june issue and i am so excited about being featured in this beautiful mag that is free to the best residential areas in cape town! what exposure! this month they are featuring skermunkil jewellery in their "green" section, because skermunkil craft some of their jewellery from old spoons, cutlery and crockery. property mag found skermunkil by googling them and finding that i'd mentioned them several times on my blog, so beatnik bazaar is going to be mentioned with their article too ~ double excitement!!!
check out their amazing website here.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
fresh cherry tomatoes
fresh beef stock
you get your ginger, garlic, chilli and onions cooking in the butter over a nice low heat in a pressure cooker and then add the lamb knuckles. braise the lamb and then add your stock and a good lot of hot water, salt, fresh rosemary, pepper, and herbamare. add your canned tomatos now along with the slower cooking veg like the butternut and carrots and gradually add the rest of the ingredients. put on the pressure cooker lid and wait for the gloriousness to enfold you! add some red wine to the stew if you don't have kids and serve with creamy mashed potato and a sprig of fresh rosemary to garnish!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
bailey doesn't bark on etsy.com
“Now you understand the Oriental passion for tea," said Japhy. "Remember that book I told you about the first sip is joy, the second is gladness, the third is serenity, the fourth is madness, the fifth is ecstasy.” - Jack Kerouac - 'Dharma Bums'
tea strainer from www.aesopstea.com
Friday, March 6, 2009
enter the first beatnik bazaar giveaway and stand a chance to win 2 designer decals of your choice! the decals are of proteas and are available in black, white, red and olive and can be applied to virtually any surface. they can add that element of creativity to your decor theme, by sticking them on your walls, furniture, mirrors, anywhere!
all you have to do is leave your name, email address and telephone number here, by clicking on the comments button below, and we will get back to you on the 15th of March if you have won!
Thursday, March 5, 2009
beautiful egg inspired designs adorn the front page of the world renowned proudly handmade website, www.etsy.com today, so i thought i'd spread the fertile scene and show you some of my hot favourite egg inspired designs.