Sunday, July 17, 2016

The Stack Inspired










Recently, I enjoyed a lovely evening at The Stack in Cape Town. The interiors were a treat, a celebration of color, print and pattern! Love that one can be so easily inspired in our city.
Interiors done by Sarah Ord Design

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Moments with Scarpa

These are some images that I took on my phone while visiting the work of Carlo Scarpa in Venice.I visited the Olivetti Showroom off St Mark's square, as well as one of Scarpa's most renowned projects, the Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Campo Santa Maria Formosa, now one of the most successful examples of modern architectural restoration in Venice.

I spent a few hours in there beautiful "Jewel boxes" where every line, intersection and detail was calculated, design and carried through to it's last corner and each plane compliments and continues the next. A beautiful and inspiring visit!












Wednesday, December 09, 2015

White, wood and Art

This was a special project for a client who owned beautiful art pieces and Murano glass, collected from travels and an appreciation for beautiful pieces. 

This two-bedroom apartment on Burnside Road, Cape Town, needed a re-vamp that would give it's owner a fresh start and the opportunity to truly enjoy her beautiful apartment in it's trendy location. Base build was carried out by Hayley Saban, and Zeanne Design came in to take care of furniture as well as Joinery items. 

The work below is what we were involved in.











Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Home office Design

Some of my thoughts on "Home-office Design" by Ilze Hugo.
Thank you for the feature.





Monday, September 14, 2015

A carpet of tiles

I have been sourcing tiles and finishes for a new project. A refurbishment of a beautiful old house in Cape Town. I have been inspired by a "carpet of tiles" I have found some options at WOMAG, TileSpace and at Moroccan Warehouse. Each different and unique, and at competitive prices, the options have been great and the look looks like it will be achieved!




Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Experiencing the City




This morning R and I started our day off with a "business breakfast". It is a breakfast together at a different spot in town every 2 weeks ( or so) where we start at 7am and discuss ideas. They are fun and our way of "experiencing the early morning city" because we live in the burbs and we often do not get to "feel" this piece of Cape Town at this time of the morning in the week.

This is a snap taken at YoursTruly of their wall planter boxes. 
I want.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Bartholomeaus


 

Sometimes one just finds a refuge, where everything just seems like goodness. It all just seems to part of a natural rhythm of honesty, warmth, happiness and being real.
This for me, was Bartholomeus Klip.
 
It was a whole lot of things that made this little lodge in the middle of nowhere perfect. It was a working farm with an elegant rusticness that balanced the natural perfection of everything. The food, the staff, most of which have lived on the farm their entire lives, the beautiful room, with a free-standing bath on claws and a wrap around veranda, the smell of fresh linen mixed with cut lawn and brewed coffee.
 
It was being spoilt to the stillness of the night, mixed with the crowing of the cockerels in the morning. The beautiful bird life, the opportunity to cycle through a reserve dotted with Zebra and numerous grazers and the chance to wake up and load a canoe with coffee and rusks just to float on an expansive dam that was pierced only with fish coming to the surface.
 
We had late morning breakfasts around tables brimming with home-made muesli and stewed fruits, we had late afternoon teas, with Melk-Tert and scones after afternoon snoozes and long lazy reads.
Dinner was a delight of tastes and wine and was an end off to a day that filled the gap that was left by the evening game drive and the long gay's heat.
 
This little working farm sanctuary has got to be one of the best places I have been to in a long time, sometimes nothing can top the honesty and elegance of pure simple farm luxury.






All images by me