Thursday, 03 January 2008


I went out with my camera these holidays, and found a great new Cape Town shop to show you.
Twin sisters, Misty Dawn and Starry Eve, share a passion for mid-century furnishings and for needlework, which is what inspired them to open Casamento in Loop Street at the end of 2007.

The sisters have an eye for quality workmanship and simple mid-century modern forms, selecting retro-vintage furniture that they restore to its former glory.
The showroom is constantly changing, but here are some of the pieces I fancied on my visit to Casamento:

Alongside the groovy furniture, you'll also find imported vintage wallpapers, clothing and ceramics, as well as flokati rugs and other home accessories.

An additional focus is the result of the sisters' dedication to the revival of the art of needlework, such as knitting, crochet and crewelwork. Their showroom provides a much-needed upmarket outlet for needlework like this Bargello footstool and crewelwork cushion .

For a dose of mid-century style and handmade excellence, visit Casamento at 75 Loop Street, Cape Town, between 10am and 4pm daily .


kat said...

Hmm.. I'm in love with that sideboard. I can already picture it in our house.. thanks for sharing and a happy new year!

Francesca said...

i'll take one of everything please! gorgeous. i also love the typeface on the business card, i wonder what it is.

and the sideboard.....ahhhhhh.....

bronwyn said...

I want everything!!! Yes please. But especially the side board. Sorry Kat, it's mine :)

Francesca said...

just in case anyone is as geeky (or interested) as me, i found that font, or one very similar on it's in the school section and it's called little days by west wind fonts.

Jennifer R. said...

This shop looks like it has lots of cool stuff i'd really like.....nice pics.

Jen Ramos
'Earth Friendly DESIGNER Cards'

Heather Moore said...

Ah, thanks for the font geekery, Francesca! I'm going to check it out now.