Monday 30 June 2008
A determined, but convoluted intercontinental shopping trajectory was drawn, which is now approaching its final leg, and the clock will soon be on their wall.
I'm pretty certain that there'll be no regrets (that clock's amazing), but when I spotted this laser-cut Number Scarf this morning, I knew without a doubt that they made the right decision!
(Numbers Scarf via Ladies and Gentlemen Home)
Friday 27 June 2008
Seed for Sun - digital print of an acrylic and gouache painting.
I'm not the first person to notice this artist - she's a prolific Etsy seller, and has been on Apartment Therapy, Chicago, and had the Storque spotlight on her over at Etsy too.
Thursday 26 June 2008
Based in the USA, Diana exhibits her work in galleries and fine boutiques throughout the US, Japan, Australia and Europe, and her work will soon also be available in the Heath Ceramics Factory Store.
I know that it's rather late notice, but just to let you know that over this weekend, Diana will be participating in the Heath Ceramics workshop series, where she'll be exploring printmaking techniques on bisqued tiles.
If you miss out on this workshop, take a look at the rest of the programme, and if you live near to Heath Ceramics, maybe you can join in on one of their other workshops.
Tuesday 24 June 2008
Despite the winter weather here in South Africa, it's easy to imagine a summer day tablecloth made of Citrus Slices from Moda.
Monday 23 June 2008
After looking at Lost Found Art's collections, which range from antique callipers to stovetop grates, I'm sure you'll never look at a junk shop in the same way again. Here are some of my favourites (but there are lots more to check out).
Thursday 19 June 2008
Detail below, and more pics (by Markham Johnson) on Thomas Wold's Flickr page here:
The Variety Beam seat, made by Thomas for ReadyMade magazine (and explained in step-by-step detail on his blog), was inspired by laundromat seating. Imagine the mix of characters you might meet up with on those seats while waiting for the rinse cycle!
And demonstrating with elegance and poise that Thomas Wold doesn't only make furniture that's all about eclectic can-doism, here is his Cliff Diver Dresser .
Tuesday 17 June 2008
I've been eyeing the Ecojot collection in my local Exclusive Books lately, and was thrilled to discover yesterday that although the books are made in Canada, they're designed by super-talented South African, Carolyn Gavin!
Carolyn is originally from Joburg, now living in Toronto, where she creates her "green and delicious" Ecojot stationery line, all produced on 100% recycled, post-consumer waste paper.
Ecojot stationery is available all over the world, and while South Africans can find them at branches of Exclusive Books, shoppers from other countries can find out where to get them by visiting the Ecojot website.
You can keep up with what other lovely things Carolyn is doing by visiting her blog, Designer Jots. I'm sure we're going to be showing lots of them right here.
We've got one of these vibey albums to give to the first Deco reader who emails us with the name of one of the artists on this album.
Remember to include your name and postal address in your email.
Monday 16 June 2008
Thursday 12 June 2008
Here it is - so keep your eyes peeled:
Wednesday 11 June 2008
Love this Mandy Dress from Kit + Lili at Nonchalant Mom too. But perhaps I'm not quite hitting the right note for the three year old market yet...
But if it were me and I was turning three, it would be the adorable sock monkey all the way!
Monday 09 June 2008
This is the glass Vira lamp, that has its cord wound around its middle, to be used in whatever length necessary.
Saturday 07 June 2008
It's really fantastic to see Heath doing so very, very well.
Thursday 05 June 2008
The Ndebele Stool is based on the shape and look of stitched dolls made as curios by Ndebele women. This technique has been expanded so that these curios are shifted into contemporary furniture design.
The Tokoloshe bench and bed refers to the African superstition of raising a bed on bricks or paint cans in order to keep the mischievous tokoloshe spirit at bay while you sleep.