Thursday, 20 October 2011

yum yum

I'm still not feeling wonderful and the very thought of food makes me feel ill, but I just had to share this recipe I came across today. Vegan banana ice cream! Which is actually just frozen chunks of banana blended smoothly. I love bananas, so I'm sure I'll love this.

Image: Last train to pooksville

Sunday, 16 October 2011

excuse and inspiration

I'm being a very bad blogger, but I do have an excuse - loads of work and not feeling great lately. Blogging may continue to be slow for the next week or two, but I promise that it will return to its normal pace ASAP.

Anyway, here's the inspiration behind the previous blog post. How awesome is the artwork above the bed and all that red?

Image: Marie Nichols

Thursday, 13 October 2011

mooi rooi

I still have some work to do tonight, but I am ignoring it and instead looking at pretty prints with red as a focal colour. They would lovely above one's bed, don't you think?

Images: Hello Polly

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

good song guys

I've never really liked local band The Dirty Skirts, but I saw this video on TV the other day (after watching my friend Janine, who is editor of Seventeen magazine, being interviewed) and it's been in my head ever since.

the spot

This looks like the ultimate spot for contemplation, relaxation, and reading. Adore everything about it.

Image: The Selby

Monday, 10 October 2011

mushy cheesy goodness

I do so enjoy a good grilled cheese sandwich. Wouldn't mind one right now. This mushroom croque monsieur looks so yum. Minus the ham, of course. Let's make this when I come visit next month, okay Mooky?

Image: Bon Appetit

Sunday, 9 October 2011

bathroom buy

I want to buy a few of the towels (they were traditionally used at Turkish baths) from Woolies for our new flat. So much prettier than the normal ol' ones. They come in a variety of colours - think I will get blue and yellow ones.
Image: Woolworths

Friday, 7 October 2011

mellow yellow

Back in my school days, I was in the yellow team for sports (all us girls were divided into one of four teams -red, blue, green, or yellow - upon starting school). We had to wear yellow ribbons and the like to galas and races. Ugh. I hated yellow for years after that - probably because I hate sport and associated the colour with it. But I must say I wouldn't mind a splash or two of it in my home now. Seems time does heal all wounds!

Images:  Please let me know if you know the sources of any of these

Thursday, 6 October 2011

a grand entrance

We have a little entrance hall in our new flat. I'm sure it would appreciate these pretties on its walls.
Images: Dokter and Misses

a job for you

Very nice products from Mouta. I want my dad to make that leaning book rack thing for me. Okay, dad?

Images: Mouta

Tuesday, 4 October 2011


I have a busy work period coming up ... but at least that means more money in the bank. I am planning on saving most of it, but a girl can spoil herself a bit, right?

I saw these replica Pablo side tables at @home over the weekend and have fallen in love. The tray tops are removable, so one can change them around.

Image: MAIYA

once upon a time

I bought this Kenneth Whitley print at Ikhaya's stand at the I Heart Market over the weekend. R120. And it was framed! Always a bonus, especially considering the fact that I have several beautiful prints waiting impatiently to go to the framer...

Monday, 3 October 2011

one can dream

Stella McCartney always seems to know just what to design to make me happy and sad at the same time. Happy because wow, her clothes are amazing, and sad because sigh, I could never afford them.

Images: UK Vogue

19th century love story

I finally watched Jane Eyre over the weekend and I loved it. I suggest you take the rest of the day off and get theeself to a video store ASAP. Sigh. It was so romantic. And Mr. Rochester was quite lovely...

Images: IMDB

Sunday, 2 October 2011

perfect pink

I would love to paint a room in our new place this vibrant pink. What do you think, husband?

Image: Emmas Designblogg