Posts in the "Décor & Lifestyle" Category

  • Wallpapers, stickers and out-of-the-box wall finishes are as big as ever and i’ve spent a little time finding some inspiration to implement at home. Here’s your chance to add some oomph to that wall that’s been looking a little unloved lately.

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  • South African gal Luzelle van der Westhuizen is making waves in the UK with her striking graphic designs. Take a look at some of her delicious work…

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  • Vladimir Tretchikoff is one of the most prolific painters of our time yet he was largely ignored by the art cognoscenti in South Africa where he made his home. The Tretchikoff and Me exhibition is a celebration of his immense talent and universal appeal.

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  • i’m generally a straight-up-and-down bookstore kind of a person…you know..the hushed tones, dark wood shelves bearing tomes of classic and contemporary literary works. I can’t help be drawn to this oh-so-edgy book and magazine store in New York though…

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  • Since selling her first range to a department store in 1993, Irish born Orla Kiely has gone from strength to strength…i am in love with so many of her gorgeous printed products

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  • A new little person joined our family last week…my sister in-law-to-be had a baby boy! I spent some time trawling the net looking for delicious goodies a boy baby may just want…

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  • I’m a big fan of block mounted posters – en masse i think they can make any old wall look so interesting and when there are posters like those by US designer Katie Kirk to choose from…i can only be a happy gal…here are some of my favourite designs (posters and otherwise) by her

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  • Is Maya Prass South Africa’s princess of pattern? I think so! Not only does this über talented fashion designer have an eye for clothes that make every woman feel WOW, her designs for the home are fabulous too..i want and want and want

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  • The Muizenberg Fort has been restored to its former glory – an Italianite seaside building, complete with magnificent interiors and the fresh and unpretentious Casa Labia Café.

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  • Yes, i know, i have a fabric affliction…but it’s not my fault..look what Cape Town decor emporium Hadeda just did? They brought out more gorgeous offerings from Mexico to tempt me

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  • I’m on deadline and one of the stories i’ve been researching involves listing ‘the best high teas’ in the world. It’s left me feeling very sorry for myself and in need of sugary sustenance in a pretty place, far, far away from the madding crowd.

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  • Yes, i’ve been known to buy books for their covers and cars for their colours and certainly wine for its label. AA Badenhorst Family Wines are delicious both inside and out..

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  • Italian fashion and furniture house Missoni may well be the kings of colour, print and pattern.

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  • Warren Matthee and Rupert Smith are two super talented guys and their gorgeous Cape Town shop is crammed full of eye candy…i popped in there yesterday for a hit of deliciousness

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  • These boidie purses are cute and exactly what you need if you’re going to any WC games…

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  • Feeling frazzled? The Mount Nelson Hotel Spa is giving not one but TWO iwantthat readers fabulous Energy Massage treatments worth R550 each..enter now and win one for yourself

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  • A few weeks ago a new store opened in Jozi – i was gutted that i couldn’t make it to the opening – it’ll be my first port of call next time i visit the big smoke…

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  • The other day i walked past a gallery in Kalk Bay and nearly gave myself whiplash when i spotted limited edition prints by this supremely talented artist who takes his cue from the South African landscape.

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  • You know, about five years ago i swear i had two cushions to my name and then *poof* i turned into a cushion maniac. When i saw these lovelies i nearly started frothing at the mouth!

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  • Feeling frazzled? The Mount Nelson Hotel Spa is giving not one but TWO iwantthat readers fabulous Energy Massage treatments worth R550 each…here’s your chance to pay it forward by nominating someone who think really deserves a pick me up

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  • Mabeo is a Botswana-based furniture manufacturing facility that has married local skill with an international contingent of top notch designers … the results are really impressive

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  • it’s frrrrreezing here in Cape Town…here’s some hot water bottle inspiration for you… all available from the delicious UK-based dotcomgiftshop

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