Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Lovely & local: Maria Magdalena

At the moment I am really loving Maria Magdalena Van Wyk's illustrations and prints (i'm coveting about 5 right now).

She recently collaborated with two New York based poets, Ilana Strauss and Hazel Encarnacion, to create two lovely art prints. Both pieces were exhibited in global zine collaborations at Le Galeria in New York.

Maria also launched a range of 10x10cm illustrations called 'Tiny originals' at this years Design Indaba.

You can check out her online shop over HERE

Monday, 4 May 2015

Monday, 9 February 2015

10 Things I learnt recently

photo by me
  1. You teach people how to treat you. Teach respect. 
  2. If someone really wants you in their lives, they will make an effort to make you a part of it (and it won’t feel like an effort to them) 
  3.  Good friends tell you the truth, even when you wish they wouldn’t.
  4.  People do not call each other enough anymore – it’s something I really want to start doing a lot more. 
  5.  ‘Spiced pumpkin’ Yankee candles make me think of winter holidays I’ve never had. 
  6.  The real risk is doing nothing. 
  7.  Sometimes it’s better to have swiped right, and lost, then never to have swiped at all
  8.  I’m absolutely obsessed with the sushi and white chocolate martinis at Sevruga restaurant (at the V& A waterfront) – If I could eat there every day, I probably would. 
  9.  Broken hearts suck, but you learn a lot from them. HERE is a list of lessons we should  all have learnt from our heartbreaks.
  10. This is really good advice: 'If you have to force it, just leave it alone.. Relationships, friendships, ponytails... Just leave it.’ - Reyna Biddy

Friday, 1 August 2014

Lovely & local: Victoria Verbaan bags

I am a big fan of South African artist Victoria Verbaan 's work. I already have a few of her prints on my wishlist, but recently I discovered an even more funtional way I can own some of her art - bags!

Yes, now I can carry a piece of Verbaan's art around with me in the form of a lovely, original handbag. Here are a few of the ones available ...

Each bag is detailed with one of her daily illustrations. The canvas is coated and trimmed in leather. Bags are all about R1250. You can buy her bags from her official site HERE