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Happy birthday, Madiba

Happy, happy birthday to Nelson Mandela! On this blog, we celebrate design, and if ever there was a well-designed human being, in every possible sense, its Mr Mandela, who is 90 years old today. Here are lots and lots o...

New at Volksfaden

We're thrilled to have the wonderful Hamburg-based Volksfaden advertising on our blog. I'm a bit of a fabric freak, so I'm a regular visitor to Volksfaden's online showroom and shop, and I thought perhaps you'd like to s...

Sex and the City and the Curtains

I haven't seen the Sex and the City movie yet, but thanks to a hot tip on the Marimekko blog, I've been tipped off on one of the key details! Well, it's key for Marimekko fans, perhaps. Here it is - so keep your eyes pe...

Dream cushions

I just love these Swedish cushions, available at Design My World. By the way, is it just me, or is there something strongly reminiscent of Rob Ryan's amazing cutout illustrations in these textile designs?

Trendtjie 2 – Kokeshi dolls

Not too long ago, I picked up this little Japanese doll from the Neighbourgoods Market at the Old Biscuit Mill in Salt River. Intrigued, I googled "Japanese wooden doll" and discovered the marvellous world of Kokeshis, ...

Bored of birds?

The birds trend has been around for ages, and even though I've been on that bandwagon myself (this kind of thing), it’s starting to wear a bit thin for me.Still, birds are such beautiful creatures and dismissing them a...

Trendtjie – the l...

Inspired by Grace Bonney's Mini Trends on Design*Sponge , I'm going to do an occ...

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