The deep freeze has arrived. It’s much larger and more impressive than the one in any of our pantries. It’s all white all over the countryside in South Africa. And even though it isn’t snowing right outside our door, it sure feels like it could be. Pass the Aquavit!

There’s an upside to these shivery days. Sometimes you need a detox from colour and adopt a Skandi state of mind, to clear the cobwebs and the cupboards. These images might inspire the inner minimalist in you – they’re all from a beautiful Swiss (surprise, surprise) blog: Shapenoid – spotted by the polished eye of ELLE DECORATION guest blogger, designer Jaco Janse van Rensburg.

Contributor: Jaco Janse van Rensburg  
Image source: blog – Shapenoid