Whilst in Cape Town I was lucky enough to take a trip up the west coast for a couple of days. We stayed in lovely pciture postcard fishing village called Paternoster - I fell in love with it there. It was so sleepy and quiet, the cute white houses reminded me of Greece.
I also took a walk down Kloof street checking out on of the cool design and interiors shops where I picked up these gorgeous hand thrown bowls by Anthony Shapiro. It wasn't just the bowls that appealed to me but the ethos behind them. The following note was stuck up behind the pots, who couldn't buy one of them?
On my recent holiday in Cape Town and discovered that the Design Indaba Expo was on at the weekend, so I popped along to check out the local talent and was really impressed by what I saw. Lots of lovely fabric designs from Indigi designs (run by the lovely Natalie), love milo, Fabric Nation, Unwrapped, Marieke Adams, tamelia, my favourite colour, Claudetee Maskell and Mantis to name a few. Fantastic jewellery, beadwork, baskets, ceramics and some really gorgeous furniture from the likes of Vogel Design, tonic and Okha Design & Interiors. Check out a few pics and links below. I'll be making sure I get down to Woodstock and visit The Foundry as well as the Biscuit Mill and also Skinny La Minx's new shop in Bree street.
Fabulous fabric and funky furniture and lighting with an indigenous theme from Indigi Designs
So this week, I'm finally getting down to refurbishing and re-upholstering my fab set of four Mid-Century carver chairs which, I have a feeling might be rosewood. They're going to look great when they're done, but that may take me a few weeks here and there. I'm going to post pics of my progress as I go along, with descriptions of what I'm doing. Here are the before shots and what a fine sturdy, but elegantly lined four piece they are!