Friday, October 26, 2007

Spirit in Silver

I can't decide if I like the ring or the box more. Sure beats the standard velvet ring box.
This ring can be found at www.kehoe.com and has been created by Kaneko Toru.





Jewellery by http://www.annemaadesigns.com/. The technique Anne uses allows the silver to have a personality and a sense of individuality which is a nice change from their mass produced counter arts.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Divine Bird Design

Just look at the colour combo here, the shading so striking! The rest of the bird is a combination of grey and white.
This bird, whos' name I should have jotted down but since I have never been one for facts I didn't. Doesnt it look like something out of Jurassic Park?

The colour of this bird is just amazing it's like some one whipped out their Copic Marker and had a blast.


We went for a visit at our local Durban Riverside Birdpark the other day. If you are ever suffering from a creative block this is the answer. The colour combinations are just mind blowing. These were the only birds that stood still long enough for a "decent" photo.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Nature Tripping

See the blog Julia Likes to order these gorgeous drawn by her landscaper boyfriend Yoran.



I can't help it I personally love the organic look. Here are more creative takes on everyday items.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Twists & Twigs





These items are made by www.highthorn.co.za in South Africa. They are quite fantastic!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Africa Nova . co. za

This is one of the many floral earthenware masterpieces Astrid Dahl has created, her work is breathtakingly fragile and elegant.
These fine crafted silver orchids have been created by Nic Bladen who works in a studio in South Africa that looks more like a botanists workshed then a jewellery workshop.

Mielie Bags as the name suggests have the most delightful bumpy texture created by the method in which they make the bags.


This perspex bracelet was created by the well known young designer Phillipa Green.



This store in particular has some of the most divine examples of South African Talent I have seen for a long time. A feast for the eyes. Visit the Africa Nova Website to see more.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Ceramic Marvels







I love the work of Lisa Firer in South Africa she used to work mainly in white hues and as seen here has clearly skinny dipped in a rainbow of paint. Enjoy!

from low-cal to decal

Decals from Apple Design



Stencils from artist Tracey Lee Lynch of South Africa


Vinyl Cut out artworks from Heather Moore at the drawing room.

The current and not so current cut-out craze continues, I think it's got something to do with the ability to be creative without actually having to be creative. Here are a few local and international options.



Thursday, October 11, 2007

South Africa design


This is a ceramic vessel done by David Walters in South Africa.I love the contrast of the metallics on the smoked clay.


I am crazy about this ceramic bowl by Marina Walsh.





Monday, October 8, 2007

Attempt at sculpture




Made this figurine from clay & wire , then went over it with woodstain, wiped off the excess to get an aged look. I used self drying clay, no firing required.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Some Nunu Pepe' Background

I had this frame made by a 'Hawker' (a street vendor) named Lucky (HA HA) He did it so well I ordered ten, placed a deposit and never heard from him again! Such a pity for me and for him.
This area of the shop was actually housed in what used to be a restaurant kitchen

This was the painting area, where commissioned pieces would be made.



These are some scenes from my Durban Store in 2005/2006.

In a moment

I snapped this pic while D was racing in a mountain bike marathon, it was such a contrast all the bright coloured equipent and promotional gear. Then you look up and there is this moment of peace. Ok so it may look a little "sunset on a beach" but I really like it.

Saturday, October 6, 2007


My logo pendant with a little heart motif I am using in my most recent range, very cutesy but it just could not be helped the craft bug has bitten!!

Blog feast

Wow! I am completely blown away, I have been visiting blogs here there and everywhere I am humbled and inspired. The thing that strikes me the most when I read these little snippets of peoples lives is that we are all so similar. Perhaps thats where the magic of blogging truely lies, it's a visual representation of the thread that joins us all together. It also could just be the sinus medication I am taking, strong stuff.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Norman

This little guy is called "Norman" . Hand carved by the street vendors in South Africa he is a special little guy.
My finace' , Darwin, and I like to put him in unexpected places in the house to make each other smile or laugh. I once put Norman in the freezer, not advisable he got a little mould problem for a while there after. He's okay now. Darwin put him in my purse and I had to pull him out in the grocery store with an amused que of people looking on.
PS: The bag in the back is one of my designs.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Paintings

This one is called " days I wasted deciding not to be free"



Here it a little taste of my recent art collection I call this one above " Mirage", the pieces explore self -imprisonment and methods by which one is able to free oneself, in this piece even an imagined ladder is better then no ladder at all.