Tuesday, December 21, 2010

New handmade purses at SOUL

New Handmade Purses now at SOUL - soft stretch thick cotton purses with sewn on handmade crochet natural wool discs and hearts.

:: Selling at Nap, Cape Quarter - Cape Town and available to order and be sent anywhere in the world, £4.50 for small money purse and £6 for make up/sunglass purse.... email abi@souldesign.co.za for more info :

Sunday, December 19, 2010

LOVE pic - Baskets

just come across this The New Basket Workshop, www.thenewbasketworkshop.org.zaloving their new spikey style of basket, would like to use them as dustbins for kanyemba...

Zambia new INTERIORS project!

Just come back from Zambia where I was consulting on a new lodge interiors project for Kanyemba Lodge on Lower Zambezi - www.kanyemba.com. STUNNING location right on Lower Zambezi river with their own private island with a beautifully simple bushcamp.
Lots to do - soft furnishings havent been touched in a while! But lots of ideas to work on in Cape Town and then Im going to be there for whole of March working on finishing touches

Most exciting part is they have a carpentry workshop where we can produce bespoke furniture pieces, thinking thick natural timbers with glass top coffee tables and natural chunky furniture with white canvas cushions...

Quite a bit to do on the soft furnishings!!

Sundowners by a shallow sandbank and then prawn braai...not all hardwork!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

SOUL designs blog is about creative inspirations and new designs....

I am a designer from London but now living in Cape Town.  Before moving here, I worked in Zambia and Malawi for 4years as a textile designer and production manager for Tribal Textiles, Zambia (www.tribaltextiles.co.zm) and afterwards Katundu Textiles, Malawi (www.katundu.net), both fantastic and inspiring companies.  Now I still travel to these countries for interior design projects for upmarket safari and beach lodges, recently including Kaya Mawa Lodge, Malawi (www.kayamawa.com) and Norman Carr Safaris, Zambia (www.normancarrsafaris.com).  You can look at my website, www.souldesign.co.za for more info and inspiration...

My style is very 'hands on' and natural, working with local craftsmen on bespoke furniture/lighting/design aspects etc and working on one-off beautiful and unique textile ranges to use around the lodge.
I also design and make my own range of jewellery/accessories and interior ranges within the SOUL brand, all beautifully made in my studio in Cape Town - Im going to post images and info on my other ranges in upcoming blogs...
In the meantime, below are some images from my interiors projects