Thursday, February 28, 2013

Jewellery - Handcut brass


Handcut brass designs with assorted semi-precious stones and crystals


Jewellery - Beaded necklaces


Chunky beaded necklaces made from wooden beads and assorted African trade beads

White wooden beads with recycled glass beads

 White wooden beads with recycled glass beads and Ethiopian silver plated beads
 White wooden beads with assorted Maasai trade beads

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Inspiration: Modern Moroccan


I avidly read Est Magazine online decor magazine each week; this week I really liked designer, Cassandra Karinsky from Kulchi who has styled the images below

I like her fresh approach to Moroccan design, bringing in on trend graphic colour combinations of black and white, and then softening them with long flowing muslin curtains and fabrics/accessories in soft feminine colours.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Inspiration: Outdoor Bathrooms


There is nothing like an outdoor shower or bath...I often to think about how an outdoor bathroom or shower can work in a beautiful beach lodge or in the dust of the African bush. 
Below are some varying designs of creating a place to feel at one with nature!

 Dreamy - a clever 'virtually in the sea' approach for a beach lodge

For the naturist in all of us - simple and needing no more decoration
 For a more 'civilized' outdoor bathroom - adding glamour bringing in indoor features outside - with patterned tiles and mirrors

The modernist outdoor bathroom - perfect for the urban house, modern navy in colour but with a strong draw back to nature with the wooden stools
All found on my pinterest board:

Monday, February 11, 2013

Inspiration: Simplicity, Texture & Colour


I really like these images taken from photographer, Pia Ulin.  
I am drawn to the simplicity of the spaces she photographs - uncluttered colour palettes consisting of 1 or 2 colours in bold but neutral tones contrasted beautifully with texture in the form of tiles or exposed brickwork to simple.  This allows you to really notice the smaller elements - a single picture on a textured wall, an exposed lightbulb, a chair or some bold greenery.