Friday, November 23, 2007


I have a second between the tasks on the to-do list, so thought I'd point you towards my newest post on 2modern. I love Astrid Dahl's work!

Flowers seem to be the theme of the day, because I also want to show you Jesse's beautiful linocut. Can't wait to see the fabric she makes with it. I think I'll have to order one when she sells them...

And now that I'm inspired again, I'm off to get more work done! See you soon!

Monday, November 19, 2007

I'll Be Right Back

This beautiful sunrise in the South African bush, at a reserve called Makalali, compliments of Leslie Macmillan.

With things hitting crunch time at my night classes, I'm afraid I will be taking a break from South of the Sahara for a bit. Hopefully I'll be back in full force, showcasing fantastic southern African design, in about a month.

In the mean time, do check out my Friday blogs at 2Modern.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Cape Town at Night

Check out Primitive Culture for the most eery photos... Taken by Xander when he lived in Cape Town, these really are atmospheric. Just lovely.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Thanks to a recent post on Carolyn's blog, I discovered the fun, fantastic world of AfroCafe! The colours! The patterns! I wish I was in Cape Town or Salzburg.

I get all mesmerised just looking at their website :) I wonder if their tea and coffee is as much fun?

Friday, November 9, 2007

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


I love the rich colour and texture of saris, so I just loved this post over on Freshly Found's blog.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Hey Crystal!

Me too!

... and congrats on the Masters opportunity at Central Saint Martins in the UK. I am dying with jealousy!

Visit Crystal's website for more interesting graphic design.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Feelings of Autumn

Xander's post is playing completely to my mood, with the leaves falling, the air feeling brisker...

"One of the things I loved most about living in Cape Town was how varied the landscape was. The city is stretched over an angular peninsular, broken apart and divided by hills and mountains, and pressed tightly against the sea. Within a relatively small area, the metropolitan landscape ranges from urban center to oceanside resort, from lush suburbs to tumbledown townships. The differences in terrain are only made more pronounced as the seasons change. In autumn, my neighborhood of Sea Point became gray and fairly dull, with listless colors dripping off moping shopfronts. Around Table Mountain at my university, it was rather more pleasant, with a misty blanket of fog that gathered above the treetops. Further around Devil's Peak however, autumn was displayed with incredible beauty and atmosphere; the suburban forest of orange and red leaves parting in spots to reveal the odd gable of a colonial manse, puffs of smoke curling from its chimney.

On a particularly beautiful day last autumn, Bordeaux and I followed the M-1 around the curve of Devil's Peak to Constantia. We drove in past thick white plaster gates, to Groot Constantia, an historic 17th Century wineyard and plantation home..."

For more, you'll just have to read the rest of his blog entry.

2Modern Chat!

Today (and every Friday for the next while) I'm over at 2Modern Design Talk, sharing my passion for SA design.

For my regular readers, have a look around, it's a great site. For my new readers, hope you like what you see :)