The Organic Collector

March 7, 2017

I’m constantly collecting things from Mother Nature that inspire me. Such as these beautiful dried up mini fynbos flowers I found while shooting in 40 degree heat out in Worcester South Africa.

fynbos: courtesy of Mother Nature
vase: @home The Homeware Store

photography: Justin Polkey 

Desk Life with Kraftisan

October 21, 2015

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Not only do I work from home but I study from home too so a clean, organised work space is key for me. I simply can not focus when my work station is topsy-turvy.

Kraftisan recently delivered a press drop with some of their latest products and I immediately feel in love with the puzzle cork pin-board. Yes let me say that again, a puzzle cork pin-board.

For an organisational-whore such as myself, a place to pin my calendar and my countless to-do lists is a must! It’s everything I love: Stylish, minimal, practical and local.

Check out their online store for all the various products they offer. Their laptop stand is next on my shopping list.

xxx
EJ

P.S I was pretty tempted to stick it up on the side of my fridge but of course my office took priority.

P.S.S Loving my new marble desk goodies too. A steal from the new H&M store and the V&A Waterfront. R230 for both the tray and the cup!

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Shop the Kraftisan collection online here.

Interior Lust List 0.02

August 6, 2015

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So it’s been quite some time since my last interior lust list post but being abroad for so long I am starting to miss my home and I keep thinking about fixing it up when I return to South Africa.

Also I ordered these beautiful, minimal, white draws from @home (see below) back in May and they have finally been delivered! I can’t wait to start accessorising it. I guess that also promoted today’s post.

So today’s interior inspiration is drawn from beautiful, monochromic environments with screeded flooring, bright corners and simplistic designs. I love it!

xxx
EJ

Interior lust list 0.02.001

Lamp: Nolden Bros via Superbalist, R789.00
Wooden Letters: Typo, $4.99
Candles: Diptyque, €65.00
Clock: Mr Price Home, R69.00
Carpet: IKEA, $199.00
Chest of Draws: @Home, R5499.00
Basket: Country Road, R999.00
Bedding: Country Road, $279.00
Chair: Mr Price Home, R1400.00
Picture Frame: Mr Price Home, R199.99
Cushions: Country Road, R449.00 per cushion

DIY Colour Block Vases

November 3, 2014

– Repost from Song of Style. I saw this post and absolutely adored it and simply had to share it.

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As an interior designer, I am always looking for fun and easy ways to be creative and add a little something new to the house. These color block vases were not only really simple to make, but I was also able to recycle some of my @JuiceServedHere bottles from by juice detox!

Here is what you will need:

  • 6 empty glass bottles
  • 1 can chalkboard spray paint
  • 1 can metallic spray paint
  • Scissors
  • Painters tape
  • An empty cardboard box
  • A couple of plastic bags

Directions:

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1. Wash all of your bottles squeaky clean and then dry them with a paper towel.

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2. Use the tape to make various designs on each of your bottles. I am making three chalkboard black, 2 golds and one half & half. Steps 3-6 should be done outdoors.

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3. Cover any part of your bottle that you don’t want exposed to the paint with plastic bags, and feel free to secure them with tape if necessary.

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4. Place your bottle in the middle of the box and start spraying the bottle evenly in all directions. If you are spraying with your bottle standing up, be sure to stuff the top with some tissue paper or crumpled newspapers so the paint won’t get inside.

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5. Let the paint dry for about 15 mins and then add a second layer of paint so the color can really pop! Let each bottle dry for about 40 minutes with the plastic covers still on.

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6. After 40 minutes of drying, the plastic bags and tape are ready to come off!

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7. Viola! Your chalkboard & metallic gold vases are ready to use, add some pretty flowers and you are done! Wasn’t that too simple?

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