This blog is about life, love & design.

This blog is about life, love and design. I'm an interior design student on a journey of discovery. Come enjoy the ride...

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Week wind-down!

Going through my mail i came across a post from another blogsite: the purple calabash. And it happened to feature my favourite food item. *Pizza*
Particularly a bacon and avo pizza..heaven in a slice! can resist a pizza that looks this good.


You can find the recipe here:

Saturday, 9 July 2011

All4Women - Have you heard of soapnuts?


Ever heard of them? Hint: nothing to do with nuts!

I read about them on my newsletter this morning.

Soapnuts are actually berries which can be used in any number of ways - most commonly as a natural washing detergent.
The product is organic, 100% biodegradable, hypoallergenic, all natural and can be placed in your compost heap after use.
This means you can cut out the chemicals contained in commercial washing powder - great for those who want to be environmentally friendly, as well as for those who have sensitive skin, eczema and allergies.

Can also be used in the following ways:
*shampoo/body wash
*pet shampoo
*mosquito repellent
*Even toothpaste and more!

To find out more and purchase, visit
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Friday, 8 July 2011

Sticky yummy weekend comfort...Belfield and Nigella style!

Nigella Lawson can always be counted on to provide comfort food for the depths of Winter or the delights of Summer. Unfortunately for us, in not-so-perfectly-sunny-SA at the moment..its the chilly depths of Winter.

Soooo naturally my favourite comfort food in Winter has to be yummy..sticky...moreish and the following recipe ticks all those boxes.

If you like you can even share this dish with someone special...but that's optional!


Looks good doesn't it...just needs a glass of wine.

I'm sure we've got a spare bottle of Belfield somewhere...

Belfield is a small boutique wine estate in Elgin, Western Cape producing exceptional quality red wine. Personal favourites are Magnifica and Aristata, both named after varietals of our national flower ..the Protea. Yum yum yum.

Enjoy the weekend everyone..keep warm and savour every moment of each minute. Cos if not... Monday will arrive before you blink!

Monday, 4 July 2011

Elle decor competition

The brief: Design a stool
Our judges will be looking for a contemporary design that avoids being generic, fussy or complicated. It must meet the following criteria:
*structurally sound
*original and showing ingenuity
*Sustainability is an advantage

Competitions like this are always exciting..getting the creative juices flowing..and seeing what others in the industry come up with. From what i've seen so far..this is gonna be awesome.
My stool design is steeped in KZN culture and ecology. Although the competition brief states we need not make a prototype of the stool..the college has tasked us to do just that. Have to say: pretty happy with the outcome! ;)
You will have to wait until the deadline closes to see pics though. Only fair...

Check out the Elle Decor site when you have a moment...
It's a phenomenal resource for all things design related. I'll pick my favourites over the next few days to showcase...first up. Local supplier of vinyl wall art..various sizes, designs and colours, or custom designed.
Really whatever your heart (or walls) can have it!

Lastly: happy 4th of July everyone! And happy birthday Tom C.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Catch up time!

The past couple months have sped by in a dizzy crazed blur. So instead of boring you with long lengthy explanations of where i've been and what i've been up to...rather check out my new slideshow of pics! There's images that i love... find inspiration in, then there's pics of work i've done, compos entered and places travelled to. Oh, and the odd wedding related idea. Enjoy :)