Monday, 24 November 2008

Shopping Trip

Last week I went down to The Waste Centre in Durban. If you are a sewer and you've been to Durban, you will have visited this Institution! It's been around for years and stocks just about everything that is fabric related.
I was looking for backing fabric for some cushions I have been commisioned to do. The shweshwe fabric I found will do very nicely.

Friday, 31 October 2008

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Durban Fashion

I don't usually do fashion on my blog, but I do love to do Durbanish things! So ...Here are some of my daughter's shots from The Dept of Fashion and Textiles at the Durban University of Technology's annual fashion show, where 22 students showcased their fashion ranges last week.

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Wool and Weave

My friend Liz has just relocated her Wool Shop to lovely new premises in Hillcrest. I went to the Official Opening on Saturday and enjoyed the inspiring environment. If you love to create things with needles and live in [or are visiting] Durban, it is well worth a visit!

Monday, 16 June 2008

Comrades Marathon

Yesterday, we had about 10 000 people run almost past our home in the Comrades Marathon - [the worlds oldest and largest Ultramarathon] We live on a peninsula in a hilly area, so we become totally neighbourhood-locked for the duration of the race in our area. Many people in the community take their breakfast and chairs to the roadside and encourage the runners along.

Friday, 9 May 2008

A Happy Story

A while ago, Jeanine Hays of Aphrochic asked me if I knew how she could get hold of some porcupine quill lampshades!
Soon, 2 readers came up with some suggestions. Jeanine says she now has some on order and will let me know when they arrive! How lovely to help each other out from opposite sides of the world!

The first place I thought of looking was Cecile and Boyd - a homeware store in Durban .They did not have the lampshades we were looking for - But it is one of my most inspiring Decor Destinations.

Monday, 3 March 2008

Durban Art Deco Society

My home city, Durban has an Art Deco Society - You can visit their web sight and take a virtual tour of Art Deco Durban.

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Art Deco Lighting

Andryn2006 has a series of Durban Art Deco pics on flickr well worth looking at. This is the Memorial Building Tower at the University of Kwa Zulu Natal. It is a lovely example of Durban Art Deco Architecture. StrayJon has another interesting view of the same tower.

Thursday, 7 February 2008

Deco Durbs

My home city - Durban is rich with Art Deco architecture! Our good friend - Charles Wilkins - has a unique house that adds huge value to the Art Deco heritage in Durban.