Not being entirely as technologically literate as I’d like (or like to think I am!) I’m not sure how to disable some of the facebook notifications I get inundated with, and at the moment the pace is hotting up as my 10 year Insead MBA reunion approaches next weekend. Sadly I’m not going, what with […]
It’s been a chilly day here in Cape Town today, maybe the first of many, although I haven’t been watching the forecast. But when I photographed my crocheted flower collection for a product enquiry this afternoon they felt woolly and wintery like the weather.
Handspun wool vest crocheted in an open weave with adjustable (and detachable) ribbon tie. Details: ≈65cm nape to hem, ≈40cm underarm to hem, ≈275g, various plain colours Made to measure on request R795
One of the things I love about this business is the adventure. Something interesting and exciting seems to happen every single day, and usually it’s unpredictable. Sometimes the adventure is in the fascinating people I get to talk to, like the philosopher/assistant supervisor at one of Cape Town’s steel scrapyards or the shoemaker/repairer on the […]
I’ve been spending my Friday afternoons in Conrad Hicks’ blacksmith workshop pounding steel and learning to wield a hammer, I’m even learning to make a hammer! It started as a need to work through a lot of anger and strong feelings, finding a way to channel the huge amount of energy they evoked into something […]
I follow Brene Brown’s Ordinary Courage blog, and I really liked today’s quote quote of the week – margaret young – my blog – Ordinary Courage. It seems so obvious when you read it, and isn’t at all easy in reality (not for me anyway), but the experience of trying is a profound one! And it […]
The Design Indaba conference kicked off yesterday and by all accounts it was a full and interesting day, as expected. If like me you’re not attending you can follow the chirping at #designindaba on Twitter. But for more insights and a summary of the day’s action have a look at Creative Review’s blog post. And […]
Sometimes things do not go according to plan. Like creating on command! Like yesterday: the beginning of my “creative week”; a making day; a day of abundant, inspired, creative work. NOT! More like a day of feeling stuck, constrained, dry, hot and bothered and blocked. A day of resorting to doing important financial admin and […]