Meandering around Munich

While I was in Germany earlier this month I managed to fit in an overnight stop in Munich. The city is the capital of Bavaria, in the south-eastern corner of the country.  And it is full of history, arts and

Thermal baths in Budapest

Recently back from Budapest

On my way back from exhibiting at Maison&Objet in Paris I spent a few days in Budapest.  The show experience is always intense and demanding physically, mentally and energetically.  So my Budapest trip was a wonderful chance to wind down,

Creative space at Room 13 graphic design studio, Cape Town

Meeting the makers

As part of creative week, and in conjunction with Cape Town Design Network and Visi Magazine a calendar of "Meet the Maker" studio visits is on the cards for this week.

Knitters in the know

I stopped in at Orion Wool & Craft in Oranjezicht this morning, where Cape Town's knitters in the know buy their wool and stuff. Roger and Jean are always friendly and open to chat and Jean's knitting needles were clicking

Shuttleworth Weaving at work

I was in KZN recently and made sure I had time to visit Andy and Helen at Shuttleworth Weaving, just outside Nottingham Road. They're seasoned professionals in the wool and weaving world and it was wonderful to have a look

Fish River Canyon

Where was I in April?

Via the strangest of dinner party conversation coincidences I recently reconnected with long-since-lost-touch family friends in the form of my godmother and her husband. With the internet encouraging us to make so much of our lives public they had a

Sculptural steelwork by artist-blacksmith Conrad Hicks

What is real?

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

Plant portraits

One of my new year's resolutions was to take more pictures, and since I seem to have acquired a new camera I've switched from my old Nikon D70 to a newer model D80 (not entirely sure if the loan is