Friday, April 30, 2010


Happy weekend from Steve Martin.

I have to go have a cat nap again, bye!

girl creature

So the Baskin kid is a girl! I remember when Kezia had a pink birthday party one year and EVERYTHING was pink (man I wish I had pictures from that party cause you would be really impressed). I knew then she would be a great mom one day and her kid would have the best birthday parties in the world. Speaking of the kid, here are some things every young lady needs:

A summer dress to frolic around the garden in.

A melange number for just going to the shops and stuff.

A smart/casual ensemble to wear to tea parties and things.

And a fox obviously.

Everything is from Smallable and I want to buy all of it for the kid.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

tiny little chairs

Since I spend a large amount of money on decor magazines each month I thought I should share some things I find in them. Here's something for people who admire designer chairs (or have a little obsession like me) but also like to wear pretty shiny things around their necks (all girls I know). Tiny Little Chairs are handmade in Canada by Bruxe Design and here is what they say about them: "Tiny Little Chairs is a series of collectible pendants celebrating mid century design. Each pendant represents a vintage chair which revolutionized furniture production and the design process. These miniatures allow you to wear your love and appreciation for these pioneering designers and their iconic objects which continue to be benchmarks for today's designers."

Saw this in Living Etc. The words 'mid-century, chair and pendant' all in one sentence got me very excited.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

what i wore today

I finally made a drawing for the 'What I wore today' blog. Having trouble uploading it onto their Flickr stream but I like the way it came out even though I gave myself soccer player calves. Thanks for making me do it Jeff.

weekend things

I took a few days off and had a much needed long weekend. After five days a few things have changed. I’ve been to Mozambique for the first time and realised Mozambicans might be the friendliest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. It was good to be far away from home, eat lot’s of prawns, drink lots of beer and swim in the warm sea. We even met a bride and groom at the Maputo airport. It was quite surreal to see them on our flight, all dressed up in white. I loved the little town of Inhambane and definitely want to go back there. Still, the best thing was going on a crazy boat ride and snorkeling with a 8 meter whale shark (no pics of that, my camera would never forgive me for all that sea water). And there was something to look forward to when we came back to rainy Joburg: Steve Martin is finally home and it feels like he’s been with us for much longer than a day. We love you Stevie, you sweet sweet creature. Welcome home.

Friday, April 23, 2010


I was going through my old photos and I found these:

This post has nothing to do with Haloween. It has to do with friends who have the most awesome costumes. Can you picture them on their horse and carriage, chewing blades of grass, singing Amish songs? When asked how they came up with their outfits they replied "we just wore whatever we could find in our cupboard".

Have a happy weekend everyone.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


I would never ever want to hit Andy in the face even if he was super mean to me like he was to Edie Sedgwick. But I do love this Andy Warhol pinata at the Brooklyn Museum. Created by artist Jennifer Rubell the contents of the pinata will be edible. Oooo, I wonder what Andy's brain tastes like? Tomato soup?

Images from Broklyn Museum's Flickr photostream.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

the perfect bag

This is it:

From Topshop.

‘more things like this’ please

Terence gave me this beautiful book called ‘More Things Like This’ for my birthday. It’s described as ‘289 drawings with funny words also on the same drawing’ and it’s published by McSweeney’s who publish many other nice things. It features art by people like Robert Crumb, David Shrigley, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ralph Steadman and more illustrators, cartoonists and writers. It’s full of amazing drawings which make me laugh and inspire me to draw again. Here are a few of my favourites:

‘This workshop is highly regarded as an excellent workshop’ Chris Johanson
‘This conceptual art is about the fascism of capitalism’ Chris Johanson
‘Was she pretty?’ Leanne Shapton
‘Carol’ Maira Kalman
‘Untitled’ David Shrigley (reads: Upon my return from exile I enter the town riding a giant goose. The goose will peck the fuck out of any protestors)
‘Poster making’ Royal Art Lodge
‘Hey Ladies’ Tucker Nichols
‘I Have Nothing Good To Say About This Bastard’ Dave Eggers
‘Untitled’ (Mustard is a fool’s condiment) David Mamet
‘Davey Crockett’ (has lost his fucking mind) John Lurie

You can order this one and many other nice books from Pulp Books.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

weekend things

Having a projector at home was nice. Sort of like watching a movie at the cinema while laying in your bed. A visit to Kitty Heaven on Saturday morning broke my heart a little bit but mostly made me happy. Brothers. Nicola's Super Mario birthday cake. Baskin creature, can you please be born now so I can buy you shoes like these. Some arty stuff on Sunday (that statement is totally true). And rainy streets of Joburg. The end.