west african masquerade

I came across some of these fantastic images whilst browsing jewellery designer Natalia Milosz-Pierkarska’s blog The ‘Ah Ha’. The photographs – portraits of masqueraders taken in Nigeria – were taken by Phyllis Galembo who has travelled to Nigeria, Cuba, Brazil, Jamaica and Haiti, documenting the costumes worn by traditional priests and priestesses, carnival masqueraders, dancers, … Continue reading

travel bite: Formentera, Spain

IT may seem a little late in the season to be dishing out holiday destination advice – especially considering my trip here was in July last year – but since I have found myself recommending this gorgeous island to all who cross my path this summer I feel it is necessary for me to put … Continue reading

tres chic

A COUPLE of weekends ago I helped a friend look after what you could call ‘designer’ chickens. I never thought that it was possible for a chicken to resemble a llama…

when I grow up up… I want to buy (Antenne) books

FOR me, buying beautiful books and magazines is a luxury. I imagine myself one day in a home dotted with tomes of wondrous imagery; of nature, of art; of fashion and design; of the ordinary and the extraordinary. Dotted amongst these, will be golden nuggets of prose, ranging from the classic to the contemporary. However … Continue reading

profile: Christian Wijnants

  THIS designer’s use of block colour and creation of interesting silhouettes in his latest collection caught my eye on the Sien website. A graduate from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp in 2000, Christian Wijnants launched his own label in 2003. Over the years he has been praised for his knitwear research … Continue reading

unwanted: Milkybar Raisin & Biscuit

REGRETFULLY I succumbed to the ad campaign and bought a Milkybar Raisin & Biscuit the other day. Big mistake, don’t do it. Stick to the classic Yorkie Biscuit and Raisin instead.

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