Dance Peace Love

What a beautiful Photography deck by photographer and art director Nicoline Patricia Manila.

Manila’s tells a convincing story of culture, nature and beauty. The superimposition of prints, layered through fabric backgrounds and mounted images themselves incorporating detailed fabrics, brings her rich presentation to life. I look forward to more.

Source: Behance

There’s so much emphasis on consciousness in philosophical discussions, but I think consciousness is a small part of who we are. I have a friend who had a sheepdog, and he said whenever he had a party it would herd the guests. It would tap their ankles or their knees, until, by the end of the evening, everyone at the party was in one corner. The dog was happy, but the important thing was that nobody noticed. As architects, I think, we have to try to be like the sheepdog at the party.

—Craig Dykers - Snøhetta Architecture

The two best things in life: popsicles + Prosecco! Thank you, Lord, for your tender mercies. #madeforme #redemptionofacrappyday #love #nycsummer ♥  (at Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar)

The two best things in life: popsicles + Prosecco! Thank you, Lord, for your tender mercies. #madeforme #redemptionofacrappyday #love #nycsummer ♥ (at Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar)

Poolside Romance

Digging this for days! Summer, come back to South Africa! I fully intend to do some poolside chilling in San Fran this summer - if the wind stops blowing in its usual insane way. All that these fabulous decks need is a bikini-clad body and a ready-for-life cocktail.

Source: Marie Claire Maison

Surprisingly sinuous organic shapes in 3D

Joris Laarman Lab explores 3D-printed metal and open-source chair designs in a New York exhibition.

I love how nuanced his exhibition is. Each piece seems to communicate femininity and charm. His unusual shapes set the spotlight on the various materials used - this is one of the first time we are seeing metals and woods coming out of a 3D printer, strong the stage for other designers to experiment with these new forms.

Visit the exhibition which will run at Friedman Benda until 14 June 2014. It looks to be worth it!

Source: Dezeen

The High Line Park, New York City…

… Is my favourite place in New York City. Besides being a stunningly assembled piece of architecture-cum-public artwork-cum-park, the High Line feels like the most peaceful place in New York (besides Central Park). I love its defiance in challenging the rough, urban city to create space for its unconventional version of park life.

This summer (or winter, as it were) I will spend a few weeks in NYC, one of my favourite cities, and I’ll be posting special ideas and anticipatory visits for you to share in my journeys. The posts may heavily lean toward rooftop bars (forgive a gal for loving her cocktails) but I’ll also add some design hits to keep our minds fresh and eagerly inspired.

In love and culture,


Source: Friends of the High Line

Heinz Mack: The Sky Over Nine Columns
Venice, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Island of San Giorgio Maggiore

On 3 June 2014 the installation The Sky Over Nine Columns by German artist Heinz Mack will open to the public on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice.

Paralleling the Architecture Biennale, nine columns—more than seven metres high and covered with a golden mosaic—stand in front of the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, bearing the sky above them. Curated by art historian Robert Fleck, the installation offers a broad scope for association. As a manifestation of the human being standing upright, the column is the earliest element in the history of architecture and forms a direct relation between earth and sky. The golden mosaic consisting of over 800,000 tesserae is an example of the long tradition of local craftsmanship, representing Venice’s early cultural relations between Orient and Occident.

Source: Heinz Mack

Fall Fashion Stylin’: Out on the Town

Something for everyone - casual-chic, down-to-earth dressy, feminine-edgy, urban. Go wild.

Fashion is everyone’s friend.

Source: Tenjiwe’s Pinterest Style Page