interiors, Summer

Hot pink chair envy

August 30, 2016

Mobelli Outdoor Furniture
Mobelli sent me some of their outdoor furniture to review and test out over the weekend. Sigh, if only I could get to keep these beauties… their hot pink Dinosaur Chair is now absolutely on my wish list. Made from marine rope, this chair is durable and super comfy as well. It works beautifully with the Flora End Table. Love the handle detail. 

Mobelli Outdoor Furniture
Mobelli Outdoor Furniture
Their sleek Sedona Serving Tray is also a great design and comes in white, champagne and charcoal colourways.

And how fun is the portable LED Orb Ball? It’s available in three sizes and is fully waterproof so you can leave it outdoors. The only problem may be the Cape Town wind as it’s incredibly light. The Orb Ball lights up in soft hues, pick from 16 colours and control via remote. Hello summer parties!

Hop over to Mobelli to view more of their fabulous outdoor furniture ranges.

Mobelli Outdoor Furniture
Mobelli Outdoor Furniture
All photography: Lana Kenney ©

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Mobelli. As always, the opinions and thoughts herein are my own.

House Tour, interiors

Fresh contemporary home with an African Twist

August 26, 2016

Designer kitchen with iconic retro chairs
I’ve got a new Cape Town house tour over on Apartment Therapy. This stunning home belongs to Zeanne and Rian and it’s definitely one of my favourites. It’s beautifully curated with incredible local art and treasures collected on travels and from auctions. Zeanne is an interior architect and cleverly transformed an awful, dark 1970’s house into this light and airy space.

Apartment Therapy is testing out a few new layouts this week so you’ll notice that this house tour looks very different to the others. I’m not mad about this look at all and there’s also nowhere for readers to leave a comment. Please hop over and then let me know your thoughts here. 

Fresh interior with an African twist Beautiful vintage style shoe display closet
All photography: Lana Kenney ©

Cape Town, SA Design

Design Garage

August 24, 2016

Design Garage, Cape Town
Earlier this week I popped into a creative new showroom where students and emerging designers can showcase and sell their products. An initiative of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s (CPUT) design department, Design Garage was born out of a need for students to test small-scale production and the retail value of their designs.

The light and airy industrial space features a variety of fashion, textiles, jewellery, graphics and industrial design products. The space is also available for exhibitions and Department of Coffee will setting up a coffee bar soon.

Most of the local curated design shops including The Watershed all have the same designers and brands on board which gets tiring quickly. It was refreshing to discover a new mix at Design Garage and hopefully their concept will continue to grow. 
Design Garage will officially be up and running from the 1st of September. Monday to Friday, 8am till 4pm. Pop in and support our young designers!

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Travel, Turkey

Explore Turkey: Bitez

August 23, 2016

Bitez Turkey
Our last stop on our trip to Turkey was Bitez, a beautiful seaside village just outside Bodrum. The bay is lined with small shops and cafés, each with their own sun loungers offering free wifi and a spot to soak up the sun. Citrus groves and fields are dotted in between the village which gives it a lovely rural feel. Bitez makes for a fantastic base and from here you can explore the nearby towns like Bodrum, Yalikavak, Turgetreis and more.

We visited just before the start of the summer season and so it was blissfully peaceful. The local shop owners were complaining that tourism had taken a dive especially after all the recent attacks which is a real problem as their businesses depend almost solely on tourism. Such a sad state and hopefully this will change. Here’s to more travel and exploring other cultures. Hope you enjoy the travel inspiration…

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