DIY gift ideas

by Lana on November 21, 2014

Consol Jar gift ideas

Recently Consol sent me some of their new colour chalkboard jars and asked me to come up with a few DIY gift ideas using their jars. What with Christmas coming up and end of year, one really needs to get thinking about gifts. I love the idea of a personal, homemade gift and what can be nicer than packaging it in a beautiful jar that can be re-used?

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DIY idea #1: Get creative in the kitchen and make some delicious homemade granola or what about some Banting friendly museli. Write out the recipe on a pretty card and attach to the jar as well.

Consol Jar gift ideas

Consol Jar gift ideas

DIY idea #2: Forget about lucky packets, make your own customised lucky jars instead! Get creative and add a fun selection of goodies.

Consol Jar gift ideas

DIY idea #3: Make your own body butter, there’s really nothing better than a thoughtful homemade gift!

Consol Jar gift ideas

All photography: Lana Kenney ©

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Explore Berlin: Jean et Lili

by Lana on November 20, 2014

Jean et Lili, Berlin

Today we’re taking a trip to Berlin to visit one of the stores that I discovered while cycling through Kreuzberg. Jean et Lili is the cutest store with a gorgeous selection of gifts and homeware. From lovely stationery, purses and candles to quirky lighting, ceramics, bathroom goodies and the list goes on! Jean et Lili also stocks a small selection of clothing, handbags and Bensimon shoes. As you can imagine, I was tempted to shop up a storm but as I still had two weeks of travelling ahead, I behaved myself. Until next time!

View my other fave spots in Berlin here.

Jean et Lili, Berlin

Jean et Lili, Berlin

Jean et Lili, Berlin

Jean et Lili, Berlin

Jean et Lili, Berlin

Jean et Lili, Berlin

Jean et Lili, Berlin

All photography: Lana Kenney ©
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Kids Rooms – Scandi style

by Lanalou Style on November 19, 2014

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Black and white is such a trend for kids rooms at the moment and it’s simple to achieve which is what appeals to me about this scandi inspired style. The look is strong and contemporary and can work for both girls and boys.

Start with some striking black and white bedding and fun pillows. Mono has a lovely selection. From there it’s time to decorate your walls… add some prints, bunting or fun wall decals. For a more dramatic look, create a statement wall with a bold geometric wallpaper or blackboard effect.

So what do you think of this trend? Are you a fan or do you prefer a more playful, colourful look?

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Image Credits: 1) Mini Style, 2) Onszelf, 3) Valkoinen Harmaja, 4) Mini Style, 5) Julie Ansiau, 6) Mini Style, 7) Mini Style, 8) Penelope Home, 9) Bambula, 10) Cotton On

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Make It New at the Watershed

by Lana on November 18, 2014

Make it new exhibition

Yesterday I wrote about the fantastic new Watershed at the V & A Waterfront, well one more reason to visit is to check out the Make It New Exhibition which you’ll find upstairs on the first floor.

The Make It New Exhibition was part of a flagship project of the World Design Capital Cape Town 2014 titled Makers + Thinkers and was originally held at the Cape Town Stadium in October. The exhibition received so many visitors and accolades that they decided to extend its run until mid-December at the Watershed.

Make It New is a free exhibition which will take visitors on a journey through the Cape’s craft and design heritage, showing how influences from the past and geography have shaped design.

There is really an amazing selection of locally designed products on display and all beautifully curated and styled. Take your family and friends through to this amazing exhibition and support some of Cape Town’s incredible talent.

WHERE: Watershed, Dock Road, V&A Waterfront (next to the Two Oceans Aquarium)
10am until 7pm | Free entry

Make it new exhibition

Make it new exhibition

Make it new exhibition

Make it new exhibition

Make it new exhibition

All photography: Lana Kenney ©
Exposure Gallery

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