Cape Town, Florist

Stalk of the town

September 3, 2015

Stalk Of The Town
Yesterday I visited Stalk of the town which is a lovely new florist shop situated just off Kloof Street (around the corner from Saigon and Asoka). What a happy discovery! Rini and Estelle have created a lovely space where anyone can pop into to buy single stems or order a customised flower arrangement.

Their shop is looking particularly stunning at the moment as they’re hosting a Spring Pop-Up which runs until 11 September. It’s full of botanically inspired works of art from ceramics and homeware to clothing, jewellery and of course flowers! I definitely recommend a visit… and that you to treat yourself to some Spring blooms!

These are the designers that are involved in the pop-up: Zuinette Mulder Jewellery / Mareth Roos / Cabo / Janine Lessing / Karen Yssel  / Amulet / Veldt / Isobel Sippel / Pure Creation / Creative Affairs / Maryke Reuvers & Jo Springthorpe

Stalk Of The Town
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design, Florals

Go floral – branding inspiration

September 2, 2015

Since we’re entering Spring here in the Southern hemisphere, I thought I’d dedicate a few posts to all things floral. The use of florals in design is timeless and it’s something that can people can relate to worldwide. Today’s post features a few gorgeous floral logo designs and branding that I’ve come across recently. You’ll also see that floral designs are not just suited to flower related businesses.


Anastasia K
Anastasia K / Graphic Designer / Anastasia’s website has the most beautiful slider ever with old world botanical images. Do yourself a favour and take a look.

Anastasia K Local is Lovely
Local Is Lovely  / Blog / Sophie has a stunning Australian food and lifestyle blog. I love the whimsical illustration she’s used for her header.
The Flower Era  / Florist / Such a pretty, delicate illustration, so well suited to a florist’s website.
The House That Lars Built / Blog / I love the strong botanical feel of this branding.

Floral branding
Tealicious / Tea specialist / Beautiful branding by Alvarez Jauna.
The Shala / Yoga studio / I love their branding with its lotus flowers and contemporary Eastern feel.

The Shala
Amy Merrick / Florist / Amy also has the most gorgeous home page on her website. Amy has used a beautiful selection of delicate flowers and leaves which work perfectly with her simple typographic logo.

Amy Merrick

interiors, Wallpaper spotlight

Sian Zeng Wallpaper

August 31, 2015

Sian Zeng Wallpaper
I’m mad about these two new wallpapers from Sian Zeng. Her latest Summer Tropical Bloom wallpaper and Spring Wild Rain wallpaper are so stunning. Both feature beautiful, tropical jungle scenes but the one design has a bolder palette with botanical embellishments and the other is softer and more painterly. I’ll take either, thank you!

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And if you have kids then you’re sure to fall in love with Sian Zeng’s previous collections. Both Dino and Woodlands are magnetic wallpapers! These beautiful wallpapers come with an assortment of marvelous magnetic creatures and write-on speech bubbles which allow kids to get creative and play. How cool is that?

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Image credits: Sian Zeng


Pink, grey & geometric accents

August 27, 2015

Pink, grey & geometric accents
Image credit: The Design Chaser

I’m loving this Scandi inspired palette which seems fitting for this time of year as spring arrives. Combine beautiful soft, dusty pink hues with your typical Scandi neutrals and then add a few fun geometric accents. I’ve spotted so many gorgeous pieces online which make creating this look a breeze.

Pink, grey & geometric accents
Image credits: Kristina Dam | Country Road Ikke Throw | Zana cushions | Wall art by Kristina Dam

Pink, grey & geometric accents
Image credits: Aura Big stripe quilt cover | Woolworths Geometric scatter | Aura Big squares throw | Wyett large cube | Woolworths Criss cross bowl | Kristina Dam mobile