this past weekend, our family went off to the beautiful Kogelberg Nature Reserve, considered the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom, a stunning place to escape from a busy week. The reserve features 5 environmental-friendly cabins which complement the bio-diversity of this unique part of the Western Cape. Situated close to the seaside town of Kleinmond, a 90km trip from Cape Town, the Oudebosch cabins are integrated into the environment in the most sensitive and stylish way. They tread lightly on the landscape and cleverly reduce the impact of tourism on this lovely part of our country. You can definitely feel the sensitivity in which the cabins have been built and it’s a good feeling when you know you’re touching the earth gently.
all images my own
I know, I know…I’m totally kidding myself here. I’m absolutely well-aware of the fact that we are nowhere near springtime in this hemisphere. But I just can’t help it…the seductive pull of all those pretty spring blossoms from the north is just too much for me to resist. I mean, who could refuse this gorgeous floral gallery over at Skona Hem? I gave in…
What really struck me about these floral photographs, is the relaxed and casual way the flowers are showcased. I’m a fan of displaying single blooms in simple vases or bottles (a more shabby-chic approach to flower arrangements, because I know I’m no good at the traditional kind), and I really like the informal look it gives to a table-scape. It actually accentuates the beauty of the flower when they’re not all jammed together into a stiff arrangement, and you don’t need as many flowers to make a statement. Also, I’m a bit of a vase magpie, so any excuse to display my ever-growing collection of vases sounds good to me!
beautiful photography by Pernilla Hed from Skona Hem
I’m like a moth to a flame when it comes to faceted prints of a graphic design nature…and these artworks by Leandro Pita over on Society 6 with their delicious colours are proving to be irresistible to this moth!
first seen over of Ez’s blog for her colour inspiration daily…I’m inspired!