Ashtanga workshop in the Mother City

On the spur of the moment I found myself in Cape Town for a four day ashtanga workshop with Michael Hamilton at Mysore Yoga Cape Town.  A lovely, exhausting, enriching four days … I feel full to the brim with information and re-inspired by the practice.
February also happens to be a month renowned for its near perfect weather in the Cape, so all in all it was pretty fantastic few days in the Mother City!
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These ceramics from studioLORIER are beauteous.  I think my morning cuppa would look (and taste) even better in one of the ceramic polygon cups.

Ceramic cup handmade in polygons

Facetted porcelain thermo tea cup

Ceramic espresso cup

Ceramic cup built of stacked circles

Porcelain breakfast bowl

Mudpuppy ceramics

Look at the beauty of these!  Just look!

Ceramic Skull Planter

Hanging Air Plant Cradle

Baby Head Vase/Planter

Hanging Air Plant Planter Pod

All Seeing Eye Hand Amulet

Lenneke Wispelwey ceramics

Lenneke Wispelwey honestly makes some of the most beautiful porcelain items I’ve ever clapped eyes on.  The styling on the site is also sublime.


Klomp Ceramics

Made in South Africa Klomp Ceramics are glorious.  Really.
Here’s some of the Klomp story from their website:
Klomp Ceramics was born out of a lifetime of preparation. Like a part of herself that had lain in wait for the right time to present itself.
What do you love to do? Mr Klompje asked his wife Alexia. A simple question not always so simple to answer.
‘Ceramics’ said the voice in her dream that night, and that part of herself was awoken.
Alexia Klompje creates handmade ceramics inspired by her life, experiences and things around her. Every piece is one-of-a-kind, adding to each collection’s individual organic quality.”

Geometric Platter I

Urban Tribe Necklace III


S&P Dishes VI


Circle Board II

Midnight Bowl I

Round pendant I


Colonel is a French design company offering specialised furniture and other design beauties.  Everything is perfect.  I mean just look at those bowls!

Caracas chair

Suzie lamp

Diablo lamp

Dowood lamp

Reversed volume cauliflower bowl

Reversed volume chirimoya

Reversed volume bowls

Kyoto sideboard

The Cradle

So close to home and yet so rarely visited.

I went to a wedding in The Cradle of Humankind a few weekends ago (at The Cradle Restaurant and Game Reserve).  So lovely! It’s beautiful out there, and (if you avoid the disaster that is Fourways) an easy 40 minute drive from Sandton.




I’m also in love with the Nirox Sculpture Park.  I’d like a little house on one of the patches of lawn there.  The pictures below were taken at the Jazz in the Cradle event last year – a lovely day.





In the same area, there’s Happy Horse Farm (I mean really, who wouldn’t want to visit happy horses?).  That’ll be my next spot to visit in the coming weeks.