Happy Times / Lee Radziwill

I have used this image of Lee Radziwil sitting at her desk countless times as a reference of how I would like to style my workspace at home.  I am not even close, but I can dream. What an incredibly stylish woman, I have her book Happy Times on my Amazon wishlist. 

Lee Radziwill offers a unique perspective of happy times -- from the Bouvier sisters' first trip to Europe to fond memories of Christmas in Palm Beach with President Kennedy, from her years in London to summer days in Conca, Lee Radziwill has enjoyed a very colourful and successful life. With anecdotes, pictures, notes, and drawings, Happy Times is a very personal look at a highly publicized life. Goodreads

Bofred Designs

The Bofred team ( that being a two-women team ) takes months to conceptualise and design our collections. Endless conversations, bottomless cups of coffee and late nights are all part of each design. Our latest Clay Collection was a 6 month project of research, execution, sampling and producing a small collection that includes mirrors, chairs, benches, lamps big and small and curating art. Our attention to detail drives us mad but also DRIVES us. Being a very small South African company, we strive for international standard of production and design.  All our designs are hand drawn, changed, redrawn and finalised. Next step being a basic computer-aided design to enable measurements and details.  Final step the drawings get produced & sampled. Here is one of many small layouts of our Alberto Club Chair. Alberto is a sculptural piece, designed to be a statement piece, ideally paired and luxuriously comfortable.  

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Clay

Living in Muscat, Oman a colour palette of clay, sepia and sand surrounds you.
Photo: Hand made frakinsense burners from Nizwa Fort and Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Photos: Christa Botha 

Delightful

New York-based dealer, stylist, and designer, Michael Bargo, reinterprets the history of decorative arts for contemporary sensibilities. Drawing on a carefully assembled collection of furniture, textiles, and objet d’art, Bargo blends past and present, East and West, high and low, into effortless, unexpected interiors. - Visit his decadent website: http://www.michaelbargo.com/

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Georgina Gratrix

"Cape Town-based Georgina Gratrix is one of the most exciting and innovative young artists on the South African contemporary art scene. Part mocking, part criticism, part play, Gratrix’s work offers an inverted visual take on the world."

Georgina Gratix Profile, Smacgallery.com.   

BONUS: She LOVES dogs & has four rescues named Dougal, Jack, Frank & Fonz.

Photo Credit: Smac Gallery 

StudioPepe / Fierce Females

ARIANNA LELLI MAMI & CHIARA DI PINTO  //  STUDIOPEPE

Studiopepe is a design agency renowned for its eclectic and layered perspective based in Milan Italy. Their strong, recognizable identity is based on experimentation, uniqueness & unusual associations.  Studiopepe’s projects are characterized by their emotional and aesthetic impact, melding rigor with vision, and the continuous search for contaminations of contemporary codes and languages. Females to follow