Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Would you like a cup of bunny?

Yes please, and two sugars. No milk.

Holden Caulfield-isms.

What really knocks me out is a book, when you're all done reading it, you wished the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it.

Take most people, they're crazy about cars. They worry if they get a little scratch on them, and they're always talking about how many miles they get to a gallon, and if they get a brand-new car already they start thinking about trading it in for one that's even newer. I don't even like old cars. I mean they don't even interest me. I'd rather have a goddam horse. A horse is at least human, for God's sake.

Among other things, you'll find that you're not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior.

I'm the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life. It's awful. If I'm on my way to the store to buy a magazine, even, and somebody asks me where I'm going, I'm liable to say I'm going to the opera. It's terrible.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


I like to fill my blog with pretty things but I can't get this damn thing out of my head.
I'm on maternity leave, and I've been watching a LOT of dvds man. A LOT.
I watch all the happy ones -Winnie the Pooh and original Alice in Wonderland and all those with my toddler ( too.
Yesterday I saw a title "The Road". It opened with this beautiful woman staring lovingly at her husband pottering in the floral garden.
I thought: AWESOME. Went and got snacks and juice and set up camp for the next 2 hours.
Then it turned. Everything went grey and depressed and there was a fire and a pregnant woman.
"Minor setback" I tried to convince myself. It will go all warm and toasty and fluffy again in a second.
It didn't. It got worse. But I already had the snacks and the juice and had a wee and had the pillow at the exact right spot on my lower back. It was too late. I was trapped.

"The Road" is an awful, awful movie. Please don't watch it. It is SO depressing. It will haunt you. You get ten times more trauma points if you have kids (of course).

Basically, the world came to an end, everything went grey and there was no more color and nothing could grow. Fast forward maybe 7 years and everything is EMPTY and GONE. Including the people. There is no food and all you see is maybe 2 people per town, looking for canned food, as that's all that's left. Like homeless people digging through trash -that's the bulk of the movie. Hungry people not having food, and a father trying to feed his son who basically cries all the time because he is so hungry.

The father carries around a gun so he can shoot his son if he needs to.
What I mean by this, is that people had turned to cannibalism for food. He knew if they caught his son, they would keep him alive as long as possible and slowly cut off body parts at a time as to keep the whole package fresh. So whenever they almost get caught by these cannibalism bandits, he gets the gun out so he can rather shoot his son, who is maybe 6 years old.
There are awful scenes where there are basements filled with people that are half-eaten etc.
It really is bad.
In the end I kept watching, angrily, because I thought: I have watched an hour of this, there BETTER be a happy ending. BETTER.

The ending is not happy. Please don't watch this movie. Or maybe suggest it to someone that you don't really like... like your boss or the girl at the next cubicle who talks WAY too loud on her phone.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

And we're UP

Clark and Claire has gone live. We are operating. Can't believe today was our first day and we've already moved stock.
The response has been amazing. Everyone is awesome. Today is such a good day.
Thanks Claire for being the most amazing amazing productive, smart, savvy and creative gal I know. Officially.
This post sounds a bit like an acceptance speech, doesn't it?
But I would like to thank my beautiful partner Claire and my fab husband.
No, I'm not crying. Ok maybe a little ♥

Link it! Look it. Shop it.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Clark and Claire Website

Here is a sneak peak at our website! It's almost done, we're almost live, you're almost in love with us. Swear.

Friday, November 12, 2010

This is mine, not yours

Because I bid for it fair and square! Yay. I got this pretty bag off Lost & Found.
I already know exactly what I'm going to wear it with, as soon as this watermelon is out of my uterus. This bag and I are gonna go for a walk.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Clark & Claire website

We're busy working hard to get the website up and running by Sunday. You will be able to purchase online immediately or wait till our pre Christmas viewing party in Cape Town (date to be announced). So make space in your cupboards!
And in the meantime - join us on Facebook for updates and launch giveaways :)
Here;s a pic from our first shoot (yay times ten).

Monday, November 8, 2010

Mad shower

My beautiful good friend Kate Els threw me a very special mad hatter baby shower.
I got so many beautiful things for Ben, thank you lovely face

Thursday, October 28, 2010

zooey deschanel

I love this girl's vibe. Her acting ability & choice of roles, her hair & the vintage clothes she also loves. Take a second to notice how awesome she is.

Why do you let me stay here?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Clark and Claire

I'm so excited. We are launching SO SOON.
Claire. I love you. ♥
And your mad shopping skills

Thursday, October 14, 2010


This will get you hopping in your chair. Promise. If it doesn't: check yourself for a pulse.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


I've always wanted one of these in my home. Because it's only a home if it has this plate display. Without it, it's just a house.
Here's a how-to video if you want to cash in on the awesomeness.


There is so much artwork to be found on Etsy. I want these in my house.
I don't know where, but I will even take down Marilyn to put one of these guys in her place. Don't tell her I said that.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


I love love LOVE big bands, swing dance and TAP dancing.
Look at these guys go. I also want to..

Thursday, September 30, 2010


Kate, Kim, Graeme, Noah & I headed outdoors last Sunday
We had been to the JHB Botanical gardens so many times but we never knew
about the rose garden! How pretty. We lay under a cherry blossom and chatted and snacked on woolies yum things. Noah blew bubbles and played ball and ran around just because he could
We will definitely go again, often! I want to go on "wedding day".
Apparently all these brides go there to have their wedding pictures taken.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Cake Stands & Tea Sets

My favorite thing about cake is the presentation
I want to go out and buy lots of cake stands that make
me want to bake every day and have friends over and own
a perfect little, super-special tea set!
Served with sugar cubes and lemon wedges. Yes.


Claire is making Bunting and giving me some for Noah & Ben's room.
How freaking awesome? Freak. That's how awesome.


wooden floors
wrap-around porches
oak trees
the ocean
the harbor
kalk bay
policemen on horses
tanning topless
fresh seafood
roses in winter
8pm sunsets
street performers
beach cafes
pools with diving boards
trains to St James
walking the streets
victorian windows
clean streets
winter rain

Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Monday, August 30, 2010

Edie Sedgwick / Factory Girl

We watched Factory Girl last night. I didn't think it was possible, but I like Andy Warhol even less than before.

Here are some clips and footage of the star, who died at 28


How beautiful! Thanks Beth for sending to me.

Saturday, August 28, 2010


My good friend Claire pointed my nose in this direction
She did warn me that it's addictive
It is.

Friday, August 27, 2010


I love receiving post. The real kind. Letters in envelopes that a real
person had to lick shut.
My friend Annette bought me very special cupcake writing paper.
This weekend I will write letters & post them. At a real Postbox,
with stamps

Almost mine

Annette and I are going to Wolves next week
There I will beat her at scrabble and eat lots of cake
I will also buy more Hello Fox trinkets

Hello Fox

Look at this pretty thing that Graeme bought me
From Wolves, Hello Fox

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Only this (and nothing more)

In my head all day

Cheshire Cat: If I were looking for a white rabbit, I'd ask the Mad Hatter.
Alice: The Mad Hatter? Oh, no no no...
Cheshire Cat: Or, you could ask the March Hare, in that direction.
Alice: Oh, thank you. I think I'll see him...
Cheshire Cat: Of course, he's mad, too.
Alice: But I don't want to go among mad people.
Cheshire Cat: Oh, you can't help that. Most everyone's mad here.


Country Florals

Friday, August 20, 2010

FAVORITE "My Fair Lady" scene


Cleopatra, cobra bite
Kurt Cobain, gunshot
Vincent van Gogh, gunshot
Ernest Hemingway, gunshot
Adolf Hitler, gunshot
Virginia Woolf, drowning
Diane Arbus, pills & wrists
Sylvia Plath, gas
Hunter S Thompson, gunshot


"Freaks was a thing I photographed a lot. It was one of the first things I photographed and it had a terrific kind of excitement for me. I just used to adore them. I still do adore some of them. I don't quite mean they're my best friends but they made me feel a mixture of shame and awe."
-Diane Arbus