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the beauty of patterns

It’s exceptionally inspiring to see life through the eyes of Skinny laMinx designer Heather Moore. She just has that knack of being able to turn everyday things into works of art. If you follow Heather on Instagram, you’ll get a good sense of how her creative brain works.

And her latest collection is a prime example. Heather was inspired by early 20th century architecture where perforated brick, concrete and steel brise soleil (French for sun breaker) screens were built in tropical climates to create privacy and security as well as to filter the sun and allow air movement. For years, she has been capturing the beauty of these structures in her travels to Tokyo, Jaipur, LA and all over SA.

Brise Soleil at Sea Point Library

Brise Soleil at Sea Point Library

Brise Soleil in Muizenberg

Brise Soleil in Muizenberg

And these incredible screens with their different patterns are the inspiration behind her new collection, aptly named Brise Soleil. The collection consists of three new textile designs (Weft, Apeture and Breeze) in three shades… concrete, petrol and moonbeam.

Below are some incredible collabs Heather did with four furniture manufacturers in Cape Town for the Brise Soleil Lookbook. We heart them all, but the LIM collab is our fave.

BRISE SOLEIL 01 LIM

LIM

Saks Corner

Saks Corner

Bofred

Bofred

The New Modernist

The New Modernist

— Liza

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things to brighten up your winter

We’ve seen some beautiful things lately, some of which we’ve been lucky enough to get our hands on, others which we’re still coveting, but all of which we can guarantee will make any winter a happier time.

winter things

1. ghd‘s Birds of Paradise limited edition stylers (they just keep getting prettier!) 2. These Kenyan bags that Miss Moss is hoping to start selling on her blog, we say yes please 3. Missibaba‘s new Colour Block collection is oh-so-lust-worthy 4. I want these Jane Sews boots so bad I’m willing to eat nothing for a week to get them (school fees and bush holidays say no though) 5. Houdt‘s collection of iPhone covers are so super cool, we love ours! 6. Skinny laMinx‘s latest fabric offering, Paradise is Here, is inspired by the power of plants – totally and utterly exquisite 7. This neckpiece, from Pichulik‘s A/W 14 collection, has my name on it, I’m convinced.

— Liza

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