Show & Tell

* Whooooaaa a hoverboard!

* Imagine a world with an enormous Spinosuarus in it.

* What a road trip

* For those near Cape Town next week, Kamers is not to be missed

* What a crazy story of a husband claiming to be the artist that was actually his wife

* This week I died my hair pink. A fluorescent highlighter kind of pink. It's a bit out there, but not quite in this category of hair-don'ts

* A cool mobile-washing-van idea to help the homeless

* This is pretty awesome God Only Knows to celebrate the launch  of BBC Music


Going Batty for Halloween

The baby bat
Screamed out in fright,
"Turn on the dark,
I'm afraid of the light."

Back in 2012 when Squish had just started at nursery school, there was a dress-up day. All the other children arrived dressed like butterflies, fairies, tigers & firemen, but for some reason I had the urge to make a bat costume.

She looked super cute!

The bat top then came in handy the following Halloween, & when her little best friend saw it, she wanted one too, so I whipped another black-winged top up immediately.

They love them, to the extent that they are often worn to parties, for baking or just a trip to the shops. And because they are made from stretchy jersey fabric, they are super practical & still fit 2 years later!

And then I noticed during one of my IG surfs that BangBang Copenhagen (a seriously amazing & creative Danish brand that I frequently droll over) had included a similar item in their 2014 collection in the form of a hoodie - I was obviously on to a good thing!!

And with that, I decided to expand the bat love beyond Lula & her friends and give other aspiring bats to have one of these cool outfits.

Fun. Creative. Comfortable.

Introducing The Bat from Lula by Emma!

More pics to follow & to order, contact me on

(and for more bat poetry, look here!)

Emily ♥

When Sue told us over lunch that she was pregnant, it was the best news EVER. There were tears of joy & all sorts of loud cheers & woop woops ringing around the Turkish cafe we had met at.

Emily is truly precious in every possible way & chose incredible parents to journey through life with.

Our morning photo shoot turned in to a spontaneous lunch, some Ukulele lessons for Squish & a blustery afternoon walk to the beachfront with their family dog Kai.

Thanks so much for sharing this special day with us Brad & Sue.

It was a near impossible task to choose just a few pics of this little angel, but here we go


Show & Tell

I ♥ Cape Town
The weeks just seem to fly by at the moment, hopping from Monday to Friday in a heart-beat. Bad for my work deadlines, good for weekends which still feel long & full (and full of sunshine).
So here's 'Tuesdays' homework (a day late!)

* Love everything about this for my GIRL

* How beautiful is this swing WANT WANT WANT!

* Terrifying 2-liner horror stories. The power of words - No, 3!! I mean 4. 6. 8!! Those pictures! Aaaargh!

* And continuing the spooky theme, but not so scary. Halloween costumes for pets.

* Insane skills in this adventure ride on The Isle of Skye

* Needed to include this lovely piece from IKEA

Baby Ben

With the soft sun shining through Venetian blinds & the distant sound of the sea, Kerry & Rich's cliff-side home is the most perfect & tranquil spot for a new baby to start life in. And big sister Betty is always near, checking that none of the fluffy lambs cause trouble!

It felt like we were on holiday when we visited baby Ben to take some pics & we could have stayed all day in this relaxing home (although he was probably much relieved to have some peace after we had swaddled, lifted, soothed & positioned him all morning)

Here's a snippet of some of those special moments of him snoozing & wriggling with his proud parents.


Those tiny features of a new born baby never lose their magic

Retro toys from Kerry's childhood, along with Bens growing lamb collection & art from overseas make the sweetest nursery 
(and spot the Moon Mobile!)

Love & happiness to your beautiful family xxx

Show & Tell

So we returned from our European travels carrying full hearts & feeling inspired. There's so much I want to do now from decor improvements in our house to sewing things, to getting fit (?!). But for now I'm just happy soaking up Cape Town & enjoying the amazing things happening here.
Here's a few links from here & there.

* Another great example of city improvements in our hood combing exhibition space to showcase our local design talent . Sussex Open Studios.

* Cats that look like Pin-Ups

* This is quite incredible : Hundreds of Mountaineers climbing the Alps for a shoot

* Always such incredible & inspiring collections for Vivienne Westwood

* Really cute make-up art

* I've only read one of these books , I've got some catching up to do to see if the claim is true!

* Watch the trailer for Inherent Vice

* Paper bags that I need.

* Simple & beautiful animated cinemagraphs

* Waltzing on the Walls

* Got to love Lena Dunham

tra la