Thursday, February 6

South African birds

 A little personal project of birds from South Africa. I saw most of these whilst I was there. From top: Masked Weaver and Bishop, Flamingo, Sunbird, Common Waxbill and Firefinch, Knysna Loerie, Hadeda Ibis.


Monday, January 13

Old textbooks





The loveliest design I've seen in an inch square. These tiny icons appear on the reverse of each textbook in the Science Library and Nature Library series by LIFE, and date from 1961-67. To see the almost-complete collection (I think we're missing one or two), visit my Flickr set.

Friday, December 20

The Garden Route





 







 












Hermanus–Cape Agulhas–Arniston–Knysna–Storms River–Jeffreys Bay–Addo Elephant Reserve–Plettenberg Bay–Wildernis–Oudtshoorn–Calitzdorp–Montagu.



Thursday, December 12

Hermanus House



 













I'm now back in the UK, and it's taking some getting used to. Fog, frost and darkness by 4pm were all things I managed to forget about completely in the warmth of South Africa. What a shock.

In my last week in SA I travelled along the Garden Route and saw some incredible places. This was the first place I stayed in the beautiful seaside resort of Hermanus. Norfolk Beach House was a treat, packed full of retro furniture and appliances, I will definitely be back one day!


Tuesday, November 5

Freaks of nature

























Yesterday I went to Kirstenbosch gardens and basically just took a gazallion photos. The proteas were unreal. Seriously, they're so weird. I also got really into the Cycads - the tree dinosaurs (they've hardly changed since the Jurassic period) - and Aloes. All a bit other-worldly. I'm going to have t think of some way of using all the amazing shapes, and colours.