Lessons learnt in 2020

It goes without saying that 2020 has been a year like no other. Majority of this year has felt like the strange dream you have after watching a post-apocalyptic film before bed. If there’s something I have gained from 2020, it is many lessons that I’ll be carrying forward with me. Sometimes the most trying […]

Good Stuff 08. / Oscille

I’ve been a fan of Pauline Hagan’s work for many years now. Hagan is a designer and maker based in Prague and is the creator behind Benu Made, a jewellery brand. These exquisite pieces are mostly made out of leather and truly serve as wearable art. Pauline’s latest project takes her beautiful work into a bigger […]

Good Stuff 07. / Titch

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that I love finding South African brands that create beautiful, high-quality products whilst maintaining ethical and environmentally friendly production processes and business practice. Titch has been on my radar for ages now. So many of their beautiful leather bags are on my “one day […]

On Personal Growth

This year, due to my being home most of the day, I’ve had some extra time to myself. (I don’t think I’ve realised how much time we spend in our daily lives commuting, until this year!) I’ve done a lot of thinking, reflecting and reading. I’ve had a lot of time to really dig deep […]

Some things never change

When lockdown first started, the prospect of being stuck in my room for weeks doing my university work all alone without my friends who I grew to love so quickly, felt crushing. It took me a while to wrap my head around the strange way that 2020 was playing out. Sometimes, I still can’t. And […]

Dreamlands by Yomagick

I came across Yomagick on Instagram and was instantly blown away by these beautiful dreamscape scenes. They feel surreal, like something out of a children’s storybook world. There is something so deeply beautiful and incredibly dreamy. My impulse would be to climb into these and take a nap.  Sometimes you come across work online that is […]

On self-care habits

The internet has made it seem as if self-care has to entail face masks and online shopping. And whilst these things are lovely, there is great value in making self-care a habit that we incorporate into our daily lives, rather than something luxurious and indulgent that only happens once in a blue moon. I tend […]

Tell Your Friends About Your Dreams

I’ve come to learn that setting goals is the easy part. The real test comes in when it’s time to knuckle down and get to work to ensure that those goals are achieved. In highschool, it was always drilled into us that our goals need to be SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timebound). And […]

Notes on being kind to yourself

We’ve heard it all before. “Speak to yourself the way you’d speak to a friend”. “Treat yourself the same way you treat the people you love.” But in reality, it’s much harder to be kind to yourself than the quotes on Pinterest would have you believe. One thing that makes it especially difficult is that […]

On learning online

This year,  most students have had to to transition to online learning. You’d think that as the “digital generation”, this would be easy, but it has been quite a feat. Aside from teething issues with online learning platforms, studying and learning from home has brought on a whole new set of challenges (and ways to […]

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