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I'm all about vivid colour at the moment. I brought home a bunch of beads and some traditional printed cloth from Kenya. I could have filled my suitcase with fabric, there are so many gorgeous colour and print combinations. 

The traditional cloth is called 'The Kanga' (Khanga, Lesso) is a cloth that is in common use in practically every Kenyan home. It's is a piece of clothing about 1.5 m by 1 m, screen printed with beautiful sayings in Swahili (or English) and is largely worn by women around the waist and torso. Kangas are a flexible item, used in many ways such as aprons, child-carrying slings, picnic blankets, swimwear etc. 

I'm also enjoying this wonderfully strong and bold work by Kendra Smoot. She's a prop stylist and style editor. Spring is almost upon us and I want to paint everything white and add bright 'pops' of pattern and colour everywhere. Something like the below images of a Danish home seen on style-files.

Or how about these quirky cushions by Jonathan Adler? The ties and belts are humorous and colourful. 

Roll on 1st September so that we can officially celebrate Spring!

Comments for this entry

Freshly Found

Just love all these bright spring colours! [Although - according to my husband who is in Cape Town - you guys seem to be having good winter weather]
Just love Johnathan Adler's Tie Cushion

Kelly Fletcher

That fabric is amazing. Good find!


Yes Denise, The weather is teasing us as usual... blue skies and then back to rain...!

Kel: Any suggestions to what I should do with the fabric?


Great post, love all the bright colours and the interiors. The beads and fabric....mmmmm....yummy!


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