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We’re going to Memphis

Memphis is a design movement that was founded in 1981 in Milan, Italy (nowhere near Memphis, Tennessee) by an architect/designer called Ettore Sottsass and his group of creative friends. The reason they called it Memphis: They were listening to a Bob Dylan song at the time, “Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again”. […]

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A natural, simple Xmas

With our world changing and everyone becoming more environmentally aware and responsible, I thought I’d look to nature this Christmas, instead of rushing to the shops for some bits and pieces. The truth is, with a bit of inspiration, the results are so much lovelier than some Chinese baubles and moulting tinsel. Often it’s the simplest things […]

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Tribal Magic

Since my travels to Turkey in 1996 I have been obsessed with suzanis and any embroidered, handcrafted cloth from Turkey, Uzbekistan and the surrounding regions. They are so magnificent, they tell a story that will live with you forever! Suzanis were traditionally woven as a gift for a bride’s trousseau by the women in her family […]

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Somerset West, we’ve arrived!

Great news for our Lula lovers in the Overberg! Lula Fabrics now has a lovely showroom set up inside Flooring Plus which is a flooring specialist company that’s recently opened on the corner Bright Street and Andries Pretorius Street, Somerset west. Shirley Sawyer and her sister Joan McLaren are the owners and have years of experience […]

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India Song

India has a way of grabbing hold of your heart. And somehow Karen Knorr has managed to capture it’s rich visual culture and mysterious beauty through her photographs which she manipulates into these captivating works of art. Karen Knorr is a photographer and artist. Born in Germany, and raised in Puerto Rico. Her  book ‘India […]

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Philip Pikus – Contemporary Classics

Contemporary Classics is a range of reworked classics in a neutral, contemporary palette of taupe, grey, bone and linen (with charcoal launching in 2016). Carefully curated and edited, this collection provides the perfect foundation to effortlessly create beautiful, timeless interiors. Cottons, linens, bamboo and blends thereof, have been used extensively. From 100% linen sheers to […]

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Second Dynasty

The Second Dynasty Collection is a revisit of the Dynasty Collection of 2011 which featured the hugely popular “Enter the Dragons” print. Moving it’s fresh take on chinoiserie even further, this season’s offering is presented with a more “grown up” feel. It’s decadent and luxurious, take a longing look…

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The Halcyon Collection

The Halcyon collection offers unrivalled versatility in textiles that makes it the go-to collection for the demands of the most luxurious commercial and residential interior projects. Take a look at the stunning pics below and you’ll see why we’re loving it.

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Inspiration: All Things Nostalgic

This month my inspiration feeds off my latest collection, Nostalgia. From my Gran’s jewellery box and her wedding photos to old art nouveau prints in my student art books …. these are things that make me happy and somehow reaffirm my belief in the human race. The timeless beauty, romance and stories that carry through […]

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