Laguiole Cutlery

Laguiole Cutlery

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I have always had a thing for vintage style cutlery and I’ve been looking for something cool and quirky for some time now. A few months ago I was browsing on Yuppiechef (an awesome online kitchen store) and I stumbled upon Laguiole by Andre Verdier. It was definitely love at first sight! I’d finally found the vintage style cutlery that I had been dreaming about. The bonus was that it came in an amazing variety of colors.

I had never heard of Laguiole knives or cutlery before that chance encounter (possibly because I live in South Africa or because I’m not a very savvy cutlery connoisseur!). It’s handmade in France, by some of the best designers in the world. Each piece of cutlery art is adorned with their trademark little bee (I love this touch of quirkyness).

So here’s my collection, so far (my fiance will kill me if he reads this!), which consists of Andre Verdier’s colonial mix color palette.

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My lovely red cake forks.

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Ivory coffee spoons.

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Salad servers.

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Cheese knife set (because I LOVE cheese!).

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Last, but certainly not least, the famous Laguiole steak knives!

The next Laguiole item on my wish list is Jean Dubost’s 24 piece pastel cutlery set (yes, yes, I know that I’ll end up with 12 knives and 12 coffee spoons, but that’s not a bad thing, right?). I am now completely obsessed with Laguiole!

Laguiole Pastel Jean Dubost

Vintage Posters

Vintage Posters

I love my small collection of vintage posters! Most of them are 1960’s reprints of original Alphonse Mucha posters (I have a slight obsession with his work and everything Art Nouveau).

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These 3 are my favorites, they proudly hang above my bed. I have 10 in total, 4 hang in my lounge and 3 others are currently unframed because I don’t have enough space for them yet 🙂

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These 2 are part of the nine 1960’s reprints which my fiance miraculously found a few years ago. Obviously I would love to find original posters, but when it comes to paper collectibles, that can be quite difficult (and incredibly expensive). I’m happy to settle for new reproductions because they add pops of color to any room.

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This is a new reproduction that I bought from eBay (really cheap) about 2 years ago. It’s my favorite Mucha poster 🙂

These vintage (and vintage style) posters add a touch of quirkiness & character to any style interior, whether it’s ultra modern or more traditional. I’ve found some great examples of how to use these awesome pieces of art, in any room, from Houzz (I love this App). Hopefully I can give you some inspiration to add 1 or 2 posters to your own home!

Love the use of different sized posters on this wall display.

The posters add some vibrant color to a white & cream bedroom!

Looking super chic in a modern style living room.

Perfect look for a contemporary staircase wall display.

Adding some quirkiness to a shabby chic interior.

Adding some awesome character to sleek, modern interiors!

 

August Wonder Market

August Wonder Market

We had a great time at our 2nd Wonder Market. It has a great vibe and great local traders. From food, to clothes, to decor, you’ll definitely find something awesome at this monthly market! Check it out on the last Sunday of every month at Chris Saunders Park, Umhlanga, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

   
    
    
 

Awesome New Products

Awesome New Products

We’d like to introduce you to 3 new products this month. 

The first is our Hudson Side Table, which was inspired by the factory stools of the 1930s & 40s. The base is made of powder coated steel and it has a solid wood top. It measures 50 cm (wide) x 60 cm (high). It’s perfect for a vintage, retro or a modern style home!  

  
 
The second product is our Curved Arrow Light with Text. We were inspired by the vintage signs in 1950s diners and bars. It’s made from powder coated steel and measures 120cm. It’s a great decor piece for any home!

   
 
The third product is our Hostess Apron. They were inspired by the pin up girl fashion of the 1940s & 50s. They have 2 layers of poly cotton and a ribbon detail. They’re great for when you’re entertaining!