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Peta Becker  PROJEKT- A design-based project, working with 35 gifted African crochet artisans. Studio: Woodstock, Cape Town. Botanically Obsessed

These two table mats showcase the quality of hand made textiles: we produced them years ago- in this monochrome combo, and in beautiful colour mixes as well. They feel quite rooted in African culture, but are also contemporary. I love the quality of the textile and its rhythmic texture. These are mine- from home. I have used them for seven years- they’ve been machine washed countless times... cotton, hand made- fine crochet. Pinch and stretch to see the quality of work made by the human hand...
#tbt #cotton #tablemats #finecrochet #homeware #decor #interiordecor #whatwemake #handmadetextiles #textileaddict #madebtprojekt #slowmaking #longlasting #textilelove #designlife

Speaking as a perfect Buffalo sample, I had a very upsetting day:
Who is this imposter, with his skinny insect legs- his skimpy little horns, his tiny head? 🧠 Where is his swishing tail, his magnificent derrière?
And his nose- or Lack of Nose?
Really, we’re sorry, but he has to go back to his maker. Only the finest Buffalo can join The Very Small Big Five.. 👀#tellitlikeitis #theverysmallbigfive #buffalopride #sample #badwork #makethecut #onlythebest #inthestudio #slowmaking #callyourselfabuffalo #ontheworkbench #designlife

On the workbench: Rock Vases- they ‘ll soon be ready to hold living stems....
Meanwhile, the crochet Monstera leaf adds a bit of Flintstones Chic...🦕 🦖 🌞 #tactile #texture #rockvase #neutrals #softsculpture #newbotanicals #interiors #contemporaryinteriors #newwork #slowdevelopment #handmade #sculptural #minimal #simple #japanesegravelgardens

Having friends to dinner is a good excuse to treat myself to a new plant.. in this case, these elegant and slightly sinister black arum lilies (Zantedeschia aethiopica) - which I took out of their plastic chain store pot and made a mini bog for, surrounded by wheatgrass (from supermarket vegetable department) and some stems of ruscus in a glass vase.... they’re happy- and so am I...
#chainstoreplants #indoors #treats #arums #arumliliesofinstagram #elegance #colour #leaflove #spots #decadence #plantlove #botanicalpickmeup #floweringnow #athome #bogplants #urbanjungle

This morning in the studio:
two Rock Vases meet a Joined Vase...
They are designed to hold living stems in water, as well as crochet leaves...
#texture #leaflove #organicforms #softsculpture #interiors #contemporaryinteriors #softcolour #tactile #simpleshapes #designlife #workinprogress

Friday Feeling-
The fabulously spotted stems of Haemanthus coccineus, whose equally prehistoric looking leaves come later...
#indigenous #haemanthus #paintbrushlily #mountaintulip #bloodlily #spots #pattern #athome #floweringnow #southafricanplants #capefloralkingdom No- I didn’t pick them- and shouldn’t have bought them- but...

Moody autumn afternoons as shadows lengthen....
#homeontherange #athome #interior #shadowandlight #chillingathome #longweekend

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