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The Define School

September 27th, 2012

Define School from Jeff Manion on Vimeo.

I’ve had my eye on the Define School for over a month now.

I love how they define themselves as the unconventional online school for the evolving photographer and I’m particularly keen on signing up for Kristen Rodgers ‘Inspired Home’ course that starts next month.

I’m a huge fan of her work and how she manages to juggle being a homeschooling Mom, wife and working photographer.

Her Instagram feed is adorable (@kristenrogers) and her family snapshots read like an engaging novel, making one feel like you’re a long lost friend or family relative.

Anyways, head on over to the Define School and see what other courses are on offer for both aspirational and professional photographer alike.

Carrots Don’t Always Grow Straight! from Ian Henderson on Vimeo.

Well as I shared in my last post I’ve been rather busy in various gardens now that Spring has officially sprung, including the one in this video, my 400m2 urban farm in Constantia.

Aside from my passion for design and decor I also have an intense love for food, growing it as much as preparing and eating it.

If you’re based in Cape Town I’ll be doing a ‘Grow Your Own’ workshop at Spier’s Secret Festival next month.

I’m now also turning my focus to home brewing and this weekend I’ll be partaking in a partial mash course at the Beer Lab and will have a full report back for your next week, and hopefully a couple liters of my first brew in the making.

In other news, while laying out our new gallery wall I discovered this great resource for FREE downloadable vintage botanical prints and blogged about it over at

What have you been getting up to this Spring season?

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Okay, this past week has been a little crazy!

Spring is in the air here in Cape Town which means I’m back in various gardens planting up various edible landscapes, including an overhaul of my own (more on that in weeks to come).

In keeping with my self imposed 4 simple goals (before 2013) challenge I’ve been doing more, thinking less by arranging new vignettes around the house and am in the throws of completing a new gallery wall.

In other news I’m also blogging for the wonderful

A few weeks ago Chris reblogged my Make your own Wall Organizer post and we got to chatting and I’ve joined the team doing bi-weekly posts on Wednesdays and Fridays.

On Wednesdays I’ll be doing a reblog of a design/decor/DIY feature or roundup and on Fridays I’m tackling a food related piece.

Several of you have commented on Twitter and Instagram about wanting the recipes for our daily meals and so I thought the perfect way to share them was to partaking in their weekly ‘Foodie Fridays’ project.

This past week I covered how to make your own Moroccan preserved lemons, delicious and essential to our perennial favourite, chicken tagine with minted couscous.

Well hope to catch up with you all soon, if not here then over at

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