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Out and About: Old Biscuit Mill

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Sometimes it's fun to just stroll around and see what catches your eye.  Yesterday we had an arranged tour to see a presentation by uber talented South African designer, Kat Van Duinen, at her Cape Town flagship store located in the Old Biscuit Mill.  

Kat is a designer known for her beautiful, locally manufactured clothing and leather goods. While I wasn't in the market for her product, it was fun to see these luxurious pieces. 

The Old Biscuit Mill is a wonderful village in Cape Town perfect for strolling and letting things catch your eye.  The Mill houses shops for artists, designers, and creative types, as well as restaurants, including the famous Test Kitchen restaurant (if you'd like to eat here, apparently it's amazing and you have to book months in advance!). 

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Here are just a few things that caught my eye while I was out.

What a great hanging chair!  I'd add a cushion to the back.  It would be perfect for an outdoor space, or even a teen hangout.  

What a great hanging chair!  I'd add a cushion to the back.  It would be perfect for an outdoor space, or even a teen hangout.  

Vintage-esque travel posters.  Would love these as part of a larger collection of travel posters from some of our favorite destinations.  

Vintage-esque travel posters.  Would love these as part of a larger collection of travel posters from some of our favorite destinations.  

Gourmet, YUMMY, hand made chocolates by CocoaFair, "Africa's first bean-to-bar chocolate factory founded on the principles of social entrepreneurship."

Gourmet, YUMMY, hand made chocolates by CocoaFair, "Africa's first bean-to-bar chocolate factory founded on the principles of social entrepreneurship."

 Hand painted drawer/cabinet pulls. A simple way to change up that old dresser! Love these!

 Hand painted drawer/cabinet pulls. A simple way to change up that old dresser! Love these!

Shweshwe pillows!! 

Shweshwe pillows!! 

Intriguing sculpture.

Intriguing sculpture.

Fantastic natural woven light fixtures. Great for bringing texture into a space! 

Fantastic natural woven light fixtures. Great for bringing texture into a space! 

Handwoven floor pillows.

Handwoven floor pillows.

What a great idea for adding a wonderful bit of color... yellow buckets used for potting plants.

What a great idea for adding a wonderful bit of color... yellow buckets used for potting plants.

Just need a piece of glass and this would make a fantastic coffee table.

Just need a piece of glass and this would make a fantastic coffee table.

Lol.

Lol.

Have a wonderful day!