Dagdroom – ‘n Gedig

Dagdroom – ‘n Gedig

Die dag droom van silwer stukkies spieël wat skitter soos sterre van papaja pêrels en geroeste doringdraad. Die dag droom van ‘n skurwe sement damwal terwyl die son saggies deur die blare praat. Die wind fluister onhoorbaar deur katoenlanderye en die trekker kreun van...

I have been baking!

I have been baking!

If you have not noticed...I have a slight obsession with cupcakes. I do think it is one of the only things where you get to make something pretty, make a mess, clean up and watch other people "wreck" your creations while having fun all the way! I am not sure whether I...

Liewe Lana Twaalf-Jaar-Terug

Liewe Lana Twaalf-Jaar-Terug

Vrydag, 21 Junie 2002 Liewe Lana, Dit is vandag jou 18e verjaarsdag. Jou appelgroen polo-nek trui en swart baadjie lê netjies op jou bed, gereed om aangetrek te word vir die partytjie wat julle weke lank al beplan. Jy *mag* vandag - wettiglik - jou eie drank koop. Jy...

21 people I would love to have (had) tequila with

21 people I would love to have (had) tequila with

Adam Duritz (Counting Crows' lead singer): I have so many questions to ask him! Adam Sandler: Purely for entertainment. Andy Warhol: This should be fun. Brad Silberling (director of Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events): Mainly out of curiosity, I suppose....

Time flies – whether you are having fun or not

Time flies – whether you are having fun or not

I am not saying that I have not been having fun, but some days, sadly, I didn't. I have been trying to challenge myself with little minor things, just to be able to say "I kicked my own butt." Well, that did not went well. I followed the Dukan diet for an entire day...

The year so far

The year so far

Wow, we just hit February! Where has the first month of 2014 gone?! It has been an exciting, exhausting, fun-filled first month with many more great stuff on its way, I am sure. I am afraid I might not have enough hours in my days to do all the things I want to do...

Many happy wishes

Many happy wishes

People often say things out of habit and because they think it is the right thing to say. Your normal "how are you" and "good thanks" and "happy new year" are great examples. Recently a friend of mine posted this onto Facebook and I thought to myself that more...

Our 2013 Christmas Tree

Our 2013 Christmas Tree

This year we have gone all natural and earthy. I made a cone out of wire and paper mache which I wrapped with rafia. The little flowers are made from paper I bought a while ago, just because I liked it. I knew I would use it for something at a later stage! I hope you...

21 Reasons I have seen Great Expectations 21 times

21 Reasons I have seen Great Expectations 21 times

[siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] The story really is that beautiful.The soundtrack is incredible.I love how all the characters wear green all the time.Paradiso Perduto fascinates me more than any place I could imagine...

Ek ruik die somer!

Ek ruik die somer!

Ek het dit al talle male baie duidelik gemaak dat ek regtig oor 2013 is... Maar dit is wonderlik om te weet dat hy amper oor ons ook is! Nog net 23 dae voor ons almal ook luidkeels kan skree: "Happy New Year!" Die naweek het ek besef die somer is amper hier in sy...

My design alter-ego:

My design alter-ego:

Well, according to this quiz, my design alter-ego is Karla Gropius. Achtung! As a member of the Bauhaus elite you believe in total art, clean lines and massive parties. Especially the parties. I could not agree more...or less. What is you design alter-ego?  ...

If Karma was a bird

If Karma was a bird

This afternoon I was wandering around the garden to see if my plants enjoyed the weekend's rain and SPLAT! It fell on me! Well, first thing that popped into my head was: Oh shit! Karma turned into a bird. But after realising how incredibly funny it actually is, I...

287 down, 78 to go

287 down, 78 to go

287 Days of 2013 have dragged by flying and finally, I too, can start counting the days until 2014. Don't get me wrong, I am not - for one second - wishing my life away, but it would be great if I could just throw away my diary and say: Screw you, 2013. I. AM. DONE....

Volmaan – ‘n Gedig

Volmaan – ‘n Gedig

(Ek weet ongelukkig nie wie die prentjie geteken het nie.) Onafhangende van wat jy mag dink, hierdie gedig is nie oor verlore liefde of enige iets soos dit nie. Ek het die gedig geskryf terwyl ek nog op skool was. Ons was in Mosambiek een vakansie en dit was volmaan...

New York, New York

New York, New York

Wondering what to do with left-over paint? Well, I have a slight - yet remarkable - obsession with New York city. Never been there, but it is on my bucket list. Living in a "renovator's dream" often leaves you with lots and lots of little bits of paint. So, here's the...

21 (kind of) important things you have to remember

21 (kind of) important things you have to remember

1. Always know the number of a non-judgmental person in your town...you never know when you might get arrested or kicked out of your own car for driving like an ass. 2. Never fart in a lift with only two people - including yourself. 3. Know the secret hiding place of...

Youth is wasted on the young

Youth is wasted on the young

Standing in line, waiting for the pancake queue to get shorter, I was listening to old (now, I know old is a mind over matter thing, but these "omies" were older than my dad, who is in his sixties now) guys' conversation on rugby and this and that. I once turned...

Hello! I am Lana.

I am a graphic designer during office hours and a unicorn whisperer the rest of the time. I am the mother of one tiny human, the wife of a reasonably normal husband and a passionate lover of colour. I keep myself busy with design work mostly and often have to asdkj hj (sic) share my keyboard with my child. I am the creator of the artwork, Chaos. I strive for inner peace and hope to be remembered as a tornado; mayhem with a harmonious heart.

My primary goal in life is to keep my ducks on the same farm (if they are even ducks?!) If there is a quicker way to do it, I will know about it. If not, I will find one. No matter the question, my answer is always family. And friends. And coffee. And gin.

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