Rove Concepts


John Jacob

Sophisticated and glamorous but with just a touch of the earthy. It's a look that is grounded and yet well travelled. It's part grand tour, part drama and tension, part family estate, part luxury hotel,  part Out of Africa and always elegant. South African interior designer John Jacob doesn't just interpret his client's needs and he creates a dream home. Sundown drinks on the patio? Maybe after a soak in the tub ... glass in hand of course.








I was scoping out the portfolio of architecture and interior design firm West Chin the other day to see if there were more photos I could showcase here that Jo hadn't already done in her post back in June. I came across a swanky pad that I thought was worthy of it's own post. This flat is modern but not too harsh, with funky bits here and there (including a couple sets of boobs and a pair of diaper chairs), and even some cute spaces for the kids (the parents must lock them in their rooms for fear of dirty hands on the furniture). FAB!



Hey ho it's retro!

"For the newly-wed, the about to-be-wed or indeed any young couple, setting up home is one of the most exciting of adventures. But although it is - and should be - a marvellous experience, real problems can arise which may create anxieties, perhaps even mar the pleasure of the occasion." - introduction from The Complete Homemaker,  edited by Isabel Moore, Marshall Cavendish, London, 1976. And here dear readers are some of the solutions for a harmonious life together. Enjoy!






Flickr finds - coat racks



.... Arabia Pastoraali vase

WINKS - weekend links. Here we list what has come in during the week, things we've found and things we think you'll want to see. If you'd like to see your blog or website featured email us and if we think it fits with our readers we'll link you. So what's in this week?


  • It's no secret that I love vintage books, that I can't throw my magazines away. Love these wallpapers by Tracy Kendall. I'm scheming already where I can use them.


  • Whimsical and lighthearted these metal pieces by Bohuslav Horak  at anthlogie QUARTETT are perfect for the dream house conservatory. Or imagine in a feminine bathroom. To hold your carelessly tossed clothes in the corner of your boudoir. So pretty.

  • Cute. Just too cute. Deer wall hooks from Brown Button Trading. Scattered across a child's bedroom wall to wrangle waywood coats and bags. Perhaps a herd in the bathroom for towels. If deer are still dear to you these are so sweet.

  • It's delicious, it's delightful, it's de-lovely. Oh my oh my oh my I'm craving any of the lighting from Delightfull. With cool jazz names and cool jazz on the website I feel I could be on the set of Mad Men. This is definitely a case of "must" lust. Must get my hands on one of these.

  • From the sublime to the sentimental but both beautiful, Johan Lindstén references embroidery and the Swedish dream of a little red cottage by the water with Idyll Concept. More whimsy but definitely a statement piece.


  •  Lisa Bengtsson at Bemz? Cool Swedish designh on cool Swedish design. If you loved her wallpaper then your IKEA Klippan might just be calling out for a little Lisa love.