Season's Greetings 2019!

Merry Christmas 2019

 

To all our clients, our homeowners, scouts, producers, photographers, suppliers and all the new customers and clients we have yet to meet - we wish you the greatest Festive season. Our wish for you is that you are surrounded by Love and Kindness and that regardless of what you believe in, you remember that this is a time of year when we need to celebrate our similarities rather than our differences.

We are so grateful for your ongoing support and for the friends we have made along the way. Thank you.

Be safe but also a little silly this season.

 

All our Love

 

Red, Sharleen, Liz and Yolanda

 

Music Credit

Jingle Bells by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100187

Artist: http://incompetech.com/

 

 


Creating an Inspiring Work Space

A home office can be one of the most important rooms in a house, but it often gets overlooked. As a place of work, home offices are often cold, bland and uninspired. Here’ are a few tips on how to make a more creative, inspiring and productive space. Lighting Getting adequate lighting is essential to […]

via How To Make Your Home Office More Inspiring — Eve Morgan Interiors


SA Design Royalty - Julian and Trevyn McGowan

South African design has come a long way very fast and right now it is celebrated around the world. There are many players involved in the renaissance of South African design and no more so than the extraordinary husband wife team that is Julian and Trevyn McGowan.
Screen Shot 2017-08-01 at 12.43.58 PM
The couple have a very interesting background. Julian was a theatre and opera designer in London and Trevyn had an interior and architectural practise doing renovations and redevelopments for the likes of Clive Owen, Sir Ian McKellan, Gerald Butler and Rachel Wiesz. When the couple returned to South Africa they established a company called SOURCE. Part of their homecoming was to rediscover what South African design was all about. They had utilised it in their work abroad and imported it for their clients, and "what began as an interest grew into an absolute passion for local design."
The creation of Source has been very beneficial in bridging the gap between local designers and the foreign market in what was then a new emerging market. Thanks to their established relationship with the international marketplace and an understanding of what it required, Trevyn and Julian were able to present products in a way that that would be well received abroad.


Source now provides South African products to the international marketplace - from the Conran shop to Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Jamie Oliver, Soho House Group, Bergdorf Goodman etc etc. As an extension they then went on to create SOUTHERN GUILD which serves as a platform for leading local designers, artists and craftsmen to exhibit new work at the very top end of the market - limited edition, one off collectable designs. Southern Guild encourages collaboration, discourse and mentorship and uses international exhibitions as a platform to stimulate and provoke the industry. They believe that South African design is attractive to the foreign market because it largely does not follow international trends and is freer and infused with very many different infiuences.
Screen Shot 2017-08-01 at 12.43.01 PM
Not intent to leave it at that, the couple, who astonishingly have also made the time to have a gaggle of magnificent looking children, Trevyn and Julian then went on to create The Guild which has culminated in the multi faceted venue in the remarkably exciting Silos District. The Guild, which houses an in house studio, concept store, Furniture range as well as gallery space had a glittering opening party with the who's who of design in attendance sipping vodkas from golden pineapples earlier this winter 2017.
Screen Shot 2017-08-01 at 12.57.53 PM
Opening Party at The Guild - Silos District - Cape Town

GUILD is set to become a concept-driven experience, with bespoke items available for purchase, alongside contemporary and limited-edition furniture, and great exhibitions, featuring international galleries.
Under The Guild Group’s creative director, Tammy Tinker, GUILD Concept will present a selection of fresh and intriguing must-have items (including jewellry, accessories, gifts, and more), with seasonal ranges from leading Cape Town manufacturers, who specialise in everything from fine art to fashion and furniture design.

Nearby, GUILD Studio will provide production furniture by top South African designers, such as Gregor Jenkin, Meyer von Wielligh and Dokter and Misses, with Julian McGowan’s own in-house range leading the pack.
Another very exciting project that the team have taken on is The BUSINESS OF DESIGN which hosts an annual 2 day seminar in Cape Town and Johannesburg with some of the design leaders from across South Africa. It feels a lot like TED TAlks for artists. Last year the distinguished line up included Brian Steinhobel of Steinhobel design, Stefan Antoni of SAOTA, OKHA, ARRCC, Heather Moore of Skinny La Minx, Emilie Gambade - Elle, Sorbet's Ian Fuhr, destinguished chef Luke Dale Roberts of Pot luck club and Test Kitchen, Conn Bertish of Cancer Dojo amongst many many more. I know I'll be there for sure and will watch with great excitement as the Silo District really starts to take off in the coming months as the design epicentre of the Cape.
Sources
Style Icons - Paul Duncan
Insideguide - Tamlyn Ryan

 


The Art and Science of Success

A slightly different blog post today. I've been thinking a lot about excellence and success this week - pondering what that looks like and how one can attain it. There is so much written on mindset, success, the law of attraction you could continue reading forever and never get to impliment it, which is why I really liked a Ted Talk by Daniel Ally i came across this week. In his talk titled How to become a millionaire in 3 years he distils it so clearly and concisely. So if you'll pardon the paraphrasing Mr Ally, this is what I got from you.

Here  are Mr Ally's 3 tips to becoming a self made millionaire. So simple anyone can do it.

Screen Shot 2016-10-15 at 5.37.02 AM.png

  1. Read more books. "Leaders are readers." Read books about areas that you need help in. Go and find them - there have never been more books written about more subjects than there are now - online, in libraries, in bookstores, audiobooks. "Books are the tools that release the heavens of your mind" Says Daniel Ally. Dont have time? Switch off the television - stop bingewatching series (unless its Bloodline) , download audiobooks for the car for your commute. No excuses are valid.
  2. Get around the best individuals you can - you are the sum total of the 5 friends you spend most of your time with. Are they modelling the kind of life you aspire to? If not find people who are inspiring, that lift you up and who are realising their goals. Search for people outside of your "default friends" - you need to get yourseld around people who are smarter than you, people who have gone further than you. Robin Sharma says If you are the smartest person in the room its time to find another room. Don't surround yourself with people who limit you - who tell you what is and is not possible for you, get yourself around people who can help you. How? Well one way Daniel suggests is by reaching out to the authors of all the books you are now reading and starting a conversation with them. When you ask enough questions you can make great progress in life. So, get yourself around people that can help you.
  3. Set Higher Goals - Goals help you to stretch. Create a plan of action to achieve your goals otherwise its unreasonable to expect results. Create urgency - give yourself time limits for achieving specific goals. Write your goals down. To impress them onto your subconscious mind you have to write them down. Choose 1 overarching goal that you would like to achieve - then list 20 ideas that would correspond to that goal. eg. become a better public speaker - watch ted talks, practise speech, look in the mirror or film yourself talking in in order to rehearse. Now imagine that you did this in every area of your life - financially, family, marketing, exercise, diet - you name it and you wrote your goals down everyday. You would be able to accomplish so much in your life. Daniel reminds us that we have everything that we need to succeed but we have to use the things we already have to get more of the things we want. We have to believe. When you believe in yourself, Daniel argues, everyone else in the world will too. I love that. And think BIG says Mr Ally because when you think big you'll do big and you'll win big.

so there is is! Really simple folks - 3 things

B - Books

I - Individuals

G - Goals

But as with all things you need to take the knowledge and turn it in to action.

I dare you!

I'd love to find out what works for you. What speakers, authors, gurus really inspire you?

And of course if one of your goals is to create more wealth for yourself then please contact us about adding your home, garden, restaurant, office to our exclusive collection of properties that we offer to Stills, Film, Events and VIP Accommodation clients.

We cant wait to hear from you.

Love and great success -  the gals at Shoot My House!!

screen-shot-2016-10-15-at-5-41-42-am

loving life and shouting it from the rooftops.