This weekend, Neville Trickett is launching a new blog, saint verde chronicles, in addition to saint verde digest, a blog that has become extremely popular with those who love decor, art and unusual photography. We in KwaZulu-Natal know that if Neville sets his mind to anything its going to be exciting, so stay tuned.
Photos from Interiors set on Flickr, here.
Neville and his wife Sharon are the owners of the Saint Verde lifestyle emporiums. They are in fact busy relaunching Saint Verde at their farm in Dargle, KwaZulu-Natal. Neville speaks of the Saint Verde concept in the video clip here.
From the Jean Cocteau set
"Neville has always followed his own heart and instincts," says Johannesburg brand specialist Lianne Burton.
"He has a very personal approach to life, in that he marches to the beat of his own drum. I also think - by following his latest obsessions and passions and exploring them to the nth degree - there's a bit of an alchemist in him.
"And that's where his trends come from. He explored botany in that manner, and I think his latest obsession is archaeology. He's playful about his creativity - in an almost childlike manner - and things can change on a whim, on an almost hourly basis. It's as if he's always developing a creative nursery of seedlings that will become trends.
"Neville's maverick energy is also a very important part of defining him - he walks around in shorts and flip-flops - and I think a lot of people just don't get him. When he speaks they're left wondering 'What the hell was that all about?'
"Then again, I don't think he really cares. And that's probably why he has an energy of one-part mystique, one-part guru about him. I think he's a genius." - Lianne Burton
The images in this post come from Neville's Flickr files, here. There are hundreds of swoon-worthy images to browse through when you have time ..... and believe me, once you've peeped at a few you will make the time. Neville has a knack for pairing images with a common thread and these are particularly intriguing. See here.
Interview and many glorious photos of the Trickett's home and garden, here.
P.S. One of the Saint Verde stores was bought, lock stock and barrel by Liberty of London ..... even the fixtures!