Photo by Daisy Honeybunn

We hope you like our glorious new website as much as we do. It is the result of months and months of hard work and is the first stage of many little surprises that will be arriving over the next 12 months at C&R. 

The website also works on mobile phones which is very exciting indeed. At Cabbages & Roses, things tend to take time. The new website has been on our horizon for 4 years, and despite many challenges facing us along the way, it is finally here!

It all started with the clear & beautiful vision of Neo Khama, who we found between London, Hong Kong, New York & Botswana. She is an award-winning multi-disciplinary designer and art director.

With previous experience in fashion, entertainment marketing and PR, working with brands such as Christopher Kane, Vivienne Westwood and Giles Deacon, her approach to design is to not only make each client's creative vision a reality but to also ensure that the reality is effective and functional.

We have loved working with Neo every step of the way since we started working on design in late 2017. You can see more of what she does on her website  and her instagram.

Here is a little interview with her

First of all, can you tell us a bit about what you do?
I am self-taught multi-disciplinary designer - amongst lots of things, I design branding, packaging, websites for beauty, fashion and lifestyle brands.  

If you didn’t do what you do – what would you like to be – anything in the world? 
I would love to be a tennis player! Unfortunately I have no skills in that department. 

What is the kindest thing anyone has done for you? 
So many to mention. I'm incredibly grateful for the kindness and support my friends showed me when I started my design career. I had no real credentials or experience, but everyone was always happy and willing to recommend me. 

Your earliest memory? 
Getting into trouble for cutting my hair so I could be like my older bother when I was about 2 or 3.

Your proudest moment? 
Being asked to be a godmother. 

Your last supper? 
Ragu pasta from Trullo or a feast from Honey & Co.

Your perfect dinner guests – dead or alive – you can choose 8 
Michelle Obama, Harriet Tubman, Donald Glover, Karen Gillgraff, Georgia Hardstark, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Seth Meyers and my paternal grandfather.

The naughtiest thing you did at school? 
Hmm, I was so terrified of authority and getting into trouble at school that I wasn't particularly naughty... could be sneaking off to the pub?

Where did you grow up? 
Between Botswana and England. I went to boarding school when I was in 11. 

What/where is your favourite place in the world? 
It may seem like a total cliche, but so far Bali. It's so beautiful, has an amazing energy, and wonderful people. I don't think I have ever felt so peaceful.  A close second is Italy. (Do I sound like an eat prey love ad?)

If you were stuck on an island for a year and could only take one book with you what would it be? 
A Secret History by Donna Tart

What annoys you most in the whole world? 4 things
Having to have a Facebook account to sign-up for something, injustice, inconsiderate people, ugly typography 

What makes you happiest? 
Friends and family, compassion, delicious food, beautiful things, the many shades of blush pink and good typography. 

Which living person do you most admire? 
My mother, one of the most if not the most hard-working person I know, who against a lot of opposition became the first female lawyer in Botswana. I'm continuously impressed every day by all the things she's able to achieve. 

Where would you most like to be right now? 
Sitting in the Maldives being pampered.

What is your most treasured possession? 
My laptop/external hard-drives, it's holding all my work. and sends me into a meltdown at the hint of a breakdown. 

If you had to describe Cabbages & Roses in one sentence, what would it be? 
Quintessential British cool - so chic, individual and understated.

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