SA Design

Peek Handmade

February 22, 2017

Obtuse Jewellery
Peek is a fantastic initiative put together by the CCDI (Cape Craft & Design Institute) and proudly sponsored by the South African Department of Small Business Development. They’ve created a platform where local businesses can showcase their products for free! The only requirement is that you’re a member of the CCDI which makes sense anyway as they offer so many perks and benefits to small creative enterprises. No trade happens on the website but potential buyers are given all the relevant contact details.

Businesses can upload their own imagery and so I do feel that the look of the website is a bit disjointed. I’m hoping that in the future there will be more guidance in uploading the correct type of imagery and that the site will be more curated. I do think it’s a great opportunity and would encourage small local businesses to sign up especially if you don’t yet have a website of your own.

It’s also a great way to discover local brands. I had a browse around and noticed a number of brands that I already know but happily discovered a few fabulous new ones…

Obtuse Jewellery – love their Domed earrings and rings
Obtuse Jewellery

Gold Bottom – striking African planters
Gold Bottom Planters

Chameleon Goods – beautiful leather handbags with ethnic fabrics
Chameleon Goods
Was Loungers
WAZ Outdoor – stylish pool to patio outdoor loungers which are beautifully buoyant & stable while in water, and cannot deflate. These look heavenly!
Was Loungers
We All Share Roots Bags
We All Share Roots – bags & clutches with an African flair, handmade in Cape Town
We All Share Roots Bags

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Cape Town, interiors

Herringbone Rugs

February 20, 2017

Herringbone Rugs
I love it when local brands come together and collaborate effortlessly. Last year we used the stunning Pezula Interiors as a backdrop for a Herringbone shoot and the results were spot on. All of Herringbone’s rugs looked so good in this setting and it was easy styling various vignettes and looks when we had so many stunning props at our disposal. I’m mad about their handwoven Pampa rugs which are made in Argentina and of course all the Moroccan inspired rugs. You can view the full range on their online store or at the Herringbone showroom in Hout Bay.

These are just a few of the scenes we created, enjoy!

Herringbone Rugs
Herringbone Rugs
Herringbone Rugs

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Art, Cape Town

Get your art fix at the Cape Town Art Fair

February 17, 2017

Cape Town Art Fair
Last night I went down to the CTICC for the opening of The Cape Town Art Fair which is now in its fifth year. The exhibition showcases top South African contemporary art, artists, curators and galleries. It’s an absolute visual feast with so much to see and take in. So whether you’re looking to buy an artwork or just need some inspiration, add it to your diary for the weekend. 

The fair runs from today until this Sunday from 11am to 7pm each day. 

Cape Town Art Fair
Cape Town Art Fair
Cape Town Art Fair
Cape Town Art Fair
Cape Town Art Fair
Cape Town Art Fair

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shop, Stellenbosch

The Farmer’s Daughter

February 15, 2017

The Farmers Daughter, Stellenbosch
Situated on the beautiful Oak lined Dorp Street in a heritage building is a new concept store that is definitely worth a visit. The Farmer’s Daughter is a treasure trove of beautiful products put together by stylist and owner, Retha Erichsen. Everything is artfully displayed and there is a wonderful selection of locally made goods along with a few vintage finds. Retha has carefully chosen products that speak to her and I love the unusual mix… you won’t find these goods easily elsewhere.

So be sure to visit, enjoy a Deluxe coffee on the stoep and soak up the Stellenbosch ambiance.

The Farmer's Daughter, Stellenbosch
The Farmers Daughter, Stellenbosch
The Farmers Daughter, Stellenbosch
The Farmers Daughter, Stellenbosch
The Farmers Daughter, Stellenbosch
The Farmers Daughter, Stellenbosch
The Farmers Daughter, Stellenbosch

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