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The only thing better than finding a gorgeous piece of wood furniture is discovering its eco-friendly to boot. That’s exactly what we love about Raw Furniture; it looks as good as it is for the environment. Product designer Peet van Straaten embraces innovation alongside earth-consciousness. He’s interested in experimentation, especially when it comes to joint and […]
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The idea behind the Botany Project is as simple as it is clever. The company sells handmade ceramic flowers that can be used with empty bottles and ordinary household olive oil to create upcycled lamps – that are also statements of beauty and responsibility. Veronica Elgin and Hester Cilliers follow a business model aimed at […]
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  • July 21, 2015
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With a name like Skinny laMinx, you have to expect something larger than life and full of personality. Heather Moore’s design label delivers on the promise of its expressive name, offering illustrative products that combine cute, cool and covetable. The door to Skinny laMinx’s Cape Town studio says it all: “You make me smile”, and when […]
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Living a 21st century first world consumer lifestyle while maintaining a small carbon footprint has always been a fine balancing act. Giving up the conceits of modern life altogether for a cosy cabin in the mountains has a certain isolationist appeal, but we prefer to maintain our way of life while supporting sustainable initiatives like Recycabilia. […]
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  • July 21, 2015
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It hardly seems fair to call what Willowlamp Studio does decorative lighting design. Such mundane descriptions just do not capture the dreamlike feel of their ornate ball chain chandeliers and lamps. They are creators of fantastic pieces that look more at home among schools of luminescent jellyfish or in a faraway fairy’s forest. Design wizards Adam […]
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Mud Studio have been earning praise since 2004 for their range of handmade designs inspired by the landscape of the eastern Free State, particularly their signature mud and clay-bead chandeliers. The studio is made up of husband-and-wife team Werner and Philippa du Toit, who collaborate with the local community to create products that are earthy […]
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  • July 21, 2015