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Robin Sprong has long been admired by amateur camera-slingers for bringing Lomography – a style of experimental lo-fi photography – to a South African audience. Now his surface design brand is set to bring his name to a wider audience beyond the Instagram crowd. Sprong works with a community of amazing young illustrators and photographers […]
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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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When winter makes an appearance we have an excuse to enjoy sinfully long, hot baths and indulge in products like Antjie’s Handmade Naturals. As the name implies, the brand is dedicated to all-natural hand-made products for pampering the body and soul. They make their soaps from scratch using a cold-process method that makes for a […]
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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