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We can’t get enough of Scratch the Surface’s pretty crockery, each featuring a scribbled tableau straight out of a storybook. Ymke Hemminga is the paintbrush behind Scratch the Surface. This illustrator extraordinaire originally hails from a “Benoni-esque” village in the Netherlands where she was forced to find humour in the mundane or die of boredom. […]
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If you, like us, feel the need to confess your undying love to Henri Kuikens, just be sure to address your love letter to Jesse not Henri. The to-die-for fabric art brand is the textile label of Cape Town artist Jesse Breytenbach, who named it after the Afrikaans word for spider plants (Hen-en-Kuikens) to distinguish […]
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David Krut publishing is a specialist bookstore and print room showcasing monographs on local and international artists. Titles avialable include David Krut Publishing and publications on William Kentridge. Exclusive distributor for Tate, Assouline and Nazraeli. Pop-in to their amazing space at Arts On Main in JHB City Central for a visual explosion of delicious artwork, prints […]
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First thing’s first: for all those who need a bit of help with Afrikaans 101, the name Lapolap means “material on material”. The company is all about combining the most beautiful fabrics they can find to create elegant décor and kitchen items.  They use knitting, embroidery, patchwork, crochet and all those other techniques once mistakenly […]
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  • July 21, 2015
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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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