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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
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What is it about hearts and polka dots that make them so appealing? Urchin Art combines the two in their Red Heart range of affordable kitchen ceramics. Forget posh dinners and fine dining – these are perfect for enjoying your favourite foods in the comfort of your own home or a casual meal with your […]
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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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