The Ghost Dog Series by Stevo Dirnberger

The Ghost Dog Series by Stevo

The Ghost Dog Series by Stevo

The Ghost Dog Series by Stevo

The Ghost Dog Series by Stevo

The Ghost Dog Series by Stevo

Stevo Dirnberger is an award-winning South African creative professional, photographer, designer and traveller who has recently spent five weeks looking after Huskies in the Arctic circle.

Stevo and his travel companion Chanel Cartell are currently on a creative hiatus after ditching their day jobs to travel the globe.

“After nearly 15 combined years of work in the advertising and branding industries, our lives were pretty set. They were filled with family, friends, amazing jobs, shiny cars and a beautiful home. Sounds pretty great, hey? Well we thought so too…until we felt the routine of perfection creeping up on us and ageing us with its complacency. We were no longer feeling challenged, and thinking back to the last time my life hit a little wall, the ‘Yes Man’ theory had risen its shiny head again, except this time, there was two of us saying “yes” to the world, and all it has to offer. We’re looking at a journey that allows us to live outside of the shuddering comfort zone, and gives us the opportunity to say “yes” to a whole bunch of crazy cool experiences whilst fuelling our creative needs.”

You can follow their incredible journey on their blog: http://howfarfromhome.com/

https://instagram.com/stevodirnberger/

Arkivio handmade decor and lighting


Arkivio

Arkivio

Arkivio

Arkivio

Arkivio

Arkivio

Arkivio

I absolutely adore the Arkivio range of lighting and as well as their Glass Garden range of succulent vases. Everything is handmade in Durban using sustainable materials.

They’ll be exhibiting at the 100% Design South Africa alongside Johannesburg Decorex at the Gallagher Convention Centre from the 6 – 10 August.

Go check out their beautiful wares: http://www.arkivio.co.za/

Iliso Labantu township photography collective

Lindeka Qampi

Lindeka Qampi

Mandla Mnyakama

Mandla Mnyakama

Lulama TOILETS

“Lulama TOILETS”

Lindeka

“Lindeka”

Brice Kimbembe

Brice Kimbembe

Nancy

“Nancy”

Mandla Mnyakama

Mandla Mnyakama

MANDLA Mnyakama

Mandla Mnyakama

Iliso Labantu

Iliso Labantu is township based photography collective documenting contemporary life in South Africa. The group also provides skills, support, and opportunities for developing photographers.

Iliso Labantu is a collective of photographers who live and work in the townships around Cape Town. We collaborate and work independently. We meet to critique our work with other professional photographers. We exhibit our work in the galleries and museums throughout Cape Town and internationally. We work on commission and we license our work for publication. Some of us have been photographing for years, others are novices.”

http://www.ilisolabantu.org/

Ideas

“I wish somebody had given me the news that ideas don’t just fall on your head like fairy dust. You have to treat that like a job. You have to spend hours each day, where you’re just like, ‘This is the part of the day when I’m looking for an idea.'”

Ira Glass

Party Bunch & Co

party bunch & co.

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I adore beautiful cards and notebooks and I’ve just discovered Party Bunch & Co. in Cape Town. These note cards are R45 and there 12 in a pack.

Founded in 2013 they’re a company that designs and sells trend inspired party stationery for a variety of occasions. Weddings, general parties, and kids parties etc.
“Our stationery goes through a great deal of planning for when each years collections get released. We follow trends and make sure that your occasion is also dressed and ready with whats fashion. Our design team has great talents and an experienced use of tools to make the ultimate impression to our socialites. The papers we use are FSC™ approved papers that are utilised in house and with our range of products. At PB&Co we want to bring that extra personal service into your order. Each product and order is quality controlled and hand packed. We have teamed up with Aramex courier to help us bring your party parcel to your front door.”

Artist Philip Barlow

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Philip Barlow

I’ve only recently discovered the work of Cape Town based artist Philip Barlow. He is known for his luminous and ethereal ‘bokeh’ style oil on linen paintings. Just beautiful.

“The figures in the landscape serve as carriers and reflectors of the light that falls upon them. Bathed in the luminosity, it is my hope that they would become more beautiful. To me, light is the ultimate subject because it embodies the pinnacle of all reality.”

https://www.facebook.com/philipbarlowstudio

http://www.philipbarlow.com/

Shibby Beats

Shibby BeatsShibby UNWIND. Portable Bluetooth speaker made from real walnut wood.

Shibby beatsShibby ROAD TRIP. Portable bamboo Bluetooth speaker with up to 10 hours battery life.

Shibby Beats

How beautiful are these eco-conscious portable bluetooth speakers by local brand Shibby Beats. This local speaker company was started in Port Elizabeth by husband and wife duo Michelle and Grant Tomlinson.

“The Shibby Unwind is the kind of speaker that will make you want to call up a group of friends and get everyone down to the beach for a bit of a party. It boasts clear, quality sound and naturally enhanced bass, perfect for getting a vibe going with a group of mates.”

Features:

– Latest Bluetooth technology, 10m range

– Up to 10 hours playback from a single charge

– Size: 22.5cm x 11.5cm x 5.5cm

Accessories:

– 1x micro USB charging cable

– 1x Aux cable

http://shibbybeats.com/

Mr Fox by Says Who

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A brand new project uploaded by the talented folks at Says Who. I want one.

‘Says Who is a creative studio based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
We design, we illustrate, we conceptualise and create to provide our 
clients with the high standards they’ve come to expect from us.
We are always looking for new opportunities to collaborate and produce 
amazing work, so please contact us if you think we’d work well together.’

http://sayswho.co.za/

Well worn an exhibition by Lisa Brice

Lisa Brice - Well Worn

Lisa Brice - Well Worn

Lisa Brice - Well Worn

Lisa Brice - Well Worn

Lisa Brice - Well Worn

Lisa Brice - Well Worn

Lisa Brice - Well Worn

Lisa Brice - Well Worn

Lisa Brice - Well Worn

Lisa Brice - Well Worn

Lisa Brice’s beautifully poetic exhibition Well Worn is currently showing at the Goodman Gallery in Jo’burg. It ends 14 MAY 2015. Make sure not to miss it.

“Lisa Brice’s new body of work features a cast of female protagonists, engaged/absorbed in autobiographical acts of looking, and being looked at. Grooming, making up, stripping down, dressing up within the confines of domestic, private or veiled interiors, they are involved in self scrutiny, awareness, consciousness, affirmation, adoration, promotion, loathing, deprecation, defence, defiance, protection, reinvention, presentation. The mirror reflection reoccurs as a central property, simultaneously functioning as an alter ego and an imagined audience beyond the private, as well as formal device within the painting.”

www.goodman-gallery.com

Pictures via Goodman Gallery

Sculptures by Haidee Nel

Haidee Nel

Haidee Nel

Haidee Nel

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Haidee Nel

Haidee Nel

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Haidee Nel

Haidee Nel

Haidee Nel

Haidee Nel

I’ve been a fan of Haidee Nel‘s beautiful work for a while now. If you’re in Cape Town you can see a selection of her work on view at the Cape Town Art Fair from 26 Feb – 1 March. The Hare, The Fox, The Hummingbird, The Lion, The Crocodile & Die Bokkie.

“Sculptor and performance artist Haidee Nel started her career by constructing and distributing pairs of wire-and-fur ears to art festival audiences. She was intrigued by the way in which her work brought people closer to their animal selves. These wearable artworks served as a tool for the shedding of social masks and a return to child-like innocence – an experience that reminds people of their ever-present intrinsic potential to become anything that they desire. The notion that thoughts have a direct effect on our perception and experience of the world was what inspired Nel to move towards creating live, interactive human sculptures and eventually develop her own series of masked child characters that have gained recognition worldwide.”Erdmann Contemporary

http://haideenel.blogspot.com/

Handmade and bespoke tiles by Shaw Tec

Shaw Tec Tiles

Shaw Tec Tiles

Shaw tech Tiles

Shaw Tec Tiles

Shaw Tec Tiles

Shaw tech Tiles

Shaw Tec Tiles

Shaw Tec was founded in 1960 by Alan Shaw – a very talented potter & artist. He started this business on a small holding in Fisantekraal where we are still operational today. Alan used the land and bounds of available clay. He put the raw clay through its processes and sold it to all other potters that shared their love for pottery. He decided to extend the business and started making glazes to compliment the clay & pottery sold.

Alan decided he wanted to move to the amazing town of Greyton and offered for Andy (his son) to take over the existing Shaw Tec. Andy took the bull by the horns at the age of 22 and took the business lock, stock & barrel! There were many challenges – but Andy was determined and took the business to new heights. He focused heavily on growing Shaw Tec, through Clay & glaze sales and very importantly the clay Terra cotta tiles that we are most known for.

Shaw Tec has now decided to launch a ceramic bespoke tile range, which has been inspired by Andy’s daughter Olivia – having a 3rd generation perspective & input has been refreshing and has inspired us to keep Shaw Tec relevant and top of mind.

 Our vision is to keep our brand relevant, with a consumer looking for hand made products, products made with love, and a passion for design, ceramics, & tiles in general.”

This beautiful range is now also available online at Hello Prettyhttps://hellopretty.co.za/shaw-tec

http://www.shawtec.co.za/

Guild Design Fair | Cape Town

Guild Design Fair

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Laduma Ngxokolo | Yellow Wood Art | Southern Guild Design FairLaduma Ngxokolo | Yellow Wood Art

Daniella Mooney + Yogi de Beer | Catenary ArchDaniella Mooney + Yogi de Beer | Catenary Arch

John Vogel | BloomJohn Vogel | Bloom

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Southern Guild Design Fair

If you’re in Cape Town next week be sure to check out the incredible Guild Design Fair from 25 Feb to 1 March.

More than just a fair for beautiful objects, GUILD represents the coming together of dedicated, focused curators, designers and institutions who are striving to preserve and provoke exceptional, groundbreaking design. GUILD will introduce highly respected design authorities and work from Africa, USA, the Middle East, Britain and Europe, and present these unique viewpoints to a fresh audience.

http://www.guilddesignfair.com/

Lovely new furniture at Milkshed

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Thickot  Milkshed | Handsome Things BlogThickot, Milkshed | Handsome Things BlogThickot handcrafted wood and riempies cot

 Milkshed | Handsome Things BlogAll nighter handcrafted wooden chandelier

Milkshed | Handsome Things blogThe Triad Stool/Side Table

I’ve featured the lovely range of Milkshed furniture here before – remember, the wonderful NGO with a simple story: they take reclaimed wood and transform it into works of art and then they use all the profits for social change.

Go check out the rest of their new range and support this fantastic NGO.

http://www.milkshed.co.za/

https://www.facebook.com/MilkshedZA