art, illustration, PLACES

Super Neat and exhibition by Paper Snap

November 21, 2014

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The quirky duo from Paper Jet Design are putting on a exhibition called Super Neat at Wolves Cafe starting tonight. They’re going to have all sorts of wonderful and fun original silkscreen prints available and a awesome limited edition zines. They’re also going to be live printing stuff on the night, so come stock up on out of the ordinary, rad Christmas gifts, yes? Yes.

Show starts at 6pm tonight and will run till mid-Jan, but you will be able to pick up your purchases before Wolves closes for the festive season (±14th Dec)…See you later

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art, illustration, paintings

Emily Jane Long – painter extraordinaire

November 21, 2014

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2 days ago I posted about a piece of art that I had commissioned for Shane for our 6th wedding anniversary. What I didn’t know was that Shane had also secretly commissioned another brilliant local South African artist, Emily Jane Long to create a piece of art for me as a gift. It was so awesome when we both pulled out these 2 flat wrapped gifts and almost immediately we both realised what they were.

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home stuff, interiors

Cool spaces: The home of Remo Giuffré

November 20, 2014

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This is the very eclectic home of Remo Giuffré and his family. I came across this space on Design Files and loved every photo they took of it, wish there were more because there is just so much to look at – my favourite kind of space.

- There is something positively museum-like about this space… it is layered with nostalgic mementoes of family life, and love, and a lifetime of artefacts.  Every family should (and probably does?) have this stuff… but.. somehow, the way it has been lovingly collected and displayed here takes things to another level!

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art, DESIGN, handmade stuff

Dani Loureiro – type genius

November 19, 2014

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A little while back I saw some of Dani Loureiro’s amazing laser cut typographic work on Instagram and at an art fair in Joburg and I was blown away by it. And so this year for mine and Shane’s 6th year wedding anniversary, I decided to commission this local designer to make me a wooden typography piece as a gift for Shane. I came up with a saying ‘forever now then & always’ (these words hold special meaning to us both), she then laid it out in a font that she hand designed and then had it laser cut into the very awesome and intricate piece of art below. It came out amazingly, just like I imagined it would and I was so damn excited to give it to Shane, because he absolutely loves beautifully thought out and executed typography.

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