COOL STUFF, home stuff

NetFlorist and Lucky Pony

July 3, 2015

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A couple of months ago I got invited along with a few friends of mine, Misha from Brandslut and Anna-Belle from She Said to the NetFlorist headquarters to basically spend a whole morning designing and putting together flower arrangements. Our brief was to come up with whatever our hearts desired, anything that would make our faces happy if they got delivered to our front doors. We had so much fun picking flowers and succulents, vases and wooden crates to make our little creations come to life.

I love succulents which means that they pretty much landed up in all my arrangements, except one. I actually decided to create a wreath made up of succulents, penny gum and safari, which I think landed up being my favourite piece because it was so out of the ordinary and fun. I thought it would be perfect in the middle of a dinning room table or hanging above your bed. I always see wreaths on Pinterest and wish I could have some in my house, so I’m happy now that I can. My other arrangements vary in size from a generous bunch of awesome penny gum, lisianthus, safari, premium roses and proteas to succulents and proteas in a wooden crate, right down to a just a single succulent in a sweet little tin bucket.

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art, DESIGN, illustration

Imile Wepener

July 1, 2015

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Imile Wepener is a young illustrator who is putting on a solo exhibition called Oh Shoot at Wolves Cafe, which starts this Friday (3rd July) at 18:00pm. There are going to be prints and original gouache paintings for sale and from what I’ve seen of Imile’s work so far it’s going to be a great show. I have attached some examples of the pieces going up, but there will be more and I urge you to come see them for yourself.

Yay for local artists!

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interiors

Industrial space

June 30, 2015

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I always dream about the day that Shane and I will happen across a curious looking building for sale, like a rundown Scout hall, a church or an old garage like the glorious Industrial space below. Yip you’re looking at an old garage that has been converted into a home with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a dressing room and a large open-plan living space and it’s located in central Amsterdam.

The genius behind this beautifully decorated home is interior architect James van der Velden. This is the space he gets to call home every single day in possibly one of the most picturesque places on the planet. Bet you his life doesn’t suck.

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clothes, FASHION

Mi-Pac

June 29, 2015

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I just recently discovered Mi-Pac, which is a UK brand that makes really cool backpacks and duffel bags in all sorts of colours and custom patterns and designs. I checked out their look book and have already spotted one or two that I wouldn’t mind getting my dirty little paws on. My poor handbag these days can barely keep up with the amount of stuff I try cram into it.

These bags are now available in South Africa, which is pretty cool!

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PLACES, places to go

Nomads & Co.

June 25, 2015

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The other day I went and checked out a new communal work space in Parktown North called Nomads & Co. Owned and run by Lizette Watts & Donna Peter this absolutely beautifully designed space makes the perfect office away from home. And when I say it’s beautifully designed, I mean it. They hired Mia Wildlake from Studio 19 to deck it out and all the furniture and finishings are so nice, I would of taken half the stuff home with me if I was a kleptomaniac slash had a furniture removals truck double parked outside.

Lizette and Donna’s idea for this space is simple, you can come in and work on a day to day basis or you can buy little packages that allow you to use Nomads & Co. and it’s amenities for certain periods of time, kind of like a membership. They have fast wi-fi, printers, scanning, meeting rooms, reading nooks and a pour-over coffee station which allows you to have as much coffee as your little caffeine addicted heart desires.

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bands/music, COOL STUFF

Lucky Song Friday – Joshua Kempen

June 19, 2015

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This weeks Lucky Song Friday is by local Joburg artist Joshua Kempen. Josh has just recently recorded his debut EP with Thor Rixon in Cape Town and has just released his first two singles, ‘You Are The One’ and ‘Midnight ship. Both these songs are so pretty and so worth loads of plays. Josh’s music reminds me a bit of Devendra Banhart, Jeff Buckley and Vincent Gallo.

Josh congrats on your new tracks! I think you’ve done so well, I think I’ve played ‘You Are The One’ like 674 times, so if you noticed a spike in your Soundcloud plays, it’s me.

Local music is the best!

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