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Father17. June 2013
I’m not sure if you are all aware of the fact that I have just opened up a new roastery in Braamfontein called Father with 3 of my friends, Barry, Nick and Chad. We have been planning this shop for the last few months and now it’s all ready and open and we’re so excited about it. It’s only 3 weeks old, but so far the feedback has been super good, which is really great.
The actual shop turned out exactly like I pictured it in my head, like a Scandinavian cabin in the woods and everything is just perfect, including the actual flavour of the coffee (and no, i’m not being biased). This project was awesome to work on, we all had our little parts, I designed the initial idea for the interior of the shop, Nick designed the logo, then we all came up with the idea for the wrappers, which feature our dads when they were young and then Nick and I designed them using the herringbone pattern featured in the shop. Chad is responsible for the taste of our coffee and Barry is the business brain behind it all. There were a few bumps along the way, but eventually everything came out just right.
We are situated on 73 Juta Street, Braamfontein, under the Neighbour Goods Market. I’m not there all the time but I’m in on Saturdays, so come past and say hi if you can, I would love to hear what you think of our new venture. We are roasting all our own beans there, so you can buy them ground or whole directly from us for your house, business, friend, loved one, mom, dad etc etc
Here are some photos of our place – thanks Andrew and Nick for taking them and thanks to everyone who has shown us so much love so far.
We had our cups made especially for the shop.
Sweeeets.13. June 2013
In Japan we ate a lot of sweet things and I saw such cool stuff, some we tried, some we didn’t and some just looked way too pretty to shove into ones mouth, it felt like it would of been a sin to destroy them. I took some photos of the things I liked, hope you enjoy them…
In Good Company13. June 2013
I’m sure a lot of you know who Maike from We Love Pictures is… and if you don’t then I will fill you in quick sticks. Maike and her husband are super talented photographers based in Cape Town, they take awesome photos and seem like such a cool couple and even though I have never met her in real life, I still feel like I know her and I like her.
Now not only does Maike take amazing photos, but she has also opened up one of my most favourite places to visit in Johannesburg, in Cape Town – I’m talking about In Good Company. If you have never been to this store, I warn you now, go armed with large amounts of cash or a credit card that your other half does not know about, because you are going to be buying stuff like a crazy person off their meds. If Maike’s shop is anything like the JHB one, Cape Town you are in for a treat (Shop 4B Cavendish Street, Claremont, Cape Town).
Maike was sweet enough to send me some cool bits and bobs in the mail (I’m so making Oreo cupcakes in these holders). She also sent me some pretty photos of her new shop, so if my babble up top didn’t convince you to go check her shop out, look at these photos and make your own mind up.
Well done Maike, I’m so very happy for you and your new venture. Good luck with it and I will definitely be popping in next time I’m in Cape Town.
Lapis Lazuli – an exhibition by Amber Smith11. June 2013
Hi there guys, this Friday the very talented Miss Amber Smith is going to be exhibiting some of her work at Wolves. From these few pieces that she has sent as a sneak peak, it looks like it’s going to be super cool. You can start buying stuff from 6pm, so if you want to get yourself something good, come early.
I can’t wait to see all her pieces.
Curate 1k23. May 2013
Came across this cool site called Curate 1k that has loads of pieces of art on it that are for sale. It’s run by a lady named Norah, she scours the internet to find $1000 worth of beautiful, affordable artwork each and every week. So if you are keen to find some pretties for your walls, click here.
Here are some pieces that took my arty fancy…
Instant Grass – interiors21. May 2013
Nick and I designed Instant Grass’s new space in Braamfontein a few months ago and now we finally have a decent collection of photos that we can share. It was so much fun coming up with ideas and sourcing things, we had some stuff custom made for the space and then other things were sourced from here there and everywhere.
We made the 14-seater table, the bike chandelier, the honeycomb stools, the crate bookshelf and the painting of the team that work there. We were so happy with how everything came out. Yay us. Hee.