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Veltwerk23. July 2014
I love it when local people make awesome local things to share with the rest of us local folk. And that’s my I’m happy to tell you about this company called Veltwerk that make such cool leather (vegetable-dyed leather sourced from local tanneries) and velt bags. They have just launched their new online store and everything on it is worth a lust over. So I thought I would share their products with you and if you feel like a bit of a ‘spoil yourself’ moment, head on over to veltwerk.co.za
n+a new york16. July 2014
This simple, but oh so beautiful jewellery is made by sisters Noriko and Akiko Sugawara under their label n+a new york. They’re so delicate but imperfect at the same time, I really like them.
- n+a new york is a jewelry line founded by sisters Noriko and Akiko Sugawara, who originally come from Yokohama, Japan. Designing their collections and making all pieces in their studio in Tribeca, New York City, Noriko and Akiko create finely crafted, handmade jewelry. Their designs reflect the subtle beauty of the details of both city life and nature. Details that often go unnoticed in the busy rush of ordinary life—the textures of rocks and leaves, details of historic buildings in New York City, cracks in subway walls, the sparseness of branches in winter, and the richness of blossoms and leaves in summer—catch their eyes and inspire the motifs of beautiful jewelry pieces. Respect for the nature of their materials connects their designs to their inspirations. Noriko and Akiko’s unique perspectives and Japanese sensibilities give birth to an original aesthetic in jewelry design.
Jarapa Jarapa clothing07. July 2014
These very crazy, but cool pieces are made by Barcelona based label Jarapa Jarapa. From what I can gather via their Facebook page and a very helpful Spanish to English online translator, I’ve learnt that each piece that this label makes is unique and never repeated, once made the pattern for that specific item is destroyed, so that the buyer is the only one that owns it. How cool is that?
I really like all the mad patterns they use to spruce up a shirt or a denim jacket, I mean who would say no to a bacon shirt? What about a dinosaur or a banana one, not me, that’s for sure.
THE WHITEPEPPER03. June 2014
I love the clothes this East London based company called THE WHITEPEPPER make. They’re pretty and fresh and girlie, but in such a sweet way. Their clothes make me smile slash want to dive head first into a jumping castle pit full of cotton candy. Yes.
- THE WHITEPEPPER is an East London based, online fashion brand, offering the latest street-style and vintage inspired designs in clothing, footwear and accessories for men and women.
From our humble Tumblr beginnings back in 2011, THE WHITEPEPPER quickly exploded onto own online store, www.thewhitepepper.com to celebrate our one year birthday!
THE WHITEPEPPER is now an international stop for unique design, style and inspiration, and the brand has become synonymous with in-house design collections of original, eye-catching and easy to wear pieces, stocked by the likes of ASOS.COM, Topshop Oxford Circus and Topshop.com, and independent retailers all around the globe.
Yesterday I went past Kirsten Goss and Missibaba’s new shop at 66 St Andrew Street in Birdhaven. I’ve been wanting to stop by to look at all their treasures and I wasn’t disappointed, as per usual. Kirsten Goss has some very pretty jewellery on display and Missibaba has an array of bags you would literally sell your granny’s silverware for. Even though some designs are ones I’ve seen before, there were a lot of very cool pieces that I haven’t seen. Her new Artisanal beaded bags collection that she collaborated with Abigael Terenoi is very beautiful, and I love all her metallic shiny bags, but I think my most favourite piece in the whole shop was the banana print sling bag – so much fun! Want want want.
The shop is very nicely laid out and full of things that you’ll definitely want to take home with you, so make a trip past and give them a high-5 for opening such a pretty shop, full of such pretty things. When you’re in there, check out the gold bird feet hooks that they have holding up all the bags, they are too cool.
Depeapa – new collection06. May 2014
Depeapa has new collection out and I love everything about it. Each bag is like a piece of candyflossed material. Depeapa always has the nicest and cutest stuff on her online store, it’s so worth a visit if you want to treat yourself with some prettiness.
The tote bags are great!