Saint Verde Succulent’s Sale

Saint Verde is a beautiful nursery in the Natal Midlands specializing in all types of succulent's and agaves. To make space in their greenhouses before winter, they are having a huge sale on the 27th and 28th April. This is the perfect time to buy plants in bulk to fill spaces in the garden, create living walls and rock gardens or just to add a few new varieties to your potted collection. Don't miss this once off opportunity to find a bargain or even just take a stroll through the garden and enjoy the scenery.

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Colour Festival Durban

This past weekend was the Colour Festival Durban, held at the Gateway Wavehouse. Hundreds of people gathered to listen to DJ's and hurl packets of powdered paint at each other. The event is Inspired by the Hindu Holi festival of colour held in Feb/March each year in India and other countries with large Indic diaspora populations. It looked like serious fun and made for some great pictures (photos by Luca Barausse photography)
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Union of Architects World Congress, Durban 2014

The 25th International Union of Architects World Congress, will be held at the International Convention Centre in Durban in August 2014, it is a unique and highly relevant opportunity for South Africa to showcase the development of its built environment in the twenty years since democracy. In a celebration of Durban, Architecture Otherwhere has produced some great films about the host city... View Article

Book of the week: Harmonia Macrocosmica

I found this giant  book in our library, loved the images but could only fit parts of it in the scanner so here are a few snippets from the Harmonia Macrocosmica- A star atlas written by Andreas Cellarius and originally published in 1660. It contains copper plate prints depicting the world systems of Claudius Ptolemy, Nicolaus Copernicus and Tycho Brahe as well as maps of the classical and Christian constellations. View Article

On My Radar: Another-Day

I joined the Another-Day team about a week or so ago for the celebration of their blog's first anniversary. The turnout was great with acts like the infamous Johnny Neon (who recently won at the MK Awards), WrestlerishYo GrapesHalf n HalfLiverMusical Chairs and Tommy Gun. View Article

Studio Visit // Oh Dear Megan & Famke

If you live in Cape Town and you like pretty things, there's a good chance you've heard of jewellery labels Oh Dear Megan and Famke. The ladies behind the ever-growing brands, Megan Fogarty and Famke Koene, not only share equal amounts of talent and ambition, but they also share a beautiful studio and work space in the heart of the city... View Article

Book of the week: Goth-Icky by Charles S. Anderson

A macabre menagerie of morbid monstrosities- Goth-Icky is produced by Pop ink, which is the result of over two decades of work by the Charles S. Anderson Design Company and is based on one of the most extensive and highly awarded image collections in the world. Pop Ink transforms ordinary objects into into objects of art.

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Anmari Honiball Autumn/Winter 2013 Capsule Collection

I recently did a quick lookbook shoot with the super talented Anmari Honiball for her Capusle Collection last week Friday for her self titled womenswear brand that she launched in January of this year (2013). View Article

Adderley Street Flower Market.

For over 100 years, the Trafalgar Place flower sellers have been brightening up the heart of the city with their blooms. Open Monday to Saturday, it's the best place to pick up a bunch. From indigenous beauties like Proteas and Strelitzias, to my current favourite Dahlias, they've got it all - by the bucket load! View Article

Book of the week: Sanderson by Mary Schoeser

For 150 years Sanderson has been in the vanguard of every significant movement in European decorative arts, from Arts and Crafts and Art Deco to 1980's country house style and the vibrant interiors of the 21st century, shaping a distinctively English type of decoration beloved throughout the world. Sanderson started out as a company producing and designing wallpapers and these are some designs from their archives... View Article

Bobson photography studio archive prints

Bobson Studio was founded by Sukdeo Bobson Mohanlall in Durban, South Africa, in 1961. These particular pictures were found by my father many years ago, whilst visiting the Bobson studio in Cross Street. He came across them the other day and here you go... View Article

BIG FKN GUN x Pop Models Tour x Durban

I had the privilege of traveling down to Durban last weekend with Music group BIG FKN GUN for the first leg of their Pop Models Tour. Cape Town is up next and they will be performing at Cold Turkey in Cape Town on the 24th of March. To download their single 'Pop Models' visit iTunes here. The artwork was done by the talented Sindiso Nyoni.Visit Room Number 3 for more info on BIG FKN GUN. View Article

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