A round-up of our style finds from earlier this week…
A DESIGN ANOMALI
Cape Town jewellery line Anomali is the brainchild of Moniek Van Zyl and Marlette Strauss. Their jewellery is handcrafted (that means no laser-cutting) from repurposed materials discovered on the girls’ world travels.
They’re best known for their spoon necklaces, though that description hardly does these works of art justice. The whimsy of their designs speaks to a pair of creative minds that seek the fun in the everyday.
Cost R1 295
Get it at hellopretty.co.za
You’ll find conceptual furniture, homeware and lighting at Cape Town-based company Modern Gesture. In the studio they explore different production techniques, experimenting with materials from ceramics to offcut plywood, ensuring that – as in nature – no two pieces are exactly alike.
These white, ceramic bowls are encased in a removable wooden shell for easy cleaning – another example of smart local designers combining beautiful form with function.
Cost R499 each
Get them at hellopretty.co.za
DOUBLE THE STYLE
If you’re indecisive and have one of those ‘I’ve just changed my wardrobe a thousand times but have nothing to wear’ moments, we have the solution. PICHULIK.
Based in Cape Town, the art of Katherine-Mary Pichulik has seen many forms, from a degree in printmaking, to patisserie and now the coveted jewellery line, PICHULIK, seen everywhere from London to New York. This luxury line of bold, colourful jewellery is inspired by travel, books, people, as well as patterns, shapes, palettes and the intimate relationship women have with jewellery.
For those indecisive wardrobe changers, the Double Urchin is a double strand of ZigZag Rope, embellished by not one but two gold moons and can be turned upward or downward. A statement piece for sure.
Get it at pichulik-za.myshopify.com
TALKING ABOUT A REVOLUTION
They say clothes make the man, but we think it’s the watch that does it – especially one as slick and sustainable as this wraparound timekeeper from Bamboo Revolution. It has a 3.4 cm x 4.5 cm face made from carbonated bamboo, a Japanese Miyota Movement and a leather strap designed to wrap around your wrist three times.
The Bamboo Revolution brand was launched in 2012 on a budget of R50 as part of the University of Cape Town’s postgrad entrepreneurship programme. Two years on, their focus is on rethinking the design of everyday functional objects, keeping fashion and sustainability as top priorities and working within that classic design mantra, ‘form follows function’.
Get it at www.bamboorevolutionsa.com
It’s no secret we’re fans of Ceramic Factory (see the Q&A we did with Billie Lambrechts here) for its tongue-in-cheek, don’t-take-me-too-seriously signature attitude. This video remote control holder is no exception: an old video camera model, holding modern video devices.
Order it online in grey or white, or visit the Ceramic Factory store on Kloof Street. All items are proudly made by hand from their warehouse in Robertson and are quirky as well as practical; a fun style statement for your home.
Get it at www.spree.co.za; visit 103 Kloof Street, Tamboerskloof
WOLF AT THE DOOR
Wolf & Maiden is a name well known to Cape Town’s stylistas. We should know – we spend a large majority of our time drooling over their beautiful, handcrafted goods.
This A5 portfolio case is made from genuine leather and is available in black, brown and tan. Apart from its pleasing aesthetic, we like that W&M goes one step further and names all their items. This one’s called The Ralph Steadman and is aptly described by its creators as ‘a sleeve to neither contain nor maintain, but assist and protect, like this dear friend of Hunter S Thompson’.
Get it at hellopretty.co.za