A round-up of this week’s style finds…
MEET MR GEMBEARD
Honour the great and powerful beard with a greeting card from talented designer and illustrator Lauren Fowler. Based in Cape Town, Lauren’s prolific collection of work includes commissions, custom jobs and her own unique prints and illustrations.
Mr Gembeard can go along to birthdays, anniversaries, invitations, engagements and socials. Pretty cute, huh?
Get it at lostisaplacetoo.com
CALL ME, MAYBE
Handmade by Me is a range of goodies made and designed by Sera Holland, a graphic and textile designer based in Cape Town. Sera designs and creates bespoke fabrics that are handmade into interior products. Recently, her collection has expanded into summer napkins, phone covers and cushion covers.
New to the collection come a range of iPhone covers that’re simply to die for. It was tough narrowing down our favourite, but this mosaic tiled cover in midnight blue takes the cake.
Get it at shop.handmadebyme.co.za
Valentine’s Day is around the corner so if you’re looking for a classic and timeless gift that’s as unique as it is beautiful, Shimansky will do nothing short of wow her.
The captivating Dancing Diamond heart pendants are the perfect way to dance your way to love and spoil someone special. Capturing the spirit of dance, the diamonds appear to ‘dance’ within their heart-shaped frames.
Visit the beautiful Shimansky store at the V&A Clocktower, and maybe even take a tour of the Cape Town Diamond Museum, a fascinating historical repository of the history of the diamond industry in SA.
Cost R3 995
Get it at available exclusively from Shimansky stores
Indigi Designs is a label founded by Natalie du Toit whose passion for design and experimentation is lovingly brought into her product range. She uses a variety of disciplines and materials to create designs with local flavor and global appeal, and wow does it appeal.
Based in Cape Town, the range encompasses a fusion of contemporary design and local craftsmanship, and all products are proudly handmade in South Africa. We’re particularly fond of the Indigi lighting pieces, this table lamp being today’s bright and colourful winner.
Get it at www.indigidesigns.co.za
KEEP UBER COOL TIME
If you’re a punctual person like I am, you’ll share my appreciation for a good clock, especially one made from upcycled material that can add a touch of imagination to your living space. At Uber Cool Design, they bring you the coolest clocks ever.
Uber Cool is a Cape Town based design brand that has a knack for transforming the ordinary into the artistic. The range of wall clocks are handcrafted from recyclable materials, including upcycled LP records, with a range of retro and classic designs. The designs are all about reusing, recreating and restyling everyday items to create fun and functional pieces.
Get it at www.spree.co.za
Banini is a baby and kids lifestyle brand offering gorgeous nursery decor, clothing and accessories with a distinctive African aesthetic.
Owned by Beverley Field, the adorable products are handmade in South Africa using genuine Shweshwe and 100% cotton fabrics. They offer five baby nursery themes in over 20 different colour combinations as well as custom designs in a range of fabrics. This decorative Shweshwe bunting can be ordered with any accent colour fabric (so if you’re not into cerise, the options are varied). Quite a hip baby you’ve got there, we agree.
Get it at store.baninibaby.com