A round-up of our style finds from earlier this week….
1. Houdt couture
About Houdt Couture: Houdt is a Cape Town-based company that manufactures warm, wooden accessories for all your devices, from smartphone and tablet covers to this awesome wireless keyboard. Compatible with any smart device that uses BlueTooth, the keyboard has a built-in battery and micro USB for charging.
Nifty. Plus they’ll deliver anywhere in SA if you purchase via their online store.
2. Handmade By Me
About Handmade By Me: Handmade By Me founder Sera Holland designs and creates bespoke fabrics, turning them into beautiful homeware items. She uses all-natural fibres and eco-friendly, water-based ink for the prints.
Get it at: shop.handmadebyme.co.za
Hot seat: Pedersen + Lennard
About Hot Seat: Pedersen + Lennard needs no introduction to locals – the brand is well known for its slick, functional range, which includes furniture, lighting and storage.
We love this bar stool, constructed from a hand-made steel bucket, birch ply legs and hand-finished upholstery. It’s a perfect reflection of their dedication to innovative design and a simple aesthetic.
Cost: R1 550
Get it at: pedersenlennard.co.za
Up our sleeve: Urban Africa
About Urban Africa : A line of individually crafted leather goods, designed and made in Cape Town. Founded by Vincent Urbain in 2005, the range includes messenger bags and sleeves for your devices.
We love this tan, cow leather iPad Mini cover for lending a warm feel to an otherwise sterile object.
Vincent is also the creator of the socially conscious Afrographics, which employs women from Khayelitsha hand-stitching big five animal keyrings for distribution worldwide.
Get it at superbalist.com or the Urban Africa Studio at The Woodstock Exchange
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Good as gold: Sootcookie
About Sootcookie: is a quirky collection of ceramics sculpted by fine arts graduate Tanya Laing. Her pieces range from functional ware to one-of-a-kind items, with various stockists around the city.
See more: haascollective.com
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