A round-up of our style finds from earlier this week…
SEE CLEARLY NOW WITH BALLO
Let’s hope that was the last cold front. We’re ready for the sun…
Founded in Cape Town in 2013, Ballo Eyewood is a super-slick manufacturer of wooden sunglasses. Each of the wide range of styles is available in your choice of imbuia, walnut or cherry wood, and lenses are all polarised.
They’ve got pretty great green credentials too – all the wood veneers are off-cuts from local furniture manufacturers and more than 40% of each frame is recycled paper material that is laminated for strength.
Cost R1 200
Get it at www.ballo.co.za
ENTER THE DARK HORSE
Dark Horse is made up of Cape Town duo Lisa du Plessis and Jarrad Nelson, an interior designer and architect respectively. They design and manufacturer a range of homeware and travel accessories from locally sourced materials.
We are seriously lusting after this industrial bench, made from powder-coated steel and Balau timber.
Cost R2 890
Get it at dark-horse.co.za
Geometry is one of the leading themes in Cape Town jeweller Famke’s work, and she’s really hit the mark with this gorgeous ring, made from sterling silver and brass.
Cost R450 each
Get it at famke.co.za
PRINTS CHARMING: PHOTOBLOX
All those fantastic Instagram pics going to waste on your phone? Turn them into block art for your home or office via PhotoBlox.
It’s simple really:
1. Select your block size.
2. Log in to your Instagram account or upload a pic from elsewhere.
3. Add a filter or text.
4. Have it shipped to your door.
Cost From R70 (10 cm x 10 cm)
Get it at www.photoblox.co.za
A LITTLE BOW PEEP
Bow Peep suits our spring mood perfectly. A handmade accessories and stationery line, this fun Cape Town brand was started in 2011 by Leila Badsha.
She makes earrings, rings, brooches and necklaces, but it’s her men’s accessories – including cufflinks, pocket squares and these bow ties – that we can’t get enough of.
Get it at www.bowpeep.co.za
Sure, you could make notes on an app on your smartphone or tablet, but don’t you sometimes miss the good old-fashioned feel of scribbling in a notebook, with that quaint invention the pen?
Introducing the Epiphany by Stockton Goods – a beautiful leather-bound noteboook in which to record your latest flight of fancy. The vegetable-tanned leather is from KZN and the paper from a mill in Italy, but the craftsmanship is all Cape Town, baby.
Get it at www.stocktongoods.com