A round-up of our style finds from this week…
SUGAR AND VICE
Add some sugar and spice to your morning cuppa with the tattoo-inspired coffee mug and homeware collection from Sugar and Vice, a Cape Town based designer and online retailer. Each product is made from locally sourced, quality material, creating a proudly South African product range. From the fearless interior designer to the conventional homemaker to the closet experimenter – there’s something for everyone.
This coffee mug is part of the Sugar Skull collection. A combination of menacing skull decorated with pretty flowers and delicate motifs makes it creative and cool. Think rock ‘n’ roll meets the secret garden.
Get it at www.sugarandvice.co.za
I LIKE TO RIDE MY BICYCLE
Founded by Wendren Setzer, the WREN design’s range of bags, laptop bags and sleeves is inspired by the possibilities of reclaimed materials and the stories they hold. This iPad sleeve is made from recycled paper and is inspired by the joys and adventure of the wind in your hair as you ride your bicycle. As Mark Twain once said, ‘Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live.
The screenprint is illustrated by Aimee Lottering and makes for a unique way to carry around your favourite tablet.
Get it at www.thewrendesign.com
HIP TO BE SQUARED
Handmade in Cape Town, Bow Peep is a local accessories and stationery brand founded and headed up by creative Leila Badsha. A business that started small in 2011, has grown from strength to strength and the range of fun and quirky products just keeps expanding.
All Bow Peep products are made using carefully sourced cotton fabric in unique colours and patterns. These pocket sleeves are just the ticket to change your look from drab to fab. A great gift or personal treat.
Get it at bowpeep.someammo.com
Although ‘mooibos’ means beautiful bush or forest when directly translated from Afrikaans, Mooibos is so much more than that. It’s a result of a Business Strategy project that six UCT students undertook, and, with the idea being so innovative, ended up winning start-up capital for. The fully fledged brand makes vertical gardens that can be hung on your wall, just like a picture frame.
If you have very little space in your home, a Mooibos planter can add aesthetic and natural appeal without taking up too much space. We just love this herb DIY chalk kit. Grow your own herbs and label them with a chalk marker. For garden enthusiasts, this unique way of growing plants will mean living, hanging, herby picture frames in your kitchen or living area.
‘At Mooibos we aim to incorporate both people and planet by providing an environmentally friendly garden that allows people to grow plants in an area that would not necessarily normally allow them to do so,’ they say. ‘We aim to continuously introduce new, innovative and exciting products and sustainable landscaping solutions to our offerings.’
Get it at www.mooibos.co.za
Modern Gesture is a design company based in Cape Town specialising in conceptual furniture pieces, home décor and lighting. The designs are innovative, modern and have a simple aesthetic.
Exploring different production techniques and craft skills, each item is hand assembled and hand finished to ensure no two pieces are alike. This milky-centred bowl is made from plywood off cuts and a ceramic centre – great for entertaining in the winter and summer months.
Get it at helloman.co.za
HAIL TO THE HALOS LAMP
If you’re a fan of Art Deco design and have a penchant for a bygone era, the new Deco inspired Halōs Table Lamp from Leg Studios is a must-have.
This striking lamp comes in brass, copper or dark chrome plated and will make for an excellent focal point in your living area. It’s certainly not your run-of-the-mill lamp, and we love it all the more for that.
The quirky, high-quality and on-trend collection of wares from Leg Studios are all designed and manufactured right here in Cape Town.
Cost R1 960
Get it at hellopretty.co.za