A round-up of our style finds from earlier this week…
GROWING DESIGN AT CINDERWOOD
Founded by Jeanne Marais, a graphic designer turned aspiring horticulturist, Cinderwood terrariums showcase the wonders of the plant world, all contained within simple, geometric lines, perfectly sized for your table, shelf or windowsill.
Made from recycled glass and lead-free solder, the manufacturing of Cinderwood products is done by a small team in Khayelitsha, creating much needed work for the community.
This pyramid is svelte, sophisticated and shipped with a planting kit and instructions. (Plants unfortunately not included due to shipping restrictions.)
Get it at cinderwood.co.za
COOL COPPER POTS
Detail’24 was founded with the aim of bringing different, aesthetically pleasing decor details to South Africans. With the motto ‘make every detail count’, they have a particular fondness for Scandi design. ‘We sell what we love and what brings us happiness. Our only hope is that our items bring you the same joy.’
These cool copper flower pots come in two sizes, and would look très chic in a lounge or bedroom.
Get it at www.detailtwentyfour.co.za
LOST IS A PLACE TOO
Since graduating with a BA in Visual Communications from the AAA School of Advertising in Cape Town, the incredible and multi-talented Lauren Fowler has proved herself an in-demand and prolific graphic designer, illustrator, web designer, animator, photographer, stylist and – quite charmingly – knitter.
You can keep up with Lauren’s latest work via her blog, Lost Is A Place Too, and purchase to your heart’s content in her online shop, which is where we stumbled upon this whimsical art print.
Get it at lostisaplacetoo.com
SEE JANE SEWS
It’s sandals weather at last in our fair city, and we’d love to get our toes into this pair from Jane Sews. Genuine leather with a stacked heel – what’s not to love?
Jane Sews is a local clothing label of uplifted staples and timeless pieces by designer Amy Venter. Inspired by nature, Amy’s collections are all crafted from high-quality natural fabrics. ‘This is a story sewn by honest hands speaking to a simpler way of living,’ she says.
Cost R1 199
Get it at www.janesews.co.za (also available in natural)
We think it’s time to branch out from the dainty stacked and midi rings of the moment with one seriously dramatic piece of jewellery.
Created by Somerset West jewellery brand Hello Thula, this double-finger ring in solid sterling silver is 6 cm lengthways – sure to make your hand a talking point.
Cost R1 150
Get it at hellothula.co.za
BAG CRUSH: ILUNDI
We’re having serious fits of lust over Ilundi, a range of genuine leather bags and accessories that are nothing if not timeless. Each minimalist, clean-cut piece is hand-punched, hand-stitched and made from vegetable-tanned cowhide sourced locally.
The clutches and satchels are things of beauty, but it’s this simple, heirloom duffel we’d just die to take away for the weekend.
Cost R2 500
Get it at ilundi.co.za