A round-up of our style finds from earlier this week…
TALKING ABOUT A REVOLUTION
They say clothes make the man, but we think it’s the watch that does it – especially one as slick and sustainable as this wraparound timekeeper from Bamboo Revolution. It has a 3.4 cm x 4.5 cm face made from carbonated bamboo, a Japanese Miyota Movement and a leather strap designed to wrap around your wrist three times.
The Bamboo Revolution brand was launched in 2012 on a budget of R50 as part of the University of Cape Town’s postgrad entrepreneurship programme. Two years on, their focus is on rethinking the design of everyday functional objects, keeping fashion and sustainability as top priorities and working within that classic design mantra, ‘form follows function’.
Get it at www.bamboorevolutionsa.com
2015 ARTIST ALMANAC
Each year, Essie Letterpress showcases South African talent in its illustrated letterpress calendar. The 2015 calendar features artists such as Mieke van der Merwe, Inus Pretorius, Jaco Haasbroek, Elise Wessels, Ben Johnston, Robyn Mitchell, Dylan Jones, Johan de Lange, Pearly Yon, Ian Jepson, Pola Maneli and Isaac Kosmides with the cover illustrated by design studio Radio.
Unlike previous years, the 2015 calendar is unbound, making it easier to frame the prints as the year comes to a close. It stands on a wooden base with a peg keeping it together.
Cost R240 (was R400)
Get it at vampfurniture.blogspot.com
JOT IT DOWN
It’s a new year and we’re back in the swing of things: fresh start, new aspirations and renewed energy. Kit out your desk and keep your ideas in one place with A Love Supreme‘s selection of fun and colourful notebooks.
If the varied selection of notebooks doesn’t get you inspired for the year ahead, we don’t know what will.
Get it at alovesupreme.co.za
YEAR IN MONOCHROME
Petro Vivier founded Mono Online Shop, based in Somerset West, to bring Scandinavian interior design pieces, made both locally and abroad, to your home or work space.
This black and white calendar set is made up of two booklets consisting of days and months, allowing you to use it year after year. Its simple, monochromatic design will suit a modern aesthetic.
Get it at www.monoshop.co.za
HAPPY HARRY BOOKENDS
Make reading fun and add charm to just about any bookshelf with this blue Moosie bookend from Happy Harry. Perfect in a child’s bedroom, it’ll encourage the little ones to keep their books organised.
Happy Harry is based in Durbanville and distributes worldwide. Custom-make and personalise your designs, whether it’s size, design or colour to suit your specific needs. We love the adorable Moosie, but the bookends come as Ellie the elephant or Ted the tortoise too.
Get it at www.spree.co.za
LET’S STAY HOME
Home certainly is where the heart is, and sometimes there’s no better feeling than staying home, putting your feet up, cup of coffee in hand and chilling out. Zana Products lets you do just that, making your home not only comfortable, but irresistibly stylish.
We love this cotton flag banner to hang in your home, across a mantle or the wall of your lounge. Let’s stay home, shall we?
Get it at zanaproducts.co.za