A round-up of our style finds from earlier this week…


Houdt is a Cape Town-based company that manufactures warm, wooden accessories for all your devices, from awesome wireless keyboards to covers for your smartphone and tablet.
We love their wooden phone covers, which bring a lovely natural, tactile quality to these devices that just about never leave our hands.
Cost R269
Get it at houdt.co.za

Sutla, design, style, Cape Town, Cape Town Etc, Rookie lamp, desk, lamp, lighting, interior, sustainability

Sutla is a local design outfit born of the creative partnership between industrial designer Altus van Zijl and ‘aesthetic extraordinaire’ Brigitte Hauptfleisch. They specialise in furniture and cutting-edge interior design accessories that are sustainable and made locally with careful attention to detail.
We’re all about this Rookie desk lamp, which lends a glamorous Hollywood director feel to those late nights tapping out work.
Cost R2 300
Get it at hellopretty.co.za

African Teapots by Tanya Nockler-Golding

Unique in every way, Tanya Nockler-Golding’s Teapots for Brewing Peace are vibrant and full of colourful charm. Tanya creates one-of-a-kind ceramic teapots, designed as works of art and conversation pieces. Each one is handmade and fashioned on the beautiful traditional African woman.
Each piece is signed, dated and comes with a verse or story that inspired its creation. The collection is made in collaboration with ceramic artisans, thus creating employment in Cape Town and surrounds.
Cost R3 200 to R4 400
Get it at The Watershed at the V&A, www.waterfront.co.za

Leg Studios

Capetonian installation designers Leon Erasmus, Giulia Odendaal and Tim Richert form innovative furniture design company Leg Studios. Although their focus has previously been mainly on installation, their exciting range of contemporary, on-trend pieces fit perfectly in any design-savvy apartment. All work is designed in-house and manufactured in Cape Town.
This Carry Table is a three-piece flat-pack side table with an angled leg that allows you to tuck the table up close to seating, making it perfect for a laptop or relaxing brew at the end of the day. It’s made from birch plywood and cut brass that has been hand-distressed and lacquered.
Cost R850 (on sale right now, normal price is R2 800)
Get it at hellopretty.co.za


Nobody does rugged jewellery like York van Rheede van Oudtshoorn (and now you know where the ‘VRVO’ comes from). Working in precious and non-precious metals, he incorporates other materials such as wood, leather and ethically sourced horn and bone into his original pieces.
These textured sterling silver cuffs, created through a specialised pouring technique, are a hallmark of his style of heavy textures and bold form. York says his ultimate goal is to express his African experience through his jewellery journey.
(Incidentally, York is one of the founding members of the Manufactory jewellery collective in Cape Town.)
Cost R1 400 – R4 200 (depending on weight and size)
Get it at Manufactory, Shop 4, Salt Circle Arcade, Woodstock

Cape Town

Postcards are so 1998. Send your love back home with one of these beautiful folded cards featuring the Cape Town skyline, by BlackFan Illustration (created for The Letterpress Company).
Cost R40
Get it at hellopretty.co.za

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