Category Archives: south african creatives
Pipes & Drums is a striking portrait series by photographer Oliver Kruger of young South African bagpipe players and drummers in traditional Scottish marching bands.
Orania, for those who are not familiar, is a controversial Afrikaner community in the Northern Cape, South Africa. The land was bought in 1990 as a stronghold for Afrikaner nationalists by Professor Carel Boshoff, son-in-law of the infamous former apartheid president … Continue reading
The laid back aesthetic of Manuela Sosa’s house in “the pastoral hills of Vallvidrera, just outside Barcelona” is an inviting and understated home. Manuela is a florist who runs the flower studio, ‘Gang and the Wool‘ from a greenhouse on her … Continue reading
I haven’t really ventured into gift guides before as they are a rather daunting prospect. But this year I thought I would get out of my comfort zone and try a few gift guides. Each gift guide will be orientated … Continue reading
Discovering a talented creative from South Africa always makes me happy and proud of the wealth of artists, illustrators and designers our country is generating. Kirsten Sims is one of my recent discoveries and she is awesome. Kirsten is an gifted … Continue reading
Pieter Hugo is one of my favourite South African photographers because of his ability to find and capture some of the most captivating and disturbing subject matter on the African continent. His work shows the diversity and beauty of Africa, … Continue reading
Jane Sews is an independent fashion label created by Durban-based designer Amy Venter. Today, Amy launched her online store that I highly recommend visiting and spending a few of your well earned pennies. Here is the official write up about Jane Sews, which is … Continue reading
Rebecca Haysom is a South African artist who lives and works in Johannesburg. She completed a Bachelors degree in Fine Art at Michealis, UCT, in 2005. She works primarily in the genre of portraiture gleaning inspiration from pop culture, personal narratives … Continue reading
Alexia Webster is a Johannesburg-born documentary photographer who currently resides in Cape Town. She has travelled extensively through Africa – capturing poignant photographs of its’ landscapes, people and the socio-political issues that they face.
First up is the lovely Karin, the lady behind Dear Rae, who is a very talented jewellery designer. Located in the Woodstock Foundry, her studio/store is a light and spacious place that showcases her delicate jewellery beautifully. I bought each of … Continue reading