Lauren Fowler is an illustrator, graphic designer, crafter and thing maker. You can also add ‘musician’ to the list. There is nothing this awesomely talented lady from Cape Town can’t do. She designs the most beautiful window displays for the coolest shops in town, creates logos and the occasional band t-shirts for the likes of the equally cool Miss Texas 1977. The girl to know for sure.
Andrew James and the Steady Tiger is a two-piece band from Cape Town who recently released their debut album, Red In Tooth And Claw. Combining folky tunes, created with lap slide guitar and drums, with great vocals and lyrics, Swansong is the dynamic first single by this duo.
Hout Couture is a South African company creating gorgeous, timeless sunglasses out of wood. Like a tree, each pair has its own unique grain. Currently only available online or in shops in South Africa and the Netherlands.
I stumbled upon these intricate, gorgeous, delicate paper sculptures by accident. They are part of a collection called Tokyo From Memory and were created by Australian artist Miso (aka Ukrainian-born Stanislava Pinchuk). They are currently on show the Hugo Michell Gallery in Melbourne.
These are the most gorgeous camera bags you will ever find. They are made out of leather or canvas and come with names like Camps Bay and Union Street Messenger. I have my eye set on the chestnut Brooklyn bag, which looks like a 1940’s schoolbag and has space for a camera and two or three lenses. Birthday, hurry up!
Cape Town is a pretty exciting place in general but if you are keen on art, good food, and second-hand shops, you should head down to Woodstock. Find new exhibitions at the Goodman Gallery and the Stevenson Gallery, have lunch at Superette or The Kitchen, and do some vintage shopping at The Cat’s Meow or […]
I am not one to have a calendar hanging on any wall anywhere in my house but these Poladariums are a must-have for 2012. Only 88mm x 108mm, they feature 366 Polaroids taken by various artists and there is a little inscription on the back of each page with more information. These tear-off calenders are […]
I can’t remember when I first heard Mark Lanegan’s voice. I think I’ve always known it. That dark, growling, beautiful voice. For the first time since his last solo album, Bubblegum, in 2004, a new record is about to be released early February. The record is called Blues Funeral and features the likes of Josh […]
Max Zorn is a street artist who creates beautiful, amber tinged portraits, and all he needs is tape and a cutter. His work has a cinematic feel to it, probably enhanced by the fact that he often sticks his creations onto lamp posts, letting the light do the work for him.
Pieter Hugo is one of South Africa’s most talented photographers, probably best known for his Hyena Men, Nollywood and Permanent Error series’. When he ventured off into the world of video, it would only make sense for him to join up with one of the freshest MC’s in the country, Spoek Mathambo. Together they created […]
Nathalie Djurberg is a Swedish video artist who is best known for her clay-mations, videos featuring animations made out of clay with music by Hans Berg. Her work seems naive at first, but on closer inspection, it is often violent and erotic at the same time. Her work is currently exhibited at the Camden Arts […]
Known mostly for his work covering the seven largest rivers in the world, Dutch photographer Kadir van Lohuizen has embarked on another massive project. This time round he is tracking migration in the Americas during a 40 week journey across the American continent. He started in Terra Del Fuego 283 days ago and is currently in the USA.
Jeroen Eisinga’s latest work art, Springtime, has been hailed as a classic in the making. In a romantic search about death and decay, he has made a video of himself entirely covered in bees, all 150,000 of them. The claustrophobic video was shot entirely in black and white on 35mm film and made in Ireland […]