Detailed linework from South African illustrator Gerhard Human

Darren Cools Reader Find

By Darren Cools in New Illustration on Friday 11 October 2013

Gerhard Human has got to be one of my favorite illustrators ever. Hailing from Cape Town, South Africa, his very unique and detailed linework takes on an effortless, rounded, highly-stylized life of it’s own. Beautiful angles and unusual points of view, minimal color usage, and edgy subject-matter all add to the intrigue. He includes a […]

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Truth Coffee in Cape Town

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 27 March 2013

Smitten. That’s what we are for Cape Town’s Truth Coffee. Blame the stripped away industrial interior, the long hanging lights, the beautiful vintage detailing on the coffee bar, and the heavy wooden communal tables, anchored with piping. The ruby red stools, the pops of color, and the grand silver roasting machine help too. Through and […]

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Cape Town’s trend of dental modification

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Trends on Tuesday 4 September 2012

For about 60 years, dental modification has been a fad amongst mixed-race Capetonians. You can frequently see these mixed-race South Africans missing four upper front teeth. A study was conducted by at the University of Cape Town, which found that fashion and peer pressure were the main reason for teeth-removal. Dentures inlaid with gold or […]

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Stole the Moon: a new music video by Lark

The Flying Dutchman Reader Find

By The Flying Dutchman in Video on Wednesday 14 March 2012

The endlessly inventive Cape Town (and London) based electro outfit Lark have just released their latest video to coincide with the release of their long-awaited new album. The haunting, stark visuals disguise a disorienting complexity that might make you fall off your chair if you look too hard.

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An African take on Moby’s new single: Be The One

Contributions Reader Find

By William Nicholson in Video on Friday 19 August 2011

Two African kids living lonely adult lives in the city at night. Shot on location in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Cape Town’s beat-dropping Funafuji

Contributions Reader Find

By Sarah Claire Picton in New Music on Tuesday 7 December 2010

Girls. All I really want is Girls. So, the Beastie Boys rapped it, and Cape Town’s been feeling it. Or her, rather. Meet Safiyya Bryce, aka Funafuji, a little lass with an English accent who is doing big things. Things that make us sweat and smile. Droppin’ it like the boys and throwing in some extra-cheeky femme fatale flare, she’s a ‘fourth year medical student who also plays bass-heavy, phat, wobbley dubstep muuuusak’.

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Put your Vuvuzela to good use. Finally!

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By Matt Blitz in New Trends on Tuesday 21 September 2010

Remember that grating sound that practically deafened us all during World Cup? How could we forget. Well, if you’re wondering what to do with your Vuvuzela now that the World Cup is over, WoZela has the answer: simply come up with a beneficial recycling idea, draw it, make it, film it or depict it in any other way and then submit it to their blog.

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Cape Town’s Afro Cafe

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Tuesday 15 June 2010

With the World Cup officially kicked off in South Africa, it’s time to celebrate the country’s bold culture, art, and style. And if you’re in Cape Town, a great spot to get down with South African talent is at Afro Café.

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DJ Ashton Abels

Michelle Wilding Reader Find

By Michelle Wilding in New Music on Tuesday 1 June 2010

There aren’t too many DJs out there who can spin a fresh and lively set which seamlessly combines multifaceted genres and artists. But Cape Town’s DJ Ashton Abels is an exception to this reality. His art of mixing both local and international artists into his set list — while tightly jumping around genres — actually […]

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District 9 science fiction thriller

Xavier Toby Reader Find

By Xavier Toby in New Film on Thursday 4 February 2010

The best films are built on brilliant ideas, and the script behind this science fiction thriller was so good, it was able to succeed despite a lack of star power or a big budget. A movie like this reaffirms my little remaining faith in the industry, but it’s a phenomenon that’s all too rare. District 9 begins with the arrival of a ship full of starving aliens, who are stored in a military-guarded slum in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Jenna Bass

Zolton Contributor

By Zolton in New Photography on Saturday 3 January 2009

Cape Town-based photographer Jenna Bass takes dynamic, motion filled shots that capture the unique energy and irrepressible spirit of her beautiful hometown.

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