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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.