Rifle Paper Co. is a boutique stationery brand and design studio created by Anna Bond and her husband Nathan. They make lovely cards, prints, invitations and other pretty things. I love the light hearted illustration style +) great ideas for the festive season!
Blik is the first company to create removable wall graphics. Each month they collaborate with online-community-based tee shirt company, Threadless. You can vote for your favourite t-shirt illustration and then they will turn it into wall art. You can also buy the T. How convenient +)
us2wear creates beautiful perspex jewellery and homewear. They are a Pretoria based husband and wife design team. Gerard is a graphic designer and Jeanne-Louise an interior designer. See more pretty pins, earings and clocks on the website.
You must get your hands on one of these! Mingo Lamberti is a local designer and illustrator. They mostly do amazing t-shirt illustrations, but are expanding to a bigger design territory. Take a look at the website and the amazing different ranges they have.
Collect is a Cape Town based boutique jewellery studio owned by Julie Patterson. Everything is hand made and produced in sterling silver. The designs draw inspiration from vintage designs, fairytales and antique jewellery and is described as "light-hearted-art". See more fun to die for jewels on the Collect website.
I-jusi magazine just brought out a limited edition issue with mind blowing ballpoint pen illustrations from 34 different artists. My boyfriend is one of the very lucky ones who was able to get his hands on one of them +)
Am I Collective, one of the best illustration studios in SA. They gave these plain white bears to brilliant local artists who could decorate them in any way they want. They will then send them to galleries across the borders and auction them off. All the proceeds went to child welfare. Take a look at all the bears at bare.amicollective.com
These are probably my favourite posters of all time and I just had to post them. They are printed with glitter on coloured paper. I did my internship in Cape Town in my 4th year. I literally begged Peet Pienaar to take me in even if it's just for a week. His agency was still called "Daddy buy me a pony" then, but they changed to The President. I was amazed by the creative work that came out of that little place.
Dokter and Misses are a married couple from Johannesburg who design and produce geometric furniture, lightning, objects, clothing and jewellery. I first saw their amazing work in the
44 Stanley ave shop, but saw they are also opening a shop in Long street Cape Town. See even more from Dokter and Misses from this cool site.
I love this! You order a T-Shirt from The Hipstery without knowing what it looks like. All you need to do is tell them a little about yourself and trust them with the rest... Everyone must get a surprise once in a while. Even if you send it to yourself.
Lovely jewellery from Skermunkil in Cape Town. You can also buy these online at Beatnik Bazaar!
My friend got one when she went to Cape Town. They are really stunning. They have a design on the one side and flat colour on the other.