Some Local Love: Danielle Clough

Reading Time: 1 minute Danielle Clough , a Cape Town-based designer and embroidery artist, creates wonderful embroidery pieces using bright thread and bold stitches. Some of her most inspiring pieces are flowers hung on the string on  vintage badminton and tennis rackets. You can explore more of her work in this gallery and over on Instagram.        

365 Postcards for Ants

Reading Time: 2 minutes For the year of 2013, South African artist Lorraine Loots undertook a project to create one miniature painting a day for 365 days. The project, titled 365 Paintings for Ants, was a wild success – enough so that Loots decided to repeat it in 2014, with 365 Postcards for Ants. Drawing on the fact that […]

It’s Fish They’re After

Reading Time: < 1 minute Whatever else the internet may be, its primary purpose is the delivery of adorable animals into my face. With that noble goal in mind, have a look at this absolutely wonderful ad campaign for Lucky Pet cat food, posted by Steve Tyler, art director at The Jupiter Drawing Room in Cape Town. The illustration style […]

Catherine Holtzhausen for Honest Chocolate

Reading Time: 2 minutes Catherine is an illustrator and designer, currently in her third year of study at the Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography. As part of a project for the Academy, she developed this wonderfully bizarre set of illustrations to adorn the packaging of Honest – a (delicious) Capetonian range of organic chocolate products. via Between 10 […]

NICE Magazine – Issue 8

Reading Time: 3 minutes The latest NICE Magazine is out and available for download!  We know its been a long time coming (apologies for the delay). But we are proud to announce that this issue is our biggest and best yet! The theme of our 8th issue is “Cities”. We have selected exceptional creative work from established or emergent […]

Studio Muti

Reading Time: 2 minutes The work of Cape Town-based creative agency Studio Muti is a proud example of South Africa’s exceptional home grown talent.  Studio Muti comprises of Clinton Campbell and Miné Jonker, whose expertise run the gamut of illustration, typography and design.  

Cape Town for World Design Capital!

Reading Time: < 1 minute Cape Town has been shortlisted as one of the three finalists for the World Design Capital in 2014, beating 56 other cities! We can’t be more proud that the exceptional design in this country is being recognised. Cape Town is competing against two other finalists: Bilbao and Dublin and the winner will be announced on […]

Old Mac Daddy’s Trailer Park

Reading Time: 2 minutes This is not really a travel blog, but some destinations warrant a punt. Old Mac Daddy’s Luxury Trailer Park is located just outside of Cape Town. The standout feature of the location are the ten Airstream trailers from the 1950’s that serve as designer accommodation for its guests. Each trailer is designed by a different artist/designer with […]