Growing Paper produces handmade cards with a twist: the paper used for the greeting cards is embedded with flower seeds. So, you can plant your card in a sunny spot, water it and watch your written words come to life.
The handmade paper is made from waste paper thatâ€™s been re-processed. Since the paper-making process uses large amounts of water, Growing Paper reuses their waste water for farming activities on the Swartland farm where they’re situated.
Dress your couch in a warm winter jersey with a wool slipcover by South African designer BiscuitScout. The giant-stitch slipcover is removable for easy cleaning, can be machine-washed and can be adapted to fit any armchair. Lynn explains that she uses a chunky, Aran style of knitting to create covers for ottomans, armchairs and scatter cushions.
A new range of quirky bags by South African designer Casey van Embden
Do you have a handbag for every mood, whim and outfit? Then you’ll love SA designer Casey van Embden’s handbags. Casey has designed four handbags called Here I Am, The Coi, Pur-sue and Handle Me, all of which form part of her Mighty range. The bags are extremely functional, but not in an obvious way, and theyâ€™re meant to be statement pieces instead of mere accessories.
These botanical-inspired cushions form part of the new Welcome Home range at Boardmans
Photographer Clinton Friedman has ventured into soft furnishings with a range of cushions that display his signature botanical prints. Now this range is available through Boardmans as part of their new Welcome Home collection. The cushions are made from 100% linen and are machine washable. Each product is also individually hand-dyed, printed and washed.
FoxP2′s offices in Cape Town’s trendy Kloof Street epitomise cool office design
Creative genius Rotem Shachar designed the lab-like office space. The visual language inherited from the name and logo translated into an interesting three-dimensional environment. “The theme of a retro sci-fi laboratory was quite obvious but I wanted to apply it in a more subtle way,” Rotem recalls. So beakers replace drinking glasses, conical separators are used as alcohol dispensers, plants are watered by intravenous drips and services, such as air-conditioning, are exposed.