Summer has officially started, and the Cape Town galleries celebrate with A Summer Art Sale, Six Group Show Openings, A Magazine Launch, and more.
First Thursdays is fast becoming a monthly highlight on Cape Town’s social calendar, and the December edition is the biggest yet. Here are the must-see spots:
Co-working spaces are popping up everywhere, and they’re ideal for creative freelancers and part-timers. Here’s Round 2 of some of the coolest co-working spaces in Cape Town:
On the first Thursday of the month, Cape Town celebrates creativity with First Thursdays. Here’s a Guide to First Thursdays October, so you don’t miss out.
Clarke’s bar and dining room in Bree street is an American-style diner, with just enough Cape Town slick.
Jules Mercer from Outlandish Kitchen is one of the creatives hosting a Secret Dinner in the lead up to The Spier Secret Festival in October.
Designer-makers Lyall Sprong and Marc Nicolson from Thingking are hosting a Secret Dinner on Friday 20 September 2013, as a build-up to The Spier Secret Festival. Think machines, voice distortion, smoke screens and lighting effects.
Creative Week Cape Town 2013 (14 – 22 September) is a metropole-wide celebration of creativity, innovation and culture, in build-up to the annual Loerie awards.
The Blend in Roeland Street is a coffee shop maverick. They serve five different brands of coffee, their menu is totally flexible, and their counters are made from swimming pool coping.
Red Sofa Café in Vredehoek has a homey, no-fuss vibe, and you could literally spend all day here.
First Thursdays and Open Design host ‘Open Thursday’ on 29 August, a special East City edition of First Thursdays in celebration of the Open Design Festival.
Long-time friends Gareth and Charles opened Latitude 33 in January 2013. The idea was to create a space inspired by laid-back surf culture, and some of their travels.
The Handle Bar in Sea Point is a unique combination between a bicycle shop, and a café. Here they sell and fix bikes and gear, but also serve a mean cup of coffee.
The concept behind Field Office is simple; it serves as an office-out-of-the-office. South African product designers Pedersen + Lennard first opened the Field Office in Barrack Street to show off some of their slick furniture and smaller household items.
What do The Old Biscuit Mill, Indigo Properties, the Daddy Long Legs chain of off-beat accommodation and The Woodstock Exchange have in common? They’re all owned by the same three people.