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Greeting cards with a difference.

Greeting cards by Growing Paper

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 that’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.


Breathe new life into a worn couch with Biscuitscout

Handknitted slipcovers by Biscuitscout

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

Mighty handbags

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 they’re meant to be statement pieces instead of mere accessories.

These botanical-inspired cushions form part of the new Welcome Home range at Boardmans

Scatter cushions by Clinton Friedman

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

Foxp2 offices

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.

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