Wishlist: Kim Longhurst

Buy local because it’s just so much better… is our motto. Our Wishlist series, custom curated by some of our favourite creatives,  aims to inspire you with a showcase of locally designed and made products. Here is Durban’s own magpie collector, illustrator and bloggerKim Longhurst‘s selection of all-Durban things that her heart desires most.

 

1. Drummin’ Zulu Stools from Sketch Bok/DBN

 

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I love the bold, graphic simplicity of these stools, destined to be a modern design classic.

 

 

2. Olivia Villet Ceramics

 

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Olivia has translated her whimsical illustrations into ceramic ware. I am crazy for the limited colour palette, hand pinched clay and the beautiful line work.

 

 

3. Trifold Wallet by Saviour Brand Co.

 

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Inspired by Japanese leather crews – made for everyone incl ladies…. Handmade from Premium Quality Leather. Attention to detail is everything to me, this is a perfect example of craft at its best.

 

 

4. Small Geometric Crystal Bracelet from Savage Jewellery

 

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I have been wearing Savage Jewellery for ever! Nicky combines great workmanship and timeless techniques with a subtle edge.

 

 

5. Stag Horn Kokedama by Sara Trickett, available at the I Heart Market

 

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Kokedama/string gardens are a type of Japanese green moss covered bonsai. I have a space that is just perfect for a trio of these hanging beauties. The concept of filling vertical space in gardens really appeals to me.

 

 

6. Rain Drops from iKhaya

 

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The multi talented duo have developed a gorgeous turned wood drop which can be hung in groups. I would be delighted to have some in my studio, they are so cheerful!

 

 

7. Rondavel Soap

 

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Handmade soap & balm in KZN Midlands. How awesome is the packaging of this soap! The story of the makers is wonderful too.

 

 

8. Khumalo Cushion by Noush

 

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These cushion covers are hand embroidered with wool on recycled corn/ rice sacks. A few of these bright pretties would look splendid on my daughter’s bed.

 

 

9. Wild dishcloth from Nest Homegrown

 

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I am a little loopy about dish cloths and the Musicians of Bremen!

 

 

10. GRILLZ Poster by Michael Dos Ramos

 

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I’m always on the look out for local illustration; would block mount this old school style.

 

 

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