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 blogger, Kim Longhurst‘s selection of all-Durban things that her heart desires most.
1. Drummin’ Zulu Stools from Sketch Bok/DBN
I love the bold, graphic simplicity of these stools, destined to be a modern design classic.
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.
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
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
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
Image courtesy of Coelho Culture
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!
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
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
I am a little loopy about dish cloths and the Musicians of Bremen!
10. GRILLZ Poster by Michael Dos Ramos
I’m always on the look out for local illustration; would block mount this old school style.