13 May Your Weekly Dose Of Creative Cool | MI HATS, CURRENT EXHIBITIONS, PEARL JEWELLERY AND BOILERROOM
PHOTOGRAPHY & FASHION
Photographer @iamkeithvirgo has been busy with a new collaborative photo series exploring elements of community. This visual diary sees Keith working with Creative director @tambruinders and various muses, as they each fashion a Mi hat in either a domestic or social setting.
“…the hat has an identity of its own but transforms when you wear it. Morphing to the uniqueness of the individual, making the hat not just for Mi. but for everybody. At Mi we live by the notion community is everything and status is irrelevant. The hat is complete unisex and every possible kind of person can wear it. It represents everyone…” he says.
See the full series on his IG.
Float Apparel: New store location
Float Apparel opens shop in new location, Bree street. Click here and find out more details about their exciting plans for their new Flagship Bree street store.
Amsterdam-based jewellery brand Felt Atelier, is the maker of colourful handcrafted jewellery all created in their own atelier.
In a new campaign, The Felt SS22 Collection, the jewellery brand show off a fresh range of jewellery pieces and sets. Working with Cape-Town based photographer Michael Oliver Love and stylist Suzz Bisschops, The Felt SS22 Collection, enters an other-worldly dimension which ‘crosses borders between fiction and reality’.
The stylist on this project, Suuz Bisschops, curated looks using garments and accessories from several local brands and talents. We are obsessed with Felt SS22 collection Drop 1 – Psychedelic, which features @purposeandform_cpt’s fashionable crochet-style items.
See the full series on the Felt Ateliers site.
Boredom Studios x JJ collaboration by Shakes Mbolekwana and Jean Jooste
CERAMIC & JEWELLERY DESIGN
Black Betty: The Collection Pearl
Originally launched in December of 2021, Black Betty continues to supply us with its best seller jewellery collection, Pearl. As told on their Instagram page, “A particle slips through an oyster’s shell and as a defence the oyster covers it up with nacre (mother-of-pearl). This is the beautiful story of the pearl’s creation: Difficulty becomes power , becomes beauty, becomes Pearl ”. See more here.
Restaurants & Bars
Cape Town: Ouzeri | New Greek Cyriot Restaurant Coming Soon
Follow their IG, as they’re always sharing new recipes and Greek-influenced unique dishes.
Cape Town: Déjà Vu, by Neo Matloga at STEVENSON
Head over to STEVENSON to see a spectacle solo exhibition exploring an ”expanding lexicon of figuration”, where the artist places emphasis on ”crafting micro-narratives that are heavily laden with tension”. ‘Déjà Vu’ is Neo Matloga’s first solo exhibition in Cape Town and his second with the gallery.
Joburg: Between you and me: four models in the studio at SMAC
If you’re in Jozi then make sure to catch Joni Brenner’s upcoming solo exhibition, ‘Between you and me: four models in the studio’. The show opens on Saturday, 21 May at SMAC Gallery in Johannesburg.
Also on: SMAC Gallery represents Georgina Gratrix at ARCOlisboa 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal. Find the gallery at Booth H06 from Thursday the 19th to Sunday the 22nd of May.
Get in touch with their team via email: email@example.com for more.
Cape Town: Boiler room x Broke Boyz
Did you hear? Boiler Room is back in South Africa – this time in Cape Town for the next instalment of ‘Contemporary Scenes’. Curated by BROKE, the show will feature four of the city’s ones to watch.
Supported by Miller. See Broke’s IG page for more.
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