YOUR WEEKLY DOSE OF CREATIVE COOL: COW ME CRAZY DECOR, A MAFIA-INSPIRED ZINE, A GLITTERY EXHIBITION AT SMAC GALLERY and 1-54 New York

Photography & Fashion

IMAGE COURTESY OF WANDA LEPHOTO.

Dakotas x Wanda Lephoto Collaboration – @wandalephoto @dakotass

Dakotas x Wanda Lephoto proudly presents their High Shine Mule, available in black, burgundy and tan.

Established in 1980, Dakotas set out to redefine South African classic menswear shoes with the purpose of uniting South Africa through style, identity and culture. As the first collaboration with Wanda Lephoto, the High Shine Mule is a classic staple design re-interpreted from the now classic High Shine Loafer, easy to wear mule made with genuine leather establishing a modern style to live alongside the heritage classics.

Made in South Africa, the new capsule collaboration launched Tuesday, May 17th at SHELFLIFE online and in store – and coincides with the Wanda Lephoto website launch.

See the full series on IG or visit their website for more details.

Model : @lazyluke35. Photography : @tatendachidora. Styling : @usabza.
Stylist assistant : @u.wezi. CD : @usabza & @tatendachidora. IMAGE COURTESY OF RICHMANSKYF

CAMPAIGN: Skyfclub S/S 22’ @richmanskyf_sa

The collection draws inspiration from the beauty and struggle young boys from township communities face, forced from adolescence into early manhood.

Model : @lazyluke35. Photography : @tatendachidora. Styling : @usabza.
Stylist assistant : @u.wezi. CD : @usabza & @tatendachidora. IMAGE COURTESY OF RICHMANSKYF

The collection has a core base of traditional streetwear (Modern streetwear subculture) and tailoring influences. @lazyluke35 wears the brand’s red tartan two-piece with “richmanskyf” embroidery on the back of the jacket.

Also: adidas x Rich Mnisi debut Tsonga-inspired clothing collection. & Aperol’s campaign ‘Together we joy’ slowdances into the scope of identity with Mira Jaan

Ceramic & Jewellery design


Boe Homeware: Website launch!

Boe Homeware is live! The boutique makes the announcement on their IG page, officially going live with their website, where they encourage lovable shoppers to look around and pick anything that catches your eye.

You can also expect to find a new limited-series collection, which includes a variety of mottled green glazed pieces.

Visit their website to shop some of these unique pieces.

Humble Jungle: Cow Me Crazy decor range

The dreamy Decor and homeware company launches a new milky fresh home-decor range – all inspired by a cute obsession with cows.

Available to shop online and at @weare_egg, this cute eco-resin range spans trinket trays in 2 sizes, coasters, candle holders, tripple tealight candle holders, and planters in 3 playful cow print colourways.

See the full range on their IG or visit their website for more details.

Advertising and Design

This week we caught up with Ziyaad Samsodien, Cape-Town based Graphic Designer and Illustrator, as he walked us through the making of his new self-published zine, titled The Wiseguy’s Guide to Being a Made Man.

Get in touch with the Designer via his IG if you’d like to purchase a zine, and read more on the story here.

Elsewhere in Advertising, we sat down with Mike Sharman as he discusses his latest book ‘Brandalism’.

Exhibitions & Artists

Cape Town: Only Sun in The Sky Knows How I Feel (A Lucid Dream)by Johannes Phokela, curated and organised by Zeitz MOCAA.

The major exhibition of new works by South African artist, Johannes Phokela, comes to a close next Sunday, 29 MAY 2022. Make sure to plan your visit before the end of the month.

Cape Town: Talking back by Rosie Mudge, at SMAC Gallery.

SMAC Gallery’s upcoming show is a glittery paradise: if something doesn’t look right, throw some glitter on it. All I can say… this show is giving us all we ever wanted.

TALKING BACK, a solo exhibition by Rosie Mudge, opens Saturday, 28 May at SMAC Gallery in Cape Town.⁠ Plan your visit!

Also on: Nandipha Mntambo & Teresa Kutala Firmino. represented by Everard Read at ARCOlisboa fair, Georgina Gratrix represented by Smac Gallery at ARCOlisboa fair, Photo Book! Photo-Book! Photobook!, curated by Sean O’Toole at A4Foundation.

Images by Nina Lieska, courtesy of Ed Young.

Nota Bene building: @meta.foundation x @quorumholdings x @edyoung55

Nota Bene is Quorum Holdings’s newest development under the Urban Circle portfolio.

Images by Nina Lieska, courtesy of Ed Young.

Worked on by South African conceptual artist Ed Young in collaboration PLNTHMETA foundation and Quorum Holdings, this Braamfontein wall project is brought to life – I think your mom’s on the line!

In other news: Botho Project Space Presents Trevor Stuurman’s ‘A Place Called Home’ In Collaboration With Weylandts & ABSA L’atelier competition as told by winning artists of 2021.

Events

Design Joburg arrives in one of Africa’s most Afropolitan cities this month!

Bringing us the best of the best when it comes to International and local talents, South Africa’s most-polished design and décor show is back from 19 to 21 May 2022 at the Sandton Convention Centre.

Its concurrent fringe event, Design Joburg Collective, launched on 17th May at nearby décor and design districts Kramerville and 44 Stanley, and runs until 21 May 2022.

Keep updated and follow our IG stories as we attend Design Joburg show this weekend, and read more on the story here.

From the 20 – 22 May, 1-54 New York will host 25 international exhibitors at Harlem Parish, a grand yet intimate venue located in Central Harlem. Of the South African galleries and artists participating: there is BKhz Gallery, and included in the Special projects is Zimbabwean artist Micha Serraf’s Hope Is a Dry Colour

Keep an eye on 1-54’s Artsy profile and explore the works of more than 50 artists from Africa and the African diaspora. 

Read more on this story here.

Be sure to keep an eye on our site for a new weekly round-up of creative cool every Friday.



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