Handmade

Poofums

Poofums

Poofums are a very cute range of plush toys by Paisley and Puddles – Paisley Skye Vivier and Jade Ashton Scully; two laid back cousins who love to create fantastical characters out of thread. Here’s their story:

Southern Comfort Creative Exchange

Southern Comfort Creative Exchange

Southern Comfort is currently running the Creative Exchange. They sourced over 100 designs from all over the country with some epic prizes. Johann was asked to be one of the judges to decide which 5 final pieces will be put out to the Southern Comfort Facebook community to decide the […]

Featured: Graham Wiles

Featured: Graham Wiles

As part of his BTech study, Graham Wiles is working on a series of paper toys based on South African culture (Folk tales, myths, stereotypes etc). In order to promote his work and spread the love of paper toy making, he is also conducting a series of paper toy workshops throughout the year.

Milame by Emma Atkinson

Milame by Emma Atkinson

Having attained a Bachelor of arts in visual arts at Stellenbosch University in 2010, Emma Atkinson moved to Cape Town to create her own company called Milame.

My Day Job: Roger Titley

My Day Job: Roger Titley

We’ve all seen Roger Titley’s puppets, models and animatronics countless times before in our favourite ads. We just haven’t known it was him and his associate artists responsible for making the creatures come alive. The dung beetle who performed as part of the 2010 Fifa World Cup opening ceremony? One of his. Vodacom’s bungee-jumping baby? Yup, that too. We wanted to find out how one gets into this very intersting, challenging and creative line of work. Roger filled us in.

Anton Crone: Paradise Road

Anton Crone: Paradise Road

Featured before on 10and5, Anton Crone brings us some more in depth detail about life on the streets through those that go by the name of ‘The Robot Artists”.. read on

Moose

New from The Blackheart Gang

The Blackheart Gang is an artistic collective made up of Jannes Hendrikz, Markus Wormstorm, and Ree Treweek, whose work is mainly concerned with explorations in a realm below the surface of the earth known as The Household.

OhSoPlush by Lanel Janse van Vuuren

OhSoPlush by Lanel Janse van Vuuren

OhSoPlush is a collection of left-of-field plush dolls Lanel Janse van Vuuren creates to pass time. Each oddball member of this cast is painstakingly hand crafted from various materials, mostly felt.

Making Lucky Friday

Making Lucky Friday

Designs4development, ‘a small, busy design studio’ run by Rosie, Melissa, Faigel and Roule, recently designed the new identity for Erick van Reenen’s shop in Long Street, called Lucky Friday located at 43 Long street, Cape Town.

All your Skinny in one place – Skinny laMinx

All your Skinny in one place – Skinny laMinx

The highly skillful Heather Moore, known best by her brand name Skinny laMinx, has forever been a ‘mover and a shaker’ in the local & international craft and illustration world with her popular range of hand-made textiles, cushions and stationery.