Themba Mngomezulu was introduced to fashion by a mother that sold second hand clothes to support the family. So when he grew up, there was a natural gravitation to the fashion industry. Themba began making clothes for himself and for friends, before starting his own fashion brand in 2002, Darkie Clothing.
The pure white Constantia house of Sunshine Company owners, Adrian Nakic and June Sawyer, is truly a dream come true. Their home’s strongest and most widely used colour is white, but it is saved from looking too sterile by the warm colours scattered through the house, browns from art work, furniture and the natural colours that are invited in by the use of many sliding doors.
If you are just finishing high school or college and are thinking about taking a gap year, how about volunteering to work with elephants in South Africa.
For the many years I spent living on the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal, there was one event that I always really looked forward to, and that was the Annual Sardine Run. [Read more...]
The Aboo Makhado house in Limpopo, South Africa was transformed from an outdated residence into a modern home filled with light, luxury finishes and space. It was reconstructed to deal with excessive heat and the owners’ preference for natural light.
For more images of this amazing transformation, go to Freshome
When you want to announce the second run of your zombie series, how do you make the announcement memorable? Well you let loose a zombie in a movie theatre, that’s what you do!
You can find the full story about this brilliant piece of marketing, on Gawker
Right in the centre of Durban, Kwazulu Natal, is a rather unassuming building that has been taken over by an organisation with an extraordinary vision. From the outside, you get small hints of what is to come by the vegetables and herbs planted where there used to be flowers beside the road, but when you walk onto the roof, you are surprised by a fully functioning, self sustaining garden, complete with chess board, shaded entertainment space and solar powered water geysers.
The project was started to spread the word that rooftop gardens provide a holistic, healthy environment for all residents which would in turn attracts property investment and tourism and create opportunities for its citizens while always meeting their needs.
After reading about Edward Linacre’s Low Tech Irrigation system, I did a little web hopping and found a South African bottled water company that literally makes water from thin air. The company is called Dew, and they put forward the idea that water need not be more expensive than it needs to be. Their water is harvested straight from the atmosphere, hence why it’s called “born in a cloud”. Not only does the company provide bottled water, but they also have water coolers that can be installed into office buildings and restaurants like Cafe 1999, Mo’s Noodles, Harvey’s, Delux Burger Bar have done to provide Dew water to their customers.
I was walking down along the beautiful shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland the other day and while passing by Sotheby’s I couldn’t but think about the Spectacular Sun Dropped Diamond inside which is expected to fetch up to $15 million dollars later this month. It was discovered in South Africa only last year and has a desired uniqueness of never been worn by anyone. The diamond is been sold by Cora International.
Located on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean at the base of Chapman’s Peak in Hout Bay South Africa, is an amazing lodge and the newest addition to the Tintswalo Collection. Tintswalo Atlantic offers stylish accommodation with discreet service and mouthwatering cuisine in a beautiful setting with breathtaking sunsets. From it’s position between boulders and on the edge of the Cape Mountain Fynbos Reserve, it is perfectly positioned to take advantage of the extraordinary range of fauna and flora. When the lodge was constructed, it was designed to make as little impact on the surrounds as possible, no trees were removed, not so much as a branch was removed from the surrounding Milkwood trees on site.