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Design & Innovations

Design & Innovations

Spinning the news

There are many materials which one might spin into something, for the Miller’s daughter in Grimm’s Brother’s fairytale Rumplestilksin, it was gold, for Dutch artist and designer Greetje van Tiem, it’s something more pratical. This artist has elevated newspaper recycling…

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Design & Innovations

A Glass Act

The appeal of glass lies in its ancient mystery, its liquid translucence and its elemental changeability, and what was once seen as simply a craft is increasingly being recognised as an art form in its own right. “Among the many…

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Toys and Trinkets: A terrific find

Kisma & Co is a Grahamstown-based business featuring handmade products from the area. Choose from dolls and teddy-bears, Shwe Shwe bags, greeting cards, beaded jewellery, stained glass light-catchers and much more. We particularly love their old-school wooden toys and upcycled…

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Beautiful, Sustainable Home Construction

Perfect Places, the company behind the building of the Hemp House in Noordehoek, is re-imagining construction methods in South Africa using environmentally sensitive and responsible techniques. The company has developed a patented modular technique for home or office architecture that…

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