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r u serious!

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

pink bedroomgreen sittingroomby drew

I love the South African aesthetic.  Bold , colorful, daring, perhaps accidental?  This style is best represented in the townships.  These images from the  Quivertree Publications book Shack Chic are amazing.  I treasure this book and was so surprised to learn how difficult it is to get a copy in the US.


If you know anyone travelling to South Africa, have them grab all the Quivertree titles they can!

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remembering Barbara Jackson

Saturday, February 20th, 2010


By drew diley

one of our brightest lights was extinguished today.  Barbara Jackson was one of the visionary women who pioneered the MonkeyBiz Project in South Africa.  an artist in her own right she was quite simply one of my greatest inspirations and I was privileged to consider her a friend.  she will be greatly missed and my hope is that her vision for the women (and men) of Cape Town (and the world) will continue to inspire and affect change.  Please visit the MonkeyBiz website and learn more about this inspirational woman and the project she devoted her life to.


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trash, treasure, or both?

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009


by drew riley

Heath Nash is an extraordinary designer from South Africa, who has consistently produced amazing work and has already left a lasting impression on the design world. graduating from the University of Cape Town and named Elle Decor’s South African Designer of the Year in 2006, Heath has made quite a name for himself in the recent past. Heath began and continues to work with cut and folded sheets of plastic and paper, but his truly amazing design contributions are inspired and produced by local South African artisans. (more…)

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