Stokperd is a custom furniture store from Cape Town. Owned by Monya Eastman, each piece comes with its own name and story. Not only does Eastman offer beautifully made furniture, you can take those ideas of your ideal coffee table or shelf and get them to make it a reality in, 9 types of wood. From headboards to quirky side tables, retro cabinetry and desks, Stokperd really has a marvellous selection to choose from.
Monya also has a fantastic decor blog that offers a look inside some of the loveliest homes in South Africa, some of which even include her pieces. I’ve always loved the eclectic look of a Cape Town home, such worldly character and charm. Certainly as beautiful as any of international homes you see online today. The Stokperd blog can be found here, but do visit her Instagram account too.
French born artist Jean-Philippe Delhomme is one of those quirky characters that make for great entertainment. In his blog medium Delhomme explores his writing side by telling us about fashionable and cultural events he attends but is not necessarily invited to. The Unknown Hipster blog started in April 2009, and is followed by the book, “The Unknown Hispter Diaries” which was published by August Editions Editions this past November.
I won’t be able to articulate how wonderful his work is, so go take a look at his blog yourself, but make sure to go way back and work your way forward. His paintings and drawings remind me of the wonderful Richard Haines’ blog that I previously mentioned here, but because of it’s humorous nature it somehow stands firmly (and confidently) alone. Check it out here.
Andrew Berry snapped a picture of me on the streets last week and followed it up with a little interview for his “Fashion Faces” page on We-Are-Awesome. You can catch fellow blogger Maketh Man, among others, on there too. This is a good place to start if you want to know the who’s who of fashion in Cape town. Click here to take a look!
I try read a lot of the blogs online. I’m always stumbling on something new and interesting but not often have I found myself looking at a screen for 40 minutes and realizing I have places to be. Such was the case with picture blog “This is not new” with their long spread of inspiring and beautiful images. I have quite a a large collection of images myself but posting them was never part of this blogs M.O.
If you are a regular reader of this blog (gracias) then you may have caught on to the fact that Man of the Cloth is all about the modern gentleman and the revival of his etiquette, manners and attention to detail. I recently came across a blog dedicated to just that called ‘The Art of Manliness’.
The blogs creator focuses on all the topic you may want to improve on from Money & Career, Relationships and Grooming plus a whole batch of other interesting reads from an older generations perspective. He even published a book by the same name and you can find out more about purchasing a copy on his blog.
I was very honored at the beginning of last week to be photographed by Andrew Brauteseth. You may also know him by his other name “guy with camera”. He was voted best photographic blog at the recent 2010 Blog Awards, his campaigns, editorials and shoots are in all the major local magazines and still he finds time to surf.
He started a project he calls “A portrait of a nation”. He has long list of local personalities and figures, equally as long are the names he has already photographed for the series. Bloggers, entrepreneurs, politicians, comedians and regular people feature. So please do take a look at this wonderful series.
We went out onto the streets of Cape Town to take a snap of me ironing while smoking a cigarette. Andrew likes his subjects to smoke. He likes his images quirky and to place the models in out of context areas. Which is what we did. It was windy, to say the least. This was to be the original concept of the photo shoot but we later ended up in his studio where he chose my sacred anchor to make the shoot more intimate.
Last night I hurried from my blogging perch and threw on some decent clothing to attend the bloggers meet at The Field Office in Barrak street off Harrington. The event invited all local bloggers to attend and make nice with each other further proving that we are a new industry that can be a family. I have realized that we are all the founders of this Cape Town blog world and we may as well support each other because who knows where the next step takes us.
I met so many wonderful people that I have either corresponded with or followed on one social network or another. Beatnik Bazaar (Thaya) and I chatted for quite some time and this is after more than a year of reading her blog. I didn’t take too many pictures because it’s obvious the whole gang would be doing the same thing but here are a few from last nights successful blog-meet.
Robyn Cooke got the damn Le Creuset pot I wanted and the pretty blonde all the way at the bottom nabbed the side table I had my eye on for the raffle. Great fun and I look forward to meeting more of the local bloggers in the future!
I’m a fan of the quirky and not-so-normal. These images may seem weird or odd now but in their day this is how they dressed. Their blog aptly titled ‘Nerd Boyfriend’ sets out to post all the zany looking characters of yesteryear that include Dustin Hoffman, John Lennon and Martin Short among so many others, while including the items of clothing that can get you to dress like them. Thanks to Narrylikes for this one. Go take a look over here.
Incase you live under a rock you should know that blogger preferred news source Seth Rotherham picked up the award for ‘Best Dressed’. GQs choice of the year takes the crown from last years winner Jon-Paul Bolus of Blue Blood and Loading Bay in Cape Town. Of course, when asked who his personal choice for best dressed was, he selected none other than Randall Abrahams.
I don’t often get THIS inspired from a blog, but when I do I tend to involve myself quite heavily in it for a particular time period. Jonathan Reid Sevigny is just so unbelievably talented.
His illustrations evoke a certain magic that is reminiscent of Salvadore Dali. Themed in childlike playfulness Sevigny still manages serious artwork, bankable artwork at that.
His work carries such candescence for me and I look forward to following him from here on out. I can see him illustrating for ‘Coraline’ and ‘Corpse-Bride’ themed movies. But to fully understand what I mean, have a look at his catalog HERE.
Great work! Below are just three of my favorite images from his website.
Mr Price Blog (In the Fashion Loop) asked me my three loves for the season and here they are! Although to be honest I could have gone on for hours about my current obsessions. Go have a look at their blog for some great posts.