Monday, 31 March 2008

Curious Whetstone & Frankley... continued

So here's a bit more detail from the exhibition still on at Curious Whetstone & Frankley in Obs, running until 13 April 2008!!! Firstly Cornelius Lemmer's baby leg vases... Check Jezze's blog out for more pics

And then some of Barbara Wildenboer's limited prints... Also check out this sculpture/installation done by Barbara in Muizenberg...

These are my absolute FAVOURITES!!!

Sunday, 30 March 2008

Floggin Art III... continued!

I must say that I REALLY enjoyed this exhibition!!! It almost felt as though I was in Wallflower (which has closed down), which in my eyes are a really nice compliment!
So Curious Whetstone & Frankley (CWF) are very proud to announce, that due to popular demand they are EXTENDNING Flogging Art III until 13th April 2008!!! This is great news as you should REALLY pop-in if you can. There are quite a few artists exhibiting stunning work, and IT's AFFORDABLE!!! = )
Cornelis Lemmer
Here are a few sneak peeks - I will post a few more pics during the course of the week, as I was very impresses and could not fit all my favourite pics in one blog...
Barbare Wildenboer
Jolene Kritzinger
Tracy-Lee Lynch
Fire Petals

Here are some contact details of some of the artists, but If you need any more info or details just phone CWF at 021 - 44 88 780!

Friday, 28 March 2008

the art of giving...

I popped in at the wren and really liked the latest post. It's all got to do with Japanese wrapping. I love the one illustrated above... So check it out, I think it is a fantastic idea and so much better than paper!

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Gussie v d Merwe

More out of the latest House & Leisure... Gussie van der Merwe is one of the overall finalists in the Mr Price Competition with her beautiful salad servers. She is also the designer manufacturer of my stunning origami bunny necklace! So all the best for the future... with these innovative beginnings it can only be a bright one!

Tuesday, 25 March 2008


This was our last coffee shop stop on our weekend tour, and one of my breakfast spot favourites... KNEAD! My personal coffee/bakery connoisseur agreed... it was the best coffee in Cape Town, and the breads were fresh and had the correct degree of crispyness! = )

Knead is in Wembly Square in the Gardens, and yet again... the logo is really cool, the cappuchino is great, the food is tasty, the service is friendly and efficient... and they have recently acquired a pizza oven. I have not tasted there pizza's yet, but that's a reason for me to go back again...

They make the most divine apple strudel!
And then apparently they have another branch in Muizenberg, a friend went there over the weekend and said the decor is really really cool on top of everything else! So go forth and enjoy food and drinks at KNEAD!

Monday, 24 March 2008

the loading bay

Friends of mine came to visit this weekend, the owners of Vovo Telo Bakery + Cafe in Port Elizabeth, and we went coffee shop hopping! = ) One of the places on our list was the Loading Bay (also featured in the latest House & Leisure).
I really like the graphics, and just love the "Blue Blood" name, it's the range of denims sold inside. They also sell really nice watches, I would not mind acquiring one, allthough the face of the watch is probably the same size as my hand! = )
So in short... the interior is well designed, the graphics are well designed, the service is good, the cappuchino & expresso are good. And I really like the concentric circles on the expresso & the heart design on the cappuchino. So definately worth a visit... The Loading Bay 30 Hudson Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town.

I love the yellow to the underside of the light fittings, such a nice hue!

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

the book lounge...

On Saturday I joined Jezze & Heather at the Book Lounge for a crafting session. It was really nice (allthough I left my knitting at home). But next time I will take my knitting along, as well as some friends!

I was a bit early and checked out some books... They have a good architecture section as well as art/design & the environment. As usual I wrote down a couple of ISBN numbers, to go and check on if they were available and how much cheaper they would be... and was I pleasantly surprised!!!

This is the first time where approx. 75% of the books were cheaper at the book shop than on the website! my usual experience is that the bookshops add a hefty mark-up, sometimes as much as 100%... So I will be going back the the BOOK LOUNGE to shop, without thinking that the books would be so much cheaper on take2.

They also have a coffeee shop, friendly staff and have been featured in the latest House & Leisure. Once inside it feels as though you might be in London. So go forth and buy books at the Book Lounge, 71 Roeland Street, Cape Town!

Sunday, 16 March 2008

Karen @ Kirstenbosch

Karen Zoid performed at Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts yesterday... and what a perfect day... what a perfect venue... what a perfect view...

When you take time to think about it, you just realise how beautiful Cape Town is, and that it is not a cliche... we have just been spoilt by the beauty! = ) And a day like yesterday at Kirstenbosch with sun (not a breathe of wind), gin & lemonade and rock and roll one just realises that you are very happy to be alive! And life is about living, not working... ; )

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

A bit of old & new...

Yesterday I was driving in the CBD pass Church Square, which is behind the Grootte Kerk in Adderley Street, Cape Town, and my eye caught this bridge. Now I have seen the bridge often, but never from this angle and I thought I was a really cool pic! The bridge links additional parking in the Cartwright Corner building to Mutual Heights, which use to be Old Mutual Bank/Building Society, which has been converted into apartments. Mutual Heights is probably my favourite building in the CBD!

my first attempt...

I bumped into Nic Bladen last year at the end of year sale of a few artists at their studio in Woodstock. We had a short chat and I told him that I was doing bronze casting classes. I still joked with him to say that not to worry as I won't cast flowers and other natural materials. He then said no I should try it, and so I did...

Needless to say that my specimens are not anything CLOSE to his exquisite masterpieces, but for a first attempt and my limited experience I am over the moon with these little gems!!! I am going to transform them into earrings and will so enjoy wearing these beautifull creations which I just immortalised! So thanks for the suggestion Nic I am really enjoying the process, allthough not even close to yours!

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

here's an event to participate in... is an exhibition of prints... So I am sure there will be quite a few people keen to enter! I heard about this event through the Stellenbosch Kunsverening ( I must say the this organization is very good at keeping one informed of international art events, residencies, etc, and they have really good speakers at their talks. I unfortunately missed the Marlene Dumas talk, but as you know I at least attended the Dylan Lewis one!

OK now back to the event! It is the 7th Lessedra World Art Print Annual 2008 competition Get an entry form here I have posted a few pics from last years exhibition...