What's up this Autumn ...
Afrovibes Festival coming up from Thursday 14 till Sunday 17 November. See full programme here. Enjoy!
Yes, we're featured in VT Wonen this month, in their not-to-miss Cape Town design special! Pics on our Facebook page! Thank you marleen vos @littlebirdie SA!
10-25 Oct Web contest on Mijn Zuid-Afrika.nl! Make a moodboard of your favourite SA trip and win great prizes eg. our funky Rhino pencil cases by Cape Town conservation-conscious art collective Ikstingkt.
To participate visit Mijn Zuid-Afrika Reis website! Winners will be announced on 1 November on FB.
Save the date 27-29 Sept 2013 for Elle Deco Inside Design 2013! Find us in the Elle Deco stand @LobsterHouse Frederiksplein 6-8 hs, also the starting point of this year's design route. Buy tickets online or at the door. Hope to see you all there!
We enjoyed an inspiring trip to London Design Week last week! Besides visiting Tent/Superbrands at the Old Truman Brewery we went for the curated tour at Graphic Africa, a funky exhibition of 20 leading African designers at Habitat, King's Road, London. On show are a beautiful range of furniture, textiles, fashion accessories and ceramics, carefully sourced from all over Africa. From SA joined Imiso Ceramics, Dokter & Misses, textile designer Ronél Jordaan, as well as Heath Nash, showing new recycled glass work he recently designed @Kitengela Glass studio in Nairobi, Kenya. Still on till 20 October. Go and visit! See our FB pics here.
New! Posticks and Postcard Happiness by Cape Town designer Tatjana Buisson in the latest Flow Magazine! Thank you Corine @Cster Communications! Psst now also available in Belgium @Couleur Locale!
Our cute linen Suitcase Chair by Recreate in Volkskrant Magazine Interior Special on Saturday 24 Aug!
We're mentioned in SAA inflight magazine July 2013 in a feature on Cape Town's upcycled furniture brand Recreate (yes, from the Suitcase Chairs). Pretty cool! Well spotted @NadineHeshusius!
<<Go with the Flow! Proud to have our überhip genuine leather jewellery by Trinket Design featured in Flow Magazine this month! Thank you Corine @Cster! See our collection for more info!
18 July Mandela Day! South Africa is preparing for International Mandela Day on which businesses, nongovernmental organisations and ordinary South Africans are expected to dedicate 67 minutes of their day to doing something good for others. Read more >>
Out now! VT Wonen Fluo special! Featuring brand new items from this year's Design Indaba: our handwoven clutch with orange handle by Design Afrika, beautiful new photo prints by Keri Muller 'all good things are wild and free' and funky yellow binder-necklace by Guidemore Chigama! See close up pics on FB.
Festival voor het Afrikaans was a baie groot succes! In case you missed it, have a look at this photo reportage by Marli Strydom.
From Africa with love goes .. Belgium! Our products will be sold at new store Couleur Locale in Knokke, Belgium. Opening 22 June!
From Africa with love in Marie-Stella-Maris' blog (in NL and UK version), on love for Africa and the power of sharing. Thanks to the Marie-Stella-Maris team Pien and Leonoor!
Coming up, Festival voor het Afrikaans in The Melkweg Amsterdam & Theater aan het Spui in The Hague from 13-16 June 2013. The Karoo Kafe, a cool place to kuier, and the main stage will be decorated with items from our collection! Hope to see you all there! See full programme and get your tickets here and .. support the work of Orange Babies in Africa!
New shipment from Cape Town with John Vogel Nguni chairs, beautiful new baskets by Design Afrika and feel good summer hats (now available @Sukha_Amsterdam) from Madagascar!
Our handcrafted hares and baskets in VT Wonen this May! See the pictures on FB/Fromafricawithlove
We had an inspiring + fun interview with the team of Marie-Stella-Maris Water - on the theme of Sharing. More info soon.
Spring started beautifully this year (well, figuratively). The SA Design Special with interviews with our designers in Eigen Huis & Interieur won the South Africa Media Award at a festive event organised by TMC in Eye Filmmuseum Amsterdam!
Our cool handcrafted Zebra head in VT Wonen black 'n white special April '13.
Africa in the spotlight at Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam 7-12 February!
January - Our beautiful handmade Suitcase Chairs - one of them upholstered in South African brand Fabric Nation's fabric in olive green- now for sale at Meker Atelier Laren! Open Thursday and Friday 10-17h, Saturday 11-17h.
In store now! Our Feeling African round metal wire stool in white featured in VT Wonen January - via Sukha-Amsterdam!
We're featured in VT Wonen Xmas Special this December! Check all the stylish pics on FB/fromafricawithlove!
Special offer from Mzanzi - magazine for South Africa on our fbpage. Valid till 3 Dec! Go get it!
The November issue of Jan magazine featured our Skinny laMinx tea towel collection. Check out the lovely new Mushrooms design in mocca brown or a new blue/black colour Heather -the designer- calls peat >>
Perfect for winter days so take your pick! New collection also available at concept store Friday Next.
Our cute handmade mini-Elephant keyrings by Afrographic were picked by Goede Mensen Foundation in Eindhoven for their 10th anniversary Gala and auction- to help their initiative to build a new school near Hout Bay, South Africa.
End of September we were invited by
!Pet interior projects to join their annual efficiency4daagse from 25-28 September with a collection of our SA design. See pic on the left for an impression of their showroom of 4000m2 located in Hoogeveen! !Pet is also dealer of brands such as Artifort and Vitra, and smaller designer labels like Melle Koot, so we're in good company to say the least. Have a look at their online magazine In!Petto for an impression! You're welcome to visit when you're in the area!
In September we did a project with interior designer Desiree Bastiaens from Inside Options. She choose a collection of our sustainable lights from re-used plastics by Heath Nash to create a colourful and funky entrance for the Mediatheek at KSH highschool in Hoofddorp.
More pics and events on our FB page.
Besides lots of friends visiting from South Africa, this summer saw Jan Magazine featuring Cape Town designer John Vogel's Nguni Head in their August issue! Cool! Thanks Michelle!
In July, stylist Eveline Reich blogged about Gemma Orkin's Flamingo ceramics in Elle Eten *Plate-envy* :)
25/7 Out now: Eigen Huis& Interieur magazine South Africa & Cape Town design special. And .. we're featured! Find the full article here! Enjoy!
Thanks to Jack Meijers (words) & James @JStokesphoto (pictures) for the inspiring article -- and a fun time in Cape Town!
22&23/7: From Africa with love @MINT Modefabriek! Porky Hefer Lites, Gemma Orkin ceramics, Heath Nash Flower Ball XL and It's Beautiful here hat rack all @Options stand ! First FB pics here, more to follow!
Amsterdam Fashion Week is back in town from 11 till 15 July 2012 - and yes, our designs will be exhibited at fair warenhuis/concept store FAIR+FAIR, one of the Green Hotspots of the new AFW downtown programme this year. -Extended-
Join us for the interior design masterclasses:
* Saturday 7 July 17- 18h: Robert Kolenik www.robertkolenik.com
* Thursday 12 July 19- 20h: Osiris Hertman and
* Sunday 15 July 15 -16h: Carla Peters of Wonderable!
Free entrance and FAIR coffee, tea, chocolate cakes and.. the best FAIR bubbly by No house wine from SA! Pop by at Herengracht 211, corner Raadhuisstraat.
Hope to see you all soon!