Friday, April 17, 2009

This dramatic Bone Chandelier by Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens mixes animal bones with chrome for a sophisticated take on African chic.
Tock Tock Clock by Gregor Jenkin is a sleek modern version of a grandfather clock, I particularly love the use of Michele Mathison's pewter ceramic birds referencing a cuckoo clock!
Gerhard Swart and Anthony Harris for Ceramic Matters created this eery tablescape, "Place Setting...a Spirit Votive". Using white earthenware, they have taken ceramic art to new heights.

Trevyn McGowan curated Southern Guild to showcase the best of local contempoary design at the Jhb Art Fair. Here are a few of my favourite pieces.

Clive Rundle caused a stir at Sanlam SA Fashion Week with these amazing creations showcased with a soundtrack by David Attenborough from his BBC series on mammals, and ending with a chant by the Dalai Lama. These garments played with silhouette and scale, and the extraordinary hairpieces were created by uber-hairstylist Saadique to carry the mammalian theme through the the collection. Pictures by Ivan Naude.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Craft & Design Centre

The new Craft & Design Centre in Sandton opened today and here is a pic of Hazel Buchan's "Paper Dolls" created for my Wanted shoot on the exhibition.
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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Birds nest lights

I spotted these delicate "birds nest" lights made by Colin at Atomic Orchid. I loved the ethereal take on organic.
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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Hazel Buchan made a black feathered mask from La Perla out of white paper, it looks so realistic!
Hazel even cut the title of the editorial out of paper to carry the theme through.
Black Coffee dress and shrug in white paper on the cover of Wanted. I worked with paper sculptor Hazel Buchan to interpret fashion as art to tie up with the Joburg Contemporary Art Fair which is on this weekend.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Wanted mag Paper Dolls shoot

The lighting set-up in Judd van Rensburg's studio. The garments are from Black Coffee.
I worked with the fabulous paper scultor Hazel Buchan to interpret the latest fashion as art just in time for the Jhb Contemporary Art Fair. Hazel cut the title of the editorial out of paper.
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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Sanlam SA Fashion Week opened with this fabulous installation by Black Coffee showcasing their DAC craft collaboration.
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