Tag Archives: Cape Town
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the PPC Cement Laptop Bag story

The story about how the PPC Cement Laptop Bag came to be is rather straight forward > I was at a shoe factory ordering shoes (pumps to be specific) one random day and they were showing me how they made them. Part of the procedure is to fuse the desired outer fabric to a cotton […]

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the JUTE range shoot

Above: ORGANIC JUTE COFFEE SLING & SHOULDER BAGS. *Location: BoKaap, Cape Town. *Model: Azola *Photographer: Ricardo Above: JUTE COFFEE CARRY-ALL BAG *Location: Cape Town Central. *Model: Keke *Photographer: Ricardo Above: ORGANIC JUTE COFFEE SHOULDER BAG *Location: BoKaap , Cape Town. *Model: Azola *Photographer: Ricardo  Above: JUTE COFFEE TRAVEL BAG *Location: Salt River Train Station, Cape Town. […]

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Artisan Market

The last market of the year and it promises to be lovely. There are so many wonderful designers; Helon Melon, Skinny la minx, Clementina, Kathy Mellor, and many more great makers that I cannot wait to spend an evening with. The market will be followed by the church’s annual Carols by Candlelight which is going […]

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What a lot of Fiiissh!

On the way back from my seamstress yesterday I noticed that the fish sellers had managed to string drying Snoek along the full length of this school fence (200m long and I counted nearly 1500 fish). Salted and dried Snoek is a delicacy that is used to make the traditional stew called Smoorsnoek.  Honestly, I […]

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Dragon’s Blood Tree

Whilst traipsing through the back streets of Kalk Bay taking photographs of the Coffee Travel Bags Jeremy noticed this peculiar tree on an empty plot (of which there are not many in Kalk Bay). Jeremy, having read Victoria Finlay’s book ‘Travels Through the Painbox‘ several times (I have only managed it a few times) identified […]

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Map Archives

One of my favourite things about my ‘job’ (in inverted commas becuase Wren isn’t really a job), is finding new places that I would probably otherwise never have known about. The Chief Directorate of Mapping and Survey in Woodstock is my most recent find. I realise that this probably does not sound very exciting but […]