We’re excited to be adding to the online collection with a selection of natural messenger and sling bags.
It is amazing the difference that a single person can make to the lives of others. Meeting Jill from Original T-Bag Designs the other day made me realise this becuase she has really put together an amazing company that has achieved this. Original T-Bag Designs originates out of the need to create job opportunities for […]
So you go out and spend (as consumerism requires) and you get home to unpack, what in my case was a washing machine, through layers of cardboard, polysterene and plastic. The washing machine is a dream but now what do I do with the packaging? Here are some options: 1. Recycle it. *If you do […]
IÂ cannot wait any longer to show you these new coffee clutches made from recycled fair trade jute coffee sacks (aka the left over coffee sack peices from the organic coffee bags). A while back I discovered this fantastic heavy-weight calico that has a heat activated fusing back at a shoe maker. It works wonders […]
The Charcoal (‘From Rawanda’) and the ‘New Blue‘ Coffee Sling bag’s (pics below) were hand-dyed by me using a mixture of natural dyes.Â These lining colours are a once-off and cannot be repeated. The stone coloured lining (‘From India Coffee Sling Bag’) (pic below) is dyed by my suppliers with environmental dyes and processes. The […]
These coffee sacks were found by chance and I fell in love with them. I did not know what I was going to do with them….but I could not leave them there so I bought a selection. Two days later I went back for the rest. They were too gorgeous to leave any behind … […]
Remembering that the project (below) is about taking a ‘known’ object, unlearning what it has been learnt to be and creating a new purpose. Here are some more brilliant ‘paradigm shift’ products: Above: Lize-Marie created this absolutely amazing lamp using a colinder and a shower head (and shower cable). I think this is absolutely fabulous. […]
The 1st year Surface Design Students at CPUT did a project called the “Paradigm Shift Project”. The aim of the project was to challenge the way of seeing and knowing objects as. They had to take a ‘known’ object and unlearn what it has been learnt to be and recreate its purpose. They had to […]