#212. With Apple’s iPhone4 just released locally and Moore’s Law showing no signs of leniency our world is increasingly being filled up with piles of techno-junk. As an early adopter of all things new when it comes to technology, I have now found a way to offset the environmental hazards of my habit. His name is Kevin Friedman, from Frankli Wild Studio in Norwood and he loves Apple Macs, so much so that given the opportunity he will solder, shape, beat and fashion them into something for you or your wall to wear.
#176. Hum David Bowie’s “Oh you pretty things” while visiting Smelt, the glass studio in Bamboo Centre, Melville. Lots of jewel-coloured hearts and stars, baubles and lamps.
Bamboo Centre has been around so long I forgot what a Joburg gem it was until a friend told me how she had taken her Cape Town visitor there to impress her this weekend – and it worked. So here goes:
Five more good reasons to hang out at Bamboo include:
Love Books, the city’s newest independent book store where you can order wine by the glass, sit back in your chair and browse an eclectic mix of international magazines not seen in many other local stores
Tinsel, where you can spend lots of moolah (and you will) on great South African designed contemporary jewellery
Black Coffee, where the local design duo who seem to have wowed Berlin and New York sell their crafted couture
Service Station for breakfast (probably the best scrambled eggs in the city) and lunch and any meal in between
and the farmer’s market on the first Saturday of every month (for this one I am relying on good authority because getting there by 7am is not top of my weekend agenda)
So there you have it! What’s stopping you?