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Arrow Leather Goods: leading a life of purpose through a love for leather

If Michal Steyn could have a headline, it would read, “Creative accountant – Purposefully handmade leather goods”, because sometimes in life it takes a ‘mistake’ to guide you in the right direction. This happened to be the case for Michal’s...

Loving Legado: the search for the holy grail of coffee

Where would we be without coffee? It’s our midnight fuel when creativity calls and it’s our endurance when parenthood knocks on the door. For whatever reason you love coffee, it’s always good to know that the coffee you’re enjoying is...

How following natural inclinations gave rise to Lichen & Leaf

For most designers, inspiration and ideas are born from the everyday elements that surround us, but for Lichen & Leaf, it was an immigration to Taiwan that was responsible for the birth of their creative brand. Print had been a...

The culinary inspiration and illustrations of Maria Magdalena Atelier

The gift of creativity has the power to overwhelm its receiver, for anything created from deep within the soul, contains a kind of magic you simply can’t capture in everyday things. But while not everybody may have creative inclinations, the...

Finding Hope on Hopkins and the strength of underlying spirits and caravan trips

Not many stories that kick off with a 10-month sabbatical around Europe in an airstream caravan have the ability to disappoint. And I guess that’s one of the most wonderful side effects of getting out of your comfort zone – discovering...

Love Milo: when a maternal love births homegrown ceramics

They say having a baby will change your life. We always assume they mean what happens when the little human becomes forever a part of your journey. But how often do you hear a story where actually having the baby...

Hey meat lover – here’s your need to know on nose to tail

“It always just seemed sort of common sense to me to use the whole beast. Once you’ve knocked it on the head it’s only common courtesy to eat it all.” So says ‘nose to tail’ pioneer Fergus Henderson. Henderson owns...

How to make healthy yoghurt with the easy-to-use Severin Yoghurt Maker

Yoghurt is healthy, isn’t it? It’s meant to be, but pick up a tub of yoghurt in the supermarket and have a look at the label – fructose, corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, gelatin, artificial flavours, colourants and preservatives are just a few...

Decoding meat and choosing which ones to eat

Every day we make choices about what food to buy and eat, how to cook it and where to get it from. We are bombarded with messages and marketing surrounding those choices, and sometimes it can be a confusing array...

Tamboerskloof wines: discovering the drum beat on Kleinood farm

A while back I took a lazy drive out to Stellenbosch to visit the wine farm Kleinood, the home of Tamboerskloof wines. The name Tamboerskloof means the valley (kloof) of the drums (tamboer), and brings with it a rich history dating back to...