Art, Poetry and Pretty Things

iPhoneography 2012: Cape Town

As you may, or may not know, Tuesday, 23rd October is the Cape Town leg of the 2nd Annual iPhoneography Exhibition.

The exhibition is being held at Roodebloem Studios, 43 Roodebloem Road, Woodstock and kicks off at 6pm.

I’m so stoked that one of my images made it through, to tell you the truth, I couldn’t believe it.

There are some incredible images on display, including work by the very talented Robyn Silverstone.

Hope to see you there!

Ps If you can’t make it to Roodebloem Studios, the pieces are going to be moved to the Waterfront iStore, so be sure to check them out.

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Bamboo Revolution: Rad, local watches

Earlier this year, the UCT class of Postgraduate Entrepreneurial students were set the challenge of starting a small business from just a R50 loan. As part of the project they needed to conceptualise, design and produce an innovative and eco-friendly product, which they launched to the public on the 8th August.

Unfortunately the Business Science class was not as cool as this. We didn’t get to design products… we had to write a thesis. Not nearly as beautiful, nor as useful some would argue.

They’ve come up with some interesting concepts, including this stunning Bamboo Time Piece from Bamboo Revolution.

The creators believe in style and sustainability and their watches are an extension of this belief. By using bamboo to make the face of the watch, the product water and warp resistant and is made from a grass that grows naturally and rapidly in the wild.

The leather is locally sourced and the Rhino Project will get R10 for every watch sold.

They’re beautiful!

For now you can order the watches online, and if you’re feeling really nice, you can Like them on Facebook.

Other groups for the 2012 class include Munch, Sweet Potato and CarBin.

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The Cutest Baby Gorilla

In 1999, this newborn gorilla called Yankini got a check-up from his doctor. He was surprised at how cold the stethoscope was and a photographer was able to capture the moment.

It’s doing the rounds on the Internet at the momement and frankly, is this not the cutest thing you’ve ever seen?

Made my day.

Who needs snow? I’ve got this baby gorilla to look at.

(Hat tip to @Tash for this)

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