Posts tagged ceramic
{Appreciation Station} Pattern Diary: Renee Roussouw

A friend of mine, Anton Van Den Berg, very kindly sent me a link to his friend's site: designer, Renee Roussouw. She has produced beautiful ceramics, each is unique but they sit beautifully together as a set. They studied architecture together and she went on to complete the RSP Master at the European Design Labs in Madrid under director Jaime Hayon in 2010. She ehibited her work at Design Indaba 2008 and 2011.

"Pattern Diary is the result of a year long investigation into identity, patterns, still lives & compositions. Explored since April 2010 only in Red & Blue. Each Pattern represents an abstract diary entry of my 2010. The collection works as a whole, and each piece can be sold individually. In a room, whether the pieces are placed together as a still-life or dispersed, the bold graphic patterns creates a graphic and visual language that fills the space.'

Here are some examples. To see more, go to her site.

{ Marvellous Marigold} : Your Neighbourhood Gift Shop

Recently I had the immense pleasure of working on the branding of a lovely little gift shop, just off Kloof Street on De Lorentz Street.Stefan Blom and Dagmar Pagel are the geniuses behind this gorgeous, bright and inviting shop. It's lumo yellow perspex and orange door draw your eye and curiousity and the inside truly doesn't disappoint... Filled with fabulous ceramics, glassware, wrapping paper, stationery, body products (including amazing Salt Scrubs) as well as honouring some of SA's best local artists such as Nicole Vinokour and Alta Stegmann, filling the shelves with an array of stunning wares and gift choices aplenty.

Stefan has an incredible eye for things that are not just unique and often funky, but each like a small work of art, all on its own. The back room can be seen from the doorway, red and lit up with a shrine of beautiful things.

It really is awesome seeing your designs put to use! I was honoured to produce the corporate identity for this fantastic brand and Stefan always know exactly what he wants so that it all works together perfectly. I must mention that it's super reasonable so you can pop in on your way to a dinner party and buy a lovely little something to thank your host!

If you're even half as obsessed with pretty things as me... get to Marigold asap! :)