For those of you based in Australia or New Zealand, who like to get your hands on our fabric, Emily Ziz Style Studio are the people to contact. They import designer fabric and interior design products.
They will be exhibiting at the Decoration & Design expo in Melbourne this month. If you’re in Melbourne, be sure to pop in and check out our fabrics!
There’s a not-to-be-missed exhibition happening at Wolves in Illovo at the the moment. It’s called Hey Stranger! and the artist is Leigh Harrington. Her illustrations are whimsical and naive with the occasional hint of the sinister. My personal favourite is the one below, of a couple on a tandem bicycle.
Here is the invitation, with contact details and address. You can also view Leigh’s blog at http://www.wecaaan.com. The exhibition will be up for the rest of the month.
Years ago, I bought this chair from a junk shop in Newlands (Jozi), with the intention of reupholstering it. I’m ashamed to say that until now it’s been sitting in a store room collecting dust. I’ve finally pulled it out, restored the wood, and upholstered it in our “Hi! – words” fabric in crimson and bright red on coffee.
(Photos by the talented, Michael Carvalho: Cell 072 378 5395)
So Kiff art deco chair – upholstered in Hi! – text (crimson & bright red on coffee)
A couple of weeks ago (when the weather was still great), after a lazy stroll around the market at Arts on Main, my friend suggested that we check out the 12 Decades Hotel just down the road. The manager was happy to give us a guided tour. The concept behind the hotel is to have 12 hotel rooms – each a creative reflection of a period in Joburg’s history. Each room was assigned to a different artist/designer, who then decorated it according to their interpretation of that decade.
There are interesting spaces which have developed in the Moboneng district: Arts on Main is a collection of art studios, galleries and retails spaces. Main Street Life is an industrial building which has been transformed into a new and exciting complex which houses apartments, studios, a restaurant, gallery spaces, a rooftop bar as well as the 12 Decades Hotel. It makes us, So Kiffsters, very happy to see such wonderful developments breathing new life into Jozi’s city centre!
1946 - 1956 - by Love Jozi
1966 - 1976 - by Colleen Alborough
1986 - 1996 - by Black Coffee | 1896 - 1906 - by Prospero & Anna Bailey
Come join us at our CT Launch. Here are the details:
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Here are some overdue pictures from the launch… Thanks to all that attended, we were thrilled with the huge turn out on the day. A big thanks to the Black Fabric team that helps make the day such a success.
The kind people at Visi Magazine with impeccably good taste, have featured the So Kiff fabric launch. Check out the article-click here