December, 2013

Sofi Wolf SS14

i love this lookbook for Sofi Wolf because it’s quite cleverly set in the Met, officially my favourite art museum since our recent visit to NYC. especially that beautiful room in the fourth picture – i wandered in there and found myself alone, surrounded by Klimt, Mucha and Odilon Redon (my favourite!) …in a city, and a museum, that is usually filled with people it was nice to savour a moment of quiet with such beautiful works. the lookbook was put together by Lydia Fine and Tony Blahd.

Our Spring/Summer 2014 collection heralds a new panoply of optical and visceral sensations. Inspired by a view overlooking the breathtaking New York City Highline, we chose to celebrate our surroundings in our prints: plants, people, buildings, crisp turquoise sky blues tamed by dusty roses, vibrant Emerald City greens and even the impossibly haunting lavenders of the sun setting over the Hudson River.

Sofi Wolf SS14
Sofi Wolf SS14
Sofi Wolf SS14
Sofi Wolf SS14
Sofi Wolf SS14
Sofi Wolf SS14
Sofi Wolf SS14
Sofi Wolf SS14
Sofi Wolf SS14
Sofi Wolf SS14

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Clay Opera

sweet fired things by Clay Opera.

I am passionate for clay, glazes and paints. Each mug, salter or plater coming out of my workshop has its own story, different inspiration. Each of my items has its indvidual character that I want to share with their future owners. At the start of XXth century, writer Nadezhda Mandelstam announced the beginnign of an era of ugly things. I would love to bring back the beauty in everyday things, soap dishes, sugar-bowls, butter churns…

Clay Opera

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Prints

i’ve been doing some gift guides (i hope they have been helpful?) but my favourite gift to give has always been a print or framed artwork of some kind. when i was a poor student this was always my solution for cash-strapped gift-giving. find a beautiful print (beg, borrow, steal, copy) pop it into an inexpensive frame and you usually have a very happy gift-receiver on the other end. but you don’t have to go to the same desperate extremes as i did – just buy a nice print. here are some i like.

Mr & Mrs print by Black and Type Shop:

Prints // Miss Moss

HEY Posters by Kyuhyung Cho:

Prints // Miss Moss

 Fox Trot by Alicia Makes:

Prints // Miss Moss

Gelataology Prints by Studio Fludd:

Prints // Miss Moss

Black Bouquet prints by Tad Carpenter:

Prints // Miss Moss

Metallic Prints by Yield Design Co:

Prints // Miss Moss

Let It Go print by Ricardo Garcia:

Prints // Miss Moss

Prints by Hysj:

Prints // Miss Moss

Prints by Anna Dorfman:

Prints // Miss Moss

Phases of the Moon print by The Adventures of:

Prints // Miss Moss

Network print by bastisRIKE:

Prints // Miss Moss

A Black Cat by Hello Jenuine:

Prints // Miss Moss

Prints by Anne Ulku:

Prints // Miss Moss

A Teapot’s Dream by Oana Befort:

Prints // Miss Moss

Prints by Christopher Dina:

Prints // Miss Moss

My Food is all Natural by Retro Whale:

Prints // Miss Moss

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SuTurno

SuTurno is a Madrid based design company headed by designers Julia Vergara and Javier Gutierrez Bayo. you may remember their beautiful Blondell scarves which made the blog rounds a few months ago. they have just released their new AW13 collection sporting four new prints: the dramatic Ondina, the sparkly Bengala, and the Brick and Inutiles scarves. you can buy them all at their online shop.

The new designs find inspiration in the beauty of the theater drapes, some clay tiles, the so-called Neomudéjar architecture or some personal memories of a family photo shoot. Subtle colouring, hand painted shapes and playful geometry are still ingredients of our style at SuTurno.

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Dear Kate

oooooh, these are my kinda undies! at first glance Dear Kate underwear is beautiful, simple, no-frills and just plain cool. but there’s more to them – they have a built-in breathable lining that offers extra protection for those, um, untimely time of the month accidents. hey, we’ve all been there.

Julie Sygiel was a chemical engineering student at Brown University when she first had the idea to create a smarter type of underwear for women. Seeing friends in the dorm handwash their underthings, she realized that every woman deals with overflow, and that regular underwear is not equipped to handle it. Why, she wondered, with all of our technological innovation, has no one developed underwear that is leak resistant and stain-releasing, while still being silky soft and even sexy? So she hit the lab to develop a new kind of undergarment – one that would be comfortable and flattering, while solving the issues that women face on a daily basis.

you can get a 25% discount on your first purchase of Dear Kate undies with the code xomissmoss till December 31. yay!

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Endswell

Endswell is a new unisex ring collection by designers Rachel Gant and Andrew Deming, who also run Yield Design Co. the rings are cast with solid gold from 3d prints, how cool is that? the vision for Endswell started in 2012 when they designed wedding bands for close friends of theirs. they have just released their inaugural collection of statement pieces, “for any occasion or no occasion at all.”

We are about respecting the past, yielding to the present and looking forward to the future. We know the fashions of past decades will always find a way to eventually repeat. We look for the core element, the true essence of those times and with it we create something entirely new for today or perhaps tomorrow. I design each ring through a process of 3d modeling, printed prototypes, and finally solid gold casts. The process is incredibly interesting and rewarding, and the resulting pieces have honestly become our most prized creations to date.

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Wrap

as cheesy as it may sound, one of the highlights of my childhood was coming downstairs on Christmas morning and seeing all the colourful presents under the tree. i was under no illusion that Father Christmas had put it there, i knew it was my mom. but it was special nonetheless! now-a-days i find the wrapping almost as exciting as what’s inside, and i always appreciate special wrapping paper or when someone has really gone to the effort of making the package look beautiful.

UK based Wrap Magazine has a winter collection of wrapping paper & gift cards created by illustrators such as Charlotte TrounceHanna Konola, Harriet Seed and Nicholas John Frith amongst others. the rest of their wrapping paper is rad enough to pass as holiday wrapping as well, i think. enough with all the red white and green, let’s change things up!

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Gift Guide No.4

i received a comment the other day from a fellow south african asking for more local gift ideas, which made me pause and reflect for a second. personally i only buy local products for christmas. i think we have amazing designers & makers and i am lucky enough to live in a city that brings all that to the fore. i usually go do my shopping sometime in the week before the 25th so that i absolutely leave everything to the last minute and stress myself out as much as possible. kidding. i like going out and buying gifts, looking at things myself, discovering new places and new people! around this time of year we have great pop-up shops and markets selling the wares of a multitude of designers. i will always ask if their products are available online, sometimes they are – but a lot of the times they aren’t. that’s the only reason why i don’t make solely south african gift guides.

that said, i don’t want to leave you hanging. so i made an effort to peruse some local online shops and find products from a few designers that i like – if you are too scared to leave home and brave the masses this holiday season. here are some pop ups in Cape Town where you can buy local gifts at the moment: South African Market in Bree Street, Present Space at the Lifestyle Centre in Kloof Street, The Fleet in the Bo Kaap and Fabricate in Cavendish. also be sure to check out my City Guide for more shops to visit.

see the rest of the gift guides here.

Gift Guide No.4

Tote
by Soil Design

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Mali Neckpiece
by Pichulik

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Aftershave + Body Wash
by Naturals Beauty

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Quuasar 5 Print
by Lauren Fowler

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Ghostie Tote Bag
by Spookasem

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Prints
by Katrin Coetzer

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Limited Edition Fox Sock
by Feat & Lauren Fowler

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Nirvana Bag
by Rowdy

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Golden Moon Necklace
by Steffany Roup

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No, It Is
by William Kentridge

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Cut Out Coin Bracelet
by Oh Dear Megan

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Breadbin
by Pedersen + Lennard

Gift Guide No.4

Calming Bath Oil
by Lulu & Marula

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Bokkie pot
by Marina Walsh

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Suede Tote
by Ilundi

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Scarab iPad sleeve
by Missibaba

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Brancusi Stripe Cushion
by Skinnylaminx

Gift Guide No.4

Leather Sunglass Case
by Wolf + Maiden

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Raw Chocolate
by Honest Chocolate

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Ceramic Herb Jar
by Vanilla Stone Earthware

Gift Guide No.4

Message Plates
by The Detailsmith

Gift Guide No.4

Jormungandr Print
by Essie Letterpress

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Life of Pi rings
by Dear Rae

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Canvas Duffel
by Dark Horse

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Table Shard
by Cinderwood

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Stellenbosch Prints
by Fanakalo

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Plastic Shopper
by Design Afrika & Joya

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Wise Cat Wise Dog Notebooks
by Past Present

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Tribal Triangle Mug
by Love MIlo

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Dippy Egg Board
by Alice May

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Rider Backpack
by Chapel

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Coffee Mug
by Be Kind

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Milnerton Market
by Dave Southwood

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Toiletry Bag
by Chartermade

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Flapstand
by Kraftisan

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Colander Bowl
by Chandler House

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2014 Artist Almanac
by Essie Letterpress

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Eye Print Tee
by Adriaan Kuiters

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Kimberley Rug
by Airloom

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Serving Bowls
by Sarah Ord

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Stella Bag
by Jane Sews

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Fiela Lamp
by The Artisan

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