Love Jozi, a fashion label i’ve been watching for a while is now online. they have a bunch of super cool stuff, ranging from clothing to collaborative wallpaper. i’m a fan.
Posted in cool products, fashion, johannesburg, popculture
Tagged clothing, cool tops, fashion, independent label, johannesburg, love jozi, mybrandedlife, south african, t shirts
we do some fantastic work with brands that want consumer input right from New Product Development stage through to marketing, and our latest project took Priscilla and I to Joburg, Pretoria and Durban. I love working on projects like these because it means getting to meet all the crazy cool people in our grass network, and actually spend time with them while still getting creative on some very forward thinking brands.
here’s one of our grasses at our Cape Town session:
and this is at Bean Bag Bohemia in Durban
i don’t have very many other photos because i was running the sessions but i’ll be getting more from our photographer.
Posted in Cape Town, collaborations, consumer, consumer collaboration, design, innovation, instant grass, johannesburg, NPD, packaging, people i work with, Pretoria, SA cool kids, youth
Tagged adidas neon, agency, alex, bean bag bohemia, brainstorm, Cape Town, colab, consumer collaboration, creative, durban, florida road, instant grass, joburg, mybrandedlife, new product development, paintings, Pretoria, priscilla, south africa
and it’s this beautiful old house at 52 Bompas Street, Rosebank, near to Fournos bakery. we share it with an ad agency and a production company. very cool since it’s central but still has that working from home feeling, plus a big old oak tree and a pool.
Posted in instant grass, instant seed, johannesburg
Tagged amu mathebula, greg maloka, instant grass, instant seed, johannesburg, mybrandedlife, new office, office, old house, rosebank, south africa, working from home
a local version of lastnight’sparty, introducing we-are-awesome.com. flipping rad, ek se.
Posted in ambassadors, arts and culture, Cape Town, cool stuff i like, fashion, johannesburg, parties, photography, popculture, Pretoria, SA "street", SA cool kids, youth
Tagged andrew berry, biscuit mill, Cape Town, cool kids, culture, design, fashion, independent, johannesburg, labels, mybrandedlife, old castle brewery, Pretoria, shaun sasson, south africa, street, underground, we-are-awesome.com, youth culture
i found this great resource for some young graduates from fedisa. some choice extracts:
found via ultimate sa online fashion resource ifashion.co.za
Posted in arts and culture, cool stuff i like, design, fashion, johannesburg, popculture, SA cool kids, small interesting brands, sponsorship, youth
Tagged 2007, academy, blog, collaborations, design, designers, fashion, fashion industry, fedisa, graduates, independent, labels, mybrandedlife, new, sa, south african, sponsorship, talent, trends, woolworths, young, youth
christmas in jozi, jozi style. hosted by the terminally stylish genevieve melville.
Posted in fashion, johannesburg, parties, popculture, SA cool kids
Tagged , blogger, christmas party, cool kids, crackers, dance, genevieve melville, johannesburg, john sithole, jozi, mince pie, mybrandedlife, south africa, style
Says an SA Creative Collective that hails from Jozi called TeamUnCool“. here’s some of the stuff they do:
chinxxx is an electronica dj and producer it would seem (described on the site as OI-LEE – drawing + flash animation + live visuals + kungfu kicks + huggs) and has all these rad pics and gifs on her myspace. worth a peek.
and this is designer / illustrator / sound designer kidu’s I Love Zulu book:
and Chris Saunders who is a photographer:
Posted in arts and culture, branding, cool stuff i like, design, instant grass, johannesburg, music, popculture, SA "street", SA cool kids, youth
Tagged , agency, art, chinxxx, chris saunders, collective, cool kids, creative, culture, design, graphic design, i love zulu, illustration, independent, johannesburg, johdel, mtkidu, mybrandedlife, mybrandedlife.com. street, photographer, south african, teamuncool, uncool.co.za
self-portrait at Johnnie Walker Red Party in Carlton Hotel, Johannesburg.
rad colours found in a parking lot in Groote Schuur hospital in cape town a few years ago on a shoot.
ring by Olive Green Cat for a friend of mine.
Posted in Cape Town, consumer, cool stuff i like, design, fashion, johannesburg, parties, SA "street", seen around town, small interesting brands
Tagged Cape Town, carlton hotel, cool stuff seen around, fashion design, groote schuur hospital, jewellery, johannesburg, johnnie walker red label, location, mybrandedlife, olive green cat, party, premium, rocket ring, whisky, youth
beggar in JHB. somebody haul him off the streets and find him an art director.
found these 2 lovely signs in Vredehoek about a year ago.
Posted in Cape Town, cool stuff i like, design, hand-made, johannesburg, SA "street"
Tagged billboards, Cape Town, cool stuff, craft, handmade, media, mybrandedlife, outdoor, signs, signwriting, vredehoek
a while ago we were approached by Legit to identify a super cool up-and-coming sassy lady to become the face of the brand. after going through a whole lot of so-so’s, we all decided on Nonhle, who’s currently bubbling up all sorts of fuss from her role as presenter on Channel O, and all the fun stuff that goes with that, like hanging with Hollywood:
here’s nonhle snug under rihanna’s umbrella. and here she is during a makeup session:
and here’s a nice little write up nonhle’s progress got on Suga’s Bloggiwood local schleb blog, which is where i got these images too. i reckon nonhle’s only going to get bigger round these parts. that’s if she doesn’t get snapped up the in states since she’s there all the time.
Posted in celebrity, fashion, internet, johannesburg, retail, SA cool kids
Tagged , actress, blogger, bloggiwood, celebrity, channel O, instant grass, mybrandedlife, nonhle tema, personality, popular, presenter, rihanna, south african, suga, trends, umbrella, youth