Great series of street style shots posted by Sara Trickett on itswhatiminto.com. Photos courtesy of local talent Tyrone Bradley. There's a span of other great content on this site. Go on... give it a browse.


Every now and again you have a weekend that makes all recent weekends seem completely rubbish. I had one such weekend a few weekends ago. Travis and Maike from welovepictures were up from Cape Town for a wedding and Casey of Streetscene Tours and siblingmine had a rare weekend off. Judd and Jeannie of Corner Cafe being there as well, recommended we take a trip on Durban's People Mover buses to Addington for a swim, and then on to this rooftop garden he'd heard about in Monty Naicker Street ( formerly Pine Street ). What I saw there was honestly one of the highlights of the month, if not the year. Initiated by the Architecture Department of the eThekweni Municiplaity and overseen by facilities management company Drake & Scull, a rooftop in the city center has been converted into an organic garden, complete with worm farm, grey water facilities and solar panels. Part of a larger plan to green up the city center rooftop by rooftop, the garden is a breath of fresh air, literally. They've even taken to planting cabbage and spinach in the adjacent taxi rank flower beds for the use of informal traders and taxi drivers. Last week during lunch I took workmates Gazza, Greg and Diff to snap a few shots. Thanks to Gazza for the pics.


New, and to be honest just as humbling as it is inspiring, vid on The Selby. The video documents the work of deaf artist Christine Sun Kim and shows in part how she uses sound as a means to create and the challenge she faces, making use of a medium that's completely foreign to her.


I found this video a while back on Starling & Hero. It was more or less around the same time that buck-attacking-a-biker video went viral. Personally, as crazy as that moment was and as amazing as it was to have been caught on film, I've watched this video far more. Pretty cool backing track there as well. My favourite? The "Tony Blair giving a speech". Priceless. For those that don't know anything about Starling & Hero, they're a local crowd that take old bicycles and make them better than knew. Got to see their stand at The Neighbourgoods Market in Juta Street recently. You should have a chat next time you're there.


It's been a while since I've had a chance to sit down, clear my head and put up some quality content. I've been finding loads of great stuff to post, but what's a blog if it doesn't have a fair amount of opinion on what you're posting. As much as I love tumblr, I don't want this to be my tumblr. I want discussion and discourse, opinion and feedback. Engaging stuff. To kick off what might still be a sporadic bout of posting here's a look-see at some talented local team-effort stuff. Daniel Ting Chong and Jordan Metcalf collaborated to produce a series of artworks commenting on our collective paranoia and fear of crime in a South African context. You can read and see more about the project and their motivation for it, here on the BehanceNetwork or click on their names to be taken through to their individual sites. Great to be back.


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Our team and our office were recently featured in the latest edition of Elle. Jenna McArthur visited the studio and checked out what we wear and what we get up to. Thought you guys might want to have a look see at what we all look like and the cool space we get to work in every day. A few of the team were chosen to be featured in the mag. I was pipped at the post for a guys spot by my boss Neville Trickett and my mate Darryn, two of the best dressed and stylish blokes I know. It was an easily accepted defeat. I did however get a mention and a pic on the site. That's pretty neat :) Read the article here. Oh and that's me with the camera and my Dad's army jacket.


To the others that entered thanks so much for the interest and comments. Would have loved to have given away one to each of you but alas!...there can be only one winner. So Vixen get in touch with your details and we'll send you super kiff prize on its way.


I was approached by Vicki of iwanthat.co.za a while back and asked if I'd be interested in contributing to an ongoing interview section on her blog that she's called A Day in the Life. The idea is pretty simple. You take a few photos from a random day in your life and write a little about what you got up to. I chose a Saturday a few weeks ago as most week days are more busy than they are interesting. So pop by her blog and have a read through mine and others. Thanks Vicki!


Congrats to my mates Kevin Parry and Greg Davies of In the Beginning for their first ever Loerie Award. This is truly a great achievement considering they've only been on the scene for a short while, and were the only Durban agency to win this year. They picked up a silver for their work for Ardmore in the design mixed media campaign category. The agency was briefed on translating the renowned ceramic pieces of Ardmore Ceramics into a range of mediums, including silk scarves, fabric design, furniture design ( couch and ottoman), as well as tableware. The couch in particular was nominated for the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa award, and has been featured in Visi Magazine and the Sunday Times, and travelled to Milan for the Talking Textile exhibition. See more of their work here. So proud!


It's giveaway time and I've got a cracker of a free gift for some lucky sod out there. I was recently contacted by Swell Accessories who make a range of products from iPad covers to nifty iPad cushions for easy bed reading and browsing. All their products are available through their site and until the 8th of October 2011 all readers are entitle to a 15% discount on all products using the code K8QJ2EY2NYME. As shown above the prize is a hard cover book casing for an iPad2 ( 16GB, 32 GB and 64GB ). The one I'm giving away is in a black synthetic outer and inner finish with a sculpted bamboo tray that retails for R800. They have been custom built to allow easy access to the volume rocker, the orientation/mute switch, the lock button and the headphone jack. The speaker grill is not obstructed and has been built to actually enhance the volume and clarity of sound. The cases also have a series of magnets in the trays, which holds the iPad firmly in place. Apart from having sleep/wake functionality, the case also closes with a magnetic catch in genuine leather. The cases all have a black outer but are available in a range of colours on the inside including black, red, burgundy, navy, apple green and bright blue. Custom colour cases can be made to order and company logos can be embossed. To enter simply leave a comment on this post with your thoughts on the product or little bit about why you'd like to win, or just say hello. It's a simple as that. The giveaway offer will run from today the 14th of September until midnight on the 28th of September, and the winner will be announced on Monday the 3rd of October. The giveaway is valid for anyone living in South Africa and once I've drawn your name I'll contact you and send your awesome prize on its way. If you know of anyone that may be interested in winning forward them this link. Good luck guys.


Hello fellow lovers of great food and other nice things you can put in your face. This here is the new Mooki Noodle Bar lunch menu kindly mailed to me by Charisse. If you've yet to sample cuisine from this fine establishment you have yet to truly live. I've never had a bad meal there and they know me by name now, which is cool. I've yet to secure shares, but I'm working on it. Also my blog is acting up and I'm battling to upload portrait images so mail me if you'd like a PDF of this.