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NOTED.MAN X BISQUIT: Sanlam HmC

In late 2018, noted.man and Bisquit collaborated on an activation and discussion at the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair. In association with Ms. Taryn Gill of The Perfect Hair and Mr Anikesh Ramani of the Mid Century Modern furniture store MODERNIST, we spoke about the ‘Meaning of Making’ on opening night, and for the rest of…

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A celebration of making

The past weekend saw a first of its kind collaboration between noted.man, Bisquit Cognac, The Perfect Hair Company and MØDERNIST at the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair at Hyde Park Corner, Johannesburg. Housed inside Maison Bisquit Cocktail Bar, we set up a lounge section courtesy of MØDERNIST, with an adjacent grooming station operated by The Perfect Hair…

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The Maker #3 | Anikesh Ramani (MØDERNIST & WASTELAND)

After establishing a solid career in film production, Mr Anikesh Ramani used his love for good design as a segue into the next chapter in his life, as a purveyor of Danish and local mid-century furniture and collectibles. Soon, his two creations – MØDERNIST and WASTELAND – will come together under one roof. In his own…

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noted.man X Bisquit Cognac: Exploring ‘making’ at Sanlam HmC

After attending the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair (HmC) religiously over the years, we are thrilled to announce that noted.man will be popping up at this year’s edition, in partnership with Bisquit Cognac, The Perfect Hair Company and MØDERNIST. We spent a significant part of the year thinking about what value we could add to the…

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Object | YSWARA Infuser Spoon

If you are the type who times your tea brewing to the second and are in constant search of the right combination for a loose leaves blend, you take your tea pretty seriously, and as such, you need this YSWARA copper plated tea infuser spoon. It is perfect for that precise preparation, for the perfect…

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The Makers # 1 | The Ninevites

MS. NKULI MLANGENI is a visionary, creative, dreamer, traveler, mother, lover of black culture, organiser and maker of things. In an eclectic career she has juggled creating, consulting, studying, DJing, promoting shows, styling and recently, as a maker of exquisite rugs under The Ninevites brand. One of which, The Sankara rug, was recently voted South Africa’s most beautiful…

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A life of art and the city

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Five years ago, a couple found a treasure in old Johannesburg, with the convenience of being close to the city they loved, while nestled in the slow, quiet, tranquility of suburbia  All they had to do is make it their own. MR SIPHIWE MPYE paid a visit.  After living in the concrete sprawl of the Northern Suburbs of Johannesburg…

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Laduma’s collaborative homecoming

Laduma Chivas Regal

After setting the design scene alight over five years ago with a fresh interpretation of his Xhosa heritage through knitwear, Mr Laduma Ngxokolo has gone on to exhibit and sell internationally. He has spent the last 18 months studying at London’s famed Central St Martins and returned home this week for a special collaboration at Design…

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