Haunt | Douglas + Hale

Our Founder and Editor Mr Siphiwe Mpye moonlights as a food critic for EatOut, only the most respected and trusted platform for all things gastronomic. Here is a review he did recently, after visiting Douglas + Hale. Douglas + Hale sits on a stretch of 4th Avenue in Parktown North where chef James Diack thrives.…

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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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Karl Lagerfeld (1933 – 2019): You can put lipstick on a pig…    

The death this week of Karl Lagerfeld has been widely mourned, but this outpouring of love, writes Mr Siphiwe Mpye, neglects the fact that there was no phobia too deplorable for him, and he was allowed to flourish by an enabling fashion industry. Mr Karl Lagerfeld, the creative mastermind behind his eponymous label and the…

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Haunt | The Local Grill

It has seen many seasons, fed thousands of mouths and continues to consistently deliver on quality food and top notch wine. The Local Grill, in Parktown North, Johannesburg is a favourite for carnivores around the city and beyond, Mr Siphiwe Mpye paid his umpteenth visit to the steakhouse and had no regrets. If you are…

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Ed’s Journal: Caster vs White Supremacy

The concerted campaign against Caster Semenya is nothing more than white supremacy exercising it’s unbridled powers, spurred on by white girl tears, writes Mr Siphiwe Mpye. It is day two at the court of arbitration in sport, in Lausanne, Switzerland, where reigning Women’s 800m Olympic champion Ms. Caster Semenya is fighting the International Association for…

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Normalising gender neutral fashion

Two talented fashion professionals and enthusiasts – Messrs. Emmanuel Dihangwane and Tshepo Mosokotso – have collaborated on a special capsule collection with a powerful message about gender neutrality. To find out more about 1927.ZA, we spoke to Mr Mosokotso. In his own words.  I have had an idea of what I wanted to do after all the…

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Abantu Book Festival: we have a lineup

Abantu Book Festival – Mr Thando Mgqolozana’s defiant middle finger to the literary establishment, and love letter to black authors and readers – will in early December celebrate three years in existence with an ever-glittering and expanding list of festival speakers. The festival for black writers and readers is a hive of vigorous intellectual exchange, laughter…

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Beard nourishment on tap

We love a good beard oil and the South African made and natural The Perfect Beard Oil ticks all the boxes. With the naturally nourishing and softening properties of grapeseed, avocado, jojoba and abyssinica oils, combined with the masculine scent of cedarwood, bergamot and lime essential oils, The Perfect Beard Oil comes highly recommended.  As a…

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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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