Posts Written By

Staff Writer

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…

Continue Reading
No Comments

noted.dialogues | In the name of Menswear

In our very first live edition of noted.dialogues last week, we gathered an inter-generational mix of designers, stylists, writers, photographers, retailers and buyers at the intimate and quaint speakeasy-esque Untitled, in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, to discuss the state of menswear in South Africa. The discussion was facilitated by our editor, along with a panel that had Mr…

Continue Reading
No Comments

The Makers # 2 | Atelier MCC

Several years ago, the gatekeepers wouldn’t allow MR TEBELLO ‘TIBZ’ MOTSOANE through the door, but in no time he had muscled his way into Jo’burg nightlife’s premier league, promoting parties, and making marginal brands cool. He went on to open his own nightclub, secured a stake in a street wear brand and turned a little…

Continue Reading
No Comments

Haunt #1 | Le Trésor

HAUNT (N):  A PLACE FREQUENTED BY A PARTICULAR PERSON. A HANG-OUT, STOMPING GROUND, A FAVOURED MEETING PLACE. In our new series going by that name, we look at interesting places frequented – and wherever possible – owned by people like us. We pay our first visit to Le Trésor, a lifestyle men’s store in Melville, Johannesburg.    Le Trésor…

Continue Reading
No Comments

Pilates | A life changing practice

After kicking his smoking habit, unintended consequences for his back forced Mr Kgosi Moncho to seek a new exercise practice that would change his life’s trajectory forever. This is a story about adaptation and embracing change for your holistic wellbeing. In his own words…   My name is Kgosi Moncho, a 43 year-old, a South…

Continue Reading
No Comments

The art of champagne

It is officially art season and earlier this week, Perrier-Jouët hosted an intimate dinner at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel, in honour of artists Mr Bambolwami Sibiya and Mr David Koloane. Although Mr Koloane’s ill-health kept him away, Mr Sibiya shared his ascent in the art world, with plenty of insider anecdotes to keep the guests…

Continue Reading
No Comments

The Collector | DJ Bubbles

A veteran DJ with deep reverence for not only the groove, but the history, evolution and connectedness of music, DJ Bubbles (MR SAKHILE NDLAZI) commands respect from both colleagues and his legion of sonically engaged fans. He is versatile – spinning soul, jazz, funk, house, hip-hop and unboxed mind jolters – hopping between sets at…

Continue Reading
No Comments

Grooming Routine | The Fashion Buyer

You may be a no fuss guy (as in minimal, not just soap and water) or a product hoarder with a 10-step routine, we want to hear all about it. In our second piece in this series, we get the inside scoop on Fashion Buyer Mr Teboho Pheko’s current grooming regimen. Clinique Foaming Sonic Facial Soap: My…

Continue Reading
No Comments

Challenging colonial futures

It seems like we blinked and Zimbabwean artist Mr Kudzanai Chiurai had transcended his status as one of the most urgent young artists on the continent, and become an established voice with a distinct narrative foothold on the post colony. That narrative will be extended at the end of August with the opening of his latest exhibition, ‘We stand in silence’.     …

Continue Reading
No Comments

Grooming Routine | The Editor

You may be a no fuss guy (as in minimal, not just soap and water) or a product hoarder with a 10-step routine, we want to hear all about it. To get things going, we tapped our editor Mr Siphiwe Mpye for his current grooming regimen. 1. Michael Mikiala Men Bump lotion: the most effective after…

Continue Reading
No Comments