Wednesday, May 26, 2010


BlueCollarWhiteCollar is finally giving the folk in Joburg a shop where they too can now buy amazingly crafted men;s and ladies shirts. Store opening 29th of May 2010 @ 10:30am situated at corner of 4th Avenue and 9th Street, Parkhurst Johannesburg. If you are not in Joburg go check out their website

Friday, May 21, 2010

Better Brogue than Sorry..

I have always loved a broque shoe, if you find the right pair they can last you for life. Take a look at the new range of brogues form Kate&Allie one of my favourite traders at he Designgoods Market.To give you some idea of where brogues come from read below:

The distinction must be drawn between brogues and brogueing. The term brogueing refers to punched patterns along the seams and outer layers of the shoe uppers, while a brogue is not only a fully-punched shoe, but also has Derby (open) lacing. Brogueing, the punching which forms the patterns in the shoes, has its origin in the boglands common in Scotland and Ireland; the wearers had to step in and out of bogs all day and needed a shoe that would allow good drainage. Today brogueing is used to emphasise the seams that define the design of a shoe. This punching occurs in various patterns. Brogueing is mostly applied to laced shoes, typically Oxfords or Derbys, but may sometimes by used on loafers or women's shoes.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Everybody needs a Muti T..

Everybody wears t-shirts right? Check out the selection of t's from Muti available at the designgoods section every Saturday.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Custom shoes by Ninon

So the best thing about the designgoods section is that you can not only buy amazing locally produce products form the actual designer but that you can have things custom made. So i had an idea for some casual loafers and asked Ninon to make me a pair, it does make one feel very special choosing from a selection of leather samples for you own pair of custom made shoes.And here is the final product, they are amazing..

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Wren Design Laptop bag

Launched in February at the Design Indaba the Wren PPC Cement Laptop Bag is now available at a few select retailers and the full range of cement bags at the Wren’s corner at the Biscuit Mill Designgoods Tent every second Saturday from 9am - 2pm.

The bags are made out of unused cast-off Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC) paper bags. The making process is as follows first the unused paper bag is opened and the various paper layers are separated. Then the top and third layers of paper are fused and bonded with black cotton to make the paper strong and the bag extremely durable. Once this has been done the material can be treated as a fabric and the pattern drawn, cut and the bag stitched.
Once finished, the bag is sprayed with a scotch guard to make it water resistant.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Eat In 2010 Award

The neighbourgoods market was awarded oustanding outlet for consistently finding innovative traders and promoting provenance in the western cape, at this years Eat in 2010 Awards.