News: Louis Vuitton & BMW

Written by | Found in: News | Posted on: 31 Mar 2014 - 9:13 am

THE PERFECT FIT

This four-piece set of luggage was developed by Louis Vuitton especially for BMW’s latest innovation the BMWi8 electric car. Made-to-fit, each bag is a product of LV’s generations-old-know-how, featuring either a soft body or a thermoformed structure which has been expertly calibrated, down to the last millimeter, to match the dimensions of the luggage compartment. Everything fits and stacks perfectly to maximise convenience. We’re well impressed!!

Grooming: Feed Your Face #4 of 4

Written by | Found in: Grooming Style | Posted on: 27 Mar 2014 - 1:35 pm
  • Clinique Skin Supplies for Men Face Scrub, R290, Edgars
    PHOTOGRAPHS: TRAVYS OWEN

CLINIQUE FACE SCRUB

With the summer hols just behind us it’s probably a good time to take stock of your skin. After all it’s been blasted by the sun, surf and likely a few boozy benders. Your New Year’s resolution to quit smoking? Forgotten in “after-action-satisfaction”. And that post-jol junk food debauchery has resulted in an outbreak of custardy zits. May we suggest you consider the restorative benefits of a discreetly applied face mask to scrub some of the holiday’s abuse off your mug?

Revives and smooths skin. Removes dead flakes and oil buildup. Pre-shave essential. Clears way for closer shaves. Reduces ingrown hairs. Rounded granules that won’t scratch skin. Wet skin. Rub until Scrub turns white. Rinse well.

Fashion: Denim | Key Items

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 25 Mar 2014 - 8:07 am
  • Textured Knit, R599.95; Regular Fit Dark Wash, R799.95
    PHOTOGRAPHS: TRAVYS OWEN

FRENCH CONNECTION: BLUE ON BLUE

Following suit from what was unveiled during the European Winter fashion shows, South African men will be wearing blue on blue in all it’s vivid hues this summer. Models at the shows were wearing blue suits, blue jackets, blue shirts, blue shorts and trousers and even blue shoes. The good news is, we’ve never met a man who didn’t look good in blue; it’s the perfect backdrop from which to add splashes of colour and it’s always fresh and classy.

Advocates: The Thin White Line

Written by | Found in: Advocates | Posted on: 24 Mar 2014 - 1:30 pm
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If autumn in the northern hemisphere was anything to go by, men should be scouring the stores for footwear that has an unmistakable, “thin white line.” From designer brands like Prada to high street brands, men’s shoes had a distinctive detail: either a white sole (or glimpse thereof) or a stripe of white between the sole and the upper, as the picture illustrates. This detail provides a sporty racing stripe to urban footwear, and in winter will give a lightening flash to any grey day.

Fashion: Denim | Key Items

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 24 Mar 2014 - 8:04 am
  • Brunson Blaser, R1499.95; T-shirt R349.95; Authentic Skinny Jean, R599.95; All Gap
    PHOTOGRAPHS: TRAVYS OWEN

GAP BLASER

 

A Gap twill blaser is a must-have for any trendsetting wardrobe. It’s the go-to jacket for almost every occasion. Style it up with a cotton shirt, tie and chinos for dressier occasions or pull it on over a warm winter jersey and pair with jeans for stylish leisure wear.

Fashion: Google Introduces New Android Wearable Tech

Written by | Found in: Fashion News | Posted on: 20 Mar 2014 - 12:11 pm

The “search” giant unveiled their latest invention, a version of Google’s Android operating system software that is tailored specifically for wearable computers, starting with so-called smartwatches and set to eventually roll out to other types of yet-to-be-revealed wearables.

The operating system pulls in contextual updates to put preemptive searches just a glance away. The design includes messaging notifications and voice command capabilities, while Google also promises that your favorite fitness applications will offer the likes of speed and distance tracking. And all of this stylishly combined with design aesthetics that have us drooling!!

Fashion: Denim | Key Items

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 20 Mar 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Denim Collared Dress Shirt in Black, R2 299, Diesel
    Photographs: Travys Owen

DIESEL DRESS SHIRT

We expect nothing less than extraordinary innovation and exemplary attention to detail from Diesel. And so it is with this black dress shirt with denim wingtip collar. It’s a cutting edge alternative to the expected white tux shirt and all you need to add sartorial suss to any evening suit.

 

Living: Crema Design Intoduces Hay!

Written by | Found in: Living News | Posted on: 19 Mar 2014 - 3:19 pm
  • Hay Copenhague Collection Available at Crema Design
  • Copenhague Chair, from R 4700, Crema Design
    HAY invited Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec to design a new collection of furniture, and the fruits of their labour resulted in the Copenhage collection. The collection consists of the chair, barstool, desk, dining table, side table and bar table.  
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  • Copenhague Stool, R 4700, Crema Design
    As an extension of the Copenhague collection, the Bourollec brothers have maintained the compelling simplicity of in the barstool. Comprised of solid wood with a mouldered ply wood seat, finished in either soaped beach or oak. Stained in either black, grey, blue or green. Choose to upholster the seat  in a range of fabric options from Kvadrat.   
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  • Copenhague Desk, From R 20 800, Crema Design
    The A-frame of  the Copenhague desk is mounted on the side of the tabletop, to create the possibility of vertical stacking. The tabletop has a split that divides the table down the middle, which makes room for computer cords.  The frame is available in clear lacquered oak, soap treated oak or stained black oak. You can also choose to have a linoleum top in black, grey, green or off white. 
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HEY HAY!

We’re chuffed to announce the newest addition to the Crema Design Portfolio – HAY, which brings high quality yet affordable Danish design right to our doorstep.

Founded in 2002, HAY aims to encourage Danish furniture design’s return to the innovative greatness of the 1950’s and 1960’s in a contemporary context. Striving to make good design affordable, HAY is committed to nurturing and promoting the originality of young talents as well as exploring the minds of established designers. HAY operates in the field between architecture and fashion bridging the statics from architecture and the dynamics from fashion. HAY celebrates uncomplicated design and strives to stay solid, straight-forward, lighthearted and functional. Our favourites? The Copenhague Collection.

 

Grooming: Feed Your Face #3 of 4

Written by | Found in: Grooming Style | Posted on: 19 Mar 2014 - 9:18 am
  • Lamelle Corrective Cathepzyme2, 30ml R385 Lamelle.
    Photographs: Travys Owen

LAMELLE HOME EXFOLIATION SYSTEM

With the summer hols just behind us it’s probably a good time to take stock of your skin. After all it’s been blasted by the sun, surf and likely a few boozy benders. Your New Year’s resolution to quit smoking? Forgotten in “after-action-satisfaction”. And that post-jol junk food debauchery has resulted in an outbreak of custardy zits. May we suggest you consider the restorative benefits of a discreetly applied face mask to scrub some of the holiday’s abuse off your mug?

Best for dry dull flaky skin. Reduces pigmentation. Improves texture. Enhances product penetration. Apply to cleansed dry skin. Massage in circular motion. Maximum 3 minutes only. Rinse thoroughly. Use 2 – 3 times per week.

Fashion: Denim | Key Items

Written by | Found in: Fashion Style | Posted on: 18 Mar 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • Denim Jacket, R799; 511 Slim Fit Jeans, R899; All Levi's
    Photographer: Travys Owen

LEVI'S DENIM JACKET

A quality item like a Levi’s denim jacket never goes away — and since this one has the look of a jacket you have had for a while, you’re one year ahead of all the imitators. It’s also form fitting enough to wear under a casual blaser which will instantly upgrade your sartorial savvy.