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Piers Buckle

Creative Director

England, Natal, Cape Town. Study, work, designer, art director, creative director, editor – but not all at once. Currently partner in design agency Fresh Identity with my wife; editing a magazine; collaborating with like-minded people and generally having a good time. Obsessed with the design, slightly infatuated with motorbikes and taken to brewing beer from time to time.

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Written by | Found in: Advocates | Posted on: 18 Aug 2014 - 1:04 pm
  • fee brothers bitters available from tops at spar

As winter draws its sorry ass to a close I look forward to summer. As does my liver, pummelled for the bulk of the citrus season with my favourite posprandial tipple – the old fashioned.
Recipes vary but the usual suspects are Bourbon, brown sugar, orange peel, ice and bitters. The bourbon is easy – Maker’s Mark, Woodford Reserve or Knob Creek but rather than reaching for the ‘go to’ Angostura try Fee Brothers.

I discovered it at an upstate New York distillery, but couldn’t find it in SA. As luck would have it I recently spotted it in Spar liquor store. It’ll work with your drink not against it. Trust me. Try it.

Advocates: Hoi P’loy

Written by | Found in: Advocates Living | Posted on: 22 Jan 2014 - 12:43 pm
  • Hoi P'loy: Pendant Lights and Vintage Bulbs
    Hoi P'loy Machined Brass Oxidized Pendant Light

Okay, I get we’ve all embraced the bespoke vintage thang but in this fast-food world of plastic shite and day-old digital redundancy it gives one pause to come across well made stuff. Take the local Hoi P’loy brand for example. They make beautiful, simple filament bulbs, brass lampholders and braided electrical cord. Hanging in the drawing room at your favourite hunting lodge or swinging from a concrete ceiling in an uptown loft these fittings make a pleasant change from the sterile ‘cool white’ world of the modern bulb.

Advocates: Andrew Dominic – Draper Stool

Written by | Found in: Advocates Living | Posted on: 14 Nov 2013 - 8:40 am

Amongst the new fare of designer/makers there are some traditionally-skilled yet modern-minded players. Andrew Dominic’s Draper Stool ticks both proverbial form and function boxes. I’d go for the American Walnut but I believe there are other options based on what tickles your fancy. Check them out at Stable on Loop street.