Africhik is a fresh and exciting new eyewear company specialising in customisable fashion glasses.
100% customizable – you can choose the colour of your glasses and the print on the lenses – or if you prefer, you can select one of the pre-designed glasses on the Africhik website.
This means that whatever your mood, whatever you might be wearing, you can have your most important accessory compliment and accentuate it.
As a branding exercise, what cooler way to brand an event than have your brand in the eyes of your target market all day?
Corporates, themed parties, bands could ALL get their brands out there affordably and uniquely with the affordable… [ Read more ]
An Opel OPC fan video creation from Anti Gravity Productions.
Directed by – Justin Pinto
Director of Photography – Seagram Pearce
Female Lead – Samantha Lara Kaye
Male – Giuseppe Russo
Filmed on Nikon & Lexar
I got a call from Seagram on Sunday morning asking me to come and film this Sunday midday. We filmed all afternoon and I thoroughly enjoyed working with the team who were both swift and professional.
What do you think happens next?
Earlier this year, Sean Metelerkamp was asked to make an advert about “the future” for the Cannes Lions Festival 2013.
I was fortunate enough to be cast in it and had the great priviledge of working with Sean and his South African team – Fly on the Wall.
Originally given creative freedom, Sean created this commercial:
*click the links below because I haven’t figured out how to embed vimeo properly yet*
It was edited down to just over a minute, and titled:
“Glitch not Glitz” for a Lowe & Partners’ What The Future Looks Like Cannes Lions Creative Masterclass.
You can see this edited version here:
Written and Directed by Sean Metelerkamp
Featuring Dave Meinert (husband) and Samantha Laura Kaye (wife)
Producer – Trish Wylie
DOP – Grant Appleton
Editor –… [ Read more ]
What is it: A rich moisturizing and protective balm that is a feast for all of your senses. It smells amazing, has an other-worldly texture (its a thick firm balm, but it warms in the hands and is easily absorbed by the skin), is intensely hydrating, non irritating and is fabulous for the relief of dry skin, eczema and sunburn. The texture is easily absobred, and can be added to your bath for a home spa treatment or to a candle burner to fil your room with a delicious scent.
How does it work: Neroli stimulates cell regeneration and the repair process whilst also containining properties that help alleviate anxiety, depression, exhaustion, stress, and fear.
How much does it cost/where can I buy it: Buy it for R210 from your local Africology stockist or online here.
Consumer Tip: I love this product. Use it all over your body,… [ Read more ]
Matric dances, and prom I imagine too for that matter, are rather peculiar things.
In South Africa, it is a high school tradition to hold a ball during the pupils’ final year of school to celebrate their dedication to their studies and add ceremony to their voyage into adulthood and independence.
Having been a standard in schools for many years, the Matric dance has escalated to something far bigger than originally intended in its creation.
When I speak to older generations of South Africans, they assure me that their matric dances hosted only the pupils or teachers, no girlfriends or boyfriends allowed and most enlisted the help of their parents to dress and style them in an appropriately grown-up and elegant manner. Most of these people’s parents chaperoned them to their dances.
Fast forward to my high school experience and you find yourself immersed in an entirely different picture.… [ Read more ]
This one if for Ilzemeri.
“It’s dark because you are trying too hard.
Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly.
Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply.
Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.
I was so preposterously serious in those days, such a humorless little prig.
Lightly, lightly – it’s the best advice ever given me.
When it comes to dying even. Nothing ponderous, or portentous, or emphatic.
No rhetoric, no tremolos, no self conscious persona putting on its celebrated imitation of Christ or Little Nell.
And of course, no theology, no metaphysics.
Just the fact of dying and the fact of the clear light.
So throw away your baggage and go forward.
There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet,
trying to suck you down… [ Read more ]
Justin Bieber has filled the youth/teen pop culture segment of my city’s airwaves, televisions, heck all forms of media for the last month in the grand build up to his shows in South Africa.
He played Cape Town this week and my baby sister, Natasha, entered every competition she found in the hopes of winning an opportunity to meet him.
She did that vodacom thing.
She entered competitions in magazines.
She made a video for KFM.
The video didn’t win.
A consistently big bag of luck won Natasha tickets through one of the other competitions
She tells me she was nestled up against Justin until that blonde lady pushed between them, but Justin reached out to play with her hair and touch her shoulder for the… [ Read more ]