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THE FLAMJANGLED TEA PARTY

THE FLAMJANGLED TEA PARTY

The term flamjangled has solidified itself into the Cape Town lexicon. The second annual Tea Party offered a smorgasbord of delight accompanied by a genre bending soundtrack , costumed revelry and tea inspired libations. Brought to life by Good Times Events and the fantastic team behind Balkanology, the party proved itself one of Cape Town’s...
THE INCORRUPTIBLE MEDIUM - The Power of Photojournalism

THE INCORRUPTIBLE MEDIUM – The Power of Photojournalism

After reading an amazing book on the horrors of colonisation in Africa called King Leopold’s Ghost by Adam Hochschild – specifically focusing on the brutality seen in the Congo in the late 19th Century and early 20th Century by journalist-turned-explorer Henry Morton Stanley - I began thinking about the certain ‘labels’ society puts on people…...
RAMFEST 2011

RAMFEST 2011

one small seed made it to RAMFest 2011 in Cape Town, but barely made it out alive! Check out the footage to see what went down at South Africa’s only REAL Alternative Music festival. RAMfest – The Cape’s Ultimate Rock Festival – spanned 3 venues this year for the first time, bringing Real Alternative Music...
THE LAND OF GIANTS

THE LAND OF GIANTS

  Landsnet is an Icelandic electric company. About 80% of the electricity produced by Landsnet comes from green sustainable sources. In 2008, Landsnet set out a high voltage pylon design competition. The winners of this competition, Choi + Shine Architects of Boston, MA , USA, were also awarded the Boston Society of Architect’s Unbuilt Architecture...
The Zimbabwean's Voiceless Campaign

The Zimbabwean’s Voiceless Campaign

Just under a year ago we featured the wonderful ad campaign for The Zimbabwean by TBWA Hunt Lascaris Johannesburg, a campaign that highlighted the worth of the Zimbabwean dollar bill by using it to create actual billboards, posters and other outdoor advertising, as a meme representative of Zimbabwe’s plummeting socio-economic circumstances. This year, the same...
Newsletter - March 2011

Newsletter – March 2011

From the Editor March 2011 has seen some big changes to the world of one small seed. This month we launched our rebranding, giving new life to all of our platforms while maintaining a strong and unified brand identity throughout. You’ll notice these changes in one small seed magazine – starting with The Joburg Issue...
CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Taking place this weekend is the world renowned Cape Town International Jazz Festival. This year’s event include artists from Gazelle to Hugh Masekela and Larry Willis with a special performance by legends Earth, Wind and Fire. Never in our nation’s history has a music event been singled out in a State of the Nation address like...
GOOGLE IS WATCHING

GOOGLE IS WATCHING

When allowing everything in the free world to be photographed at random you are bound to come across some creepy, compromising snaps highlighting human imperfection… although I’m sure Google Street View’s primary mandate didn’t exactly intend to create a montage of prostitutes that would able you to compare the attire, modes of seduction and preferred client of...
French street artist JR receives TED Prize for 2011

French street artist JR receives TED Prize for 2011

On the 20 October 2010 Parisian street artist – known only by his initials JR – was awarded the prestigious annual TED Prize. Past winners include mainstream icons like Jamie Oliver, Bill Clinton and Bono, and like those before him, 2011’s seemingly unconventional winner received $100 000, and on a much – metaphorically speaking –...
OUR EVERYDAY CONCRETE HEROES

OUR EVERYDAY CONCRETE HEROES

Article featured in Issue 18 – The Original Fake Issue – of one small seed.     With hip-hop MCs People under the Stairs rhyming in my ears and change for a loose kept safe, the street is the place I catch myself smiling off-guard.  There’s a feeling of wonder. Dialogues I hope one day...
THE ART OF BRIAN M. VIVEROS

THE ART OF BRIAN M. VIVEROS

Tortured and battered faces; rose tattoos and cigarettes dangling loosely from lips, these are the lasses of American artist, Brian M. Viveros. His works explore the murkier realms and his dark, mysterious women – reminiscent of Jamie Hewlett and Alan Martin’s Tank Girl –which have become his trademark. They gaze laconically beyond the viewer, their...
TREEHOUSE LIVING: KEEPING YOUR HEAD IN THE CLOUDS

TREEHOUSE LIVING: KEEPING YOUR HEAD IN THE CLOUDS

First recognised as the benchmark of an ideal childhood, whether it was real or a Hollywood construction, the lucky kids always had a treetop getaway in their backyard. It then became the muse of the musician and movie star, where we’d hear of conflicted creative’s shutting themselves in secluded cabin locations to heal their wounds...
Issue 21 Online

Issue 21 Online

Open publication - Free publishing - More south africa   ISSUE 20 FEATURES: PHOTOGRAPHY: MICHAEL MEYERSFELD ARTIST KILMANY-JO LIVERSAGE: ORDA GERMAN TOY DESIGNERS, COARSE: FUTURISITC FRENEMIES ARCHITECTURE: STARCHITECTURE PHOTOGRAPHER: BRIAN MCCARTY’S PLAYFUL THERAPY WELCOME TO THE FUTURE-RETRO TOMORROWLAND: INTERVIEW WITH FUTURIST MIKE WALSH THE TELEVISION WILL BE REVOLUTIONISED, EVEN MORE MUSIC AND THE FUTURE MUSIC:...
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