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JACOB DAHLGREN: CONCEPTUAL ART

JACOB DAHLGREN: CONCEPTUAL ART

Jacob Dahlgren is a painter, sculptor and conceptual artist who mostly works with what everyday life has to offer and unconventional materials. Jacob finds abstraction in everything he sees, and employs the objects to create dynamic interactive installations and performances. When put together in his artworks, the individual objects lose their designated function, their original...
The Plasticity of Pretty

The Plasticity of Pretty

The surreal characters that inhabit Brian Walker’s creations would be right at home in a dark fantasy-comedy film, like Death Becomes Her meets The Addams Family, but with a better makeover. Looking to peel away the façade, Sarah Jayne Fell hunts down the Australian digital artist to uncover whether there are any meaty hidden layers...
Themba Mngomezulu: Will the Real Darkie Please Stand Up?

Themba Mngomezulu: Will the Real Darkie Please Stand Up?

You might think that someone without a plan is unimaginative and disorganised, but it’s quite the opposite when it comes to the man behind Darkie clothing designs. He takes life as it comes and the word ‘spontaneous’ probably sums him up best. But who is Themba Mngomezulu?
SILLY RABBIT 2010 COLLECTION BY ZAYAAN MAJIET

SILLY RABBIT 2010 COLLECTION BY ZAYAAN MAJIET

INTERVIEW WITH ZAYAAN MAJIET BY AMY ABRAHAMS   Amy Abrahams: You have to tell me about the name Silly Rabbit, where did it come from? Zayaan Majiet: Silly Rabbit was a name that just popped up and kind of stuck. Kill Bill Vol.1 is my all time favourite movie, and there is a scene about...
THE WILD EYES

THE WILD EYES

Cape Town’s musical vagabonds, The Wild Eyes, are back to captivate you with their raw, honest and electrifying sound. Colourful, crafty and energetic, they take you on an audio rampage of the unexpected. They’re not a “white boys who can dance” kind of band, so P L E A S E do not mention Indie-Electro-Rock....
Shiny, Happy, People... The people of Joburg

Shiny, Happy, People… The people of Joburg

Not often do you meet a person who emits an energy that continues to resonate through you. Well Spoek Mathambo is that guy. An Ndebele Prince, a DJ, graphic artist and recently Mshini Wam – Spoek transcends all those petty nationalisms. Berlin. Germany. Miami. New York. He travels the world, making friends and breaking stereotypes, breeding...
ARTIST PROFILE: SOME GROW YOUNG

ARTIST PROFILE: SOME GROW YOUNG

Joburg-based collective Some Grow Young are slowly infiltrating the mind-rhythms of the people with their fresh, intelligent brand of exploration and storytelling. Their music unravels the vivid balance of pain and beauty, along with thought-provoking anecdotes masterfully told through tales from a mystical world…   Tell us a bit more about your musical backgrounds and where it all started. Musically, our...
Design Is A Good Idea

Design Is A Good Idea

According to their Facebook page, Design is a good idea “is an international design resource, which also operates as a graphic/interior/product design studio and showroom based in Johannesburg.” I caught up with Bruce Cowie – the ‘Evangelist at Design is a good idea’ – about the company, himself and all other things design. Check it...
The Ecomo Home - architect Pietro Russo published in Arch Daily

The Ecomo Home – architect Pietro Russo published in Arch Daily

Showcased in issue 14 of one small seed magazine, The Ecomo Home project by architect Pietro Russo has been published in the internationally renowned architecture website Arch Daily (www.archdaily.com).
Puma/Kehinde Wiley Fashion Shoot: Afro-Gazing

Puma/Kehinde Wiley Fashion Shoot: Afro-Gazing

In celebration of Puma’s longstanding corroboration of African football, the global ‘sports lifestyle’ brand commissioned prominent New York artist Kehinde Wiley to create artworks in honour of the beautiful game and its African superstars. For our fashion section in Winter 2010, one small seed constructed a shoot inspired by his art, featuring the Puma Africa...
Project Aiko: Rise of the Machines

Project Aiko: Rise of the Machines

In issue 19 of one small seed, our feature fashion spread ‘Project Aiko: Rise of the Machines’ shows an exquisite collection by renowned local haute-couture fashion designer Hendrik Vermeulen, adorned by breathtakingly beautiful… female robots. With one small seed editor-in-chief Giuseppe Russo as art director, and photographer Stephen Greeff working his magic behind the lens,...
Issue 20 Online

Issue 20 Online

  ISSUE 20 FEATURES: THE CELEBRATE ISSUE: SPECIAL THEMED FEATURES SA ELECTRO MUSIC FT. HAEZER, NISKERONE, BISCOPE, DJ SASSQUATCH & JAM JARR MIXED-MEDIA ARTIST CAMERON PLATTER DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST FEATURE PALACE OF BONE WRITER-DIRECTOR CLAIRE ANGELIQUE FOLK SINGER SYD KITCHEN IN FOOL IN A BUBBLE VISA/VIE LEAD ACTRESS MÉLODIE ABAD CELEBRITY DRESS-OFF: CAPTAIN STU...
Issue 19 Online

Issue 19 Online

ISSUE 19 FEATURES: CITIES ALIVE: WHY CAPE TOWN, JOHANNESBURG AND DURBAN HAVE HEART JO’BURG ARTIST KUDZI CHIURAI ANTON KANNEMEYER ON THE DARK CONTINENT PUMA & KEHINDE WILEY — LEGENDS OF UNITY NIKE AFTER 10 — WRITE THE FUTURE CAPE TOWN DESIGN AGENCY: AM I COLLECTIVE SELECTED CREATIVES 01: WINNERS SHOWCASE CITY SLICKERS POSTER SHOW DURBAN...
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