Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sartorial Style at MINE opening

Standing out from the crowd has never looked this good!

More from MINE

Two Occasions
Bheki Kambuhle 2009
With kind permission of KZNSA
Love the combination of different sides of our realities here in South Africa..traditional meets urban.

MINE: art exhibition KZNSA Gallery

Archival ink,back-lit print on lightbox
With kind permission ot Liz Sparg and KZNSA Gallery
Photo by Michele Woodroffe

On Tuesday 17 November I popped into KZNSA in Glenwood for the opening of MINE .Featuring artsists Elizabeth Sparg, Renee Leslie, Simmi Dullay, Lesley Magwod-Fraser, Angie Arbuthnot, Bheki Kambuhle, Mbekeni Mbili , Cally Lotz and Lee Scott Hempson, MINE showcases work by participants in the second KZNSA Profesional Practice Course.

This is a collection of works in a broad variety of mediums rangind from oils and acrylics to lightboxes, multi media collages and warped new forms of photography.

Thanks go to Liz Sparg who invited me and whose quirky animation juxtaposed onto everyday video scenes and archival images completely captured my imagination.

It is impossible to do this exhibition real justice on a page , even a virtaul page..so get down to the exhibition and see for yourself. If you're not lucky enough to live in KZN then visit the gallery website for information and images from these talented artists. Exhibition closes Sunday 29 November.

ELIZABETH SPARG: www.elizabethsparg.com


KZNSA GALLERY: http://www.nsagallery.co.za/


Emme Young (031 277 1705)
Brenton Maart curator@kznsagallery.co.za

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Interview with the Designer:Tarryn Buttery

  • Michele: Hi Tarryn, how long ago did you start "Josephine"?

  • Tarryn : I started "Josephine" about two years ago.My mom named me Josephine after my grandfather who died six months before I was born.

  • Michele: What are you passionate about?

  • Tarryn :Firstly I am passionate about my son and husband. I am also passionate about nature. I love trees and at risk of sounding like a total hippie, I believe we need more of them in our overcrowded concrete world!I love design and anything that alludes to the return of farm life...

  • Michele: A modern art nouveau type movement?

  • Tarryn : Perhaps..as long as it's got raw wood, open paddocks and speckled chickens.

  • Michele: What is your background before "Josephine"

  • Tarryn : I studied fine art and then started working for an import company. We supplied chainstores with clothing from China..I learnt alot, but it was soul destroying work making cheap watred down copies of trend clothing...designed to last a season. I feel liberated from that world now.
  • Michele: What are you reading at the moment?
  • Tarryn : "The Element" by Ken Robinson...read it for your childrens sake.It's all about the education system.
  • Michele: Favourite food?
  • Tarryn : I love food!!!Flat breads and curries at the moment..YUM!!!
  • Michele: Spoken like a passionate Durban girl...Favourite movie?
  • Tarryn : Baraka, mind blowing and beautiful , made in the nineties..unsurpassed.

This I love!!

This is the woman behind my fave instant glam fix!!This is the ultimate Durban answer to sexiness..just add water!This dress is playful..doesn't take itself too seriously, and makes you feel all woman!The perfect partner for a night on the town or a flirty day in the country.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Thanks to all One+1 Shoppers

There is nothing quite as rewarding as hearing directly from my customers how much use and fun they get out of my creations. So to all of you loyal followers- thanks for the most exciting seven years of my life, to date.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Stuff I found at Exhibit

Places I Love

This is where I go chill when the going gets tough and I need a time out.

Exhibit is a delightful treasure trove of quirky good taste , good conversation and excellent coffee.

Find great jewelery , Terrence Bray one offs , furniture, decor and a book club to boot!

Must visit! Exhibit on Frere Road, Glenwood, Durban

See you there for award nominated cuppuccino!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Calling all Durban / Kwa- Zulu Natal Designers

Do you design /manufacture edgy jewelery , accessories or other cool stuff? We would love to provide you with a venue to showcase your creations. Contact us at Euforiaclothing@gmail.com to arrange a meeting. This could be the start of a whole new adventure.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Facebook | One+1

Facebook One+1: "Very exiting news!Euforia now relaunching under new management.One+1, rockpaperscissors,Godzz and Roots Kulcha will be opening Euforia as your one stop contemporary african design destination.More to follow...."

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Eid clothing for kids- just add a t-shirt and your little angel

One+1 "East meets South" range is a truly modern look inspired by traditional Eastern design and given a Durban twist!

Hello there designophiles!!

Hi! My name is Michele and I am a self confessed design junkie! When I am not trawling my physical and virtual neighbourhoods for great design- you know what I mean, things that make you smile and say "WOW, I want one!" , I am searching for fantastic fabrics to design and make into crazy, memorable and truly multicultural South African childrenswear.

Join me on my adventures!