February 27, 2010

Put your best foot forward

You know if you to claim that you smart: be smart. Don’t pretend like you like are. I’m not an avid shoe person, but I’m a sneaker monger. I have love of shoes; on the down low; but shoes need to be simple to attract my wondering fashionable eye. Specific small details on a shoe make it what it is. Here is what you can go for, if you want to score big time; anywhere & with any one.

Brands are not an issue, style is. Make sure the heel is not too thick & massive, because today’s trends don’t allow them anymore. Its not me; its minimalism at its best. If you think it only happens in houses & apartments; well you got another thing coming. It’s slim & close to the body. Well, I wish I could find awesome shoe brands in SA; because they’re hiding somewhere I can’t find them.

I finally taught a certain youth to pick up a book & read! It worked, because after a hard 2 week struggle of opening one book & finish it than getting bored after two pages, he finally finished. I’m really proud, even if it was just a 64 page read (very small book indeed), he conquered his reading phobia.

I gave him a book called I’m light skinned, but don’t call me a kwerekwere( foreigner) by Farai Tandy. He’s a local poet & he has graced the TSJS twice already. Brilliant, young poet. I never thought that my love for poetry would be satisfied so much that I read it twice. There are a few favourites in there, but they are too many to mention. Its a great book & advise that you guys get it quick, its very satisfying, guaranteed... You can join his group; Fara-zie publishing on Facebook.

Get it at the THESIS CONCEPT STORE, my home & your home...

February 24, 2010

New Ladies Range Now In Store!

Ladies Ladies here is some candy for your eyes...!

Ladies T-shirts

February 23, 2010

Viviene Westwood

Yeah! When you saw the heading you where expecting a fashion inset. No Viviene Westwood has crossed over to interior designing by collaborating with Cole and Son wallpaper manufactures. What is nice is that some of these wallpapers are inspired by some of her fashion garments.

Vivienne Westwood told Vogue, "It is good when my ideas get carried over into other artistic media. This collection is a perfect opportunity to be able to work with a heritage company like Cole & Son and to see my ideas from fashion translated into the world of interiors and wallpaper."

'Insects' inspired by Elizabeth I's wardrobe

'Shirting' is a design where Westwood references traditional city gent shirt stripes

'Cut-out Lace' from the S/S 07 'I am Expensiv' collection

Haldane Martin

Visit Haldane Martin at the Design Indaba Expo stand B9a

Here is some of his beautiful work:

Shelving System

Weightless Server

February 22, 2010

Couch Surfing


You tired of your hectic life? Want take a breather and you don’t have enough money for accommodation? I know I sound like some ad that sells stuff that you don’t even need. Well, here is something a lot of people are engaging in all over the world. Couch surfing. No, it’s not taking your couch out to the sea & get on it like a surf board. It’s actually a new way of accommodation. It’s hosting people on your couch. Especially; backpackers who seek accommodation at a very minimum cost. This not so new accommodation style of staying with a local as a guest in their home is being experienced by about 1.25million people, to date. Apparently 1.5 million new friendships have been formed through CS. Members have reported 3.2 million positive experiences. So, believe me its ideal & I’m thinking of trying it out my self. You can apply & be a member for accommodation or to accommodate (that is if you have a couch).
Visit them on couchsurfing.com. Now you don’t have an excuse of not travelling. Maybe you should sit down on your couch & think about it... It also gives more people the chance to become travelers, because 'surfing' lowers the financial cost of exploration.

February 16, 2010

R.I.P Lee

I fell in love with Alexander Mc Queen because he and I have the same dreams and nightmares. We both know this frightening and yet insanely beautiful world exists, but we can't put a finger on it. A world where creatives escape to.
He could put his dreams and his fears into a collection.
After the launch of his Spring/Summer 2010 collection range through his website (which later crashed due to traffic) I couldn't wait to see his next collection.
He has left me with the notion that I'm not alone in this frightful yet beautiful world and it does exist! So from now on, I wont be afraid to put my fantasies and illusions into my work!
Rest In Peace Mc Queen.

Not digging dirty nails... YUCK!

Why It's Not So Cool: Why bother hitting the gym and dressing for success when a speck of crud hiding under the tip of your pinkie screams "Mama never taught me how to wash myself!"
The Health Risk: A study showed that 24 percent of men harbor germs under their nails that could cause gastroenteritis (inflammation of the stomach and the intestines, with vomiting and diarrhea, usually as a result of bacterial or viral infection). This is because the space under your nails is a prime breeding ground for a veritable cornucopia of viruses. Lucky for guys, short nails are easier to keep clean than the talons some ladies sport—and let's just hope she's washing well before making you a cheeseburger.Lets hope you wash your hands before you touch your lady!

February 13, 2010

"The Monk" 1973 to 2001

Moses Taiwa "The Monk" Molelekwa(born April 17, 1973 in Tembisa; died February 13 2001) was a pianist, producer from a family of jazz musicians. He was a genius of our times who played outside South African tradition or society. He also did work beyond jazz with TKZee.

He also played with Miriam Makeba, Jonas Gwangwa, and others. In 1988 Hugh Masekela asked him to join his bands and this period saw him winning the first of several awards. His solo career began in 1994 with the debut Finding Oneself. By 1996 he had gained widespread attention as a solo artist winning two FNB South Africa Music Awards for traditional jazz and was seen as a rising star in South African jazz.

May his soul rest in peace.


10 facts about the water that you drink:

1. Its good for you

2. Good after a hectic drinking night at the TSJS

3. You might be drinking water that’s been recycled from you bath water

4. Keeps your system clean

5. Great alternative from fizzy drinks, coffee & tea(although to make these you need water to mix)

6. The average on how many glasses to drink a day is total bull!!!! Drink as little/much as you want as long as it has passed through your system a day.

7. A reality that water is not clean/ healthy in other countries & cities; therefore it needs to be purified.

8. Water usually makes up 55% to 78% of the human body

9. It also constitutes approximately 70% of the earth surface( with all these rains & floods; who knows how much it has poured in our beautiful earth)

10. Water is essential for you and the earth

Whatever the reason maybe for drinking it, just make sure if you mix it with anything; you drink plain H2O.

February 6, 2010

LNJF Sandwiches by ?uestlove and The Roots Crew

Now; those of you who know about the Jimmy Fallon's show on NBC; will know that The Roots are the house band for his show; that’s after they decided to quit touring and take things a little easier. So on Dec 2009 ?uestlove was feeling the holiday spirit as he shared some presents to the world on his Twitter page, by serving up some “Sandwiches” from Late Night Jimmy Fallon show. These are those awesome little jams you hear The Roots crew play as the show heads into and out from commercial breaks. Apparently they have now reached a milestone by writing 1,000 of these songs, all within the past 9 months honestly this is one of the best album the band has ever put together, to relax, unwind and as background music or even to commute with “Someone Is Late To Dentist Appointment” and “The Juice Of Chicago” being my favourite tracks on the album .It’s jazzy, soulful, funky and almost all of them are Instrumentals but sadly there is no Blackthought. So it’s crazy to think that they can write these jams in no time and makes you really anticipate what they are saving for their upcoming release, How I Got Over, which is slated to be released in February. Here are 22 sandwiches, straight from the afro himself, compiled into a nice little EP.

1. Once In A Lifetime
2. Sizuuuuuuuurpin
3. Head Slicer
4. Spain (ft. Chick Corea)
5. The Juice of Chicago
6. Baatin
7. Woman
8. Choir Fire
9. Teen Town
10. Cant Keep Headphones on Head
11. Red Toe Nail Bashing
12. Blinded By The Light (No Douche Here)
13. Caveman for Dennis Quaid
14. Wan Cook Soup
15. Someone Is Late To Dentist Appointment
16. I Get Lifted
17. Werewolf Barmitzvah
18. Like This Anna Torv
19. Breezin (ft. George Benson)
20. EvenzarahlikesTHISone
21. The Suits
22. Usher In That Choir

So here’s link to download this album for free hope you dig it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 5, 2010

Shipping Container Architecture

This is what I call creative living. These portable rooms can be taken or delivered to remote or urban locations, from campgrounds and festivals to driveways and parking spaces. They contain virtually all of the standard amenities - from the basics, such as running water, to air conditioning and television. The sustainability of these is, however, questionable. Are they the next wave of urban mobility or a sign of decadent times? Let’s watch where urbanisation is taking us.

Creative Advertising!

This ashstray is a brilliant anti smoking ad from Germany it blew my lungs away. We need more creative ways to promote anti smoking.

Vice Now Available @ Thesis Concept Store

South Africa’s first apartheid-free presidential election is finally here, and to punctuate just how important this shit is, citizens have started a civil war so they can kill one another in its honor. Political analysts say Nelson Mandela and his African National Congress (ANC) will take 70 percent of the 1994 vote, leaving 20 or so other parties to grapple over the remaining 30: For violent whites there is the Afrikaner Resistance Movement; for frustrated Zulu nationalists there is the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP); for the simply hopeless there is the outgoing National Party. But enough of that facts-and-figures crap. Let’s get to the murdering!

It's Free come collect your copy!

February 4, 2010

On Sunday,I took some Me time To Watch Skin, an independent film directed by Anthony Fabian. This film was one of several featured at St. Louis International Film Festival

Skin is based on the true story of Sandra Laing, a biracial girl born to parents Abraham and Sannie Laing, both of whom are white Afrikaners, and is set in South Africa during the apartheid era. because of what's known in genetics as a throwback, an anomaly in which the black genes in her parents' ancestry never manifested until she was born. Nevertheless, Abraham (Sam Neill) and Sannie (Alice Krige) raise Sandra as a white girl.

The young Sandra (Ella Ramangwane) is tormented in school by her classmates, the teachers, and the principal, because of her appearance. Consequently, the government classifies her as Coloured, and she's expelled from school.
Undaunted, her father goes to the highest court in the land to have her declared as a white person - which was widely publicized in the press at the time, during the late '60s - but is unsuccessful. However, later, during Sandra's adolescence, a change in South Africa's racial classification law allows children to be classified as the same race as their parents. In the eyes of the law, Sandra was now a white person.

Nevertheless, as a teenager, Sandra (Sophie Okonedo “Hotel Rwanda”) can never relate to white society because of her appearance, and ultimately starts sneaking off to go to the black townships of South Africa to be among those who look more like her.
The movie follows Sandra’s thirty-year journey from rejection to acceptance, betrayal to reconciliation as she struggles to find a footing in a prejudiced world. Desperate to resemble her parents and brother Leon (Hannes Brummer), she even attempts to scrub her skin white by using household cleaners when lightening creams fail.

With scenes carefully structured to tug at heart strings, particularly poignant is the test State officials perform to ascertain Sandra’s race. This involves seeing if a pencil delicately placed in her curly hair would fall out with a slight headshake. Okonedo puts on a breathtaking performance as an older Sandra.

All I can say is a heartbreaking drama, “Skin” is one of the most moving stories to emerge from apartheid-era South Africa and has already won numerous accolades.

For those of you who have seen Skin, feel free to share your thoughts by posting a comment.

February 3, 2010

Daily Little Drawings

By Rendani Mukheli

Doodles. Scribbles. Sketches.
Pen. Pencil. Paint. Ink. Vectors.
Paper. Canvas. Walls. Serviettes. Photoshop. Freehand.

No matter your medium or method, Daily Little Drawings celebrates everything that is good about illustration, typography and home-grown design.

Please send all submissions to dailylittledrawings@gmail.com and if we like it (don't worry, we probably will), you will see it in the gallery for all to marvel!

Please include a credit with the following info:

info/contact details/link:

Please make sure file size is consistent with facebook file-size limits.

By Eniko Gomori

By Fhatuwani Mukheli

By Leo Beckett

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The exhibition will be Peter Eastman´s first solo exhibition in Johannesburg.
A series of 16 Portraits of different sizes.

Examples for Titles: Widower, the Unemployed Officer, the Architects Daughter
The visual paradox being that the Portraits are entirely black works that are only visible by the light that illuminates and reflects the painting. The image is only visible from a certain point of view and changes depending on ones view point. The literal paradox being that the titles or descriptions of the persons will always only be a part of the picture, that there is always something hidden or something more, and something contradictory.

All works are painted with oil, enamel and resin on aluminum. The backgrounds are black oil paint, the faces made with shiny reflective enamel. The relief of the lines is created by resin dripped onto the surface.

The exhibition runs from 11 FEBRUARY - 13 MARCH 2010

‘The artist refuses to impose any narrative or representational meaning to his imagery... Even when using the same image over and over again, the pictures are never about the same thing... The reflections become part of the image and alter in different situations and with varying light. The colours of the painting are never final.' Michael Stevenson and Annabel Rosholt, Moving in Time and Space Michael Stevenson Contemporary 2003

Co|Op is located at 68 Juta Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
Wednesday to Friday 10:00 – 17:00
Saturday 10:00 – 14:00
Or by appointment. Call +27 11 023 0336 for more information or log on the website

February 2, 2010

Liquid Lamp

Japanese design company Kyouei Design launches this new Liquid Lamp as part of its latest range of lighting products. The lamp takes on an obvious liquid motif with a cool white shade offering a certain sense of normalcy to this wild creation.

New Madlib


I did not see this one coming amongst the new music that we expecting this year from an array of artists including Erykah Badu (30th of March), Jose James (that dropped yesterday), Silhouette Brown (dropping on the 8th of Feb), Sade Adu (8th of Feb) and a whole lot more. Stones throw records and Madlib are dropping this one on the 23rd of Feb. Expect something crazy as always from this man that also goes by the name Quasimodo, Jaylib, Madvillian, Stoney Jackson, Lootpack aka______

Thesis Social Jam Sessions