Confession: I come from a family of hoarders. My parents don’t throw anything away – not even my Grade 3 project on weeds. About 2 years ago, it dawned on me that I had inherited my parents’ ways. While my home did not look like an episode of Hoarders, I was afflicted by something far more innocuous– too much clothing and accessories. Here’s how I got my wardrobe down to 102 items. (more…)
Who Killed Biko?
Three words. One powerful, layered statement which conjures up a collective pain and an unresolved history. Pigments – a word that may bring to mind splashes of colour and joy and the creative process. This is the contrast that shapes of the context of Siki Msuseni, one of South Africa’s up and coming designers (although she bawks at the term). Siki is making waves on Instagram with her politically conscious tote bags about fallen heroes who were killed in the quest to dismantle apartheid through her vibrant company, Pigments Studio.