Products made by E’Yako Green from recycled Jaguar Land Rover billboards include conference bags, shoppers, folders, iPad pouches and pencil cases. The bags are made from a combination of recycled PVC billboards (on the inside) and hessian and ShweShwe on the outside. A variety of ShweShwe colours and patterns are available with different bindings. The focus at E’Yako Green is on developing, sourcing and supplying South African made, mostly eco-friendly, promotional products.
via Jaguar Land Rover and Continental Outdoor Media partner together to upcycle old billboards.
To meet Johannesburg’s rising need for affordable student housing, property developer Citiq has set a new watermark for utterly cray-cray adaptive projects, stacking brightly painted shipping containers atop and around a row of disused grain silos and offering them up to students on the cheap.
via Yes, Some Students Live in Shipping Containers Atop Old Silos – Globe Trotting – Curbed National.
We are huge fans of Colossal. Rightly so, this week they’ve done it again by featuring a spread on Truth – a coffee shop in South Africa.
This is just a sampling of Heldane Martins designs photographed by Shanna Jones (via Yatzer).
Every inch of the coffee shop is packed with visual candy from large saw-blade tabletops to beautiful overstuffed booths and an ornate array of coffee making equipment that looks absurdly complex, almost like interior of a World War 2 submarine. If that wasn’t enough, Martin also crammed the space with vintage typewriters, Singer sewing machines, and old candlestick telephones. The design even extends to the restrooms which have exposed copper pipes, old extending mirrors and victorian tap levers.
via Step Inside ‘Truth,’ a Steampunk Coffee Shop in Cape Town, South Africa | Colossal.