Coffee Connoisseur with a Conscience

A while ago, a potential investor in local roastery Bean There Coffee Company told the owner, Jonathan Robinson, that the company wasn’t making enough money; “He said to me, ‘your margins are too tight … you should buy cheaper coffee and not pay fair trade premiums. Then you’d build much greater profit.’ “I said to […]

Untangling the Past Through Art

Visceral, honest and rife with historical significance, Kaloki Nyamai produces work which asks questions just as much as it answers them. Working in richly layered multi-media – specifically canvas, metal, boards and video installations – the Kenyan-born artist explores the parallels between past and present. Nyamai’s creative process is a lengthy and emotional one which […]

A Love Affair with French Cuisine

Sowetan-born chef, Wandile Mabaso, has taken the culinary industry by storm. Not only is he one of South Africa’s hottest culinary exports, Chef Mabaso has taken his passion for cooking across the globe, training under some of the most successful chefs in the world. With a desire to produce dishes worthy of being on display […]

A Q&A with Yiull Damaso

With a long, thick, black moustache which curls at the edges, Yiull Damaso looks like Salvador Dali. He drives a customised Vespa and has a painting of Nelson Mandela which has been defined at “the most offensive painting ever made.” Needless to say, Yiull Damaso is far from your run-of-the-mill artist. Yiull has been featured […]

The Master of Tree Art

  “The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.”  ― William Blake […]