Durban’s asleep in the sunlight. It’s time to wake up.

Thoughts of an 031 expat Image- Paige Furness   Words- Binwe Adebayo   About a year ago, I took a break from all day ad life to work on a couple of projects which required me to be in Durban some of the time. Great, I thought! I can plug back into things, make some new connections and live a young creative’s life from home. I’ve been living in the Big Smoke since 2015 and had left for Rhodes four years before that, occasionally coming back... Read More

Miss Molly

We’re a pretty fashionable bunch at DIY, we even know what colour blocking is, but when it comes to fashion in Durban, one blogger is ahead of the curve. We chatted to Melissa Kieser about the dos and don’ts of blogging and staying fashionable in Durban.   DIY: First off, can we get a little background info on who are you and what you do? Melissa: My name is Melissa Kieser, recently married, happy girl living in Durban. I spend... Read More

Astronomy – Bali Moon | Music Video

We don’t really know much about Astronomy. As a site, we’re a Leo, which is probably why we’re so broadminded and expansive. Anyway, what we do know is that Astronomy are a two man Electro Pop outfit from Durban who are currently kicking it in Bali and produce music videos that are probably the result of drug use. Enjoy.     You can find Astronomy on Facebook and Bandcamp.  Read More

Payne

Grant Payne is a man of few words, usually all that can be heard from him is “Yeah man!” or “Filthy”, which is why he lets his photos do the talking. This month he cruises town with his iPhone, sneaks some partying in and gets Veranda Panda on the couch.   Check out last month’s Payne for more filth and drive by shootings and give Grant a like on Facebook if you dig his work. If you don’t, feel free... Read More

Humans of Durban

It’s the third installment of the increasingly popular Humans Of Durban and this time the shutterbug takes an afternoon walk around town. Meet some matric pupils, a Tanzanian with awesome fashion sense, a witness for Jehovah and more interesting Durban humans below. I am a witness for Jehovah I am from Tanzania, when you there – people will be fishing, be swimming, you will see that big mountain – Kilimanjaro So far, exams are... Read More

Music Video: Fruits & Veggies – Taste Of Love

Those dirty rascals in Fruits & Veggies have pulled their socks up and released yet another music video. In a move of true 031 hustling, they’ve reworked some creepy claymation into a full length representation of their latest single, Taste Of Love. Take a look, give it a listen and let us know what you think.  Read More

The Coffee Mag

Coffee lovers can rejoice as there is a new print and online publication aimed directly at the caffeine fiends. Mel Winter and Iain Evans have teamed up to bring you TheCoffeeMag, a Durban based publication about coffee and coffee culture in South Africa. We chat to Mel and Iain about coffee, publishing and the future of both. DIY: Who is involved with TheCoffeeMag? What are each of their roles in the publication and its online endeavour? Mel: Currently... Read More

Payne

TrollBot must have been playing with his Grant Payne voodoo doll last month since G-Payne was man down for most of it. No worries though, he still managed to get a couple choice images to share with you in this month’s Payne.     Check out last month’s Payne for more filth and drive by shootings and give Grant a like on Facebook if you dig his work. If you don’t, feel free to tell us how much you don’t in the comment... Read More

Humans Of Durban

This month’s Humans Of Durban pays a visit to a place familiar to the thrifty and those looking for unexpected treasures, The Car Boot Market.  Meet an economist, a mother who put her two daughters through school by selling at the market, a flashy dresser, a cute kid and a few more Durban humans. “I’m economist, and let me tell you we need to feed people. We need to bring back community gardens. People are addicted to grocery stores.” “We’ve... Read More

Win With The Plastics And Lee Jeans!

  The Plastics are coming to Durban and they are bringing gifts! Aren’t they nice? Nothing like The Plastics in Mean Girls.   The fist gift they bring is a brand spanking  new track, Underwater Kite, from their latest album, Pyramid, which they’ll be releasing at Live next Saturday. You can give it a listen below and if you dig it, learn the words and get involved at the show.     For those of you into your art,... Read More

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