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

Dee Donaldson

We caught up with local artist and teacher, Dee Donaldson about her latest body of work produced from the Alter Ego exhibition at the Rust en Vrede Art Gallery and about her love for exploring new mediums and using her work to communicate ideas that words can’t.     DIY: How would you describe your art? What drives you to create? Dee: I suppose contemporary, figurative painting is a way of describing it. I work in oil mostly, although... Read More

Ask DJ Fuego Heat

Life is full of questions. Questions like, “Should I get the broad bean or sugar bean bunny?”, “Which is the best whiskey for under R100?” and “When does buying her shots go from being friendly to date rapey?” Luckily for you, we’ve got a professional question answerer in the form of the always sensual, DJ Fuego Heat. The firey one answers your tough questions after the jump.   The Economy asks: Hi there DJ Feugo Heat, Do you remember... Read More

Paul Edmunds

Paul Edmunds has carved a niche in South African sculpture over the last 15 years with time consuming artworks that rely on repetition, detail and scale. He makes use of everyday objects that have been re-contextualised into complex pieces and conversations. We chat to him about critical feedback and making a living from art. DIY: How would you describe yourself and what you do? Paul: I’m a fairly hard-working, full-time artist, living with my... Read More

Louise Hall

We know we tend to focus more on designers and their ilk more than “artists” but today we chat to Louise Hall, a local fine artist with a number of exhibitions and years of teaching under her belt. We chat to her about how art is perceived and why drawing and teaching is so important to her.   DIY:  For those who have not come into contact with you or your work, can you please give us a little background information on who Louise... Read More

ST(E)AK

Today we chat to ST(E)AK, ex-editor of Session Magazine, designer, skater, metal-head and spinner of some pretty cool tracks when he gets behind the decks. We chat to him about the decline of print media, how Bipolar affects his art and his contribution to the Parlotone’s career.   DIY: Stefan Naude, ST(E)AK, Rick De La Ray? Who’s who and which one do you think really describes you? Has/does each name serve a specific purpose or... Read More