Tag Archives: destination: south africa

November 20, 2013

October Instagram Round Up

We asked you to use #teacollection in your Instagram photos and we were so excited to find that you did! Each month we’ll round up 12 of our favorites and share them with you here on Studio T.

 October Instagram

row 1 (left to right): @ambernge, @hippiemama31, @princessbabypet

row 2: @agoldenafternoon, @kristacushie, @mamaandbabylove

row 3: @araer81, @melferachi, @nikichisani

row 4: @lisalivesaloha, @outofcinque, @mscrican

July 3, 2013

Save on Sale!

Have you shopped our Semi-Annual Sale? It’s time for the Spring Season FINALE - Shop now at an addition 40% off* with code SAVE40 at checkout!

1. Henley Necklace Tank Top $14.50   2. Peppercorn Necklace $9.50   3. Paperbag Shorts $19.50

4. Bensimon Shoes $36.50   5. Bo-Kaap Trapeze Mini Dress $17.50   6. Saltwater Sandals $30.50

7. Pedal Pusher Skinnies $15.50   8. Cardigan $39.50   9. Wild Hibiscus Tee $19.50

Check your local retailer to see what deals they’re offering!

*Extra 40% off does not apply to any 3rd party items*

UPDATE: Semi-Annual Sale is over!

June 19, 2013

Celebrate The Fourth In Style!

Looking for red, white and blue options for the fourth? We’ve got you covered with tops, bottoms, dresses and  more! Be sure to claim our free shipping over $50 offer on Facebook – the sooner you order the sooner you’ll be able to focus on parade fun and backyard BBQ’s!

Start shopping now:

  1. Venda Stripe Pocket Tee $19.50
  2. Baobab Blossom Wrap-Neck Dress $15.50
  3. Coastal Stripe Tee $19.50
  4. Sea Gypsy-Wrap Neck Tank Dress $22.50
  5. Venda Strappy Mini Dress $24.50
  6. Venda Stripe Twirl Top $14.50
  7. Coastal Stripe Flutter Tee $19.50
  8. Terrific Tank $16.50
  9. Umuzi Playshorts $15.50
  10. Sea Gypsy Halter Dress $22.50
  11. Venda Twirl Skort $22.50

 

Don’t forget to check with your local retailer to see what styles they carry! Find where your nearest retailer is here: http://bit.ly/VvddfE

April 26, 2013

Two Minutes With Tea: Karin Miller

Karin Miller is a South African artist whose work is bold and thought provoking. You may have seen her art pinned around Pinterest or perhaps you’ve been lucky enough to see her work hanging on the walls of the Holzen Manz Collection and Gallery in Franschhoek. Our dive in to South African culture this spring lead us to Karin and we’re so thankful she took the time to answer a few questions for Studio T.

Your pieces are unique, layered, and complex. Give us some insight on their background and how they’re created.

I must say my work is quite intuitive. I have a feel for my strong cultural background and I am inspired by my environment. I collect ideas and images and scan them into my computer. I also take photographs of people who appeal to me to use in my work. Once I have most of my elements ready, I start doing my artwork in Photoshop and it is a very lengthy process because I am quite obsessive about details.

How do you think art has evolved with technology?

I was trained as a  Graphic designer, and for that reason I evolved with technology  and I love playing around and experimenting with art on my computer.

How has the South African culture influenced the aesthetic of your work?

I love people of different colors and cultures and also to use them in my work. I find the evolving south african culture and social dynamics of racial and cultural relationships fascinating.

We were enamored with the Protea flower as you may be able to tell from a number of pieces in our spring collection! Is there anything native to South Africa in particular that you find yourself drawing inspiration from?

There are so many elements of that I draw inspiration from. I love the aloe plant in all its forms at the moment, and the more I start studying a plant, the more fascinating and beautiful it becomes to me.

What’s a typical day in the life of Karin Miller consist of?

I spend just about every day working in my studio at home. Not because I have to, but because I want to.

Do you have any favorite South African artists we should know about?

Conrad Botes

On our next trip to South Africa, where is one place we must visit that may have been overlooked as a first-time tourist?

Perhaps the simplicity and the vastness of the Karoo.

Finish this sentence: “To me, art is…not that serious.”