Eighteen months ago, local designer Anthea McCloed’s family and friends encouraged her to follow her creative dreams — and she hasn’t looked back since. She launched the quirky A 2nd Life brand and opened a store, turning various wooden, steel and enamel items into interesting and useful design pieces. We fell in love with this cool bar stool, handmade from carefully selected materials, including powder-coated mild steel, kiaat wood, rubber and an enamel wash basin. It’s available in three colours (white, yellow and mint green) and retails for R1 190. Check out what else Anthea has been up to lately at 70 Juta Street, Braamfontein or visit her website at a2ndlife.co.za.