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dandelion tea set


Mother's Day is just around the corner and if you're looking for a truly special gift that is proudly local, few things beat this delicate ceramic tea set decorated with finely drawn dandelions from CaBo. This new design venture started out as a collaborative project at the Design Indaba between fellow designers Mariaan van Zyl (of the former clothing and homeware label Me-Co, which has subsequently changed its name to CaBo) and Anja Capuzzimati. After experiencing success at Design Indaba, the pair have officially launched their brand new range of lifestyle products. If you're wondering about the origins of the name, Mariaan says, 'The first European to reach the Cape was the Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias in 1488, who named it the 'Cape of Storms' (Cabo das Tormentas). It was later renamed by John II of Portugal as 'Cape of Good Hope' (Cabo da Boa Esperança) because of the great optimism engendered by the opening of a sea route to India and the East'. Drawing much of their inspiration from the city of Cape Town, it therefore made sense to settle on this name. Surprise your mom, grandmother or another special lady in your life with their beautiful dandelion tea set, comprising a coffee cup, espresso cup and saucer, milk jug and sugar bowl. 'Our designs are botanical-inspired as we believe nature is the perfect example of good design. We want to bring the timeless South African natural beauty that we love into everyone’s homes', explains Mariaan. Current stockists in the Mother City include Haas in the Bo KaapThe Fringe Arts in Kloof StreetGlasgoed in Woodstock and Kalk Bay Modern in Kalk Bay, or you can check them out online at hellopretty.co.za and meekel.co.za. Also coming soon to Antonij Rupert wines in Franschhoek and Flowered Earth in Windhoek, Namibia. To see their other designs visit cabo.co.za, or get in touch by emailing mariaan@cabo.co.za or call her on 079-872-3804. Note: delivery in Cape Town and surrounds is free of charge. Prices of these items are as follows:
  • Coffee cup with Oak wood saucer – R150
  • Mug only (without saucer) – R100
  • Milk jug – R120
  • Sugar bowl – R130
  • Espresso cup and saucer – R140