Room Online

Faithful to the credo ‘local is best’, Anne Bouwer and Natasha Stone are about to launch an online store that will showcase the best of South African design. ‘All too often, local creativity is hidden behind creaking doors, in backyard studios across South Africa,’ says the duo, whose new website, Room Online aims to provide a platform for the home-grown designs of South African artists and artisans. They’ll be featuring local talents such as Kathy Mellor, Essie Letter Press, Koop Design, Shaw Sisters, Starbright Girl, A Bird Named Frank, Inspired by Our Country, Splice Botanical Laboratory, Honest Chocolate, Food By Preserve, Lisa Firer, Cloth Clothing and Mula Design. With a focus on décor and homeware, Room Online will be the perfect spot to spoil yourself and friends, over the Christmas season and beyond. Room Online will go live on 24 November at roomonline.co.za. If you’re in Joburg, stop by their pop-up store at Unit 1, 71 Devonshire Ave, Bryanston: 24 and 25 November from 10am-6pm and 26 November from 9am-4pm. Text: Roberta Coci