Design Indaba Expo 2010: Heartworks Stitching Club

Teddy bears and linens colorfully hand-embroidered by a women's club in South Africa

Nestled in a small display cube within the Cape Craft and Design Institute’s exhibition at the recent Design Indaba expo, Heartworks Stitching Club‘s hand-embroidered teddy bears immediately caught our attention with their bold colors and one-of-a-kind appliqué. Founded by Margaret Woermann, owner of the Cape Town crafts boutique Heartworks, the Club began over five years ago in an effort to empower local craftswomen while contributing …

Design Indaba Expo 2010: Moonbasket Lighting

Made in South Africa by local craftswomen, a line of crocheted globe lamps with a socially conscious twist

At the close of last week’s Design Indaba conference in Cape Town, we had the opportunity to meander through the expo of over 260 impassioned exhibitors from around South Africa. While much of the work on view skewed toward accessories and jewelry, we found a handful of tremendous products for the home, including this beautiful collection of suspension lighting by designers Dani Le Roy and …