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Elsje Designs creates fun & functional gifts, stationery and table decor with a true South African touch


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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Social media suprises

After my ritual early morning walk with Putto, our Swiss Shepherd, I met a friend for coffee and we discussed the wonders of social media.  Recently (by accident) I discovered a lovely shoot on Pinterest with our range of table decor - orbs and himmeli's.  Much to my delight, I have to admit!

Done for television, the Pretty Blog, along with the help of Elizabeth from Bon Ton Events created this beautiful shoot. The table was decorated with a combination of geometric shapes, chemistry tubes and botanical details. The chemistry idea was to touch on the concept of a ‘chemical explosion’ happening when tasting the different ice-creams with the liqueurs. The botanicals was a creative way to use plants you already have, as table decor.

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Monday, September 14, 2015

Hanging with Elsje Designs

Thank you for the lovely artricle, Hanging with Elsje Designs:(

Spring is in the air. Now is the best time to plan your garden for summer. If that sounds like too much effort, take full advantage of going green with this attractive triangular hanging sculpture from Elsje Designs.

Let the geometric-shaped sculpture be your canvas when considering adding a green element to your home, garden, office or any other area which needs a splash of colour. Simply add an air plant and let this conversation piece come to life.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Elsje Designs collaboration with Mr P pop-up shop!

We were really excited when the creative team from Mr Price, contacted Elsje Designs to supply our decor for their new Pop-Up Shop, on 110 Long Street in Cape Town!

The store is set to run throughout the spring and summer season, with each month showcasing the latest looks for ladies and men, completely refreshed with a new theme and design treatment to highlight MRP’s latest ranges.

August will feature MRP’s seventies-style collection, and in celebration of the opening weekend, customers can get involved in the creative process by making their own accessories on purchase.

Customers will also be able to go shopping after hours on the first Thursday of each month, as the store will be open till late, and MRP have promised a night filled with interactive activities.

Opening times are from Mondays to Fridays 9am-5pm,  and Saturdays 9am -1:30pm

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Success at Sarcda 2015: Our new range!

We are happy to announce that we launched a brand new proudly South African range of products this year at Sarcda Trade Fair in Johannesburg. 
Please visit our website, if you are curious to see more.  Wholesale (retailers only) enquiries welcome, minimum order applies.  For more information please contact us on or our studio in Stellenbosch 021 882 8010 .

Thursday, July 23, 2015

New items: Multi display pendant lights

These modern pendants look lovely with vintage light bulbs. 
Numerous ways to display these geometric pendant lights.
Available in gold, copper and black.
Wholesale orders welcome!
Retail @ R650