March 2015 archive

Second Nifty x Gummie Insta-walk

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Love this shot by @kimberleylombard

Last Saturday at 3pm, 35 Cape Town Instagrammers met at Truth coffee at Prestwich Memorial for the second edition Nifty x Gummie Insta-walk, the 1st walk was around Woodstock to spot amazing pieces of street art, whilst the second was an urban design tour. We had the yummiest red velvet cupcakes by Bullcakes & Cupdogs whilst we waited for everyone to arrive before embarking on our lil adventure through Cape Town CBD – looking at subjects from gentrification to public art (we spotted graffiti, murals and even a sculpture by Brett Murray), city planning and layout, and how certain areas and buildings invite and attract you, whilst others are built to keep people out, it was certainly very interesting. It’s not often we walk around the CBD with iPhones and cameras out, just for the sake of walking around, we met some rather lovely people and snapped some great photographs.

We landed up walking all the way to the big Truth coffee in Buitenkant Road where we stopped off for cappuccinos, for some that was the end of the walk, for others we made our way back to Prestwich Memorial via Skinny Legs & All which was hosting the Yebook Instagram exhibition, wine was sponsored by Spier and ice tea from BOS, there was such a great vibe and the signed limited prints were selling like hotcakes which was absolutely incredible.

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10k Nifty Milestones Voting!

We’re oh so obsessed with all the Nifty Milestones entries for us hitting 10,000 followers and finally get the k on Instagram! We handed the creative reins over to you and we absolutely love the 79 submissions we got in just 2 days! We’ve narrowed it down to our favourite top 10, but now we’ve decided to let you guys to decide who the top 3 submissions are!

Have a scroll through all ten and then please vote for your favourite :)

Update: the winners are: 1st place – @chloe.boulos / 2nd place – annekejagau / 3rd place – @lachelslazo

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Get Creative, 10k Competition!

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OMG we’re 66 followers away from 10,000 on Instagram & officially ‘getting the k’ which is crazy unbelievable. Every thousand followers we’ve celebrate by creating the number out of an assortment of things from stickers to coffee pods, marshmellows, jelly tots & Oreos, it’s been fun. For this big one we thought we would hand it over to you – create the number 10,000 or simply 10k out of whatever you like, but they have to be real things, no typefaces overlaid on an image. The rules: has to be uploaded to Instagram in a square format, otherwise if you’re all about the Whitagram borders, upload it like that & email a square version to hello@nifty250.co.za, a white/clean background is preferable but it’s up to you! When you upload make sure to include #NiftyMilestones so we can see it.. Enter as many times as you like, the more the merrier.

– 1st prize Nifty voucher for x100 polaroid prints + delivery

– 2nd prize Nifty voucher for x50 polaroid prints + delivery

– 3rd prize Nifty voucher for x30 polaroid prints + delivery

Closing date: dependant on when we hit 10,000

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Michelle Viljoen – Nifty Weekend Takeover

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Follow @mich_viljoen on Instagram

When we found out that one of our favourite Instagrammers – graphic designer and photographer, Michelle Viljoen was off to London and New York, we immediately jotted her down for a Nifty Weekend Takeover in the Big Apple. It was the middle of winter and she updated us with the most beautiful photographs, which made us want to pack our backs and head to the big city. From Times Square, to Central Walk and Greenwich Village she really did an excellent job of showing us around. We caught up with her to find out who her favourite Instagrammers are, what her most treasured possession is (it’s a toss up) and her favourite must visit places in New York.

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YeBook Instagram Exhibition

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A few weeks ago we were approached by Abe Louw, Zach Louw & Luca Jacobs who wanted to put together Cape Town’s first Instagram charity exhibition, featuring photography by 10 super cool Capetonian Instagrammers! We will be heading there after the Nifty x Gummie Insta-walk on Saturday afternoon..

We’ll let you tell them about the event in their own words ‘In association with Nifty250 we have curated a gallery of 10 top Capetonian Instagramer’s work that we wish to sell to raise funds for The Yebook Project. The Yebook Project is a non-profit, startup charity that aims to supply the families of South African learners from disadvantaged backgrounds with school photographs so as to improve their sense of self worth and pride in actively pursuing an education.

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