October 2015 archive

Everyone Meet Amber!

You may remember a few weeks ago we posted that we were looking to hire, after going through some ahmazing CVs (thank you so much to everyone who sent them in) we narrowed it down, had some interviews and a few days later emailed Amber to let her know the job was hers! We thought we would do a lil interview with Amber so you can get to know her a bit better, as when you email Nifty she is probably the person who’ll be able to help you out.. We chatted to her about her very funny pet peeves, greatest life extravagances and the things she loves to do in her free time!

1. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Hello! I’m Amber, a full-time Cape Townian, nature-lover, pizza appreciator, enthusiastic creative and part-time web design/ desktop publishing student following a degree completed at UCT.  Things you should know about me: I’m curious and explore my world through illustration, animation, writing and art. I befriend animals, love trees, mountains, baked cheesecake and quiet brilliant creatives.


Camilla Rose – Nifty Weekend Takeover

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We absolutely loved having Camilla takeover our Instagram account last weekend, she’s a rather nifty crafter and we were just a lil obsessed with the DIY bath bombs – which were super simple to put together – which she included! We caught up with her to chat about her personal favourite DIYs and the 10 things that all self respecting crafters need to have in their home DIY kit!

1. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Ok here are some fun facts about me.

  • I’m OBSESSED with Katy Perry and My Little Pony.
  • I have had every colour hair under the sun.
  • My current hairstyle is modelled after Cruella de Vil.
  • Shamefully, I follow a bunch of 15 year old emo kids on Instagram who remind me of my scene kid youth.
  • My best friend’s name is Morgana #gothsforlife
  • I love singing and it drives my boyfriend insane
  • My wardrobe is #allblackerrr’thang


Nifty Playlist vol 1. Girl Power!


We love playing good, fun music at the studio, from Beyonce to The Rolling Stones to Britney and Bob Marley – we have rather eclectic taste. Decided to put together our first playlist for y’all to listen to, it’s 80 tracks and 5hrs16min of pure girl power. Listen to it right over here!

We had way too much fun putting it together and hope you absolutely love it. If you have requests for future playlists, let us know what you want..

Giulio’s Cafe


Yesterday the Nifty girls Talya & Le’Chelle set off to town, 16 Loop Street to be exact, to try out Giulio’s which opened about a week ago. The first thing you notice when you walk in is the beautiful interior – think pasta chandelier, marble table tops, white columns and a golden wreath hanging in the middle of the space, all designed by one of our favourite SA creatives, Michael Chandler of Chandler House.

But let’s get to the real reason we were there, the foooood! Giulio has worked for Jamie Oliver in London, moved back to the mother city and opened his first cafe – it’s very family orientated, you’ll probably have his Italian mama fussing over you aka the best and warmest service in Cape Town.


Kraftisan Relaunch!

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After so many of you enquired about cool ways to display your Nifty prints, we are oh so excited to announce the relaunch of our sister company, Kraftisan! Originally started in 2012 by Nifty250 co-founder, Lucas Adams, the brand was re-launched last week, focusing on minimalist interior goods and products, some made especially to fit your special Nifty prints. (more…)