A few weeks ago we posted about a new job we were looking to fill at the Nifty studio, we were absolutely astounded and overwhelmed by the responses, thank you so much to everyone who sent through your CVs, especially to those who put a lot of thought and effort into your cover letters, we loved & LOL’d (in a good way) going through them. After narrowing the field down via coffee meetings at Flat Mountain Roastery we have filled with position, everyone meet Le’Chelle Taylor!
Le’Chelle was the absolute perfect person for us, she fit the role to the T, believe you me, we stalked all your Instagram accounts and we loved that a few scrolls down on hers we spotted a fresh batch of Nifty prints, plus she has a cool Instagram account (follow her @LeChelle_Taylor) which was an optional extra, but that we were actually quite serious about. Le’Chelle officially started training on Monday and tomorrow will be her first day taking over the reigns, eek! Just kidding, we have faith. We chatted to her about applying for the job, her own super cool blog Taylor Made, having a Youtube channel, her greatest extravagance (data, which is ours too ha) and her pet peeves!
Table Mountain Summit: Runners will get to see this a few times on the 25/04
My name is Lucas (@lucasradams), and apart from dedicating myself to the start-up that is Nifty250, I am a trail-runner. I’d like to introduce the K-Way Platteklip Charity Challege, which is an annual trail-running event aimed at luring nutters like myself (and possibly you) to dedicate their blood, sweat and tears to putting one foot in front of another for the sake of charity. The organisers describe the event as such:
“On the 25th April 2015, 200 intrepid athletes will attempt to see how many times they can summit Table Mountain via Platteklip Gorge for Charity. Each lap is 5.5km in distance, 760 metres of climbing, and will take approximately 2 hours on average. The route up Platteklip Gorge includes 800 double size steps over a distance of 2.1km. Once at the top, the contestants need to run to the upper cable station, catch a lift down and then run back to the start.
In 2015 we are supporting South African Education and Environment Project (SAEP) and our goal is to raise R800 000.00 on the day.
In the past few years this event has given more than three million rand to worthy causes. All donations are tax deductible and audited. Please click here to sponsor a contestant.”
Follow @jessbinxx on Instagram
Jess is one of those people we feel like we’ve been following on Instagram, literally forever. She always had a really beautiful and well curated account, with a few thousand followers and one day we had another look and her account had suddenly just blown up, she currently has 45,000 followers – how crazy ahmazing? We met her for the first time at the 1st Nifty x Gummie Insta-walk and were blown away by the tiny hot pink digital camera she was shooting on.. We’ve wanted her to do a Nifty Weekend Takeover for ages and last weekend she did it, from lunch at our favourite Babylonstoren, ice-cream at The Creamery, creepy cool plants, sunset perfection and chilled Sunday afternoons at the Waterfront she showed us a really good time in the Mother City!
We caught up with her to chat about her Instagram blowing up, what camera she currently shoots on, her best editing app (it’s only one) and her favourite people to follow!
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.
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