Ideal for collectors, landscapers, etc. in the Western Cape, South Africa.
In a few months time we move to another place. We can either take our collection with us (well, we take some for sure) or sell. We have chosen for the latter option.
Huge collection cacti and (African) succulent plants for sale. Ideal for landscaping. A.o.: Cycads (with permit), Aloes, Cyphostemmas, Azuro cacti, Boojum tree, Mammillarias. Adenias, Adeniums, Old Man’s Beard, Pachypodium (Geha, Lamerei), Agaves, Neobuxbaumia (cactus), Fero cacti, Astrophytum, Pine-apple trees, etc. All together a few hundred plants from small (also in pots) to 2m high. Email me (greenc -at- omail.co.za) for details. The collection is in Stanford near Hermanus. On appointment only.
A few years ago me and Yvonne travelled in Europe and North America again (after 11 years in South Africa). One of the cities we visited was Zurich in Switzerland.
The first tube is an animated version of some images we made during wandering in de city. The second is that of a stunning succulent plant collection which is regarded as the largest of its kind in the world.
The original pictures were made with a Sony snapshooter.
Doing something different with #jewellery. Yvonne de Wit (she is just setting up her own blog; the ‘about’ page is more or less finalised), co-incidentally my wife and love of a life-time ( 😀 ), creates jewellery of sterling silver and South African Earth (such a diversity). Pictured is a pendant in the shape of a Zulu shield with a Nguni hide of soil particles. This is one of the pieces of a new collection that will be marketed in the course of 2014. All jewellery is, piece after piece, purely handcrafted and every piece is unique with different patterns. Every #design is own.
A few of the textures I use for background layers of photo-imaginaries. All natural but after some processing including HDR-toning etc. At the moment a collection of a few hundred to choose from. These layers add some depth. They are an ‘art’ of their own … 😉
A few days ago I posted about the ‘branding’ of Yvonne’s (my wife) jewelry or jewellery (for the Americanos). I’m not a graphical designer but one of our neighbors is. I was stuck with the header; in fact it was a point of sophisticated discussion (no plates broken, etc.) between me and my client. So our neighbor came in and she was first of all amazed of the collection. For people from outside South Africa like us, it’s sometimes difficult to understand that South Africans in general are not great believers in the products developed and made in their own country… With her advise we changed a few minor things. First of all a better readable (Geneva instead of Chalkduster) lettertype for the footer. But the major issue, the header, needed a bit more upgrading. We enlarged the two text lines (full width) and added some soil in the background. Next we brightened up the name Dhunga. Yes; we are all Happy now. The entire concept of the layout etc. was done in Photoshop CS6
In South Africa ‘Baby Buttocks’ is one of the many names given to this Lithop specie. Lithops (several hundreds of species/hybrids/varieties) originate from Southern Africa and sometimes people walk on them assuming they are walking on stones; hence another name ‘Living Stones’.
The variety in our collection spreads the fragrance of a certain brand of baby powder. Technology isn’t that far yet that I can let you sniff this fragrance.