Friday, 23 November 2012

"Die Sim Grot" at Kamers Vol Geskenke, Irene 2012

The third KAMERS Pretoria show starts this Sunday, 25 November, and will be hosted in Irene at The Open Window School of Visual Communication @ SAX until 1 December. The opening night will include live music at the normal ticket price from 16:00-20:00 on Sunday the 25th of November. Be sure to watch out for DIE SKIM GROT stand. Lots of sweet Christmas treats for you to buy!!!

The trading hours for the week are as follows:

25 November 16:00 - 20:00
26, 27, 28, 29 Novembe
r 8:30 - 17:00
30 November 8:30 - 20:00
1 December 8:30 - 17:00

Get your tickets at R50 at the entrance, or to avoid the queues, on here: 

We'll catch you there squares!!!!!

Friday, 2 November 2012

Kamers Vol Geskenke, Lourensford 2012

Last year we did a post on KAMERS-Irene, this year we had the privilege to be in Cape Town at the time of KAMERS at Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West.  

This year KAMERS celebrates a decade of women, their stories, dreams and growth through creativity, by providing a visual and creative feast of exceptional handmade & crafted products.

Here is a few photos we took while there, to capture the atmoshere and uniqueness of KAMERS.
The LOvely LO stand:
Photographs by Frikkie Awesome Team Member:  Jemma Blom 
 Don't miss Kamers Irene form 25 November - 1 December.

Friday, 19 October 2012

LO at 'Kamers vol geskenke', Lourensford

Howzit frik-dawgs!!! Our Frikkie Cool Creative Elzanne LOuw was chosen earlier this year as one of the KAMERS vol geskenke young entrepreneurs to be sponsored to take part in KAMERS 2012. Watch the video below to see LO and some of the other amazingly talented girls who were handpicked to put their products on show at KAMERS, 21-27 October at Lourensford Estate, Somerset West
This year KAMERS vol geskenke, Lourensford will be trading for seven days instead of six as in previous years. Meaning more time for you to buy stuff!! Yes!! The opening night will be Sunday (21 October) and they will be trading from 16h00. This is open to the public and limited tickets will be available.

Besides trading a day longer, KAMERS will also be opening earlier and trading later on the Friday night.

Opening night: Sunday, 21 October 2012 (16h00 - 20h00)
Monday, 22 October to Saturday, 27 October 2012
Daily from 8h30 to 17h00, Friday from 8h30 to 20h00

There is also some exciting things happening at this years Kamers Lourensford:
Be inspired at KAMERS 2012 Lourensford by great talks about weddings, coffee, business, sustainable materials, traveling, creativity, raw food and more! Spaces are limited, so book now at More info:

Make a special gift! Come join FOOD BY KIDS' biscuit decorating class and fill a pretty box with your beautifully decorated biscuits.

26 October 2012 | 10:00 – 11:00 , 27 October 2012 | 10:00 – 11:00

Each child will receive 6 biscuits and a gift box, R30 per child, Ages: 6 – 13 years.

Contact Martjie to book for this fun-filled activity: Email:
Cell: 0783645932

More about FOOD BY KIDS here.

Here is a sneak peak at what LO will be offer at this years KAMERS Lourensford:

Photos taken by Elzanne Louw, see more here

If you are in the Cape area go and check out KAMERS Lourensford and be sure to stop by LO's stall and say Howzit, and give her a HIGH-FIVE!

If you are not in the Cape area, don't worry, Kamers will be in Irene form 25 November - 1 December.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Army of Art® - South Africa's Creative Force

For a few months this name has made a creative commotion across the country - on Facebook, on Twitter, on Pinterest…Army of Art. First exploding onto the social media scene, Army of Art brought a complete neoteric perspective on creative South African individuals. On the 1st of October this year, they launched the first phase of their much anticipated website:
More than just an average platform or forum, it is an interactive entity for all South African creatives. A South African creative ‘’Facebook’’ some have compared it to; A phenomenal milestone for South African web development as per others; the first of its kind in the South African social media market - fact.
When asked how they initiated the concept, they replied:
‘’South Africa is a country filled to the brim with significantly creative people. It is time that we offered them a space where they can get the exposure and recognition they deserve, and the necessary assistance to sustain creativity as a career. We started this for the love of art, and the lack of wanting to pursue anything but art, and this in a country where it is already a struggle to make a living, even in a corporate job.”

Whether you are a struggling writer, a professional photographer, a notable personage in the music industry or even just an avid crafter in your sparetime, Army of Art has a place for you in their ‘’creative force’’. Artists from absolutely every and any category in South Africa's Creative industry are welcome.You don’t have to own a website or an impressive social media page, as you can get all the exposure you need on Army of Art’s website.
By creating a profile, you can upload your artworks, images, music videos, audio or literature. By using the advanced profile system, you can display your works in the public gallery, where your work is exhibited to hundreds of possible employers and other creatives alike. Through the friend and message system, you can communicate with others, share ideas and collaborate. You can submit all your events, (performances / tour dates, markets, sales, exhibitions, shows, festivals, new releases, conventions) to for free submission to their events timeline.

The Army Of Art Team will continuously be improving and adjusting features and adding facilities to their site to provide optimum exposure for the artists, ensuring convenience of usage and expansion to better serve South Africa's creative community. Employer/ employee interaction will be the next feature added to the site, creating an employment hub for all South African artists. You will be notified of all employment opportunities in your field and will be able to apply via the site.
The beauty of an army is that it encompasses strength in numbers and power in creative strategies. This is just the start of many more things for Army of Art. The first issue of their magazine will soon be released, and word is out that they will be collaborating with some of the biggest names in the industry to create more opportunities for SA artists to gain exposure and enhance our industry.

So if you are indeed a South African creative individual, be sure to join them, as this army is intent on growing and developing as an entity, whilst enriching the individuals that contribute to the force. One soldier does not an army make.

May the force be with you.

Friday, 21 September 2012

LO - Awesome New Spring/Summer 2012 Range

Our Frikkie Cool Creative - Elzanne LOuw released her LO Spring/Summer 2012 range today and we think it's absolutely Frikkie Awesome!! Well done Elzanne! The new range is available at the Neighbourgoods Market Johannesburg as of tomorrow. You can also buy it online at Hello Pretty.

Clothing: Lo
Shoes: Babette
Jewellery: Anna Richerby at The Gallery Shop, 48 Church Street, Cape Town,
Photographer: Jaco Minnaar
Model: Loura Roos, My Friend Ned
Hair: Minette Geyer, /
Art Direction: Jaco Minnaar & Elzanne Louw,

Have a look at LO's website for more images of the range :

Frikkie Cool Creative: Zander Blom - Update

If you're an avid reader of Frikkie Awesome, you will know that we did a Frikkie Cool Creative post about Zander Blom a few months back and so we thought we would give you an update to what this awesome artist is currently up to! Zander's lastest exhibition "New Paintings" opened on Wednesday 5 September at the Stevenson gallery in Cape Town and will run until 13 October. If you are in Cape Town, get off your bicycle and be sure to go and have a look! It's amazing to be there to get the full effect and scale of these awesome paintings! The gallery hours are: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturdays 10am to 1pm.
Zander Blom writes:
A quote from Fran├žoise Gilot's biography on Picasso made a lasting impression on me at the end of last year: "[Work] below your means. If you can handle three elements, handle only two. If you can handle ten, then handle only five. In that way the ones you do handle, you handle with more ease, more mastery, and you create a feeling of strength in reserve."
The added benefit of such a limitation in painting is that it has the potential to facilitate a refinement and expansion of one's language and ability. A limitation by its very nature forces one to seek out alternative avenues or ways to solve problems, and in doing so it can open up a range of new possibilities.
After last year's exceptionally colourful paintings I found myself moving back towards a monochromatic palette with newfound drive, purpose, clarity and intent. This year I'm narrowing my focus and sharpening my craft.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Braai Day at Honey Badger.

The 26th of September is Heritage Day... But most people know it as Braai Day. So why not pick up the phone and call Honey Badger Bistro on 012 342 7547 and book your spot at the Honey Badger Braai Day!! 

It's gonna be a Braai day like you used to have at your ouma's place back in '87!! Steak, Chops, potato salad, Braai broodjies and so much more. You choose what you want, and the Badgers will provide! Each item of food is individually priced, so you get to build your ideal Braai plate. Also, bring your own drinks, corkage will be charged at R20 per person drinking. The Braai kicks off at 9 and booking is a HUUUGE must!!! 

This is one event you. Do. Not. Want. To. Miss!! So tell your friends about it. Tell your folks about it. Tell your Oupa and Ouma about it. In fact. Bring EVERYONE!! Remember to book!!! Be there. Or be pap met geen sous!

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

The Badger has a new menu!

So. If you follow us regularly you will know that we have done a post about Honey Badger Bistro, and many of you have since then, made a turn or three round there. So for the Badger fans and Badger newbies, there's some pretty sweet news for you guys!! Honey Badger Bistro has recently launched there new menu... And it's AMAZEBALLS!! 
The badgers have clearly been hard at work developing this new menu, cause the dishes that on it are pretty much out of this world. From the R28 Back to Basics breakfast (and it's not near basic at all) to the Gourmet Sandwidches (which taste like awesomeness) to the home made pasta, this menu is seriously next level!! The Honey Badger is also starting to introduce a bunch of cool events, so make sure to check the blog and there Facebook page for all the info you require! In the meantime, have a look at some of these pics of a couple of new dishes they have on offer!!
Head on over to the Honey Badger Bistro and smash that menu in your mouth!!!

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Frikkie is back.

So after a very prolonged hiatus... FRIKKIE AWESOME is back... Going to be some super sweet stuff happening over here, so keep watching the blog for updates. Something you can do so long is of course share our Facebook page and let your friends in on the awesome that is Frikkie. Another feature we wanna let you guys and gals in on is the hash tag project. When you're having a Frikkie Awesome time, why not instagram it and add the hash tag #frikkieawesome and it will appear on the right hand side of the blog instantly. At the end of each week, we'll award the best pic with a secret surprise!
In the mean time, get hash-tagging! Catch you peeps soon!!!

Friday, 6 July 2012

Frikkie Befrikte Vinnige Aandetes

Its been a while since we posted one of these. This recipe is very easy and quick to make. Get all the ingredients ready, assemble it, bake it and dinner is ready! You need 4 main ingredients, 4 easy steps and that's that. Winner Winner Pasta for Dinner!!!!
How to make it:
- Preheat the oven to 200'C.
- Place half of the prepared mince into the bottom of a ovenproof dish.
- Fill the pasta shells with the creamed spinach and place it ontop of the mince in the dish.
- Cover with the rest of the mince.
- Sprinkle the grated cheese over the top of the mince.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 30-45 minutes. 
- Serve and enjoy!