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Hobby-X 2018

Sponsored content There’s a new energy and positive feeling to 2018! And nowhere is this more apparent than at the offices of Hobby-X, the well respected and highly anticipated expo for the hobbies and creative crafts industries, where I am chatting to Elizabeth...

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Hobbies have poor shelf lives

The shelf-life of a hobby is one year and two months, according to Brits. Researchers who polled 5 001 UK adults found almost half have taken up a hobby only to give it up. Twenty-eight per cent level the blame at work commitments, while 27 per cent said a busy family...

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Paper perfect

Artist Yulia Brodskaya is a highly regarded paper artist and illustrator who uses two simple materials – paper and glue – and a technique that involves the placement of carefully cut and bent strips of paper to make lush, vibrant, three-dimensional paper...

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The rise of kids stationery chain Smiggle

Brightly coloured children’s stationery chain Smiggle, the profit powerhouse ready to roll into Europe, has grown rapidly in just 14 years. The first Smiggle store opened in Melbourne by founders Stephen Meurs and Peter Pausewang in 2003. Apparel retailer the...

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The writing tool renaissance

Here’s a fact you have to write down to believe: Over the past 10 years, during which the world has adopted smartphones and social media, sales of fountain pens have risen. Retail sales, in particular, have grown consistently. In 2016 they were up 2.1 percent from the...

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Why paper won’t die

Boxes. Labels. Books. Your child’s first report card. A tissue for their first heartbreak. All made from paper; a renewable, recyclable material that is an inextricable, often invisible part of our lives. Think about it …from the moment we wake up to when we nod off...

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DIY homework caddies

Professional organiser Harmony Seiter has provided a step-by-step guide to creating an at-home homework station. A homework caddy is great for small spaces, multi-purpose spaces, and for kids who love to do their homework on the floor or away from a desk or table. •...

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The ultimate hobby machine

Say goodbye to unnecessary cords and create more space to work on your projects with the ultimate DIY machine from Cricut. The machine is hailed as all you need for craft hobbies like scrapbooking. The machine retails at approximately $300 (R3 800). There are so many...

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Artist makes dresses out of paper

Maria de Los Angeles, an artist from the United States, has created a number of dresses from paper. The dresses serve as a medium to speak about the history of colonialism, migration and those without a home.

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Reviving the lost art of handwriting

Handwritten notes: remember them? Such communication may have taken a digital drubbing but there are still some of us out there – and you know who you are – who get excited about stationery, whether it’s a worn leather notebook, a clean sheet of recycled paper or a set of sharp-pointed pencils.

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