The Hound has Found… Origami in glass

Origami birds in glass

How exquisite is this? The Hound found this at the moonlight market at Bryanston Organic Market last night. Somehow it was easier to miss during the day, but we’re thrilled we found these beautiful glass baubles filled with leaves, seeds, flowers and tiny origami cranes.

The baubles are made by local blowers who transform glass tubes imported from Germany and then filled. The Hound loves truly unique, handcrafted gifts that help create jobs where they’re most needed.

Price: Varies according to size, but the ones you see in the photo are R125 for the plants, R165 for the cranes.


The Hound has found… a new loud multipurpose hat

Loud hat

This is a very useful reversible hat: loud and floral on the one side, minimalist and white on the other. So you effectively get two large floppy hats for the price of one, shield yourself from the sun and reduce the likelihood of needing Botox later in life.

At R150 at the Bryanston Organic Market, it’s a bargain.


Beautiful things at the Bryanston Organic Market

Lunch at organic market

The Bryanston Organic Market just off the Main on Culross Road offers a very different shopping experience from most shopping malls, and this morning the Shopper Hound headed there to have a sniff around. On a lovely day like today, it’s a much more pleasant way to get your Christmas shopping done.

Apart from delicious food (some of it healthy, some of it terrifyingly fattening), there’s lots to see and buy. Here are just a few of the things that caught the Hound’s eye:

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