Openings at The Storr Room and Widmer & Co, and an exhibition of advertising posters from Andy Rice and Ken Preston, proved a great drawcard to Melville’s 27 Boxes on Thursday (September 14). It was an encouraging sign of what 27 Boxes could become with a revived thrust to make this retail space a relevant […]
SUZANNE'S WORLD is the new all-encompassing umbrella for features, blogs and interviews either new or archived on my website. It is also the new home of what was Melville News.
Above: The pin board in my office is a collage of of my world...
For a long time I've been searching for a name that immediately conveys, but doesn't limit, the scope of editorial content I publish on my website. As simple a task as one may think it to be, I have rejected every suggestion for not meeting those criteria. "What's in a name?" asked more than one friend, echoing Juliet in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. ("What's in a name? that which we call a rose by any other name would smells as sweet," says Juliet in a passage reflecting her wishful thinking.)
As Juliet discovered, there's a lot in a name, and in my case, the perfect solution wasn't presenting itself. Suzanne's World is an honest and broad attempt to to capture the spirit of this page. As the pin board reveals, in my case it is a personal if somewhat random collection of people and places in my professional and private life, which is intended to be symbolic.
It is here too where colleagues and friends will be encouraged to share their original, thought-provoking and entertaining words to engage readers old and new.
And now that I have settled on Suzanne's World, I hope to give up stressing about names and to get on with the writing. I'm working towards forming partnerships with other sites, which will provide yet more options for the short-attention-span age in which we find ourselves.
I'm happy to say that the launch of this new segment coincides with a feature and an extended paragraph (I'm being facetious) from John Miller, an old friend and colleague who lives in Wales... but let him tell his own stories.
Welcome to my world.
To call Charles Storr a furniture designer is only half the story. A colourful character with an original take on style, Charles is a welcome addition to 27 Boxes and is certain to breathe new life into Melville’s retail landscape. Founder, owner and head designer of The Storr Room since 2012, Charles and his team […]
SUZANNE’S WORLD is the new all-encompassing umbrella for features, blogs and interviews either new or archived on my website. It is also the new home of what was Melville News. For a long time I’ve been searching for a name that immediately conveys, but doesn’t limit, the scope of editorial content I publish on my […]
Richard van Der Westhuizen and Lochner de Kock will receive a lifetime achievement award for their music next month. Long-time residents of Melville, Lochner and Richard are equally well-known as actors, but it is for their music partnership, which began 30 years ago, that they will receive the award at the Innibos Arts Festival in […]
A chance late night call from a blind Vosloorus woman to Talk Radio 702 resonated with a man in Wales, who decided to make her life a little better. With the connivance of a 702-call screener, contact was made. Emails went back and forth for the next six months until he and she met at […]