Kapstadt Newsletter November 2009

Kathrin Geisser’s inteview with Katie in her studio in Observatory was published in the German ‘Kapstadt Newsletter. We can’t understand a word it says, but are crossing fingers that it’s good stuff!

Homemakers Expo – Cape Town 2009

Recreate exhibition at The Homemakers Expo Cape Town 2009.

‘Light on the Subject’ Home & Tuis – October 2009

‘Use lighting to add interesting features to your home. Katie Thompson of Recreate uses everyday items like milk bottles and teacups to make very special lamps ‘

Home & Tuis – October 2009

Visi Junkie – September 2009

Meet Katie Thompson aka ‘Junkie’ – Visi September 2009.

Vintage Fair at The Old Biscuit Mill (canceled until further notice)

(Please note this event has been canceled until further notice)

Visit Recreate at the new ‘VINTAGE FAIR’ at The Old Biscuit Mill, Sir Lowry Rd, Salt River, Cape Town every Sunday 10am – 3pm

Come see a wide selection of our furniture, lighting, and accessories on display -sit on it, feel it, fall in love with it!

Browse the markets quirky collectables, daring new furniture and jewellery designers, vintage cars, well-read books, and an unusual hand-picked selection of 2nd hand clothes, all the while sipping on champagne and listening to the live band.

Download a pdf version of the map to The Old Biscuit Mill below.

Inside Out – The Oprah magazine, September 2009

Featured in the Oprah magazine, September 2009, a collection of Recreate’s outdoor patio items.

The Suitcase Chair in floral tapestry print, Bucket stool and Milk pail stool.

‘Reclaimed Wonder’ – Home & Tuis, September 2009

‘This kitchen has a distinctly retro appearance, though it also contains industrial and shabby chic elements – and the fusion of textures, finishes and style is simply delightful’

Home & Tuis magazine ,  September 2009


I will be exhibiting at The Homemakers Expo in Cape Town with some extra ordinary new products!

Visit my stand in the Decor and Accessories feature area. at the CTICC, 3- 6 September 2009.

Home makers expo

Elle Decoration – August 2009

Featured in The Colour Issue of Elle Decoration this month… The Hoover Lamp and The Milk Pail Stool.

Oooh la la Oprah! August 2009

The Teacup lamps were selected for ‘The O List’ and featured in the Oprah Magazine – August 2009. Ooooh la la!

REcreate Studio – NOW OPEN!

At last… I have my studio set up at my home in Observatory.

I look forward to welcoming you! Please note, it is by appointment only so give me a call on 076 989 0871 or email me to arrange a time to drop by.

Hope to see you all soon!

REcreate studio NOW OPEN in Observatory!

‘Show stopping milk can stools’ in MY Home/Tuis – August 2009

Not only has Home and Tuis magazine featured my Milk Can Stools and Tapestry Suitcase Chair in their August 09 editions, but they have also portrayed them so delightfully in my very own home and studio!

Attached pages 12 and 13.

It just doesn’t get better than this!

Speechless – Top Billing, July 2009

For someone who can talk alot, put a microphone and camera in front of me and …pure silence!

So after my utterly speechless nerve racking experience being interviewed by delicious Aidan Bennet and his Top Billing team for their Decorex feature – I am much happier to see a little write up about REcreate in this months Top Billing magazine – The Eco Issue!

Happiness is page 17 in Conde Nast – House & Garden, July 2009

‘The Heart Chair’ makes her debut in Conde Nast House & Garden.

Such an admired happy little heart chair, with fans from Cape Town to Thabazimbi to America! I am considering REcreating my REcreation. Using old recycled wood of course!

The You. Who me? Yes you!

Going going … Sold!  We don’t like to talk about it much, as it is rather a sad little story about a beautiful Heart Chair that was infact the very 1st item REcreate ever manufactured. 

You Magazine chose it as one of their top 10 Decorex products.

Should you like this Heart Chair as much as I and the You Magazine do, have a look under my ‘product page’ as I have REvived another old broken dining chair using white perspex… The sequel to The Heart Chair – Queen of Diamonds!

This month: Lighting in production. Next month: Lighting up your home?

I have been busy, busy, busy with new products and new ideas and can hardly keep up with all the interest! (Thank you!)

From concept to design and finally production, here are a few products I have been working on this month…

If you can imagine one of these lights in your home, it could be yours!

Mannequin – light:

Her days of modelling and fitting for a high-end store had long passed,  she was found sad and forgotten buried amongst piles of old stock…this mannequin could soon be spotted lighting up your room and one must ask has her life only just begun?…

mannequin lamp sketch best best man-11

Birdcage chandelier:

This redundant bird cage stopped singing long ago, what was left to rust in damp and dust, will soon be grand in glistening splendour. ..

Turning the wire bird cage into a glamorous chandelier creates playful juxtapositions and can be seen as the next step from the already existing birdcage lights hanging over raw light bulbs.

Teacups…soon to be lamps:

tea2 china teacups teacups

That’s all for now under lighting…

Your feedback is much appreciated and I look forward to your comments.

Super exciting and busy times ahead…

Die Burger – Leefstyl

Die Rommel Koningin’… That would be me!

After this article from Die Burger, 13 May 09,  had been translated to me word for word, I discover that I am in fact ‘Die Rommel Koningin’!

I am still trying to decide whether I should be flattered or not?!!

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