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Jan 30, 2013

O . live



 O.live is a shop filled with curiosity.
Capetonians have been flocking to this carefully curated little gem  for years.






Rupert Smith and Warren Matthee, 
opened their store 10 years ago































O.live
 is an amazing and ever-changing  mix of flea market finds, modern classics, sophisticated ceramics and glassware


it is a chemistry of living


ps: 
question:    why o.live  and how is it meant to be pronounced ?
answer:   "o.live is pronounced like the word “olive”. The spelling is a play on words, highlighting the word “live”. We included the unusual punctuation as a bit of a joke, because we came up with the name at the time of the .com boom.

 45D Leaville Flats,
 Kloof Street,
 Cape Town. 
Tel – 021 426 5773.

9 comments:

NanaDiana said...

I can see why people would make that high on their priority of "shops to visit". It is just wonderful. I would love to walk through there- xo Diana

okcamp said...

I would love to shop there. Everything is displayed beautifully.
~Diane

20 North Ora said...

Beautiful shop. Would love to just walk around and look. Thanks for sharing the shop with us.

Judy

PURA VIDA said...

I crush apothecary

Burlap Luxe said...

O, Colette i would lose myself in the wonderful shop of curiosity, the covered cutting boards with cloches, the apothecary jars, the wooden measuring spoons, the shelves filled with treasures I could so marriage in my homes decor.
You have the best places to shop! And I so wish I could walk through those doors for a little inspiration.

Tell me Col a bit more about the name, do you know how it came about...is the owners name Olive? And the spaced it to be O, Live for living in a manner you desire!
I find there name double intriguing.
The best part of a great shop is to have a great name :)

See you soon and the pieces of curiosity you so inspire.
Xoxo
Doré

Bernhardine said...

Dear Col, THANK YOU for sharing and revealing all the wonderful treasures at O.live. Especially the Cabinet-treasures! I've been re-inspired by your lovely book and have been busily collecting and putting together a display/cabinet of sorts. I look forward to sharing many more curious cabinets with you! xxx Berns

Acquired Objects said...

Looks like just the sort of shop I love to poke around in. Love the name too.

I hope you're doing well Col!

XXX
Debra~

Nella said...

Dear Colette, such an interesting array of objects, keeping the eye engaged at all times! Visual merchandising is such a huge part of retail, and these shop owners are very good at it! A store I would love to explore! N.xo

ann said...

o yes an amazing shop - really so well put together with gorgeous product.And yes that's what you get with both being visual merchandisers!!!
Stunning post,beautiful pics!!!