The Heat is On


Last night I popped into Greenside to check out the heater exhibition at The Street – a trendy concept store/boutique for fashionable and quirky street-ware. The exhibition was in collaboration with Econo-Heat wall heaters (you know, the simple looking panels that keep us all nice and toasty in winter).

The Street’s marketing pro, Melissa Griesel, had a great idea to use these panels as canvases. They got Econo-Heat on board and hooked up with some of South Africa’s best artists. There was free gluwhein and Jimmy Jagga were handing out free wine spritzers at their mobile photo booth, which were great crowd pleasers.

Here are the photographs I took, so you can see what I’m talking about when I say that these heaters are a must-have. (Excuse the low quality images – I used my cellphone to snap these shots, but you will still get the idea.)

Ivana Raguz
“Cold Feet, Warm Boots”

Mzwandile Buthelezi

Bruce Mackay

Adrian Jansen van Vuuren
“4 Down”

Justus Kotze
“Winter Blues”

Mr Alpha
“Hot Property”

Marija van Rensburg
“Hedgehog Love”

Innocent Mukheli
“Mulilo” or “Fire” in Venda

Justice Mukheli
“1955 Citroen DS”


Jade Klara Apteker
“Cold Blood”

Jason Bronkhorst
“Lie To Me”

Kevin Love
“Contrary to Popular Belief”

The exhibition runs until 2 August, so get to The Street before then. The artistic heaters are selling at R1500 a piece Рwhich I think is great value for money, seeing as a heater is a winter essential and these heaters are exceptionally well designed. I am a big fan of functional artwork, so I love the idea of having a beautiful creation which doubles as an eco-friendly heater in the winter months. I also found it a thoughtful initiative that Adam Lowery (owner of The Street) and Melissa Griesel invited the guests to bring along some clothes and blankets to donate to the needy.

To find out more about the exhibition and The Street concept store click here to visit The Street’s Facebook page. To find out more about Econo-Heat – world leaders in energy efficient heating – click here.


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