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[Support Local] Solid Surface Studio: Radio Gugu Box

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I want to introduce new topics to the blog and focus on things other than fashion and beauty. In the year 2017, I promised myself that I would support more local businesses and also feature more local businesses, brands and products on the blog. Today’s post is something way out of my comfort zone and frequent posting style but I just had to share this nifty little contraption that I discovered a few weeks back. I bet many of you are trying to figure out what the heck a “Gugu Box” is – judging from the title of this post and I can’t wait to get into this post to fill you in on it. city-girl-vibe-x-solid-surface-studio-gugu-boxI love visiting different markets around the city. I feel like you uncover the best gems and also get items at the most affordable prices. You do also get items that you wouldn’t normally get in stores which is always great. So rewinding a few weeks back, I visited the Good Company Sunday Market which is situated at 1 Paddock Avenue in the Gardens in Cape Town (they are currently closed for the winter break and will reopen in summer 2018/2019). I discovered this one stall that sold an array of wooden features such as carved signs and the unique Gugu let me tell you what a Gugu Box is. A Gugu Box is a phone amplifier that is made from plywood. How you ask? Watch this short video on their Youtube channel to see this wooden box in action. The Gugu Box is made from repurposed plywood offcuts but it is such an effective, nifty little box to have and I haven’t met one individual that weren’t in awe of it when they’ve encountered it for the first time. When you insert your phone into the slot on-top of the box, you can hear a distinct difference in the sound of the music that is projected through the is such a great product for when you go to the beach or a family picnic/outing as it doesn’t require any electricity. My personal favourite thing about the Gugu Box is using it in the kitchen while I am cooking or even as a camera tripod (with the timer set) to take pictures.

There are different size Gugu Boxes but the current one that I bought has quite a big slit, so bigger cellphones will definitely be able to fit in there. I am in love with the quirky little contraption. 3S also crafts so many different items, visit their website to get a better idea of the type of things they do and visit their Facebook page to keep up to date with which market they will be at next.


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