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How To Take The Best Braai Pictures

With Heritage Day around the corner, most South Africans will be celebrating in the way they know best – to braai. In fact, we love it so much, we’ve unofficially named Heritage Day, Braai Day.
Amongst the festivities of any braai, a few things are always bound to happy. Kids will run around, a drink or two will be spilled and if you have the tremendous honour of being the braai master, smoke will flood your eyes.
These are all moments that need to be captured – the moments that make us truly South African!
The question then becomes, how do I take the best Braai Day Shot

The Table Setting Nothing quite says “Home” like a long shot of the feasting table. Make it better by taking a picture while dishing up 






The Overhead Braai Shot Catch the magic of meat braaing on the coals
The Candid Shot Candid shots are where memories are made
The Classic Group Photo Would it really be a braai if there wasn’t a group photo?
The Instagram Foodie Shot Wow your friends with a perfectly plated shot



With th…
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Celebrate Spring with Faieza's Creme Brûlée Recipe

Spring brings about a certain liveliness. The air seems a tiny bit crisper, the birds chirp a little louder and food tastes fresher. What better way to enjoy the latter, than a recipe from our very own Faieza!

In celebration of Spring and all its festivities, we've decided to share the recipe of Faieza, our Director of Marketing, PR and Communications.

Faieza says:

"This is a fantastic dessert to usher in Springtime - it is truly decadent and special. 

Crack through the thin layer of caramelized sugar to the unctuous, cool, rich, smooth and creamy custard. Adorn with fresh berries and edible flowers for a splash of colour for a garden party, high tea or dinner party. A wonderful way to round off a meal. This is my favourite afternoon treat with a good book in a shady spot in the garden any day of the week.

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Geraldene's Lion Story

Geraldene Lombard has a fascination for lions and tigers. Over the years, she’s built several 1500-piece puzzles depicting her favourite animals, and those who know her well, are fully aware of this! She was truly touched when, out of the blue, a really good friend e-mailed her an unusual photograph of an ‘astonished-looking’ lion. Geraldene was captivated by this gorgeous picture.

“I made it my desktop background, and saved it as my cell phone’s background too! Couldn’t get enough of it!” she recalls.
In addition to building puzzles, Geraldene loves drawing and painting, too. She contemplated drawing the ‘astonished lion’ pic but felt it might be really difficult to do justice to. She figured that since she couldn’t paint this lion, she decided to have it printed on glass with an LED backlight to bring out the true colours in the picture. 
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RapidStudio Celebrates Women

August is celebrated nationally as Women’s Month. However, we, as RapidStudio do not live in isolation and we do see the injustices and struggles faced by women. As well as the accomplishments and achievements. We want to get real for a moment. Our largest customer base (or family base as we call it) consists of women. Women of all ages, ethnicities, religions, and orientations use our products and we are very proud of this. However, upon introspection, we asked ourselves, are we truly a diverse and representative company?   We would like to proudly assert that we are! In understanding the vast diversity of our customers, we gain a glimpse into the lives of ordinary women across the spectrum. This August, we would like to celebrate you, the women of RapidStudio. We would like to acknowledge that we are not blind to your challenges, and do everything we can to be a truly inclusive company. From content creation to strategic decisions – we do support and celebrate you. RapidStudio would …

With Love: From Mom

Do you know the feeling of stressing over the perfect gift to get a loved one, without a wish list? I was once that loved one who did not have a wish list. A 21st birthday is an important coming of age. It is a moment of realization that time is not something we have control over. The years that lead up to this moment are memories that we would like to cherish for the rest of our lives. At some point, we yearn to re-live our childhood, let us not lie. What would be a better way of cherishing moments that meant the most? The perfect surprise was when my mother handed out photobooks, pictures I did not realize still existed and pictures I did not know existed, to my guests as party favours. Photo albums have become outdated because people don’t have the time for scrapbooking, nor do they have the money, or the setting, especially as a career mom. Photobooks have become a reasonable way to cherish memories and everyone can own a photobook.A mother between the ages 30-50 would find this t…

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Every Kind of Mom

Can't figure out what to get mom for Mother's Day? Browse these photo-themed gift ideas – there's one for every kind of mom.

For the chef mom… If your mom's food is still the main reason you head home for the holidays, and if you're more likely to find her in the kitchen (even when everyone else is eating), gift her a personalised mug or set of placemats. You can customise them with photos of the family, of her, or of her favourite, home-cooked, dishes.



For the hobbyist mom… If your mom is all about the baking / horse riding / dancing / yoga / pottery / race-car driving, why not create a personalised photobook, filled with images of her favourite hobby. Use photos of her doing her hobby, amazing pics of others doing it in action, or quotes about the hobby.

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For the arts and crafts mom… Some mothers are born arts and crafts gurus. They can scrapbook all day and papier-mâché all night. Those moms will…

Unique Ways to Display (and Preserve) your Children's Artwork

Here's what to do with all those kids' artworks that are milling about your study.



When your child brings home their very first artwork, it's the most beautiful thing you've ever seen. It gets prime position on the fridge, and is dated, stamped and lamented. But fast-forward a few years and you've likely got hundreds of drawings and paintings cluttering up the study drawer. What do you do with them all? Here are some fun tips on how to preserve and display your kids' artwork.

Make their own wall collage Who says kids' paintings aren't worth framing and hanging up? Kids rooms can be brightened up if you frame their artwork, in every size and shape, and create a collage on their wall. Matching frames look the best! Even better; you can scan in their drawings and print a few really big on canvas – for a dramatic look. A great way to celebrate their creativity!


Make a set of placemats You don't have to keep every piece of paper if you don't want to.…