Brainy Business

7 Smart Instagram Stories Hacks That Will Blow Your Mind

July 15, 2019
7 Smart Instagram Stories Hacks That Will Blow Your Mind

The best Instagram Stories hacks are usually top secret. Brands and businesses like to keep their tips and tricks to creating awesome stories posts under wraps – but we’re here to reveal 7 super cool Instagram Stories hacks to take your story to the next level! When it comes to making Instagram Stories stand out, some of the most useful features, editing tools and techniques are hidden to the naked eye. So we’ve unearthed them and shared our favorite, creative Instagram Stories hacks in one post. Keep reading to learn how you can make engaging, artistic, and effective stories with…

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Bright Sparks

Simple Stories

June 24, 2019
Simple Stories

Love the life you live. Live the life you love – Bob Marley Meet Simple Stories. They’re fresh, they’re interesting and they ooze talent. The proud Bloem boys are re-writing singer-songwriter simplicity with their cool acoustic sound and their proper muso talent. It’s no secret, the SMART Team loves a good tune, but when someone REALLY has something to say and they do it by playing not 1, not 2, but a multitude of instruments, you know that you’re in for a treat. Bloemfontein has an incredible pool of creative talent and the charming Simple Stories is certainly right up there with…

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Style

The 10 Best Sneakers you can buy in 2019

May 30, 2019
The 10 Best Sneakers you can buy in 2019 - Nike React Element

To say that we have a sneaker obsession here at OFS Smart Repair sounds dramatic (we know), but it actually may be a bit of an understatement. Peek into the closet of any one of the guys and gals of the SMART Team and you’ll find everything from sleek, classic sneakers to statement pairs in bold colors or prints. We just cannot seem to get enough of comfortable shoes! So which new sneaker releases has EVERYONE taking notice? And which retro styles is still rocking SOLID street cred? Whether you’re just looking for one pair, or building your collection, based on reviews,…

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Smartlife

Happy 35th Birthday OFS Smart Repair

May 16, 2019
Happy 35th Birthday OFS Smart Repair

Hip hip hoooooooray, it’s our 35th Birthday! At OFS Smart Repair we LOVE birthdays and for our 35th birthday we decided to celebrate the special occasion in proper SMART style. We started the festivities by transforming our NEW reception area at the OFS Smart Repair HQ into a carnival of FUN – filled with red, white and blue balloons and a marvelous 3 tiered white chocolate birthday cake, baked our our lovely collab partner Jill Nowers of Jack & Jill Food co. Sweet treats for the day were:  Jack & Jill Food co. 3 tiered white chocolate mud cake covered with swiss meringue butter cream…

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Brainy Business

A look at the ‘sporty’ Toyota Hilux coming to South Africa later this year

April 15, 2019
limited edition Heroic Toyota Hilux GR Sport 2019

What?! Toyota is launching an even TOUGHER-ER Toyota Hilux? Toyota South Africa hosted its second ‘state of the motor industry’ (SOMI) event in Midrand earlier this year. As part of the event, the manufacturer revealed some of its plans for the local South African market in 2019. This will include the launch of the Corolla Hatch, the new RAV4, and the 2019 Prius. But the BIG news was undoubtedly Toyota planning to launch the limited edition Heroic Hilux GR Sport in South Africa later this year. The limited edition Toyota Hilux GR Sport features: Bespoke Gazoo Racing-themed decals A unique front grille design A…

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Brainy Business

The OFS Smart Team Building 2019

March 22, 2019
The OFS Smart Team Building 2019

Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people • Steve Jobs At OFS Smart Repair we believe in investing in our team. We understand that the whole is only is strong as the sum of it’s parts. Without our team, OFS would not be half the company we are today. Teamwork for us is ALL about collaboration. So, when we decided to create a SUPER fun witty think-out-of-the-box Team Building for the Smart Team this year, we knew just the local Bloemfontein creative lifestyle design crew to collaborate with. Brainstorming and putting…

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Style

Gen Z Yellow

February 27, 2019
Gen Z Yellow • Alicia Eva • Hello Smart Blog

Forget millennial pink, are you wearing ‘Gen Z Yellow’? The Lively shade of sunny lemon, pastel, melted butter and beyond is declared the colour of 2019 – and Kim, Meghan and Amal are all fans. Ever since Pantone dubbed “Rose Quartz” color of the year back in 2016, it’s been *the* hue of a social media-minded generation of millennials. Invading every facet of their lives, from beauty products and home goods (yes, millennial pink trash cans exist) to technology (at this point, who doesn’t have a pink iPhone case?). But we’re here to make a strong case for the arrival of what iconic fashion…

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Brainy Business

First Test Flight in the bag for Boeing’s flying car

February 12, 2019
Boeing Flying car

It is the year 2000, but where are the flying cars? • Avery Brook A Boeing Co flying car designed to whisk passengers over congested city streets and dodge skyscrapers completed its first test flight on the 22nd of January 2019, offering a peek into the future of urban transportation the aerospace giant and others are seeking to shape. A prototype of its autonomous passenger air vehicle completed a controlled takeoff, hover and landing during the test conducted in Manassas, Virginia, the maker of military and commercial jets said in a statement on the 22nd of January. Propelled by electricity, the…

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Style

Trends you’re about to see everywhere in 2019

February 6, 2019
Trends you’re about to see everywhere in 2019 • Gucci

The new year signals the start of fresh adventures, renewed goals, and brand new fashion trends. Pinterest is its own positive corner of the internet, where more than 250 million people around the world go to discover new style and fashion ideas they love. The way Pinterest know an idea is trending is by looking at what all these people are searching for. If an idea keeps getting more and more searches each month? And that upward trajectory holds steady for 6+ months? That’s how Pinterest know it’s a bona fide fashion trend. This year’s style trends range from nostalgic…

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Smartlife

Best of Hello Smart Blog 2018

December 6, 2018
Best of Hello Smart Blog 2018

Can you believe it’s the end of the year? 2018 has certainly gone by in a wink of an eye and now it’s that time of year when everyone is thinking about beachy holidays, planning their Christmas shopping and wondering how on earth 2018 flew by so quickly? And what a year it’s been here at OFS Smart Repair and on Hello Smart Blog… We’ve had BIG developments and BIG changes, but most of all, we had the BEST time! We met kick butt women in business, Annette Griesel of Little, Margaret Whitfield a.k.a the lovely music maven DJ Magpie and our very own Director…

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