In 2001, SA Artists Darren Aiken and Audrey Rudnick decided to pick any place in the World to live - they picked Umdloti - a place of tranquility, peace and the most exquisite Sunrises. It proved to be the life they dreamed of - safe, beautiful, lively and a great location for their Art Studios. Audrey paints in oils and her Pod People - Sculpture pieces of musicians joined into palm fronds became extremely successful. Darren's portrait chess sets (10cm - 15cm) featuring Rock Stars, Politicians and particularly the Old vs New SA parliament blossomed and were being made for people like Nelson Mandela, the British Royal family, Faye Dunawaye, Ruby Wax, Alannis Morrissette, Samuel L Jackson, Anthony Robbins, Anglo American, Liberty, Old Mutual and some serious collectors all over the World.
Darren is an ideas man. He has various inventions mainly identifying everyday problems and needs, and inventing a solution - an easy way to carry cement bags, teaching 3 year olds to catch, and children to head and kick a soccer ball, a unique pitch mark repairer for golf with head and shoulders of famous golfers - and NOW his latest invention - Curban Urge - a healthy substitute for smoking and all its habits -patented as a device used to Curb addictive behavior - is simply an inch long tube with holes on its side, shaped like a cigarette, that hangs on a lanyard around the neck and when sucked on uses only the air you breathe that passes through the tube, unaltered, into the mouth, mimicking smoking and all its hand and hand to mouth movements.
This action is a distraction and once the user is satisfied - he or she will find that their Urge or craving will have gone. Curban Urge was invented to be used as a substitute for smoking in areas where one is prohibited to smoke - on a plane, in the office etc. It has been so effective that 1 in 4 users surveyed actually quit smoking. It is also effective for nail biting, stress, drug addiction and road rage. Our business is based in Umhlanga and we would like to appeal to our community to like us on facebook and Share so that we can create an awareness of our product online (@R60 incl local postage), to make our eventual placement in retail stores like Dischem an effective one.