In this series, we will be interviewing some of our favourite brand influencers. Today we are starting off with the cutest chihuahua, Mr Miyagee.
Introduce yourself. Who are you?
My name is Mr Miyagee also known as agent M. Yes, I am a special Double Agent for the CSI: Chihuahua Secret Intelligence. In fact, I am an undercover agent who spies on cats!
I see that you’re quite famous. What amazing things have you starred in?
You make me blush! I see myself as just Mr Miyagee, the boy next door. My mom taught me to always stay humble with my four paws on the ground. I never lose sight of the things that matter in life.
I am currently in the latest December edition of “Animal Talk” and “Canine Zone” magazines. I have done stunts like a real James Bond alongside famous actors, models and movie directors from South Africa and Hollywood.
Named as one of the 12 most photographed dogs in the world, I have appeared in print media countless times. I have been interviewed by local radio stations and featured on TV like My Vreemde Vriende, Kwêla and Stik Stik So. I also featured on stage for Dancers Loves Dogs: this was super cool as I had my own private dressing room!
What are some commercials that you have featured in?
There have been about 12! And there’s a short film on the cards that will be screened in 2023. You can view my Soulbites Chicken Licken Nuggets of Wisdom commercial here.
And then I starred in the Renault Kiger commercial on DSTV.
Who’s your dog mom?
My dog mom is Lindi who is also my translator. Let's face it, humans struggle to learn DOG but she gets me. She is also my agent and motivator and together we keep each other sane! But shhh… don't tell her that I said that. She is my professional “fur”-tographer.
What’s your favourite treat?
Haha… I have to laugh as I adore carrots. So much so, that in my one video I started seeing orange carrots E V E R Y W H E R E. Nowadays my fans send me gifts in the form of carrot toys. So, my all-time favourite treat are my Doggylish Chicken Carrot Wheels!
Other healthy snacks that keep me fueled while working a long day on set (or at an event) are the Ricky Pet Products Good Boy Treats to keep me healthy; the Little Big Paw meals and treats; and last but definitely not least is my Cooldogs Icecream for those hot summer days!
What do you like to do in your spare time when you’re not being an amazing dog celeb?
Me? Oh, I love to laze on my Comfyzak. It’s the best seat in the house and it’s all mine. Everyone knows that after a busy day, I just love to snuggle on it. It feels like my Comfyzak understands me and knows just how to hug me to relax me.
As a huge fan of my TV, I love to binge-watch movies about dogs from the comfort of my Comfyzak. My favourite show is Beverly Hills Chihuahua! In my spare time when not lazing around, I swim, exercise, enjoy light and massage therapy at Pet Wellness Works and go to dog training. One is never too old to learn new tricks! On summer days, I love to go for sunset drives in my car on the promenade!
What are you plans for 2022?
I love to live my life to the fullest and making each adventure count – no matter how big or small. I’m excited to be involved in charity events, projects, and product launches.
I've been asked to participate in a special social media launch that’s soon to be revealed! I am going to be part of some international and local campaigns, brand photoshoots and one that involves a road trip. I will also be launching my own designer fashion label this year.
But there will always be room for more snoozes on my Comfyzak for sure!
We are excited to announce that we have partnered with South Africa’s top home-shopping retailer Homechoice. A carefully selected range of Comfyzaks are now available to purchase on their website. We love the brand’s tagline “create the home you love” and stand behind their vision to offer affordable homeware to South Africans. We are proud to be part of their product offering!
You can now purchase the Velvet, Corduroy, Flokati Faux Fur, Outdoor and Denim Comfyzaks on their site.
Comfyzak Velvet Beanbag
The Comfyzak Velvet Beanbag is plush and soft to the touch. Perfect for sitting, lounging, cuddling in front of the TV – the Velvet Comfyzak is also a good spot for gaming. Try out this Cloud Nine experience for yourself!
Comfyzak Corduroy Beanbag
Soft to the touch, the Comfyzak Corduroy Beanbag is irresistibly comfortable and made of high-quality materials. It provides a wonderful relaxing experience for the whole family. Like all Comfyzaks, it will retain its attractive disc-shape for years.
Comfyzak Flotaki Faux Fur Beanbag
Enjoy a fluffy embrace with the Flotaki Faux Fur Beanbag. The shaggy faux fur has long to medium fibers for a smooth and gentle touch. We recommend this cuddly Comfyzak for people who love to relax and enjoy a sensory experience.
Comfyzak Outdoor Beanbag
The Outdoor Comfyzak beanbag is crafted for comfort and durability for all kinds of weather. A great addition for a garden party or braai, it’s good for lounging in the garden, cuddling under the stars or entertaining guests.
Comfyzak Denim Beanbag
The Denim Comfyzak beanbag is a versatile piece of furniture for your lounge, TV room or the kids’ room. Denim is durable and timeless – and the benchmark of “cool”. Like all other Comfyzaks, the Denim beanbag has a heavy-duty inner with a removable outer cover. So, you can always pop it into the washing machine!
If you’d like to have a look at the Homechoice range of Comfyzaks, then just click here. And if you have any queries about the products, please reach out to us.
What’s the Comfyzak BEDinside feature all about?
Our Suede and Corduroy Comfyzak beanbags all have a bed inside of them. Yes, you read that right! There's a mattress inside the beanbag so that you're prepared for any sleepover emergency, and you’re buying two products at once. So, when the in-laws come for a visit, or your child has a friend sleeping over, or your husband is snoring once again, there's a spare bed for them right in your home.
A two for one product
Our brand philosophy is to provide our clients with the highest quality products that are versatile and fit right into a family and home. That's why we decided to include our patented specially designed mattress as a filling for our beanbags instead of just pumping them full of those small Styrofoam balls that escape only to have to be vacuumed up.
It's not like putting a tent back into its bag
To use the BEDinside simply zip off the cover and flatten the bed inside. Putting the mattress back inside the Comfyzak cover is easy. All you have to do is roll and fold the inner using our supplied instructions, then zip the cover back on.
Size is everything, after all
We often get queries about what size of Comfyzak to buy. Well, we suggest that you measure the space where you want to put the Comfyzak and how many beds you want inside your Comfyzak.
Here's a BEDinside list to guide you:
|Comfyzak Size||BEDinside Details|
|Small (Corduroy | Suede)||1 x Double Mattress|
|Medium (Corduroy | Suede)||1 x Queen Mattresses|
|Large (Corduroy | Suede)||2 x Double Mattresses|
|Extra-Large (Corduroy | Suede)||2 x Queen Mattresses|
Over the last year there’s been an influx of Chinese imported air loungers flooding the market. We decided that it’s time to tell our story and make our fellow South Africans aware that we’re a Cape Town based company who produce our products locally. Here are a few reasons that set us apart from the cheaper Chinese imports:
The Comfyzak CLOUD has a single mouth and is therefore easy to inflate with little effort. You don’t need wind so you can inflate it inside your home too. Chinese inflatables have two (2) mouths, which makes it not only confusing and tedious to inflate.
The Comfyzak CLOUD air loungers are made from a polyester-coated genuine nylon Ripstop fabric. The Chinese imports use TPU or TP2-01; which is a nylon FABRIC not Ripstop! Our polyester coating makes the CLOUD soft but in combination with the nylon Ripstop it also makes it strong. The fabric is difficult to puncture; and it is mould and mildew resistant.
Non-stick when wet
Comfyzak CLOUD air loungers are made of polyester coating that feels both soft and plush. When it gets wet it doesn’t get that sticky coating (like when you’re sweating on rubber and makes that squeaky noise).
Comfyzak CLOUD air loungers are made of nylon weave thread that is almost unbreakable when stitched into a product. All seams have a double-stich unlike Chinese imports, which have a single seam. Chinese products make use of “fashion thread” which is used for clothing and tears easily.
The buckles that we use for the Comfyzak CLOUD are all YKK. They are made with high-press mould plastic as opposed to the light mould plastic that Chinese copies make use of. The YKK buckles don’t give under pressure, while the Chinese buckles have a habit of popping when under moderate pressure. YKK buckles carry a lifetime warranty.
All our products are made locally in South Africa. In the unlikely event of a problem arising, customers can make use of their one-year warranty for any possible manufacturing defects.
We hope that this post is helpful! The CLOUD is truly one of the most versatile and comfortable pieces of on the go furniture available; and are a necessity for anyone who loves to just flop down and enjoy an adventure, big or small!
Grab an ice cold Coke and plop down on your Comfyzak. Oh, but wait! You don’t own one yet? Then we’ve got the perfect guide for you to help you chose the right Comfyzak beanbag for your home.
Here are 4 tips to help you chose:
Indoor vs Outdoor
We have Comfyzaks for couch potatoes, outdoor explorers, and indoor loungers. If you love chilling at local beaches, enjoy a picnic in the sun, or want a lounger for your rooftop garden, then our waterproof Comfyzak Cloud or our Outdoor bag is perfect for you.
On the other hand, if you’re looking for a luxurious addition to your living room, kids’ play room, or even your office, then have a look at our indoor range of Comfyzaks.
We’ve also developed a Comfyzak BEDinside that doubles as a bed for all of those last-minute guests or even the in-laws (yikes!).
Now that’s a very personal preference. Inspired by Pantone’s 2016 trendy hues and Africa’s bold colours, we suggest you look at our catalog and find the colour that best suits your home.
We’re busy bees and are always inventing new products to keep our customers happy!
This is the most important factor! Our beanbags are big bad boys. The medium size is almost as large as a double bed. Please measure the space where you want to put the beanbag and compare to our measurements (see below). We don’t want you to chuck out your pot plant just to fit in your Comfyzak!
Pick the dimension that’ll fit into the space you want to fill.
|Kids||1m x 50cm|
|Small||1.2m x 70cm|
|Medium||1.4m x 70cm|
|Large||1.6m x 70cm|
|X-Large||1.8m x 70cm|
Remember: the EXTRA LARGE can fit up to 3 people.
We’re not talking about going thrift-shopping, spending hours trolling Gumtree, or “up-cycling” old décor items. No, we’re talking about making smart choices for your home that will last you a long time but that won’t break the bank.
1. Textured rugs make a room pop
Generally, the rule is that your living room carpet should be of a good quality and larger than your coffee table – and wide enough that the chairs and sofa in your lounge can rest on it. These types of carpets are usually quite expensive. So if you want to go the more affordable route, get your hands on a textured rug and transform your bedroom or living room instantly.
2. Baskets are beautifulIf you don’t want to spend a lot of money on designer decor items then head to your nearest Builder’s Warehouse. Most outlets sell a range of woven baskets, which echo the shabby chic style. Use it for storage in the kitchen, to fill an empty space (say on top of your fridge), or for a place to store your winter blankets next to the couch.
3. Beanbags are versatile bad boys
If you’ve just bought a home and are looking for furniture pieces that are both bespoke, and will last you a last-time, then a beanbag is a great investment. Comfyzak makes quality beanbags that your children, pets, and partner will love! You can use them in the kids’ room, in front of the TV, or outside on the deck.
Don’t worry… these bad boys will last you a lifetime. If you’d prefer to chill outside, Comfyzak also has an outdoor range available made of weatherproof material.
4. Sexy succulents make a statementIf you’re heading to the nursery, make sure to have a look at the succulents! They add a pop of cool to any corner or desk in your home. Plus, they’re pretty affordable and require little care.
Many people are often confused that a Comfyzak is just simply a HUGE beanbag or boontjiesak. While it is understandable why this confusion exists, they are far from the same, like apples to oranges!
Many of us grew up having a traditional beanbag of our own. We were so excited to get that sack home and after only a couple months, its started to look like more a pancake than beanbag :/ Pretty soon it gets tossed out in the garbage because it starts to leak those messy white styro-foam beads everywhere and the only person in the family that sits on it anymore is the family pet Fluffy. Everyone can relate to this and can remember saying to themselves, "I am never buying one of those pieces of junk again!" While this is a smart decision to make, many people lump Comfyzak's in a similar category and as a result miss out on enjoying cloud nine comfort that simply can't be duplicated.
The Comfyzak and the traditional beanbag or boontjiesak differ on 4 things: Fill, Size, Comfort and Features.
Fill: Traditional beanbag chairs use white stryo-foam bead pellets. They are hard pellets that compress over time giving that appearance that the bag is shrinking. That sack then flattens out and soon becomes so compressed that it is no longer useful. Comfyzak's on the other hand use high grade chopped polyurethane foam. (the same foam used in top of the line couches and mattresses) This foam will never flatten out and has a memory to it that will ensure that it returns to its original size every time :) An inner linen sack is included with every Comfyzak which eliminates any foam leakage from occurring and also allows you to wash the cover without losing foam. Every Comfyzak is filled with our custom made Vitafoam, a perfect blend of high density (memory foam) and medium density foam's best properties; providing maximum support and luxurious comfort. Other South African foam beanbag companies often use recycled or scrap foam imported from countries like China in order to cut costs; this results in a very lumpy and uncomfortable sack that isn't worth the money you paid for it. Comfyzak uses only our A grade vitafoam which results in the most comfortable piece of furniture in existence.
Size: Most boontjiesak's are pretty small. They usually are around 1 meter and other larger ones are pear shaped and claim to be 1.4 meter chairs. The Comfyzak's are available in 1 meter, 1.2 meter, 1.4 meter, 1.6 meter and 1.8 meter diameter sizes. The 1.2m sack is the perfect piece of dorm furniture for playing video games and watching the latest series. The 1.8m sack however is our largest size, fitting two to three adults comfortably! It is great for theater rooms and 'man/woman caves' and will be the first seat taken at every family event :)
Comfort: The comfort is where these products differ the most. In fact there really should be no comparison on this topic because Comfyzak's are in a league of their own when compared to ALL furniture out there. Most beanbag sacks have the shiny vinyl covers that are cold and sticky. Comfyzak's come in 3 different indoor covers that are the most comfortable on the market: Suede, Corduroy and Flokati Fur.
All our fabric options are lightweight which allows you to sink into the sack like you are jumping into a cloud. The high quality foam cushions you as you flop into the sack creating a feeling of Utopia :)
Features: Traditional beanbags or boontjiesak's and many other foam sacks come with no added benefits and features, this is not so with the Comfyzak. Each Comfyzak comes with 4 included benefits and features:
A BEDinside: Our patented BEDinside feature is as its name suggests, namely that when the outside fabric cover is removed from a Comfyzak, the inner foam filled sack becomes a spare double or queen sized mattress. Perfect for sleepovers :)
MasterGuard Fabric Protection: Considering the luxurious comfort of the Comfyzak...and many of its owners falling asleep on them; we thought it completely vital that the Comfyzak fabric be protected from any spills and stains for your peace of mind :) MasterGuard protects all our Comfyzak's and comes with a 3 year protection warranty.
Static-neutralizing and waterproof base: Few things are worse than becoming charged with static electricity, your hair stands up and gets in a mess; and there's a painful shock from everything one touches :/ Unlike other foam beanbags our Comfyzak's have highly durable bases that are inlaid to neutralize static electricity built up from the foam and fabric during use; making sure you don't become a walking plug socket. Additionally, the Comfyzak's base is waterproof allowing for basic and temporary outdoor use :)
5 Year Warranty: Benjamin Franklin got it right, "The bitterness of poor quality will remain long after the sweetness of a low price." This is why all our Comfyzak's carry a 5 year factory warranty. "Superior Comfort and Quality, backed by Warranty."
We hope that this post is helpful! Comfyzak's truly are the most comfortable useful piece of furniture available; and are a necessity for anyone who loves to just flop down and enjoy a good movie. Flop down, put your feet up and Get Comfy...its Guiltless Luxury!