Archive for the ‘DESIGN’ Category

“I like to see objects as living organisms, imagining them coming alive and being able to surprise you with their behaviour. I want to create objects with my hands, then I can give them my personality. I turn them into communicative objects that can arouse one’s sensations and imagination. In short, what I want to […]


Absolutely NO comment. Photography by Odette Herbert Photos taken 30mins apart Well, just one comment I popped into my local store to pay a bill. Did a quick run round, chatted with my favorite staff. Had a giggle and a laugh together. Realised again how hard they work. On their feet for 8 hrs, serving […]


Splendid Georgian warehouse. Stairs to the African Arts Institute office. The spare part for the antique lift, R50? thousand! Keeps everyone fit! Photography by Odette Herbert Big long spaces with exhibition lighting. And unfamiliar holes in the ceiling Heavy duty metal fire? doors & barred tiny windows, run along the adjacent building, that long ago […]


Absolutely must see, the resistance, anti apartheid posters, 1st time seen together, ever. Also they are a celebration to 20 Years of democracy in South Africa and the continued vigilance to protect our constitution (which was also designed just like these posters were) #opendesignct #wdcct I was moved standing amongst them – took me right back to […]


An astonishing, massive hanging floor – a complete revamp of what was the Craft Market at the V&A Waterfront. Renamed the Watershed. The designers of the space, Cape Town based, Wolff Architects. The client, the V&A Waterfront. Those that are constructing it, WHBO. It is not quite ready yet, scheduled to open in October. The […]


Art is a selective recreation of reality according to an artist’s metaphysical value judgments. An artist recreates those aspects of reality which represent their fundamental view of human nature.” – Marcel Proust The Brave New World show, is on untill 1st November. A must see! 7 enormous rooms – about a kilometer of walking, to […]


500+ people came to the opening of this magnificent exhibition at the South African Iziko National Gallery (ISANG). Curated by fine artist, Ernestine White & Andrea Lewis. 7 massive rooms of art, beautifully displayed. The place was packed with a good demographic mix. The evening ‘First Thursday of the month’ art walkabout in Cape Town has really […]


“Southern Guild was founded in 2008 by Trevyn & Julian McGowan.   Devoted to encouraging South African designers & artists to explore & produce more challenging work” – Southern Guild                               The main hall, impeccably styled – no overcrowding of objects in semi minimalist spaces. Gave me a […]


Cape Town : Design : Art : 2014 World Design Capital : Expo “…Devoted to encouraging South African designers & artists to explore & produce more challenging work” – Southern Guild [SG] SG founders : Trevyn & Julian McGowan 2008                               The main hall, impeccably styled – no overcrowding […]


Guild Design Fair Cape Town DNA : Design Network Africa     MORE DNA IMAGES & INFO Handspring Puppet Company   Where are they performing now? http://www.handspringpuppet.co.za/whats-on-now/ http://www.handspringpuppet.co.za/ Rossana Orlandi – Italy Milano    http://www.rossanaorlandi.com/< Maker Library Network       http://makerlibrarynetwork.org/ Photography by Odette Herbert MLN what? “The Maker Library Network (MLN) will establish […]