Here’s a taste of his comedic skill, when he & Adrian Edmondson break character on stage.
[Rick Mayall is in the white shirt & jeans – 2012 South Hampton South West England]
Thoughts go out to his family & friends…
7 March 1958 – 9 June 2014 (aged 56)
Bio – Wikipedia
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Tremendous talk by philosopher Stephen Cave
VIVA! TED! VIVA!
The 4 stories we tell ourselves about death [13mins]
[TEDxBratislava – Filmed Jul 2013]
& if you don’t want to watch you can read his talk…
“I have a question: Who here remembers when they first realized they were going to die?
I do. I was a young boy, and my grandfather had just died, and I remember a few days later lying in bed at night trying to make sense of what had happened. What did it mean that he was dead? Where had he gone? It was like a hole in reality had opened up and swallowed him. But then the really shocking question occurred to me: If he could die, could it happen to me too? Could that hole in reality open up and swallow me? Would it open up beneath my bed and swallow me as I slept? Well, at some point, all children become aware of death. It can happen in different ways, of course, and usually comes in Continue reading ‘TED Talk on DEATH! One thing we all share in common’
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Southern Guild – a “forum for South African designers to challenge and support each other, unified by national origin but with diverse views and voices… the collection now has a reputation for innovation, excellence and a truly fresh perspective.” GUILD
“In fact, dancing to our own design tune, really valuing and exercising our uniqueness, has become our prime directive. It’s where our future lies. Through collaboration, cooperation, alliance and refining our unique perspective, we can build and mature this arena in relevant and fascinating ways.” – Southern Guild
“Craft is very old in Africa but design is very young. Part of the global appeal of contemporary South African design is that it’s unfettered, imaginative & energetic.” Trevyn McGowan*
“All products are made by skilled hands in limited runs, and sometimes only one of an item will ever be made. In the case of the very best work by our leading designers, this may raise the work to collectible or limited edition status” – Southern Guild
“On an annual basis, we invite a selection of the very best local designers, artists, architects and upcoming talents to produce and premier original pieces for the Southern Guild Collection” – Southern Guild
* Trevyn McGowan & Trevor McGowan are the founders of Southern Guild – 2008
Images of artifacts to follow…
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“…a city has to take the long view, the view for the common good.” Amanda Burden
What is it that attracts people into a once rundown, derelict urban area? What will make businesses once again invest there?
TED talk by Amanda Burden [18 mins]
Amanda Burden – The creator of the High Line walk way [an abandoned overhead rail way line] says it’s a continuous struggle between the developers and green spaces, people’s parks/ leisure areas. We must not assume that once fought for and established it will remain so.
She has always believed and has shown, that if you design a space that is people centric first, then investors and developers will follow.
TED2014 · Filmed Mar 2014
What about Cape Town’s 30? year unfinished fly over, that just hangs there?
Lets transform it into something fun.. it has spectacular views of the city and Table Mountain!
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Design Network Africa [DNA] is a dynamic programme led by the Danish Centre for Culture and Development (CKU), funded by the Danish Government and orchestrated by Source. DNA connects highly respected designers from sub-Saharan Africa who represent the vibrancy and distinctive expression of a new African identity. In a true interchange of skills, aesthetics and narratives, the programme is designed to encourage collaboration, mentorship and experimentation. Designers are selected for their authentic and diverse voices, sophisticated and original products and unique global appeal…” GUILD
‘My goal is to provide a key point in a continent which suffers from imports and all kinds of imitation furniture, especially of poor quality and which does not reflect our culture.’ Ouattara
Cheik Diallo – Diallo Design – Mali
“I was not interested in just producing another chair – I wanted to look at another way of sitting. I decided to focus my design on artisanal methods.
With the artisanal one can preserve the culture of Africa and its savoir faire and then elevate it and make it contemporary through design.” Cheick Diallo
“I don’t have an interest in design if it is only to remake that which already exists.” Cheick Diallo
Andile Dyalvane – Imiso Ceramics – Cape Town
Clay, Dyalvane says, gives him “the ability to create something beautiful, valuable and usable, incorporating the four elements of life – earth, water, air and fire.”
Imiso Ceramics, The Old Biscuit Mill, Albert Road, Unit A102, Woodstock
Phone : +27(0)21 447 2627
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : http://www.imisoceramics.co.za
Other DNA members at GUILD
DOKTER AND MISSES & NULANGEE
TEKURA & DOKTER AND MISSES
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“Founded in June 2009, Coletivo Amor de Madre is a Brazilian/ Colombian gallery focused on the development, production and presentation of disruptive design and art. Led by Ivan Hurtado Arango, plastic artist and architect, and Olivia Yassudo Faria, artist and publicist, the gallery is dedicated to developing unique work by contemporary artists from Latin America and other regions. Coletivo Amor de Madre focuses on dynamic, conceptual work that pushes boundaries through the use of recycled materials, subverting traditional wood production, technological exploration led by social inspiration and incorporating craft and handmade techniques. Exhibiting both the most acknowledged designers and emerging talents from the continent, GUILD provides an opportunity to focus on work from Brazil.” Guild
The idea of Coletivo Amor De Madre, [‘mother’s love collective’] speaks to our understanding of how passionately our designers love their work, how they literally give birth to it – and we want it to be received with the same love. As a collective, we also encourage creative exchange.”
Olivia Yassuda Faria
Coletivo Amor De Madre Gallery :
Rua Estados Unidos, 2174, 01427-002 São Paulo, Brazil
web site : http://coletivoamordemadre.com/
facebook : https://www.facebook.com/COLETIVOAMORDEMADRE
twitter : https://twitter.com/feelgood__
GUILD : http://guilddesignfair.com/portfolio/coletivo-amor-de-madre/
And if you’re going to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil – you HAVE to pop in to the gallery – they will be thrilled to see you!
Here’s some info on Sao Paulo & a 4 min Video.
Sao Paulo is gigantic compared to Cape Town!
The city scapes made me laugh, as I saw how tiny Cape Town is but my goodness we are bursting in creativity, art and design!
Altitude : 760 m (2,493.4 ft)
Population 11,316,149 eleven million! (2011)
Time zone BRT (UTC−3)
• Summer (DST) BRST (UTC−2)
Postal Code (CEP) 01000-000
Area code(s) (+55) 11
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MICHAELLA JANSE VAN VUUREN
Phd. – Electrical engineering – South African
“..van Vuuren’s work is about experimentation and evolution, about art and science and new materials and processes. She looks at technology as a creative tool and has turned to new methods of manufacturing and design that have pushed the boundaries beyond what could ever be achieved by conventional processes.
Digital design and additive manufacturing have become her tools and it is the perfect medium to explore her artistic and technical interests.
By means of 3D printing she has been able to give substance to her imagination, with no limit to realising even the most elaborate image.” GUILD
AGENTS OF THE 3D REVOLUTION
What is 3 DIMENTIONAL PRINTING?…
“… or Additive manufacturing is a process of making a three-dimensional solid object of virtually any shape from a digital model.
3D printing is achieved using an additive process, where successive layers of material are laid down in different shapes.
3D printing is also considered distinct from traditional machining techniques, which mostly rely on the removal of material by methods such as cutting or drilling (subtractive processes).” Wikipedia
Trevyn McGowan, conducting a tour through the collections at the Guild Design Fair. The audience stood spell bound at what she had to say on the significance and profound effect 3D printing will have in the future in Africa and the world
[McGowan, bespoke instigator of the Design Fair – the first in Africa, with her partner Julian McGowan]
A new paradigm – in the way we make things
Watch Michaella Janse van Vuuren talking about 3D printing & fashion
facebook : agentsofthe3drevolution
twitter : 3dagents : @3dagents
Enthusiastic Van Vuuren’s wish, was to inspire
“…creatives with the possibilities of 3d printing and to exposing programmers, engineers and 3D designers to the groundbreaking work being showcased at Guild. We would like to create a dialogue between 3D print manufacturers, designers and the many visitors to the show.”
DR. MICHAELLA JANSE VAN VUUREN
Sand Beast 3D model shown on BBC IQ program by Stephen Fry
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“More than just a fair for beautiful objects, guild represents the coming together of dedicated, focused curators, designers and institutions who are striving to preserve and provoke exceptional, ground breaking design. Guild will introduce highly respected design authorities and works from Africa, USA, South America, Britain and Europe and present these unique viewpoints to a fresh audience.” GUILD
Guild is partnered by : ArcelorMittal South Africa
Guild is sponsored by : ABSA
DESIGNERS / ARTISTS
: Xandre Kriel : Willowlamp : Tonic design : Silvio Rech & Lesley Carstens : Sibusiso Mthembu : Ronel Jordaan : Porky Hefer : Pieter Mathews : Piers Mansfield-scaddan :Pierre Cronje : Philippe Bousquet : Paco : Okha : Nkhensani Nkosi : Nic Bladen : Mock Mock : Michele Mathison : Michaella Janse Van Vuuren : Michael MacGarry : Lyall Sprong : Laurie Wiid Van Heerden : Koop : John Vogel : Joe Paine : James Mudge : Imiso : House On Fire : Heath Nash : Haldane Martin : Guy Du Toit : Gregor Jenkin : Goet : Givan Lötz : Enrico Daffonchio : Enock gwenya : Egg : Dylan Lewis : Dokter & Misses : David Manando : David Krynauw : Daniella Mooney : Conrad Hicks : Conrad Botes : Christina : Ceramic Matters : Casamento : Bryer : Bronze Age : Bronwyn Lace : Brett Murray : Astrid Dahl : Ardmore : Angus Taylor : Anatomy Design : Adam Birch :
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28.2.14 – 9.3.14
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“South African artist who has emerged as one of the foremost figures in contemporary sculpture. Lewis’ work features in private collections throughout the UK, Continental Europe, United States and Australia, and he is one of only a handful of living artists to have had more than one solo auction with Christie´s in London.
Lewis´s primary inspiration is the wilderness. He works intensively from life, filling books with sketches, notes and drawings. By referring to these in the solitude of his studio, he is able to reproduce the subject´s physical form while exploring their more abstract, deeper meaning.” SOUTHERN GUILD
Photography by : Odette Herbert
Cell phone photo
GUILD Design Fair Cape Town – image medley
Instagram : handle = odetteherbert
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#design #art 28.2.14 – 9.3.14
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