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Amsterdam workspace concept comes to SA
Amsterdam workspace concept comes to SA

Following last month's launch of the Amsterdam-based workspace concept, Spaces at Atrium on 5th in Sandton, I interviewed Dutch founder Martijn Roordink to find out what it offers the South African workforce besides a place to plug in your laptop, and for his views on this new way of working...

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

Making history with a brave new upgrade for Cuticura
Making history with a brave new upgrade for Cuticura

The Just Design Jhb team were approached to breathe some new life and excitement into the iconic Cuticura brand...

Issued by Just Design 20 Apr 2018

Lisbon Health International Festival announces Awareness jury panel
Lisbon Health International Festival announces Awareness jury panel

The Lisbon Health International Festival has announced its Awareness jury panel, which is divided into four groups.

20 Apr 2018

Zibusiso Mkhwanazi |
Avatar starts new agency exclusively for client

Avatar has announced that it is starting a new agency, called Kanbar, solely responsible for its newly won Skyy Vodka account and 100% owned by M&N Brands...

13 Apr 2018

New Lift Club initiative launched by the Design Foundation
New Lift Club initiative launched by the Design Foundation

A new initiative has been launched by the Design Foundation to dynamise design companies and provide the lift these companies need to shift things up a gear...

13 Apr 2018

#OneShow2018: Design finalists revealed!
#OneShow2018: Design finalists revealed!

Finalists in the 'design' category have been revealed for One Show 2018, with three entries from one SA agency making the grade...

12 Apr 2018

A well-defined content strategy and dynamic content: The key to digital signage success
A well-defined content strategy and dynamic content: The key to digital signage success

Content has been a key service offering since the inception of ODM. They have for years been collaborating with big brands like SPAR, KFC, Cell C and Woolworths and their agencies, proving that their small team of designers and animators is effective, agile and innovative...

Issued by One Digital Media 11 Apr 2018

#Newsmaker: Daniel Moleka to showcase 'Immortal' collection at first Cannes' Fashion Street Show
#Newsmaker: Daniel Moleka to showcase 'Immortal' collection at first Cannes' Fashion Street Show

Daniel Moleka, owner of RedThread Apparel X and first-year student at Fedisa Fashion Design School in Cape Town, has been invited to showcase his 'Immortal' collection at the inaugural Fashion Street Show at the Cannes Film Festival...

By Jessica Tennant 10 Apr 2018

2018 Wine and Beer Label Design Awards winners
2018 Wine and Beer Label Design Awards winners

The results of the fourth annual Wine Label Design Awards and the inaugural Beer Label Design Awards were announced last month at the Cavalli Wine and Stud Farm...

3 Apr 2018

#CreativeMornings: "Creative success from courage" - Danielle Clough
#CreativeMornings: "Creative success from courage" - Danielle Clough

In your own creative career, you often find yourself stuck in a comfort zone. At the latest Creative Mornings Cape Town talk, 'fibre artist' Danielle Clough shared that you don't have to be good at just one thing, as well as why it's important to step away from the safety net and have the courage to try new things...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Apr 2018

#DesignIndaba2018: Video interview with Ravi Naidoo
#DesignIndaba2018: Video interview with Ravi Naidoo

In this video interview, Ann Nurock sits down with Design Indaba founder Ravi Naidoo to unpack the true purpose of Design Indaba, beyond creating an immersive experience for showcasing amazing creativity...

22 Mar 2018

Sea Monster animation adds to Cape Town's sustainable tourism toolkit
Sea Monster animation adds to Cape Town's sustainable tourism toolkit

South African animation company Sea Monster Entertainment donated a series of videos that showcase sustainable tourism in practice, highlighting how locals and visitors can engage with their spaces in beneficial ways...

20 Mar 2018

Delish Sisters. Image supplied by Delish Sisters via Decorex.
Irresistible food offerings at this year's Decorex Durban

Samples of some of KwaZulu Natal's most irresistible food offerings will be available at the many gourmet food stations at Decorex Durban...

19 Mar 2018

The stormy voyage of mobile engagement automation
The stormy voyage of mobile engagement automation

The ship has sailed on silo-driven batch-and-blast email and vomit-and-hope SMS campaigns. Today's attention- and time-deprived consumer expects personalised communication built on seamless digital experiences that offer relevant, timely forms of value...

By Nick Orton 14 Mar 2018

Examples of retailers employing the new rules of attraction.
The new laws of attraction to survive the retail apocalypse

FCB Red Chicago's retail strategy group lead Curt Munk explains that retailers and marketers alike need to understand the new laws of attraction in order to survive what he dubs 'the retail apocalypse'...

By Leigh Andrews 13 Mar 2018

Rocket Creative celebrates 20 years of innovation, simplified
Rocket Creative celebrates 20 years of innovation, simplified

Launched in February 1998, Rocket Creative has evolved exponentially to become an innovative and trendsetting player in the design and display industry...

Issued by Rocket Creative Design & Display 13 Mar 2018

#Newsmaker: Trend Forward's Nemeth is Designing Ways' new editor in chief
#Newsmaker: Trend Forward's Nemeth is Designing Ways' new editor in chief

Regarded by many as one of the leading trend analysts in the retail, business and built environment, Dave Nemeth of Trend Forward has taken over the reins from Bev Hermanson as editor-in-chief of Designing Ways...

By Jessica Tennant 12 Mar 2018

How to remain relevant in the Facebook age of meaningful social interactions
How to remain relevant in the Facebook age of meaningful social interactions

With Facebook announcing that it is pushing brand and publisher content out of news feeds, how can businesses, especially small and medium enterprises in South Africa, remain relevant?..

Issued by Madex 9 Mar 2018

Meet the 2018 PPC Imaginarium Awards judges
Meet the 2018 PPC Imaginarium Awards judges

This year's PPC Imaginarium Awards judges are established in a range of disciplines, including research, design, curation, activism and education...

7 Mar 2018

Cadbury tells the tale of Peter Rabbit this Easter
Cadbury tells the tale of Peter Rabbit this Easter

Just Design was recently given the opportunity to bring the beautiful garden world created by Beatrix Potter in her famous books to life on pack...

Issued by Just Design 5 Mar 2018

TBWA\Hunt Lascaris upskills designers and creatives at Design Indaba
TBWA\Hunt Lascaris upskills designers and creatives at Design Indaba

This year, three of TBWA\Hunt Lascaris' designers, Kayla Roelofsz, Itsoseng Matsane, and Sibusiso Mkhwanazi, experienced the Design Indaba for the first time...

Issued by TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris 1 Mar 2018

AFI Cape Town Fashion Week designer line-up, venue announced
AFI Cape Town Fashion Week designer line-up, venue announced

African Fashion International (AFI) has announced the list of designers set to take part in the AFI Cape Town Fashion Week on 23 and 24 March...

1 Mar 2018

Trenery Guild campaign celebrates creative craftsmanship
Trenery Guild campaign celebrates creative craftsmanship

A new campaign by fashion retailer Trenery is bringing together a collection of talented African creatives in a celebration of craftsmanship and quality...

28 Feb 2018

Lebo Mashile in conversation with Leigh Andrews at Design Indaba.
#DesignIndaba2018: 'Advice for the African girl child' - Lebo Mashile

Lebo Mashile on African females as the future of humanity, the importance of having a mentor in the industry and honouring the legacy of Hugh Masekela...

By Leigh Andrews 26 Feb 2018

British designer, Thomas Heatherwick, on the Design Indaba 2018 stage. © Design Indaba.
#DesignIndaba2018: Thomas Heatherwick on designing with heart and soul

For most South Africans, Thomas Heatherwick has become a household name for his design of the Zeitz Mocaa in Cape Town. But there is so much more to this man, which he revealed in his talk at Design Indaba...

By Ann Nurock 26 Feb 2018

"We were kings here." - South African filmmaker, Sunu Gonera.
Highlights and higher powers at Design Indaba 2018: The superheroes of design

Terry Levin lists the highlights of this year's Design Indaba Festival...

By Terry Levin 26 Feb 2018

#DesignIndaba2018: Thabiso Mjo's Tutu 2.0 light voted Most Beautiful Object in SA
#DesignIndaba2018: Thabiso Mjo's Tutu 2.0 light voted Most Beautiful Object in SA

Thabisa Mjo's Tutu 2.0 light judged has been named the 'Most Beautiful Object in South Africa' by public vote at Design Indaba 2018...

26 Feb 2018

Neri Oxman, architect, inventor, engineer, designer, scientist and founding director of the Mediated Matter Group at MIT Media Lab. © Design Indaba.
#DesignIndaba2018: Neri Oxman is naturing our future

Neri Oxman, architect, inventor, engineer, designer, scientist and founding director of the Mediated Matter Group at MIT Media Lab, who spoke on Day 3, thanked Design Indaba's founder, Ravi Nadoo for letting her be "suntanned by the Mother City's spirit...

By Sue Disler 26 Feb 2018

Es Devlin © image from the .
#DesignIndaba2018: Es Devlin on moving from thoughts to words to actions, fast

You know you're in for a treat when the final speaker reaches the Design Indaba conference stage, they tend to save the best for last. Here's how 'kinetic stage sculptor' Es Devlin wowed us in sharing how she makes global musical performances more visually appealing...

By Leigh Andrews 26 Feb 2018

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