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Design advice that applies to everyone

One of the privileges of working for Design Indaba is the invaluable exposure to thought leadership and creative brilliance, often on a daily basis. In a conversation or interview situation with a leader in the design industry, it’s hard to resist the question – what is your advice to aspiring designers?

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The future is now: Design and technology trends for 2014

Daan Roosegaarde’s Intimacy 2.0 dress

In September 2013 COSMO briefed me to write a story on design and technology trends for 2014, for their December 2013 edition.

Here’s my writeup on some of the key characteristics of design trends emerging in everyday technology.

It’s wearable

A major trend in personal electronics is wearable technology. Google Glass was the biggest headline in 2013: a hands-free computer with optical head-mounted display (OHMD) that allows you to connect to the web, take photos, record video, play games, make phone calls and more, using voice commands and a touch screen on the side of the head set. In 2014…

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Seven ordinary things that can lead to one extraordinary result


Triggerfish Animation Studions CEO Stuart Forrest shares seven business tips they taught you in kindergarten.

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Things I have learned in my life so far

Keeping a diary supports personal development.” - Stefan Sagmeister

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Where It’s At: A publication by Design Indaba & disturbance

Where It’s At is the first ‘LTD Edition’ publication to follow on from Design Indaba magazine, which I recently copy edited over one sleepless weekend. Curated by Richard Hart - Durban designer, artist and co-founder of Disturbance design studio - and commissioned by Design Indaba, it is a snapshot of contemporary South African design, and how it plays out in a global context.

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CASAMENTO: DESIGNER FURNITURE STORE @ THE BISCUIT MILL


Casamento, makers of beautiful hand-crafted retro furniture, have closed their shop in Bree Street and reopened in the famous Cape Town Old Biscuit Mill. Yesterday 1 July 2010 at 18h30 saw the opening launch of the showroom…

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