Cape Town was named World Design Capital 2014. The elected city was revealed on the closing day of the International Design Alliance Congress in Taipei. This prestigious accolade is awarded biennially by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) to cities that are dedicated towards bringing social, economic and cultural change through design centred initiatives. Fellow short-listed cities were Dublin and Bilbao.
I am totally blown away by the work of Alexa Meade. This 25-year-old artist’s work lies at the intersection of painting, photography, performance and installation. It is utterly amazing - I’d love to see her work in person. She is currently exhibiting limited edition prints in the group show “You are Here” at Dorian Grey Gallery in New York City until November 13. You can also visit her Flickr page to stay up to date with her latest projects.
I can spend forever on CONFETTISYSTEM’s website as I’m hypnotized by the eye candy created by artistic duo Nicholas Andersen and Julie Ho. Their work is lighthearted and fun, yet very sophisticated and lush. These Installations by CONFETTISYSTEM are the kind that stop you right in your tracks and slap you in the face – it’s THAT amazing!
CONFETTISYSTEM has art directed and created installations and sets for fashion brands, clients in the music industry, private celebrations as well as galleries to name a few.
To see some more fabulous eye candy or buy some of your own, visit their website and blog! Have fun!
lil’ Adi and the stylish bow tie dog collars are from Silly Buddy.
MUT is a design studio based in Valencia, Spain and is composed of a multidisciplinary team who share an enthusiasm for expressing everyday life through surprising & imaginative creations.
MUT is committed to creating a line of furniture which is not only practical but also has a strong emotional charge linked to different elements of nature.
LEAF is an adult swing designed by Alberto Sánchez. This swing, inspired by falling leaves in autumn, was created to evoke special childhood memories and is at its most beautiful where the sun can cast delicate shadows through its unique design. I can just imagine!
ROOTS is a modular planting system designed by Alberto Sánchez. Inspired by traditional trellises, the ROOTS flowerpots allow one to create unique mini-gardens in any location. By creating your own composition, you are able to create a modular garden for your kitchen, small apartment or even use it as an interesting room divider – How fabulous is that!?
If the supplier morning at Lourensford is anything to go by, then the ninth KAMERS vol geskenke event is going to be a RAGING success. I so wish I could go, all you lovelies in Cape Town and Pretoria will have to go and tell me how it was!
The KAMERS vol geskenke team are well known for their innovative sourcing of creative talent and collaboration with suppliers on fresh and new product ideas - it is a platform for unique quality handmade and crafted products that are not easily available in the market place.
With its emphasis on handcrafted wares, from jewellery to gourmet products, ceramics, soft furnishings, tableware, décor accessories, designer garden gear and clothing, KAMERS vol geskenke is not into the perfectly made or the mass produced – it’s about high end true craft, slightly imperfect, timeless and originally designed… that special something that is only found at the show.
The event will be taking place from 25-29 October 2011 at Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset-West from 9am to 6pm daily and from 29 November to 3 December 2011 at The Open Window in Irene, Centurion from 9am to 6pm daily. For more information visit their website here.
Photography by Abri Kruger
Photos by Design Loving
Ferm Living products, but I can’t get over their fabulous kids selection, so I thought I’d share it too. From the coolest textures and patterns for kids’ textiles to fun wall decals and the most adorable plush toys ever - Too much cuteness to handle! Go have a look.
Ok, so I am totally in love with the products over at Ferm Living. From beautiful graphic wallpapers and textiles to exquisite kitchenware and kids décor - this Danish brand founded by graphic designer Trine Andersen is very quickly becoming one of my favourites! I can’t wait to get my hands on one of those pillows! What do you think? Does it make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside too?