Come and see the great work that CPUT design students have been up to this year.
Across all design disciplines (and floors) this is definitely an event not to miss. Diarise Tuesday (23 Nov) 6pm @ The Cape Town University of Technology.
On Friday Monika Fecht from Renolit introduced the new colours and surfaces for interiors, (and touched on the colours for fashion as this is where so much stems from), for 2010-2011 and 2011-2012. In general the colour palette was very subtle, almost sun-bleached but certainly not washed-out. The colours are fresh and sharp but not […]
I do not follow trends but I find them interesting and even more interesting how I subscribe to them subconsciously (although you could say that by reading them I am conscious of them). Either way, I find how they reflect economic situations, how they merge and develop and how they are adopted by people, fascinating. […]
I once read that when times are tough women buy lipstick. It is a small item that (usually) costs next to nothing and can make the world of difference to how you look and subsequently how you feel. My favourite example is during the war (both WWI and WWII) and money was short: Women replaced […]
I am not much of a knitter – in fact, I don’t and can’t knit at all! However, that does not prevent me from admiring Sandra Backlund’s heavy wool collage kniting. She is unlike any other ‘knitter’ I have come across – she is an artist and sculptor whose medium is wool and whose paint […]
I am passionate about recycling, re-using, re-creating, organic fabrics and natural dyes. I love the magic that is either gained or restored to a product or design. Recently I have come across several young designers who have used the ‘old’ and created the ‘new’. Nicole Rae Styer is a young fashion designer who has turned […]
I have a bit of a thing for really good underwear, or if you wish, lingerie. My Btech Surface Design thesis was a combination of undergarments, organic fabrics, rich natural dyes and feminism. It might seem strange that I now design bags…but in a way they are similar. They are both accessories, they act to […]