Beard maketh the man
Design

Beard maketh the man

Jack Passion is a two time world beard champion and this is a short film about his life. It’s amazing where just a bit of…

Who wins when brands argue in public?
Business

Who wins when brands argue in public?

For a while now two of South Africa’s cellular giants, MTN and Cell C, have been sitting together at the back of the classroom pulling…

Night riders
Design

Night riders

Although not nearly as big as the event held every full moon evening in Cape Town, we spotted three Singaporean night riders doing their very…

First Kiss: Brands climb in
Advertising

First Kiss: Brands climb in

A film maker captures the moment 20 strangers kiss for the first time, calls the small film First Kiss…and the video goes viral. As if…

Savanna Dry: Spotted in Singapore
Design

Savanna Dry: Spotted in Singapore

Alcohol in Singapore is very expensive. A beer will easily cost you R100, we spotted a bottle of KWV Cafe Culture wine for R290 and…

The new City of Cape Town logo: How we see it
Design

The new City of Cape Town logo: How we see it

There has been much controversy surrounding the announcement of the new City of Cape Town logo. Having been involved previously in the development of new…

Design Indaba FilmFest 2014: Would you like a ticket?
Design

Design Indaba FilmFest 2014: Would you like a ticket?

We’re very much looking forward to this year’s Design Indaba FilmFest, which gets into full swing tomorrow with the screening of Sound City at the Maiden’s…

Design Indaba FilmFest 2014: The Human Scale
Design

Design Indaba FilmFest 2014: The Human Scale

The future is here and the vast majority of the Earth’s population of humans live in our cities. Sadly modern cities are designed to work…

Design Indaba FilmFest 2014: Sound City
Design

Design Indaba FilmFest 2014: Sound City

They had us at Nirvana. Sound City Studios looks very much like B&S Studios in De Waterkant*…without Arnold, of course. More great albums have been…

Africa’s real future is crafted manufacturing
Design

Africa’s real future is crafted manufacturing

Sustainable and competitive economies work with what they have and what they are naturally good at. To build a sustainable growing economy you can’t pretend…

Work like nobody’s watching
Opinion

Work like nobody’s watching

You’ve heard the saying ‘Dance like nobody is watching’? It’s an encouraging idea to let yourself go, to relive the freedom of childhood when activities…

Reinvention of the cardboard box
Design

Reinvention of the cardboard box

A design known as the Rapid Packing Container is a modern redesign of the old cardboard box. It uses less cardboard, is easier to open,…

24 January 2014
Advertising

24 January 2014

It has been 30 years since Apple set out to put technology in the hands of people. There’s no doubt that their mission has had…

Bell’s Whisky South Africa: The Reader
Advertising

Bell’s Whisky South Africa: The Reader

King James in Cape Town is seeing the value of not jamming their creative idea into a mere thirty seconds with the new TVC for…

A return to Taipei
Opinion

A return to Taipei

For a third year in a row I find myself booked on a Singapore Airlines flight to Taipei, Taiwan in a month’s time. I tell…

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