Design is for Tomorrow: exhibition & events

Its nearly time for the 3rd annual Open Design Festival in Cape Town. The official opening is on the 12th August, and closing on the 23rd of August, with many events surrounding it.

For full details go to their site here.

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Vintage Fashion Expo 2015 – This weekend

(See bellow for a competition the win tickets.)

The Vintage Fashion Expo 2015 – Event Details:

Where: The German Club, 6 Roodhek Terrace, 105B Hope St, Gardens, Cape Town (South Africa)
When: 28 & 29 March 2015. 10am-5pm.
Tickets: available through Webtickets.co.za for R55 or at the door for R65. Tickets are limited and early booking is recommended.

For inquiries, contact The Vintage Experience at info@thevintageexperience.co.za or on 073 863 5232

 

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Potters Market in Rondebosch this weekend

Saturday 21st March 2015.

Entrance is free… Open all day, but arrive early to see the full variety before stalls sell out.

Where: corner of Campground and Sanddown, 7708 Cape Town, Western Cape

There is a playground in the corner to keep te kids busy, and food stalls if you want to make an outing of it.

Please feel free to reply with your thoughts about it, specially your favourites.

Enjoy!

Nada Spencer: Cape Town Ceramicist

Nada Spencer is a Cape Town ceramicist who works in a variety of clays. She creates a lot of porcelain slab work, stone ware, loves the beautiful warm tones of earthenware, and also does some slip casting which gets hand etched.

Setting up for the potters market

Setting up for the potters market

Each piece is subtly unique, but fitting within a family of design, acknowledging both her design training, and her personality. Bowls, platters, beads, pendants, sculptures; the forms are more varied than the clays and techniques she uses. Etching, carving, drawing, painting, dipping etc; the decorating techniques as varied again.

The reason for all this variety is simple. Nada gets bored with repetition and needs to have variety to continue being creative. She said this potential for variety and the ability to “form my own canvas” were what attracted her to ceramics in the first place.

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eLabs: WATT Scooter

Interview with Louw Roets & Mik Wertheim Aymes
Other Share holders: Daryn Molenaar & Johann van Niekerk
(Watt Scooter from Design Indaba)

Louw & Mik are 3rd year students @ Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), Daryn Molenaar & Johann van Niekerk are both staff there. The electric push scooter has flowed out of an alternative transport project in their 2nd year, into a collaborative project and now into a small start-up called eLabs that is focused on city transport.

Mik describes the scooter as “a piece of Africa”, emphasising the importance of community involvement and sourcing local materials. Louw pointed out how thrilling it is to show off the high technological standards achieved when South Africa was forced to be self-sufficient, but applied to a sustainable project with benefits for the communities who suffered back then. Unfortunately some of the components do currently need to be sourced overseas, but will probably be replaced with local ones if equivalents become available. They stressed the importance of considering the long-term socio-economic benefits of choosing local wherever possible.

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Irene

Irene Grasser of God’s Fashion House  is a fashion designer & lecturer at DAF in Cape Town.

(She  is also an old friend from from both Tech & church, & the creator of my wedding dress more than 8 years ago).irene dress 1

I thought it may be helpful to interview her as a successful Christian with experience in the fashion industry & as a lecturer.  Continue reading