Design Annotator: Self(ie) Obsessed
- The best places to work from when away from the office, whether you’re looking for a creative co-working space or a quick escape from the office.
- Samsung’s #AmazeAfrica project — something that is sure to shine a new light on the interesting creative trends in fashion and design in the rest of Africa.
- For other creative inspiration, sign up for the regular Flux Trends 2014 Zeitgeist presentation happening in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
- Finally, Jade Paton explores society’s fascination with “selfies” in her upcoming exhibition.
Out of Office: Daleahs
For Daleah Arvanitis, opening her own New York-style daytime bistro was a long-standing dream. Earlier this year, that dream began to take shape and develop into what is today Daleahs — the bustling Braamfontein eatery housed within “that bright green building”.
As Braamfontein has boomed in the last new months, this quirky little eatery has become a firm favourite of the young and trendy who work in the area to meet and mingle over lunch, coffee, or any time of the day.
The Wi-Fi is free and unlimited, and the atmosphere decidedly relaxed and welcoming. The interior does well to mimic its New York inspiration, with a raw brick wall straight out of a ’90s sit-com set. Cookbooks and trinkets are scattered about, which makes the space feel personal, in a good, authentic way.
It’s the perfect place to discuss a project, last Friday night or to get some work done.
J&B Made Different TVC with DJ Sbu
Featured: $tyleTribe SA
StyleTribe SA was founded by Bonolo Moeng and Keith Ngcongo. They are a style collective, within which they house creatives. This is done through a blog (www.styletribesa.tumblr.com), which they use as their main platform.
The bigger picture involves the trade of knowledge and skills among like-minded individuals. Essentially, that platform translates into an online portfolio of the body of their collective works.
Featured: Annika de Korte
Based in Cape Town, Annika de Korte works as a freelance designer and illustrator creating works that are vibrant and youthful with a retro twist. We asked her a few questions to find out more.
10and5: To start, please tell us more about yourself and your background.
Annika de Korte: I’m a designer and illustrator with a passion for bright colours and fun visuals. I’m very quiet and calm and love music, nature and humour. I grew up in Pretoria and moved to Cape Town two years ago, right after I finished studying, where I worked at Jane Says Design for just over a year before going freelance.
Flux Trends Open Sessions: Zeitgeist of 2014
This month, Flux Trends is presenting another one of its Open Sessions, with a report exploring the Zeitgeist of 2014. The investigation centres on the impact of the signs of the times and the effect that this will have on consumers, lifestyle, fashion, advertising and technology for the upcoming year.
Samsung presents #AmazeAfrica
#AmazeAfrica is a Samsung initiative pairing seven accessories designers with seven fashion designers from across the continent to create unique artistic collaborations and to start a cross-continent conversation about a new African design aesthetic.
In line with Samsung’s global positioning ofAccelerating Discoveries & Possibilities, the #AmazeAfrica vision is to be a premium platform to showcase Africa’s immense creative fashion and design talent.
Self(ie) Obsessed | Jade Paton
In a relatively short span of time, Jade Paton’s Selfie Portrait project — officially titled Self(ie) Obsessed — has amassed a large response.
Paton has been collecting submissions since September following the basic instructions of “Take a 15 second video clip of yourself, holding a pose for the duration of the recording.” The results are sent to Paton via email, and are uploaded regularly to Selfie Portraits on Instagram (where you’ll most likely spot a few familiar faces.)
Six (more) creative co-working spaces in Cape Town
Co-working spaces are popping up everywhere, and they’re ideal for creative freelancers and part-timers. Here’s Round 2 of some of the coolest co-working spaces in Cape Town.
The Night of 1000Drawings
On Thursday 7 November, this year’s Night of 1000Drawings will be held at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre. This is a mass art exhibition for charity which has been going since 2006, and is all about uplifting the inner-city and the lives of people living there.
Its main charity is Paballo, which feeds and supports homeless people living in the inner-city each week. Its second charity is Mmabana, and the third beneficiary this year will be Intuthuko Embroideries.
Design Annotator is a regular column on MarkLives featuring the top design work from South Africa’s biggest online creative showcase, Between 10 and 5, which is curated by publisher Uno de Waal (@Unodewaal) who is also a social strategist.