Not sure the lingerie is entirely necessary, but the sequence is pretty awesome nonetheless
(click on the pic to view the video)
Fashion, style, photography and other cool things from the streets of Cape Town
The clever peeps at Jupiter Drawing Room CT did some awesome work for this year’s Design Indaba (and I’m not just saying that because I work there), a client they’ve been working with for 8 years. I had a complete case of FOMO, b.t.w for the conference and am totes, like, going to make a plan to go next year.
Anyway, here’s the video that Jupiter created for the opening sequence of the conference, based on the event’s premise, which is the belief that design and creativity can change the world for better. And that designers are not just designers, but are rather agents who can stimulate questions and social change.
As well as the work for the conference, as second lot of work was created which portrayed the Expo as the best place to pick up the best of South Africa design. I love this work. Check it out below:
I love these photos by Chinese artist Dong Honh-Oai who created a series which were styled to look like traditional Chinese paintings.
Photo credit: From me to you
I came across these guys recently when they were in my office after winning a mentorship programme for young entrepreneurs that my company is involved in. And I think they are rad.
2Bop is a Cape Town based street wear company which is inspired by classic video game culture, as well as South African arcade game and corner shop culture. Along with design and graphic influences, cultural references are taken from the attitudes, style, language and music associated with late 1980s and early 1990s. These games had a focus on gameplay, rather than graphics, meaning that a simple, but iconic graphic style became signature for this era.
What I like most about is it that they use local phrases and slang, mainly from the Cape Flats, in their designs – love it!
And their name? Well, 2Bop is local slang for “two bob”, the twenty cent pieces used to play the arcade games during this time.
Right, so some of these have been lurking about for waaaaay too long on my desktop, and I’ve finally managed to get my a into g and pulled them all together. Some are even pre-Xmas (as you can see by the styled winter-esque shots), but still fab, so I thought I’d use them anyway. I heart…
1. These photos for Lula magazine via Fashion Gone Rogue
2. This shoot for Fashion Quarterly NZ
3. Tutorial on how to make your own fingerless gloves
4. Plaited hair via Fashion Gone Rogue
5. Sepia photos from Love Cat Magazine
6. Vintage swimsuits from For Luna
From a sweltering weekend, to a monsoon-like thunderstorm and downpour, to sticky heat again, we’ve had it all over the past day or two….
This morning we (work) all went up to Rhodes Memorial for the annual Jupiter ‘State of the Nation’ (i.e. try to get us all enthusiastic and fired up) address. There had been a massive thunderstorm, which was clearing up when we arrived. I haven’t been up there for years, and it was awesome seeing the clouds break over the morning sky, over lovely Cape Town.
So, as some of you know, I’ve started a new job. All very exciting and lots of creative and lovely people (I’m only saying that cos they may be reading this – haha, kidding). Here are some pics from office life – a prize for anyone who can guess what the company is (and another prize for seeing the sneaky reflection of me somewhere…)