The way the sunlight hits the wooden floor or the way the rain water makes tiny pathways on the window, the way things line up and the patterns that catch my eye, is where i find my simple pleasures. It’s in the design of everyday things, man-made or natural, intentional or not, that i find inspiration to create my own harmonies, balance, composition…design & intrigue.
Just once, have you had a conversation with another person and felt that you connected. That what you were saying to them about what you believe and how you saw things, was you truly speaking your mind. Truly believing in what you were saying, understanding it, living it and teaching it. It was all you, nothing added, nothing taken away. And while speaking to them, seeing that they genuinely knew what you meant, as if they had already lived it. As if they were witnessing another person finding themselves. Watching them patiently watch you...read more
“‘South Africa: Inspiring new ways’ is both a description of the best of our national character, our values and the fabric of our people. It is a challenge to all South Africans: to business, government and civil society to build on our reputation for inspiration and innovation.” Read more here Since i started working from a home office, in an effort to fill my “people interaction” gap, I have been surfing the net looking for design forums, blogs and just “online places” where I can interact with...read more
Starting out with a new business can be so overwhelming, because you want everything perfectly in place before you unveil it to the world, that sometimes, the word “website” can be daunting. I came across this infographic and thought I’d share it as it breaks down “building a website” very clearly and simply. The thing I love most about being a designer is taking a complex situation and breaking it down to its bare minimum, re-constructing it with just the basics, then adding on some “accessories” to...read more
I read this article and just sat there smiling, everything about it is so true to myself…. The things i carry with me (apart from my smartphone) is my notebook and my lip balm. I love notebooks, everything about them, the feel, the smell of a new notebook, and a very old one too! These days we have so many choices of notebooks that its a bit ironic with us moving to a paperless world. I use my notebook not only for taking notes, its my doodle pad, my scribble pad, my sketch pad, my quick journal entry, important numbers and contact...read more
So today I dropped the two kids off at school, the older one now in Grade 3 walks herself to class and the younger one in Grade 0 has to be walked in by a parent.Usually i take my phone along…so I have car keys in one hand, hold his hand with the other and my phone in my pocket. I’m just used to doing it that way even tho i hardly ever use the phone in that few minutes that I walk to his class and back to the car. So today, I decide to leave the phone… I get to his class and his teacher has a roster up for...read more
It’s that which defines you, your identity. That which makes you stand out from the rest, that which makes you different, interesting, appealing and intriguing. There are millions of well-known brands out there, and just how did they become “well-known”, accepted and respected. It comes from the values that are attached to each brand, what they stand for. And when someone identifies with a brand, and they see the qualities that they respect, in that brand – through its products, in their service and the attention to...read more