The Fringe: Cape Town’s Design and Innovation District is launching a monthly designer goods market at Harrington Square (cnr Harrington and Caledon Streets) in The Fringe.
The market is in partnership with key stakeholders in the area, especially the Cape Craft and Design Institute and the Cape Town Fashion Council, Woodheads and the Fledge Creative Catalyst for young designers.
What distinguishes it from other popular weekly markets is its emphasis on locally produced, original handmade products. It will be the perfect place to purchase a wide range crafts, fashion, decor, jewellery and accessories, proudly produced in South Africa.
Aptly named “The Fringe Handmade”, the market will run from 10am to 6pm on 3 December 2011.
Facebook event here.
Brazil has so much good going for it. The 2014 World Cup looks to be the rebirth of an awesome country, placing it firmly on the international map as a country of the next century, with Rio de Janeiro leading this shift.
By Elly Keinan
IBM Latin America
(Editor’s note: Keinan will be one of the hosts of IBM’s two-day Smarter Cities conference in Rio de Janeiro this week. Follow live blogging from…
Brian Harker is a born and bred Capetoninan and currently a post graduate student at UWC. He has lived and taught in Asia for almost 6 years- a year in Japan, 3 years in Seoul, South Korea and now almost 2 years in Taipei, Taiwan. We interviewed him about what the Design Capital designation…
Some interesting ideas, and a few good points, but lacks quite a bit of the “people-centred” philosophy: don’t think sommer “bulldozing the extra bits” is going to go down well in communities who are likely to have suffered the same under apartheid.
Also, treating property moguls like gods? No thanks…
I’m a bit of a fan of 60s-70s Eastern advertising/propaganda.
1. Start with what you have. “We started in a trailer,” Kembel points out, “with the ‘d.school’ as a sign on the table.” Kembel’s advice: Claim a space and label it.
2. Go to the people who are interested first. Form a crack team of true believers to spearhead your campaign. Revolutions start from the bottom up.
3. Empower your team to change their space. Somebody high enough up the food chain needs to defend this activity against facilities managers who may not be amused. Then, be willing to keep changing things. Try out different ways to configure space to see what works best.
4. Watch the behavior of the group and take notes. Have somebody in your band of innovators own this task. What’s working, what isn’t? “Try, reflect, modify,” says Kembel.
This toaster is designed to engage the user, re-invigorating the social context of toasting by questioning everything about what we toast with today.
That description is the best thing I’ve read this month.
Final selection happens in October.
Read more about the shortlist, or World Design Capital selection process, on their website.