The wait is almost over as style comes to the table. ‘Utsusiwa’ is a ceramic tableware collection that retains the original textures of the simple, ordinary objects from which it is formed. The tactile memory of the prime object is transported onto the surface of the tableware and makes you want to touch it. The handcrafted collection is produced by Shuho Gama, a potter based in Kyoto who uses traditional Japanese methods to shape his wares. All the ceramics are made of natural clay and, because of their old-world construction, no two …
South Africa’s pioneering knitwear designer, Laduma Ngxokolo recently whooed the crowds at this year’s What Design Can Do 2014 (WDCD14) Two-day conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
MaXhosa by Laduma, Ngxokolo were the only confirmed African designer speaking at the conference.
WDCD was founded in 2011 by a group of designers from different fields with a vision to create a platform that engaged designers in discussing the role design plays in the social impacting of communities across the globe. Bent on being agents of social renewal, the two-day conference encourages designers to take responsibility and …
This our fourth FEATURED post as we look at future stars and this time we travel to the UK and London via Eritrea.
The guy who has the audacity to make such must have clothing for men is Zekaryas Solomon.
Having been named as one of Africa’s Top 10 Male Designers, as well as being awarded both the Fashions Finest Menswear Designer of the Year and the BEFFTA Best Male Designer 2012, Zekaryas Solomon continues to thrive as a London based, Bespoke fashion designer.
The end of 2012 saw Solomon as guest of …
OK some say we only post cool looking products, which is true, but when they look cool and perform even better then everyone’s a winner.
The suction on these little speakers are major making sure they stay put whilst sounding good.
Compatible with ISO/ANDROID/WINDOWS just have wireless or bluetooth and you can send your music to these brightly colored babies (we have ours in the shower). If you are streaming say iTunes or Spotify you can also control the output directly from the little pods and take a call – genius.
Simple to operate and …
BAO BAO ISSEY MIYAKE and N&R Foldings have joined together to create a futuristic bag named Distortion. The irregular shaped bag is constructed of triangular pieces attached to a kind of mesh material that through a series of steps transforms into a three-dimensional bag.
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The rigid triangles laid out on the flexible material give the bag its faceted, organic shape. With the help of metal pins, the bag stays together for you to use.