Trend forecaster Li Edelkoort, who visited Cape Town a few days ago to address Design Indaba, and has gone into self-quarantine thereafter, has made some startling comments and predictions about the effect of the Corona Virus COVID-19 on the way society, the environment, business, and the world will change as a result of this pandemic. According to her, life will never be the same again, as we enter an era of a ‘quarantine of consumption’, ultimately leading to the survival of our species! Continue reading →
Yesterday Archbishop Desmond Tutu celebrated his 86th Birthday. To commemorate this special day for one of Cape Town’s Nobel Peace Prize laureates, affectionately known as The Arch, the City of Cape Town and Design Indaba created Arch for Arch at the entrance to The Company’s Garden, next to St Georges Cathedral, at the corner of Wale and Adderley Streets.
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Late last year Cape Town was named the most creative city of 2016, with eight other cities that ‘the creative class of 2016 (are) spending their time’, according to HowItTravel. Continue reading →
On Thursday I attended a function in the Cape Town Harbour, and spontaneously called ceramicist Diana Ferreira, to ask her if I could visit her studio in Paarden Eiland close by. Diana is one of our country’s leading ceramicists, specializing in restaurant dinnerware. Continue reading →