You’ve probably noticed that we have a newish contributor at 10and5. When he isn’t helping us out with posts, Lucas is a full time product-design student at CPUT. He’s the kind of guy who thinks the busier the better and so also takes on small-scale projects whenever he can. We […]
Saatchi & Saatchi Cape Town has created an idea for the UCT Graduate School of Business for their Executive Education Courses, entitled ‘PossibiliTeas’. Based on the school’s platform of ‘Full Colour Thinking’, the promotional idea invites you to see unexpected possibilities in the business world by opening up your mind.
No newbies to the proudly South Africa theme, Ukuva iAfrica have been trading for more than 15 years creating various sauces and spices with a distinctive bit of design attached to their products: Namely the ‘African Neck’ wire feature, pictured below.
Last week 10and5 was invited to the launch of Missibaba’s AW 2011 Collection “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”. The launch was held in the Missibaba studio in Woodstock, a place I like to call Handbag Heaven. There is literally a Handbag Tree. Have been desperately trying to grow a […]
Once Upon A Time is a up-cycling furniture range by Sacha Olivier. She works from Pretoria with her dad, sourcing, designing and transforming each piece themselves. Sacha says the idea for the company came about when she was designing the interior of her new home, “Everything that was cool, fun […]
During my 2 day creative spree at last weekend’s 2011 Design Indaba Expo I, as I’m sure you did too, stumbled upon many a beautiful object that inspired me in some way. On my way out I caught something last minute which really interested me.. Raymond Masara, a 2011 emerging […]
Spotted these book stands at Bibliophilia at the Woodstock Industrial Centre while at an exhibition some time ago. They were designed by 3D design student and freelancer, Lucas Adams, specifically for the book store. The book stands are the first of 4 design briefs that Lucas will be completing for […]
Neil Macqueen is young South African product designer making waves in the UK. This is one of his pieces called the Diviso stool. The design was created for UnoFuori Studio and has been exhibited as part of the London Design Festival at Designersblock 2010. The Diviso stool can extend to seat three people or stay […]
In the Beginning were tasked with the job of translating the much sought after ceramic work of Ardmore Ceramics into a textile range of silk scarves, fabric design, furniture design (couch and ottoman), as well as tableware for the range. The challenge was to translate the essence of the ceramics into a […]
Lucas Adams tells us about his project, “The Flow Form Chair is made from X-board (special corrugated board), paper mache and paint. It’s 100% recyclable and believe it or not works well, having had a really large bum of +- 110kg’s on it! The design inspiration came from the way […]
10and5 was sent a few cans of Bos Ice Tea, a beautifully packaged 100% South African product, to try out. The product was created by Grant Rushmere and Richard Bowsher, the same guys behind the brand Afro, Afro coffee anyone? The Bos Ice Tea packaging is bold and inspired by […]
Greeting cards with a difference. Growing Paper produces handmade cards with a twist: the paper used for the greeting cards is embedded with flower seeds. So, you can plant your card in a sunny spot, water it and watch your written words come to life. The handmade paper is made […]
WoZela is a non-profit artist based initiative that aims to reuse the Vuvuzela and empower local craftsmen in doing so. What they need from you are ideas. Send in as many clever ways to reuse the vuvuzela as you like to their blog in the form of videos, photographs or […]
Heidi & Gareth Chisholm are South Africa born, New York City based designers who started Extra Fancy to celebrate Africa and it’s super quirky crazy color culture clash style. See more of their work after the jump or at www.extrafancyco.com See Heidi’s design work for the likes of Gazelle, Afro […]