Hello Ambassador: First Creative Conference to be held in Pretoria

Over the past few years Pretoria has seen an undeniable growth in the field of creativity. Marked by the rise of many private design colleges, underground initiatives, emerging freelancers, entrepreneurial expeditions and experimental projects, Pretoria’s creative scene has escalated into somewhat of a cult movement. Cape Town is famous for its Indabas, Joburg has its conventions, Pretoria now has Hello Ambassador!


Visiting the home of Neville and Sharon Trickett Durban was not only a coup for DECO in terms of showing a home of exceptional originality and taste, but we were also given a no-holds-barred access into the mind and wardrobe of a man with a sophisticated, painstakingly accumulated clothing and accessories offering.

And our SOLVE New Talent Search winner is…

ELLE Decoration, in association with Boardmans, hosted the 10th annual SOLVE New Talent Search Competition award ceremony at &Union in Cape Town this past Monday night. The four finalists joined the DECO team, SOLVE judges, and industry friends for a night of design, food, beer and celebration… Final voting took…

Design a sleeve and win free coffee for a year!

    Vida e Caffe is celebrating its 10th birthday this year and have come up with a great way to celebrate. They are running a competition with 10and5 for designers, illustrators and artists to design a special take-away sleeve for the month of their birthday. The brief is very…

Design Indaba 09 : Day 2

While the talks I saw on day 1 of the Design Indaba were all engaging with the ethics of design in the real world, the talks I saw on Thursday were all situated right on the needlesharp tip of the high end, where fantasy, imagination, excellence and large budgets meet….