Taming the trend

By Jeanne Baker-Muller How should we approach trends as designers? Should we merely just follow them because they are trends and it is our job to know what’s hip and happening, or should we be the ones ‘telling’ trends how to behave? Following trends can be a very...

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The magic that is coffee

Hot or cold, expensive or cheap, most people absolutely love coffee! Can you imagine starting your day without your cuppa, or setting your creative energy free without a dose of caffeine? Okay, so we don’t have to tell you how awesome coffee is. But, we bet you don’t...

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When I am big…

If you are one of the few people who have your future all figured out, bravo and carry on! If, however, you are still not sure what you want to do with your life – don’t stress, you’re not alone. Many people are unsure of their future when leaving a tertiary...

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29 Things Inscape Students Can Relate To

  Every Inscape Campus is the most creative campus you’ve ever seen Everyone looks like a rockstar Having Pizza to celebrate the end of the semester Drinking Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows on Campus When this is just a normal day on campus Pulling an all-nighter...

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A talk about the colour brown, how to be original…

It’s a wonderful world, innit? Old Satchmo (Louis Armstrong… no, no, not Lance) certainly thought so and his song about the kaleidoscope that is earth has certainly made its mark on the world. If a blind man can see that much, then surely you as designer can see even...

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Designer’s block

Every year, the Southern Right Whale migrates thousands of kilometres past the coast of South Africa from the cold arctic. The Cape Sand Frog, on the other hand, spends the cold months burrowed safely under the sand in hibernation. We’ve all reached that dreaded...

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A look at the past – is history important?

The most precious stone on earth, the diamond, takes up to 3.3 billion years to form. That’s a long time to wait for something that precious - time that we as humans don’t have. Unless you believe in reincarnation, your time on earth is limited, which makes your time...

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What does it mean to be a “responsible’ designer?

By Kalika Painter I recently had the privilege to present a retail design concept to a client of mine I’ve been working with for the last 7 years. Is there anything like the high of a successful presentation? That moment the clients face lights up and everyone is...

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Selfie or selfish …

Selfie or selfish … We have all done it… posed and taken that unforgettable selfie! Some of us do it once in a while, some of us do it sporadically, and some of us are addicted. Whatever your experience with this self-explorative imagery, it is a movement that is...

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A look at the future. What will your shoes look like in 15 years?

A look at the future. What will your shoes look like in 15 years? We all want to predict the future, but it’s an ever-changing complexity that appears simply unpredictable. The future is a clouded mass ahead of us and if we can decipher it, we’ll be ahead of our game...

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