There are few that don't have an opinion when it comes to judging the value of design in today's companies. Silicon Valley powerhouse Apple undoubtedly cashed in on design and many newcomers are doing so too. Imagine Uber and Airbnb for instance without design thinking.
Are you keeping, or even worse, wearing an article of clothing that does not show off the best you because of the label on the item or because you originally paid a lot of money for the item?
It feels like divine momentum that Earth Day and Fash Rev Day are only 24 hrs apart. A multitude of good can spring from even the most dire circumstances -- so how can we best harness the energy of change?
Show houses by nature are places for designers to highlight their talent and capabilities. Over the years of both attending and participating in them, I've found that like fashion shows, sometimes participants create concepts and over-the-top themes to stand out in the crowd.
In many ways South African design mirrors the county's remarkable recent political history, emerging as it has from turbulent times and international isolation to create a vibrant synthesis of the traditional and modern: the African and the European.
We are all different in a unique amazing way, why not have all our pants feel awesome. Our thighs are like fingerprints: No two are the same. My biggest mission in life is to create designs, so we can feel free!
There is a lot of discussion around UI and UX. Countless times we'll see "UI/UX" written in job postings, mentioned in meetings, etc., as if they are interchangeable, or as if they are one and the same. But what does that even mean?
"I'm a very pragmatic guy," painter David Kassan says, when asked why he invented a new kind of painter's palette. "My palette was hurting my back." If you have spent any time considering the engineering design process, as codified on the NASA website, you will recognize Kassan's comment as corresponding with step 1: Identify the Problem.
In the spirit of new year, new you, we asked 16 fab women -- from HGTV's Emily Henderson to bag designer Clare Vivier -- for their best piece of career advice. Here are their answers.
Poor ole' plaid gets a bad wrap, i.e. slutty schoolgirls, your grandmother's ridiculously overdone curtains, and who could forget, the Burberry-wearing prepsters. But, it's making a serious come back -- more urban cool and less Hot Topic-y.
As a business owner, my most empowering experience was firing my first manufacturer and walking away from a toxic relationship. Sometimes the very people you're writing checks to are your gateway to an early grave.
My interview with chief Hello Kitty designer and Japanese pop icon, Yuko Yamaguchi, almost ended before it began. All I asked was: when is a woman too old to wear Hello Kitty? "Never" said Yamaguchi in a husky voice.
"Fear is debilitating" -- as cliché as this phrase may be, it's something you should remind yourself of every day of your life if you are or want to be a business owner. This post was inspired by a good friend who told me exactly what I needed to hear a few years ago when I was looking to launch a business.
Take that desk of yours and decorate the sh*t out of it until it magically transforms into that corner office. To create the ultimate workspace, start by making it homey and personal with a jolt of energy. Think ambient lighting, warm pops of color and personal touches like artwork.
Halloween is one of the cheesiest traditions. That's right, cheesy. It is supposed to be scary, yet somehow it turns into a cheesefest, stinky enough to make Switzerland proud.