Pretty amped about Design Indaba tomorrow y’ulle. Gonna camp outside the CTICC so I can register first and get the best free goodie bag / t-shirt / sticker sheet. I usually manage to make a quick buck re-selling them to advertising students.
Remember being at AAA / Vega / Red and Yellow and your lecturer would saunter in with a Design Indaba goodie bag and you’d be so jealous. There were always those rich kids whose parents could afford to dish out R7 million for a ticket who would have the bags too. Then the lecturer would clean his office out at the end of the year and there was always a fistfight to see who would get the Design Indaba bag.
Guess she didn't get the bag.
Anyways not really gonna camp outside the CTICC. Besides this year I pretty much own Design Indaba because I worked on the line in the corner of one of the posters. I pretty much own that joint. They know my name. My hair smells like rich mahogany. I basically am Design Indaba 12.
I am who I am.
Question: Have you ever done anything crazy to get your hands on a ticket to Design Indaba?
For example, I once left a really great job at an ad agency to go work for a chicken-stuffing company because they promised me a full ticket to Design Indaba (agencies make you share tickets so you can imagine how appealing this was). Wasn’t the smartest move because they lied and made me stuff chickens all day. Total bummer, y’ulle. Wish I could slag them off all over the internet, but will settle for slagging them off all over Cape Town.
What crazy thing have you done for DI tickets?
Posted in creatives, design, free stuff
Tagged AAA school, advertising, CTICC, design indaba 12, expensive, goodie bags, red and yellow school, students, tickets, vega school
So Rei and I finally moved into our new place on Saturday. Credit must be given to Rei for soldiering on after I collapsed in a teary pile on the floor saying “I can’t. I can’t, anymore.” The key observation to come out of the exercise is that moving muscles are very different to toning circuit muscles. It was worth it though as we are tres happy. Here are some pics (a bit messy, still some stuff lying around that shouldn’t be there, but you get the idea):
❤ Lounge ❤
❤ Kitchen as seen from Lounge ❤
❤ Lion's head as seen from Lounge / Kitchen ❤
❤ First home-cooked meal in new place by night ❤
❤ Hugging Ghosts Salt and Pepper shakers - housewarming gift from Rei's mom ❤
We’re collecting cushions for the lovely white couch banks. Today I bought Nunu from Anna, a designer I work with. She has her own knitted goods label called Wolmer.
❤ Meet Nunu ❤
Posted in my real life
Tagged anna loubser, crafts, gardens, ghosts hugging, handmade, knitted, melamine kitchen, my branded life, new apartment, nunu, reijer, retro lights, salt and pepper shakers, stuffed, table set, toy, white leather built in couches, wolmer designs
My loyal readers will remember way back to the week before last, when Jenny and I spotted a spelling error in a kitkat URL (we’re that kind of agency) and decided to register the correct spelling, so that we could place a humourous tactical ad there, or something equally thrilling such as a photo of our breasts.
Alas, alack, we never got to upload the photo of our breasts because the guy who owned the incorrectly spelt URL woke up about it, and what followed was a fairly amusing email and hand-made sign exchange.
The debarcle was posted by Seth over at 2oceansvibe, and it seems a certain Ryan has a little beef with us. Actually, a lot of beef with us. He’s started one hell of a comments war, which really only makes it funnier. Love ya, Ryan. Shame, we’ll make you a sign tomorrow, okay?
Jenny and Alex
What could have been.
Posted in advertising, geek, internet, office fun, online
Tagged 2 oceans vibe, comment war, incorrectly spelt URL, kit kat, misspelt, mistaken identity, ryan, seth, the only website in the world where nothing happens
Fascinating. Hoping it will heal my family.
The boyfriend is quite demanding.
A guide to dealing with client service.
Exploring some new exercise options.
Kidding, kids. These are the new King James Coporate Gifts. You get a blank book, with ‘What’s your Story?’ printed on the front, and 2 reversable dust jackets that you can change according to how badly you feel like shocking people at Vida.
Posted in advertising, books, cool stuff i like, design, office fun
Tagged bibles, blank books, books, corporate gift ideas, corporate gifts, dust jackets, king james, king james blank bible, my branded life
I simply cannot say it better than Seth does from 2oceansvibe. Standard Bank, I’m talking to you. I know you need to reach me so I can fill out this and collect that. But I’m not going to answer your private number. I don’t care if I never get my new credit card. Really, I don’t.
And to those friends of mine who insist on taking off their caller IDs because I don’t take their calls every time they phone, you are pretty much the reason I have stopped answering my phone completely. You have spoilt it for everyone.
Seriously, y’ulle. I’m a busy person. My hair smells like rich mahogany. Why can’t you just send a text message?
Phoning someone: totally arb.
Posted in Cape Town, cellular, insight, mobile
Tagged 2oceansvibe, blogger, calling from private number, cellphone ettiquette, manners, my branded life, phone ettiquette, rude, seth, south africa, standard bank