A few years ago I had the pleasure of visiting Design Indaba in South Africa on behalf of my previous employers. One of the standout collections at the show was a beautiful line of knitwear by young designer Laduma Ngxokolo, who was inspired by his Xhosa heritage and the traditional beadwork of the Xhosa people.
At the time, Laduma said that he would love to create an interiors collection, and this year at the Design Indaba Expo, he launched the MaXhosa Collection; a collaboration with South African mohair company Hinterveld. Read the rest of this entry »
After a few years of etching its mark on bathrooms around the world, Kontextür has developed its first product for the world outside the loo – the first of many to come. To do this they have kicked off their partnership with New York City based designer Paul Loebach and launched the x3 Watering Can. Inspired by the bold yet minimal and functionalist aesthetic of Eastern European motorcycles – the x3 uses industrial steel to elevate the often-overlooked household watering can to an object of conspicuous utilitarian beauty.