Indigenous African Design

With a continent as diverse and vast as Africa, it’s terrific to see African designers using traditional designs and embracing the new to create unique, indigenous designs. To get a sense of what’s happening on the continent check out this terrific article: A New Generation Of African Artists Have A Bold Vision For The Future. Look […]

Key 2016 Fashion Trends

With 2016 well under way, we thought we’d share a few fashion trends for Spring and Summer 2016. The Swatch Book, a great resource on design and trends has recently shared some Key Fashion Trends for 2016. The colours, patterns, textures and designs provide good food for thought for those designing and accessories and home […]

Basic Considerations for Developing a Product Line

By Guest Blogger Nishant Das Thinking of developing a product line? Here are a few things to consider (although transferable to any product line, this primarily focusses on considerations for artisan groups). 1. External (Visible) Considerations A ‘product line’ is a broad term, so first determine what type of line you want to develop. Here […]

Application – Visualising home decor

We recently featured a post by guest blogger Nishant Das, who shared with us 6 Simple Product Development Tips. By providing us insightful tips about product development and design, he showed us how to look at a product critically in order to develop relevant and well designed objects. A recent article in Brit + Co […]

6 Simple Product Development Tips

By Guest Blogger: Nishant Das Developing a successful product is hard. This can be even more complicated when you are developing a product for a foreign market and you have access to limited resources. Fortunately, there are a few simple, quick and cheap things that you can do that can help you in improving your […]