Articles Posted in the Lifestyle category

Winning designer thinks ‘out of the bag’

January 23, 2009
Posted in Lifestyle


Pick ‘n Pay chose 24-year-old graphic designer Charlotte Coetzee’s entry as the design for its new limited edition ecofriendly bag. Coetzee won R20,000 for winning the web-based competition, which drew 386 design entries and nearly 55,000 votes. The bags will be manufactured by Township Patterns, a group of women from Cape Town Townships, and will be made from locally sourced natural materials. The bags will reportedly be available in Pick n Pay stores around the country from March.

Look, it’s a Styrobot

August 27, 2008
Posted in Lifestyle

Kevin Kelly stockpiled styrofoam packaging for five years and used it to create the Styrobot that you see pictured above. Just goes to show that with a little imagination you can reuse anything. Inspired? You can read how he did it on his website.