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Design Indaba 2013 {part 1}

Another Design Indaba has come and gone, leaving behind its footprint of inspiration for 2013. One day I hope to attend the DI conference, but for now, I must be content with the Expo which was a pretty good one this year. Despite the challenging lighting and jostling school attendees with their defiant backpacks, I photographed some gems at the expo which I hope you’ll enjoy seeing. I’ll break it up into parts, or it could become a very long post…first up, a few of the jewellery and accessories which stood out for me.

Trinket Designs have a quirky and minimal aesthetic which really appealed…

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Famke‘s admiration for geometric structures & shapes proved irresistible and I happily added a pair of her structure earrings to my jewellery collection… highlights-famke famke-1 famke-2 famke-3

Meraki Jewellery was another pretty stand with some beautiful pieces… meraki meraki-2

pop back later for a few innovative lighting designers…

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Inspiration for design takes many forms, but often when complex concepts are made to look simple, then design becomes successful. Designers incorporating facets into their work have really been catching my interest of late…

clever paper-cut gems from Minie Co & a fab graphic gem printable paper to download too.

Jennifer of A Merry Mishap makes perfectly simple jewellery using elegantly faceted shapes. Her pieces are way up high on my lust list…

Illustrated snapshots of nature, human and animal life by illustrator Tabitha Bianca Brown of The Pairabirds are superbly eye-catching…

hand-carved faceted stamps by Extase via Design*Sponge make a simple statement…

this faceted cluster pendant by Famke Koene is perfect…

and stunning wooden pendants and rings with brass, copper or silver accents from Dor&kie at Africandy have sophisticated yet rustic appeal…

I’m a sucker for these cast resin faceted lights, wall clocks and plant holders from Raw Dezign

statement wallpaper creates striking patterns… and Papier Tigre, the coolest paper company with an innocent style, totally fits the faceted phenomenon..grrrr.