So this is the first guest post on the three things blog! By the ever cool (he is so cool his twitter and instagrams handles are just his name @mynhardt (twitter) @mynhardt (Instagram).
Mynhardt has a keen eye for trends and all things that matter.
Enjoy this post!
1. Instagram's new look
The past two weeks saw the social and technology industries come to grips with one of the most dramatic rebrands this side of the GAP logo disaster. Instagram drastically simplified their iconic logo and brought with it a tsunami of comments, compliments and critique from every nook and cranny of the design world. From explaining how the new design fits snugly in between the reigning internet trends right now, to counselling us on exactly why we dislike the new logo so much, all of the internet just couldn’t stop talking about how their favourite fake photo editing app has donned a new look.
What do you think of the new logo?
2. Micro-Modular Housing goes local
For years now the micro-house trend has been sweeping across Europe and the United States east coast, as living becomes increasingly costly and dense. It wasn’t until recently that South Africans began to wake up to this incredible phenomenon, especially with renewed urban areas being repurposed for suburban use in previously abandoned city centres. Pod Idladla is our local answer for living with less in a world pushing us constantly towards the more. The Pod Idladla is a modular prefabricated nano-home, designed and manufactured in South Africa. Each is prefabricated off-site, to specific client specification, allowing one to start simply with a shell, or to go for a full-on kitted out interior.
3. Get your Game of Throne on
As arguably the greatest TV series of all time, HBO’s Game of Thrones have taken the world, online and offline that is, by storm. As the dramatised version of author George RR Martin’s legendary books, the series have shaped and formed modern culture like few have done before, to the point of even having its own themed talk show With episode 5 airing this week around the world, we are slap bang in the middle of the sixth season release, and with that comes all kinds of cultural commentary. If the world isn’t remixing existing film content into a total different, inappropriate even, genre, it is pressuring the cast into breaking their non-disclosure agreements and revealing some of the best kept secrets of the show. Happy watching.
So mad week, my installation went super well on Wednesday eve, thanks to all who came out to see.
Here is this week's three things, African Contemporary dance videos, Broth, and a simple sharpener.
1. African Dance Clips
Between 10and5 featured 15 contemporary African Dance clips. You have to go and watch all of them. Looking for inspiration from Africa should always be the first stop as creatives anyway, right?
This one below is from South Africa, and my favourite. An energetic group of pantsula dancers flirt with the sophistication of a black tie orchestra in this piece choreographed to the music of UK jazz band Sons of Kemet.
The food trend for winter. It's crazy good for you, mad delicious, and super cheap to make. What more can one ask for? Bone broth is a fine source of natural minerals and contains just the right ingredients to improve your digestion and boost your immune system. Great for winter.
I've been making a broth or two for the past few months, and it's brilliant. Here is a great article from yuppiechef to get you started
3. Simple Sharpener
As an aspirational minimalist, :) , I love this sharpener. The blade and body are made from zirconia, fused into a single uni-body block. One Piece, that's it. The Zirconia sharpener is by Chengtao Yi & Bryan Wong.
Hi you all
This week is quite a mix, from subdermal tech (yeah, forget wearables, under your skin will be the new thing) to just a beautiful planter by a guy in Cape Town.
Have a good one!
1. Eyeball tech
Google has just filed a patent for a smart device that would be inserted into your eyeball. According to the patent filing, the device would replace the natural lens in your eye, and would be injected with a solution that congeals, attaching to your lens capsule. The device would mostly be used as a way to correct poor vision, for now…
The device itself includes a lens, but it has storage, sensors, a battery (with a energy harvesting antenna), and radio components so it can communicate with other devices, such as an external module that offers processing power.
2. Roam // Live anywhere
The no-ownership trend, UBER, AIRbnb, etc is showing no signs of slowing down. I quite like Roam's concept. With a more fluid workforce and the gig-economy on the rise you can work from wherever whenever, Roam steps in to fill the need for a fluid living space.
$500 per week per room gives you access to incredible co-living spaces and local communities around the world. And of course "...you'll always have a strong and battle-tested internet connection."
This is just gorgeous. A concrete and wood planter by Pierre Costa from Futurewoods in Cape Town. Follow him on instagram, or contact to get yours
This is by me, Pierre, each week I post three things that grabbed my attention, and that I like. You can also sign up for the newsletter version here