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.
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