March 27, 2011

Designer Food

- Designer food Cheese at a market in the medieval town of Boussac, France. In a shift from the cocooning culture of the 80s, South Africans are venturing out of their homes and exploring markets and fine-dining restaurants. Welcome to the new age of eating – the age of food design. Sitting under the old oak trees on a carpet of velvet ...

March 02, 2011

Carving a niche

- Carving a niche The Seapoint promenade offers public art for all to enjoy. Sculpture can have a massive influence on any city or public place, writes VISI blogger Dee de Kock. I love photographing sculptures whenever I travel and I get such a terrific feeling of fulfillment whenever I see a great statue – either in an appropriate, ...

January 11, 2010

How brands rule our lives

We all live our lives by trends, and we are indoctrinated in to believing that we will be better people, more successful and more accepted if we are fashionable and wear the right brands. We are totally ruled by branding, in all aspects of our lives. But we can’t only blame the brands; it is a reality that we actually feel less beautiful if we ...

January 10, 2010

Graffiti

I have spent the last two nervous weekends on the verge of being arrested. Well not quite, but things could have gone out of control. Why? My 13-year old son and 14-year old nephew are obsessed with Wall Art, or Graffiti; and I have become exposed to a whole new and very controversial world that I was previously unaware of. In my naivety ...