21-Year-Old WWII Soldier’s Sketchbooks Show War Through The Eyes Of An Architect

Reading Time: 2 minutes Victor Lundy was a 21-year-old architecture student when he enrolled in the military in WWII. But instead of giving up on his creative side, the soldier decided to document events on the battlefield that he was present in, in a series of sketchbooks. In these sketchbooks, he recorded everything from fallen soldiers, air raids, and beach […]

Nicework turns 10

Reading Time: 4 minutes The story of Nicework’s founding happened in two parts. The first happened at 2 am at a party called Fraymentos (hosted by Adi Loveland), in a club that was literally underground. Ben, Donovan and I formed the idea alternating between dancing to bad house music and shots of Jagermeister (that was still a thing back then). Next we […]

We Are Flowers, Melissa

Reading Time: 2 minutes A stunning, nature-inspired installation of over 20,000 translucent flowers to create a large immersive hanging surface in the New York flagship. The surface was designed specifically for the Melissa Gallery in New York with an engineered Mylar net made of over 4,000 unique pieces. These flowers are placed in a more natural arrangement to combine the […]

Simon Dingle – In Maths we Trust

Reading Time: 1 minute CreativeMornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community. This month our theme is Transparency and we’re letting Simon Dingle do the talking. Simon is a broadcaster and designer who believes we’re doing money wrong and is trying to fix it. He hosts a weekly radio show about technology on 5FM and previously directed product […]

CreativeMornings: Transparency

Reading Time: 1 minute We are a species that flourishes when we’re seen, when our work matters, and when we connect with and understand one another. What makes all of this possible is the posture of transparency—the willingness to be seen, knowing that transparency may not always be reciprocated or appreciated. A boss sharing her vision with the team, […]

August is all about weird at CreativeMornings

Reading Time: 1 minute Whether it’s butter in coffee, bacon on doughnuts, fashion in the 80’s making a return, or the culture of an organisation, weirdness reveals that there are no rules or right answers. Weirdness widens the edges of the status quo, and if we allow it, it adds beauty to our lives because it introduces us to […]

Lourens, the Picture-Taker.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lourens Smit is a self-taught photographer from Pretoria. He carries his camera around his neck wherever he goes. Lourens has a keen interest in the spirit of the South African youth. There is a beautiful sincerity in the moments he captures. Check out more of this talented human’s work on Instagram. 

FreshBooks Campaign: Master Freelancer Award

Reading Time: 1 minute As you may (or may not) know, every few months CreativeMornings run campaigns with our global partners. These are great opportunities to focus on sharing or doing something in particular that benefits the global community, and gives people everywhere the opportunity to participate in something across all cities in the CM family. The GIFts channel […]

CreativeMornings: Michelle Constant on Change

Reading Time: 2 minutes With CreativeMornings’ worldwide theme for March being Change, we thought it would be a great idea to invite an upstanding citizen of South Africa’s creative industry to be our speaker. Michelle Constant is currently writing her MA on the transformative value of the arts in corporative sectors and will be sharing her perspective on change with us.   […]

The Infinity Room

Reading Time: 2 minutes Legions of art lovers have been crowding into the newly opened Broad Museum in Los Angeles in recent weeks to succumb to the sensory immersion of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room, a mirror-lined room illuminated with an infinitesimal galaxy of LED lights, a 45-second experience simulating the expansion of the cosmos and human perception Thousands […]