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Tessa’s Teapot Tea Party – Decor

Design Mine was commissioned to create some decor for Tessa’s Teapot Tea party. Tessa wanted a small souvenir that she could give her guests to take home with them. We designed a tea bag tag and attached them to some Five Roses teabags which we placed in small envelopes that we made. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TESSA! Tea party decor, graphic design, gift design, photography

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Zanzibar – exotic travel on a budget!

In January 2011, Simon and Jeanneke from the Design Mine team took up the challenge of travelling to an exotic location on a tight budget. Overall, the mission was very successful, and even the food poisoning and forty degree nights without air-conditioning were forgotten once we laid their eyes on the sight of these azure seas and palm fringed beaches. Makadi Beach, south of Dar es Slaam, Tanzania Thanks to Kulula’s affordable specials, we flew from OR Thambo (JHB) Airport to the capital city of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam. We planned to stay in Tanzania for a month, so we had plenty of time to explore. We landed late at night and caught a taxi to Mikadi Beach, on the coast just south of Dar es Salaam. Mikadi Beach is isolated and there’s not much to do around there, but if you have extra time in Dar es Salaam, it’s […]

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Marie’s Tea Party

Design Mine was lucky enough to attend Marie’s tea party at her beautiful home on a farm outside Worcester. Marie baked some delicious and beautifully presented treats and decorated the table with fynbos from her farm.  

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Autumn in the Vineyards

On a sunny autumn Saturday afternoon, the Design Mine team packed their camera bags (and a bottle of red wine) and headed off into the vineyards on the slopes of Helderberg Mountain to do an inspiration shoot for the package design required by one of our loyal clients. The package design will be for a bottle of red wine that will be given away as a corporate gift.  

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Afrographique, by Ivan Colic

Design Mine LOVES Afrographique, by Ivan Colic Afrographique is Ivan Colic’s small contribution to assist the changing perception of Africa and its people. The Afrographique blog aims to collect as much data as possible with the aim of presenting the information in an exciting and digestible format to all. Follow Ivan Colic on Twitter: @Ivanisawesome Ivan Colic is an art director at Zoom Advertising Cape Town with a B.A. Brand Leadership Honours degree from Vega Johannesburg.   Tablet devices in South Africa [530 000 tablet devices in South Africa] An infographic featuring the numbers of tablet devices in South Africa. Information from World Wide Worx.   Mobile Devices in Africa An infographic depicting mobile devices by brand and percentage used on the African continent. Data by Admob, 2010. Mobile Networks & User Percentages in South Africa [Vodacom, MTN, Cell C, 8ta] An infographic depicting the percentage of users across the 4 major mobile […]

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Free Wi-Fi in Stellenbosch expands

Design Mine LOVES free Wi-Fi in Stellenbosch, an initiative of Stellenbosch Municipality, MXit and the University of Stellenbosch! Below: Map graphic showing where the Stellenbosch Free Wifi is available (Grafika24) 2012-06-01, 06:00 Alet Janse van Rensburg – translated from Die Burger STELLENBOSCH. – The Stellenbosch free Wi-Fi service, the first of its kind in Africa, will soon be expanded. Residents of neighbourhoods Khayamandi, Cloetesville and Idas Valley will also be able to make use of this service within the next month. Pieter Venter, Stellenbosch municipality’s portfolio chairperson for finance, said that this week it was decided to install  network points in 11 areas. “We plan to install network points near municipal buildings and schools,” he said. “The aim is to create a second, additional network to these buildings’ landline networks to ensure that the municipality, community halls and the traffic department is always online, even if their primary connection is interrupted.” Where […]

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South African Print Designs

Graphic and Packaging Design Design Mine’s print designs representing uniquely South African characteristics: soccer, sheep, mielies, Black Label, fynbos, and vuvuzelas! Graphic Design, Stellenbosch, South Africa Packaging Design, Stellenbosch, South Africa

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