Durban’s asleep in the sunlight. It’s time to wake up.

Thoughts of an 031 expat Image- Paige Furness   Words- Binwe Adebayo   About a year ago, I took a break from all day ad life to work on a couple of projects which required me to be in Durban some of the time. Great, I thought! I can plug back into things, make some new connections and live a young creative’s life from home. I’ve been living in the Big Smoke since 2015 and had left for Rhodes four years before that, occasionally coming back... Read More

Miss Molly

We’re a pretty fashionable bunch at DIY, we even know what colour blocking is, but when it comes to fashion in Durban, one blogger is ahead of the curve. We chatted to Melissa Kieser about the dos and don’ts of blogging and staying fashionable in Durban.   DIY: First off, can we get a little background info on who are you and what you do? Melissa: My name is Melissa Kieser, recently married, happy girl living in Durban. I spend... Read More

Garth Walker

Today we chat to South African design legend and founder of iJusi, Garth Walker. We get his opinions on creating an African design language, big agencies vs small, personal vs corporate and the future of design.   DIY: You are considered one of the pioneers of developing a design language in Africa with the i-Jusi publication first being published in 1995 as the only experimental graphics magazine. Do you think this is a fair assessment? How... Read More

Rocking The Daisies

In the relatively few years Rocking The Daisies has been around, it’s grown into one of South Africa’s biggest and best music festivals. If you didn’t make the trip down to CT for this year’s festival, don’t worry, you can still get a feel for it as Nick Mulgrew takes you through the weekend after the jump.   On Saturday night at Rocking the Daisies, the heavens abruptly opened. Two days of dryness ended as the... Read More

Greg Lomas

Greg Lomas has made a habit of exploring Africa and documenting his journeys along the way. We discover how he made the transition from graphic design into photography and filmmaking.   DIY: Give us a short description of a day in the life of Greg Lomas?  Greg: Coffee will introduce the day to me, and right now my workday lacks a general rhythm since I am currently balancing a number of projects and trying to give each one attention. So potentially... Read More

Fluffy White Bunnies #32 – Another Day Another Bother

Everybody’s looking for a handout… Check out more of Alastair’s work on his website  Read More