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New York City R&Co Exhibition

Selected to show 3 nests at the Grains of Paradise Exhibition at R&Co in Tribeca, New York City. in collaboration with Southern Guild and alongside Doktor and Missus, Ardmore and the Everlasting Great Babacar Niang. Deeply saddend by the news of Babacar passing...

Appropriated Structures

Based on the concept of mimioking birds as they appropriate existing structures either man made or natural and weave or build their nests over them creating a functional...

Packaging strapping nest

Nests woven with recycled plastic packaging straps. developed with Leonie Vlaar and Lois Stolwijk, 2 design students from School of Arts Uitrecht that have been interning with me....

Tuffy

Constructed monsters from plastic waste for Tuffy print Campaign with Saatchis Cape Town. He stands 7 ft tall and is pretty and...

Rogz

Fun dog ball I designed. It is manufactured and distributed by Rogz for Dogz. Has a hole in the back that you can put treats in and ensures the ball is placed in the right...

Pie Chart Tables

Part of the Southern Guild 2011 collection. Collaborated with Simon Beebe, to explore info graphics and in particular pie charts in the tangible third dimension, which resulted in 61/21/18 and 85/15, nesting tables that can be used together or separately. 1m x...

Audrey Esca

Part of the 2012 Southern Guild collection. A collaboration with Woodheads Leather Merchants. The nest is made up of scales cut from leather offcuts. There are 3 different sizes of scales to allow for different sizes of off cuts. Scales are attached to a nylon fishing...

Kubu Nests

First designed For Southern Guild 2009 collection. Nests are copying the genius of the Weaver Birds. The result is a human nest to be used outside hung in a tree or inside. It is an attempt at bio mimicry but my skills are no match for the delicate touch of a master....

Found Objects

A further development of the lite bulbs, these shapes are inspired by shapes and forms I find in everyday life. Some are based on children’s spinning tops from all around the world including the one Leonardo De Capprio spun in the movie Inception. Lite Ray (Ray and...

Lite Bulb

Inspired by the rapid transformation of the light bulb and the emergence of CFL and LED lamps. Conventional lights were using between 110 – 220 volts and one of the results was a lot of heat. Now for example, some LEDs are now using 5 watts / 7 –8 volts and...
Port Jackson

Port Jackson

First designed For Southern Guild 2009 collection. Nests are copying the genius of the Weaver Birds. The result is a human nest to be used outside hung in a tree or inside. It is an attempt at bio mimicry but my skills are no match for the delicate touch of a master....

Fire Extinguishers

Designed in collaboration with Warren Lewis for the Table Mountain National Park to promote fire wise behavior. 70 extinguishers installed in the Table Mountain National Park from Signal Hill to Cape Point. Carved from Alien Trees cleared from TMNP by The Carpenters...

Cratefans

The inspiration for Cratefan came from Lego. The reusable component system which could be used to make various shapes and structures and then broken down and reused to create other shapes and structures without any waste or special manufacture. This fitted perfectly...

Blackhole

Made in collaboration with Nelson Banderson, a Zimbabwean with incredible skill of the needle and thread. The skin is made from truck tyres that have been hand sewn together. Will last for 40 000 years. Blackholes – 1,4m x 1,5m. Truck tyres, steel, stainless...

Birdwatcher

Co-designed by Warren Lewis, the birdhouse acts as a deterrent for uninvited visitors as it can be mounted outside, either on a tree or against the...