Design meets online by Lans
May 13, 2008, 6:11 am
Filed under: Design
Launched on 20 February 2008, Springleap is SA’s newest addition to groundbreaking Internet companies taking the online community by storm. Loosely categorized as a social media come online retail outlet, Springleap invites visitors to the site to submit their T-shirt designs and win if their design is voted for by the burgeoning Springleap community.

Euroshop 2008 by Lans
March 31, 2008, 9:41 am
Filed under: Blogroll, By David Abrahamse, Design, Environment, Must Reads, Must sees, Retail, Trends

I have just retuned from a trip to Europe and visited the Euroshop trade fair in Germany (The largest retail store equipment exhibition) and it is very interesting to have observed that South Africa is no longer behind from a retail design, concept and shopfitting point of view!

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Focusing on architecture, jewellery and lifestyle by Lans
February 11, 2008, 5:58 am
Filed under: Design

The Design Indaba 2008 will again present Specialist Indabas that complement the main conference programme. Focusing on architecture, jewellery and lifestyle, sectors identified as key areas of development in South Africa, these sessions will run alongside the expo this year, allowing attendance by conference delegates and the public. Jewellery Indaba Pioneer of nanocrystalline diamond, inventor of the multiple ring set and widely regarded as one of the world’s leading studio jewellers, Wendy Ramshaw (UK) is not to be missed. Ramshaw will share the podium with Swiss designer Christoph Zellweger, who is considered one of the most thought provoking and stimulating jewellery designers in Europe. Continue reading

A flaming good birthday by Lans
November 19, 2007, 6:06 am
Filed under: Design

The Dome in Northgate, Johanesburg, was in flames earlier this week when up to 6000 Nandocas (Nandos employees) from all the nine provinces in South Africa gathered for Nando’s 20th birthday celebration. All of Nando’s resturants were closed for business on the day and no Nando’s chicken was made or sold.

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Contention around tenders – the debate continues by Lans
November 12, 2007, 11:17 am
Filed under: Design

Requesting an agency to invest time and resources in a free pitch – with no guaranteed outcome – is indefensible, most would agree. But how different is it to invite an agency to participate in a tender?

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Completing the evolution of Norwood by Lans
September 14, 2007, 6:50 am
Filed under: Design, Local Company News

After almost 14 months of construction, Pick ‘n Pay’s much-anticipated New Evolution Norwood Hypermarket opened its doors for business on Tuesday, 4 September.

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Doing one’s bit – through design by Lans
September 14, 2007, 6:19 am
Filed under: Design

Design: not your traditional contribution to a non-profit organisation, yet one that can make all the difference in the world, according to Joanne McLaren, marketing and communications manager, Starfish Greathearts Foundation.

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Packaging design attracts 145% increase in sales by Lans
September 14, 2007, 6:06 am
Filed under: Design

When Mark Reyneke, Marketing Manager of Western Cape Milling, one of the largest independent producers of flour to leading retailers, followed up on a referral when looking for a creative design agency, little did he know that this meeting would transform their business, launch the company into a new retail concept and deliver bottom line results that almost tripled their sales expectations within one year. The brief was simple.

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Decorex 2007 by Lans
August 10, 2007, 8:25 am
Filed under: By David Abrahamse, Design, Environment, Must see, Trends

Algoran are proud to announce that we were presented with an award for our Green By Design Stand! 

Decorex by Lans
June 30, 2007, 1:59 pm
Filed under: By David Abrahamse, Design, Environment, Must see, Trends

We are also for the first time co-hosting a stand at Decorex at the Sandton convention centre in August 2007 with the Design magazine and the theme is Green by Design. We have invited various product suppliers that are manufacturing recycled raw materials. We hope that in conjunction with Decorex we will be able to grow this platform to full exhibition halls in the future. Any one interested please contact David Abrahamse of Algoran (082) 774 1385 or Cameron Bramley of the Design magazine (082) 882 8124