Quiq-e with Laurian: Lazuli designer—future doctor by day, successful fashion entrepreneur by night

Quiq-e is a bite-sized entertainment show presented by Laurian Nortje. In this episode we meet up with Layla Cassim of Lazuli to talk about design, passion, brand growth, and juggling med-school with the challenges of entrepreneurship.

Quiq-e with Laurian: Trevor Stuurman—Elle Magazine Style Reporter

Quiq-e is a bite-sized entertainment show presented by Laurian Nortje. In this episode we meet up with South Africa’s fashion and photography industry heavyweight Trevor Stuurman. We talk entrepreneurship, social media and design, all rolled up in a quiq-e.

Quiq-e with Laduma Ngxokolo of Maxhosa: Africa’s Trendiest Designer

Quiq-e is bite-sized entertainment show presented by Laurian Nortje. In this episode we meet up with internationally acclaimed Laduma Ngxokolo to talk business, design, magazine covers and creativity—all knitted together in a quiq-e.

All you need is soap and water!

Ruth McNaughton, the Port Elizabeth based, young entrepreneur makes garments using mohair and felt with a variety of knitting techniques. She opens customers’ eyes to the exciting world of sustainable design and its endless possibilities.

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Michael Masinga: the proverbial designer

Michael Masinga is a graphic designer and founder of Studio Thinkers currently living and working in Johannesburg, South Africa.

One of Masinga’s most recognized works is The Proverbs Project, which illustrates the wisdom of the Biblical book through typography. Each typographic artwork is framed, printed on t-shirts, sweaters, throw pillows, and tote bags. It was also transformed into an eye-catching coffee table book. He showcased at the Design Indaba 2014 as an emerging creative.

First you don’t succeed? Try and try again!

Erika Wessels, a young jeweler, based in Salt River Cape Town had to learn to not give up. She made her first sale after the third showcasing at one of South Africa’s most thriving markets at the Old Biscuit Mill. Last week, her now popular brand showcased at the Design Indaba 2014, a major event for the city of Cape Town as the World Design Capital.

When Chairs Teach You

Simone Biggs, young interior designer, recently quits her job security to follow through with Edu Chair: an educational chair targeted at children ages 3-8. She showcases for the first time at the Cape Town Design Indaba 2014, a major event for the city as the 2014  Design Capital of the World.