As the head designer for Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld is one of the most successful fashion designers of all time. His designs are often beautiful, sometimes shocking, and sometimes a little… weird. This time, he’s taken inspiration from his cat to design a new range of fashion accessories.
If you’ve been reading our stories on bitcoins recently you’d be forgiven for thinking that Bitcoin is only used by the most nefarious online criminals, because they are largely untraceable. You’d be partially wrong though, as absolutely anyone can use Bitcoin anywhere in the world. And now, the ever-progressive Canada is launching the very first Bitcoin ATM.
FNB’s Ideas Can Help campaign has drawn hundreds of fantastic entries from accross South African entrepreneurs, proposing solutions spanning from infant care and hospital ward trauma councilling to job creation. One such idea is Ledula, which seeks to create jobs and meaningful work leads for trade and services professionals in South Africa. Now available via an iPhone [...]
Freelancing sounds pretty good – flexible hours, flexible locations and at the end of the day – flexible jobs. But it’s quite tricky to get it right. For one, you don’t have the security of a regular salary. It’s a rough world out there, and for anyone who wants to freelance their way to the top – you’ll need to read this.
It must be said – the recession hit us all hard. We’re not as wealthy as we used to be, and won’t be as prosperous as we hoped we would. In particular, the 2008 recession hit men the hardest, and left more men out of work than women. What did this mean? This means that more men were taking on home-keeping tasks like shopping, cooking and cleaning.
Up until now, the only place to purchase bespoke Jack Daniel’s fashion wear or collectable items was by making the trip to the JD Hardware Store in Lynchburg Tennessee. Now, local Jack fans can do their online shopping and enjoy free delivery to anywhere in South Africa, from Sandton to Springbok, thanks to the newly launched JD online store.
Slowly, surely and inevitably, our social media spaces are becoming commercialised. We all knew it was coming – it’s just a matter of coming to terms with it, getting used to the new layout and trying to make the best of it. This time, it’s Instagram’s turn to start earning some cold hard cash.
One could spend hours scrolling through the listings of Gumtree. Logging in to one of South Africa’s most popular classifieds has become a little bit like window shopping, with a few key differences. For one, you don’t have to actually get up and go anywhere – so no need for pants.
Welcome to the leafy Durban district of Kloof. Kloof happens to be perched on the edge of Kloof Gorge, which translates to “Gorge Gorge”. That’s because Durban is populated by English people who don’t really understand the Afrikaans names for things, leading to these kinds of cock-ups. What they have nailed, however, is stunning architecture.
Cerebra, a brand-focused South African strategic communication agency, recently did a massive survey of how the best African companies utilise social media. Ever since the advent of sites like Facebook and Twitter, everyone wanted to know how these sites could work in business, and whether more followers really does mean more money.
You may, like us, have been rattled by the news that the NSA is pying on pretty much everyone in the world. If your paranoia has gotten a firm grip on you, you may well want to join the growing band of people who opt to go underground. But you need not necessarily lose your ability to surf the web. Check out how.
It can be difficult to get an accurate, succinct handle on the state of unemployment and poverty in South Africa by wading through the morass of statistical information. Lucky for you, we have a condensed infographic on hand for you. Get up to speed with the state of your country, in a few minutes.
Facebook’s suits are losing their minds over a small app developer in the States who developed a service with a unique selling point of limiting a user’s time on the social network. Break Your Facebook is a self-help tool of sorts, which aides in weaning otherwise-busy GenY-yuppies from social media addiction, freeing up time for work or, you know, real life.
Woah! Instagram just got serious. No more selfies. No more sunsets – we’re talking guns baby. Instagram has made no official rule outlawing the sale of guns on their platform, so guy buyers or sellers can just scroll away on their smartphones, and they might as well be in Steve Hofmeyr’s basement.
Elon Musk – the guy is a super-achiever, and there seems to be nothing that will halt his imagination. This time, Musk is planning to go one-up on James Bond. Remember the Lotus Esprit submarine that Bond had in The Spy Who Loved Me? Well, Elon Musk just bought it for $997,000, and he wants to turn it into a real-life submarine.
If you’ve just started your own business, it’s vital that you get online as soon as possible. Whether or not you’re selling your product or service online, the internet is where people are going to find you. Annoyingly, getting online isn’t as dead simple as you might think, especially if you have no experience in the area. Lucky for you, this infographic will sort you out.
Joel Schat created this radical timelapse highlighting the locations of Walter White’s gradual journey from high school chemistry teacher to New Mexico’s meth kingpin. All the major filming locations are represented, from the White house, to Los Pollos Hermanos, to Saul Goodman’s office.
You would have picked up by now that Woolworths has been accused of being a copycat. This has come from a woman by the name of Euodia Roets, who says her hummingbird design was ripped off by the SA retailer. But someone else has come forward, saying that she stole the design herself.
Many of us are familiar with the pain of the long-haul flight. You emerge from your seat with your legs aching and feeling hollow. Your mouth is stained with drool,and you pants are covered in little bits of horrible airplane-food. It’s a nightmare, and people generally agree that the less time spent flying, the better.
Remember that part in Titanic when everyone was freaking out on the top deck, and they made the violinists play a few songs to calm everyone down? Yeah, well that actually happened, and one of those violins was just sold on auction.
No man. No man, come now. Have you seen this place? You need to see this place. Have you seen it? Have you seen the beach? You can spit on it from your lounge. Have you seen how white it is? It’s so white. If you’re worried about the feasibility of living in an entirely white home, sssh. If you have the money to buy this place, you have the money to have a dedicated surface integrity maintenance technician on 24 hour standby.
We’ve gotten to that point where many of us are questioning this whole internet thing. If you are among the many thousands of people who want out from the internet, or think you may well want to join that club in the future, then you need to check out JustDelete.Me.
Ferial Haffajee took to Twitter to voice her concerns over racism, after she and her City Press colleagues took part in a meeting, “to have a discussion about a genuine future, to find ways of altering our work patterns, to do wonderful journalism”. It sounds like it didn’t go all that well, judging by her tweets following the meeting…
Some people like to watch fat men try to ramp over a dirty river in an inflatable tube – and fail. And then there’s some people who like to watch other people being murdered. Now, YouTube is the place to go for funny cat videos, but where can a man get some good old snuff? The answer, up until quite recently,was BestGore.com. That was, until it’s owner was arrested for “corrupting morals”.
Much like Genghis Khan did in the in the early 1100′s, the Candy Crush Saga game is taking over the world, one woman at a time. The game is a variation of the “match-three” game format, similar to Bejeweled, where players attempt to make connections between three candies of the same colour. Sound boring? Some women might disagree – they’re spending £400,000 a day on this game.
Goodbye, TopTV. Fare thee well, for you are no more. After suffering months and months of severe brand damage by asking, being denied, asking again, and being denied again for permission to flight porn channels, the owners of the TopTV brand, On Digital Media have decided to pack it in.
Shumani Mills Communications is regarded as one of the Western Cape’s most reputable and industry-leading service providers. This is your opportunity to be a part of something very exciting – connecting you to a new world of possibilities.
Everybody needs their own “mood-room” or “creative space” where they can go to seek inspiration, find solitude, and get down to some serious creative work. For most students, it’s a small wooden desk with strands of two-minute-noodle dangling off the edges. For office-workers, it’s a slightly bigger wooden desk, but without any noodles. But where did Einstein, Steve Jobs and Rudyard Kipling do their work? Take a look.
Cats have been ousted as the most popular animal on social media for the minute, and have been replaced by a 6-month old pig named ‘Jamon’ from São Paulo, Brazil. The pigs owner is a bit of a funny one, often dressing his pig up as a turtle. (What?)
Gym-going okes are always trying to push themselves, hey. And the scientists behind the supplements that keep the okes going, are also always trying to push themselves. Now, we all remember the Jack3d controversy, but this one is something else. Recent tests have shown that a popular sports supplement in the U.S. contains meth. That’s right, meth.