Monday, July 21, 2014

wildetect art - 3 of 3

when a few of ones influences are Mondrian / Malevich.  then i suppose the outcome is definitely scripted. departing to the obvious outcome is sketch 1 - sketch 2 will be far more wildetect 3 of 3 personalized.  i really love the way the blue and red goes darker on the edges of ones vision.

"shadows on the edge of your vision" QJD wildetect 3 of 3

wildetect skateboard mantis rack - game style chair.

this wildetect mantis chair / skate rack design is heading towards a game responsive movement reaction element. because if your going to play games all day - you might as well feel like your being eaten by a viscous insectivorous animal.

wildetect F1 drop deck africana skateboards - september 2014 exhibition

wildetect style skateboard racks - 2 models - being exhibited at a cape town art gallery during september

nado storm - scorpion fish bare knuckle crime fighter

Sunday, July 13, 2014

wildetect rooster fish surf wear attachments

paddling out muizenberg  dressed up as a rooster fish yesterday - was pretty tough. firstly because im not as fit as i would like to be. secondly because 5 minutes into my paddle out to the back, i had an annoying asthma attack. and 3rdly because i looked  like Liberace just as he stormed the  stage.  rooster fish dressing is not for the shy or feint of heart. besides scaring all the kids on the beach,  i ended up scaring myself. one of my tentacles popped up next to me,  forcing the stress induced asthma attack. 

the footage isnt great - however the object of the scientific design experiment - was to see if the latest attachments work. a sort of metamorphosis from land animal to poisonous sea creature. an experiment in progress - i now need to improve on my fitness and surfing prowess.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

wildetect skateboard prototype testing - cape town

thanks Brett of fluid productions for shooting this skateboard test drive vid. the wildetect brand has been pushing fringe muizenberg design for awhile now. wildetect design is marching to its own beat and very much on the outside of the current fray. the wildetect skateboard has been through a slow long process of refinement. the board is definitely not for  riders under 16 yrs and needs to be  ridden by experienced skaters.
just as Ferrari have the one super car that requires skill to drive and is a beast on the road. wildetect skateboards fit this supercar mould - not for mass market. engineered , inspired by nature , created with design passion.

Friday, July 4, 2014

erxell - a cape town wildetect design solution

Africa has age old wisdom that permeates its lonely highways and byways - the concept of "UBUNTU" is one of these timeless gems. It is with this ethos in mind wildetecture started exploring improving life in South Africa's informal settlements in 2006. The biggest challenge is to build bridges between the mindsets of extreme poverty and ridiculous wealth. As South Africa is an incredible melting pot of many cultures and socio economic groups. The challenges are many and varied - however with proper dialogue and respect , these challenges can be overcome.

"If one drives down JEFF MASEMOLA road in Khayelitsha and then drives along the N2 . Some people find it very hard to believe these 2 roads run parallel to each other, not more than a km apart in places. The electrical cable solutions and even the driving styles are so very different - its Africa informal mindsets running parallel to Africa formal mindsets. The 2 roads highlight to me this incredible reality. informal living and formal lifestyle are moving away from each other at an alarming rate - never really looking to converge ever in the future. The erxell concept hopes to get one mindset to at least notice the other, in a way that is mutually and symbiotically beneficial." QJD - 2013