Hi there Springleapers.
Firstly let me send a big shout out to all of you who came to say hi at the Design Indaba over the weekend, it was great to see so many avid Springleap.com fans in one place.
It really did seem like a mad house, our little tent was overwhelmed with people looking for designs in their size. I trust you all got what you were looking for?
It was absolutely crazy busy the entire weekend. I came through on the Sunday hoping that it would have quietened down a little….no such luck, it was shoulder to shoulder at some points. I can only imagine how busy it must have been on Friday and Saturday, insane. I take my hat off to the Springleap.com team who were on hand to spread our design philosophy and attend to questions from the public. Well done to you all, I know it couldn’t have been easy.
It sounds like a few of the designers popped in to say howzit as well. One of our mega designers TokyoGoGo was also around and managed to pop in and say hi to the Friday night team. Also Chad Lesch was also around the Design Indaba, but of course he had his own stand. The creator of our well loved Afrolution design, Souf, was also around to give his support. I’d like to give my thanks to these gentlemen and all the other designers who made an appearance.
The rest of the Design Indaba was outstanding as usual. I have already started doing a few blogs about the stands that really stood out to me. There were only a few stands that felt really didn’t belong. In all honesty it has nothing to do with you or I, the Design Indaba screens every potential company and makes sure that they fit the criteria. In some instances I was surprised, like the stand with beaded penguins…honestly I didn’t even stop. There may have been a message or some kind of eco-awareness vibe, but I did not instantly make a connection…this is of course a problem.
One particular stand that freaked me out was the “angel massage tent”, or whatever they called themselves.
Now it’s all well and good: you walk around get sore and tired, you want a massage…they facilitate. However, did anybody else notice the one girl doing the massage that looked like she was on drugs?? I’m not even kidding. This girl’s eyes were rolling back in her head as she rubbed some guy’s shoulders. One of the dudes I was with reckoned it looked like she was pumped on ecstacy….this NOT ok.
If the girl has some kind of condition…whatever that may be, my apologies. But if she doesn’t, I suggest the Design Indaba or massage company look into this matter. It was mega creepy!
Anyhow, in regards to our Springleap.com stand, if there was a design you were after (or a particular size) and were not able to get it at the show, please check online at our store, or pop in to the Sea Point store and we will do our best to get hold of one for you.