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RYAN MCMANUS

Ryan Mcmanus

GRAPHIC DESIGNER
DESIGN INDABA
INTERVIEW
PAULA SCHER
SOUTH AFRICA
Design Indaba: Paula Scher
Influential American artist and designer Paula Scher kicked off this year's Design Indaba with a talk she titled "Small Breakthroughs, and How They Came to Be." During her presentation, she detailed both the struggles and solutions involved in several...
CHAIR
FLATPACK
SEATING
WINTEC
DESIGN INDABA
FURNITURE
SOUTH AFRICA
Stratflex by Wintec
Winner of this year's 2013 Innovation Award at the Design Indaba Expo, the Stratflex line of seating introduces a novel concept into the world of flatpack furniture: curves. By embedding a grid of flexible polymer into its Finnish plywood surface...
CAPE TOWN
CONFERENCE
CREATIVITY
DESIGN
DESIGN INDABA
SOUTH AFRICA
TECHNOLOGY
Design Indaba 2013: The Conference
"Design is an act of misbehaving." With those words, legendary artist and designer Paula Scher kicked off Design Indaba 2013. Now in its 18th year, Design Indaba always succeeds in bringing some of the most innovative and provocative creative minds...
DESIGN INDABA
INTERVIEW
JOHN MAEDA
LEADERSHIP
PROCESS
RISD
SOUTH AFRICA
Design Indaba: John Maeda
John Maeda, pioneer of programmatic design, delivered the closing address at South Africa's premier conference on creativity, Design Indaba. He spoke to the crowd about the nature of code in art ("Programming is not very complicated, it's just very...
ASTON MARTIN
CARS
DRIVING
FOOD
NYC
PIZZA
TECHNOLOGY
BRONX
BROOKLYN
MANHATTAN
QUEENS
TEST DRIVES
The 2012 Vantage in NYC
We first got to test the Aston Martin Vantage S last year at Ascari and it left quite an impression: The svelte, punchy coupe was both a perfect track companion and a delight cruising the picturesque Spanish countryside. It was whirlwind romance...
AUTOMOBILES
BENTLEY
CARS
GENEVA
MERCEDES
MERCEDES-BENZ
TRADESHOWS
VW
ASTON MARTIN
FERRARI
RANGE ROVER
Geneva Auto Show Themes
This year's International Auto Show in Geneva brought about design innovations and curious concepts hitting all different market segments. From customizable supercars to cute cabriolets, the following themes prevailed at the show. Bespoke Autos...
BENTLEY
CARS
FERRARI
GENEVA
LUXURY
TRADESHOWS
Geneva Auto Show
Each year Geneva plays host to the International Motor Show, drawing in every relevant brand in the auto industry to show their latest, greatest and most innovative cars. While navigating the labyrinth of new releases and concept cars at the 2012...
CARS
MERCEDES
MERCEDES-BENZ
SUSTAINABLE
Mercedes Benz A Class
"A is for Attack." So said Daimler AG chairman Dieter Zetsche as he took to the stage to introduce the new A Class, a car that Mercedes Benz has designed from the ground up as an entry point for aspirational consumers eager to experience the quality...
CARS
CLASSIC
CRAFT
CRAFTSMANSHIP
DESIGN
INNOVATION
MECHANICS
RESTORATION
VINTAGE
DELOREAN
FORD
PORSCHE
TOYOTA
The New Classics
The resurgence of handcrafted objects has spread from fashion to electronics to spirits—you can listen to vinyl LPs while wearing reissued Levi's 1947 501s and sipping small-batch local bourbon in almost any city in America—but bespoke...
AUTOMOBILES
CARS
DRIVING
JAGUAR
SCHOOLS
SPEED
Jaguar R Academy
Now in its third year, the Jaguar R Performance Academy is a one-day driving school designed to train owners of Jaguar's "R" vehicles how to get the most from their powerful cars. We were invited to attend the inaugural launch of the Academy at...
AMERICA
CARS
CLASSIC
DESIGN
TECHNOLOGY
VEHICLES
TEST DRIVE
Test Drive: 2011 Charger R/T
Few brands are more overtly "American" than Dodge. Even when their parent group was owned by Germans (now Italians), Dodge somehow remained the embodiment of a certain Yankee style—big, loud, powerful, arrogant and completely unapologetic...
ASTON
AUTOMOBILES
CARS
V12
ASTON MARTIN
BRITISH
HANDBUILT
ZAGATO
Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato
The 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato was something of an automotive legend. A lightened DB4, designed by the famed Italian Design house Zagato, only 20 of them were ever produced. The carmaker, never shy about revisiting their storied history, are...
ASTON
AUTOMOBILES
CARS
LUXURY
CONVERTIBLES
SPEED
ASTON MARTIN
TEST DRIVES
Test Drive: Aston Martin Vantage S
Recently announced at Geneva, the Aston Martin Vantage S is the newest incarnation of the luxury automaker's smaller, welterweight sports car, falling in between the base V8 and the V12. With the letter "S" indicating everything from a totally reworked...