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Anne Taylor

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Anne has 17 years experience as a journalist, mainly spent working for newspapers in Joburg before she joined the start-up team of Independent Online way back in 1999. She has been hooked to all things digital ever since. Now based in Grahamstown, she works part time as a freelance writer and editor. She is also the fulltime mother to two young children.

‘The hard part is getting the idea’

Small white dots, each with a single letter from the words “Issey Miyake”, reconfigure themselves on a black background, transforming unmistakably into a model marching…

Masters of unreality get real

Reality and humanity strode on to the stage at this year’s Design Indaba, responding perhaps to the wake-up call offered by the global economic crisis.…

Media gives Michelle Obama a dressing down

Will the world ever be ready for a female American president? Especially, God forbid, one with bad fashion sense? Look, I love Obama as much…

How Dick and Fanny became Rick and Frannie

I am discovering that I am increasingly grateful for political correctness. Despite my childhood addiction to anything written by Enid Blyton, I find I am…

Can Mom and Dad ever be equal?

Last night I hemmed a pair of my son’s pants. The only thing that qualifies me for that is my gender. Why should I know…

An idea so good you can eat it

Anne Taylor blogs for Thought Leader from the Design Indaba in Cape Town. Dutch designer Marije Vogelzang laid out a feast of delicious ideas that…

Playing designer dot-to-dot at the Indaba

Anne Taylor blogs for Thought Leader from the Design Indaba in Cape Town When you’re knee-deep in all that’s trendy and chic at the Design…

What readers really, truly want

Grumpy old media critic Jack Shafer has accused online news media of turning their sites into “virtual tabloids by peppering their home pages with the…