Posts Tagged ‘football’

Moses Mabhida Stadium : Brazil v Portugal

June 30, 2010

The first thing my Durban mates asked me after the game was:

“Isn’t it better than Cape Town Stadium?

Expecting me to defend my chosen home city’s facilities, they were surprised at my answer.

But it is.

It is a perfectly contextualised stadium: on the KwaZulu Natal coastline, beautifully opened up to the sunshine, and channeling the warm Indian Ocean wind.

This is how Durban does ‘STADIUM’.

Don’t get me wrong. I love CT Stadium. It’s like a ‘team huddle’. A ‘cosy-up’. A ‘take refuge from the storms’.

But Moses is a special place. The first truly ‘tropical’ stadium I have experienced. And one of epic proportion. It’s our Colosseum.

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Pity none of the Brazilian players deemed it worthy of equal flare on the groomed pitch.


3000 Football Nike Installation

June 17, 2010

This is one of my favourite World Cup installations yet.

Over 3000 footballs were used to construct this homage to The Beautiful Game. It is in the atrium of the Carlton Shopping Center in downtown Joburg, and I still get a kick out of the fact that this is all happening in our country.

source: PSFK

Game On #3: Klas Ernflo

May 28, 2010

Now, I know I was going to bring you a definitive list of the cooler World Cup supporters gear, but I am going to stray for a bit and talk balls.

I mean, what better way to show your support than a game of footy in the park? Jumpers for goalposts, one bounce, e’Shibobo. That kind of thing.

You get balls. And then you get Klas Ernflo’s balls. Klas is a Swede that operates out of Barcelona (that has to make him a good designer, right?). He is best known for his organic, naive land and cityscapes. He has also designed a series of fabric footballs made from traditional suiting.

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Choose from tweeds, tartans, ginghams and a great houndstooth. Good for the park, the mantlepiece, or pairing up with a three piece suit.

Klas Ernflo