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31 Aug 09
Winner of the Best Womenswear Designer title at Spring/Summer 2009 New York Fashion Week, Samantha Cole is on an upwards trajectory.
“Protect yourself from stupid rules”
30 Aug 09
Designed by Ingo Maurer, the Euro Condom is a reaction to the new EU guideline that bans frosted bulbs.
Arad still on form
29 Aug 09
Although Ron Arad has resigned from the Royal College of Arts, he’s nowhere near done.
28 Aug 09
The hot new +27 Design Cafe in Pretoria recently showcased Andre Pereira’s most renowned works of Gig Art.
Natural design stories
27 Aug 09
Dutch designer Hella Jongerius’s "Artificial Flowers" and "Animal Tables" celebrated the sculptural qualities of design.
Design celebrates independent cinema
26 Aug 09
This year is a double anniversary for The Labia – 60 years since the doors opened and 20 years as a cinema.
Gregor Jenkin comes out tops
25 Aug 09
Gregor Jenkin was chosen winner in the design category of the South Africa's Celebrating Strides awards.
Twin Towers live on in logos
24 Aug 09
Ji Lee has launched an open project to photograph and preserve images of the Twin Towers in New York City logos.
Superella opens signature store
23 Aug 09
Fashion designer Ella Buter’s first store opened in Melville recently
Puppets show up in Kenya
22 Aug 09
A satirical puppet show developed and initiated by cartoonist Godfrey Mwampembwa has made it onto the airwaves in Kenya.
SA young design entrepreneur
21 Aug 09
Given Nkuna will represent South Africa at the British Council 2009 International Young Design Entrepreneur (IYDE) of the Year Award Finals.
SA snaps up two Grand Prix at the Cannes Lions
20 Aug 09
Both Net#work BBDO Johannesburg and TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris Johannesburg walked away from the 2009 Cannes Lions with a sought after Grand Prix.
Fablab bears fruit
19 Aug 09
Using Soshanguve FABlab, the design team at Readymade are prototyping The Nest fruit bowl for an income-generation venture.
Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprints
17 Aug 09
Tribute to internationally celebrated fashion photographer Crispian Plunkett, who passed away recently.
Moroso does Africa
16 Aug 09
Italian furniture brand Moroso celebrates the influence of Africa in the M’Afrique C’est Chic exhibition.
Siblings bring music to T-shirts
15 Aug 09
Combining two youth culture essentials, music and T-shirts, the new Hruki T-shirt range has become an immediate hit.
Twiice goes local
14 Aug 09
Leading South African distributor of global design products, Twiice International, has launched a local production arm, Designfaktori.
An eye on power
13 Aug 09
The Wattcher is a design object that displays the total electricity consumption of your home in a beautiful and meaningful way.
No dust in this library
10 Aug 09
Creative agency YCN have opened their new workspace in London to the public by incorporating a magazine library
9 Aug 09
Parisian designer Damien Poulain shows Totem 49 at the Kemistry Gallery in London.
One chair is enough
8 Aug 09
Shigeru Ban’s ingenious new 10-Unit System for Artek can be used to make a chair, table or bench using just one simple L-shaped unit.
Would you like that with chips?
7 Aug 09
Quirky, bold and robust, Chips forms the first major development for Alsop Architects’ masterplan for New Islington in Manchester, UK.
Drawing on the walls
6 Aug 09
Spanish designer Javier Mariscal’s retrospective is currently on show at the Design Museum in London, until November 2009.
Euro chic hotel for Jozi
5 Aug 09
Maria Vafiadis of London’s MKV Design has redesigned the first of two Radisson hotels in Johannesburg.
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