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Africa on the catwalk
25 Nov 13
There is an ever-increasing number of fashion weeks in Africa. But what does it mean for the fashion industry and the fashion designers in these countries?
Sharp Sharp in Paris, and Accra
29 Oct 13
Street-style photographer Ed Suter reports from Ghana.
Architecture at its best
9 Oct 13
Arquitectura Viva's 162nd edition is a comprehensive monograph highlighting Bjarke Ingels Group's proactive and optimistic architecture.
Mother City yarn bombing
4 Sep 13
Cape Town texture designer and yarn bomber Isabeau Joubert shares her thoughts on handcraft in the urban space.
Life in 3D
26 Aug 13
There's much talk and excitement about 3D printing. Is it the "next big thing"? Michaella Janse van Vuuren tells us about the pros, cons and possibilities.
A bright day
26 Jul 13
The inaugural Bright Talks seminars took place in Cape Town yesterday. The audience was left inspired, motivated and ready to make a creative difference.
Dieter Rams: 10 Principles for Good Design
9 Jul 13
Dieter Rams' 10 Principles for Good Design is said to have influenced generations of designers. Here they are.
Fetishism in fashion
27 Jun 13
Trend forecaster Li Edelkoort’s new book "Fetishism in Fashion" explores the evolution of taste, revealing something about the future of style and culture.
26 Jun 13
"In the City" is a journey through some of the unexpected and delightful things that can happen in an urban space, thanks to Andrew Shoben and Greyworld.
Notes on Net Prophet
24 May 13
"Making business sense of the internet", Net Prophet 2013 left conference goers this week with some stellar advice on how to do just that and more.
What Design Can Do 2013
17 May 13
The first day of the third annual What Design Can Do (WDCD) conference in Amsterdam kicked off to an energetic start.
Triggerfish: Seven ordinary things that can lead to one extraordinary result
3 May 13
Triggerfish CEO Stuart Forrest shares seven business tips they taught you in kindergarten.
The 21st Century Economy Will Be Urban, High Tech, and Green
1 May 13
Alex Steffen on three facts business leaders tend to misunderstand when thinking about climate change.
The Story of My App by Christoph Niemann
20 Mar 13
Christoph Niemann launched his first interactive, illustrated app, Petting Zoo, at Design Indaba 2013. He tells The New Yorker how it came about.
The Green Shack at Design Indaba 2013
2 Mar 13
Stephen Lamb and Andrew Lord's Green Shack features at Design Indaba 2013. They tell us about the concept that transforms temporary spaces into homes.
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