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19 Apr 14
Textile designer Zinzi de Brouwer pushes the boundaries of materials and technology to create complex knits with three-dimensionality.
Next Generation: Mesuli Macozoma
14 May 14
Mesuli Macozoma is a self-taught Johannesburg-based photographer who explores a sense of place in Soweto through his documentary-style photos.
Next Generation: Student design for social good
23 May 14
Third year product design students from Parsons partnered with Areaware to design small "impulse buy" gifts with a portion of the proceeds going to a charity.
Next Generation: Henriette Botha
26 May 14
Henriette Botha is an emerging South African design brand of handcrafted, locally manufactured, statement jewellery pieces.
Next generation: Imagining the Future Foreshore
6 Jun 14
This inter-disciplinary student project seeks to create new visions for the Foreshore precinct in downtown Cape Town.
A fire detection system for shacks
13 Jun 14
A devastating shack fire that displaced thousands and took the lives of three people spurred this team of UCT students to turn theory into reality.
Next Generation: Renee Nicole Sander
20 Jun 14
What can fashion become when you ignore the natural body form? Renee Nicole Sander explores this question through her graduate fashion collection.
Next Generation: Fayaaz Mahomed
27 Jun 14
Industrial designer and recent graduate Fayaaz Mahomed of Unfayzd Design has created a system of space-efficient seating.
Next Generation: Calvin Botha
11 Jul 14
Meet the bicycle-mad designer who is one of only three builders of fully customisable carbon frames in the world.
Next Generation: Ruth McNaughton
25 Jul 14
This young designer uses a 100-year-old loom to create refreshingly modern garments in mohair.
Next Generation: Megan King
1 Aug 14
Megan King's social enterprise Colour iKamva delivers a bright burst of colourful hope to children's spaces in Africa.
Next Generation: Jess Gouws
8 Aug 14
This young local jewellery designer tells us about finding beauty in old and discarded objects.
25 Aug 14
This local illustrator is set to launch her first children's book, "Mu's Wolf Problem", later this month. We catch up with her here.
29 Aug 14
This Hungarian textile designer has come up with an ingenious system for generating a never-ending array of patterns.
5 Sep 14
This rising star of the Dutch fashion world creates complex garments that play off the clash of sportswear and luxury.
25 Sep 14
Students explore the future of this ancient material in "Ceramic Futures" at the CERSAIE expo of ceramic tiles and sanitaryware in Bologna, Italy.
A haunted, handmade world
10 Oct 14
Artist Ali Aschman makes emotionally layered animations using handmade puppets and paper cut-outs.
Victoria Hayes is ready for battle
7 Nov 14
She graduated from Parsons with a collection inspired by samurai armour. Now she’s taking on the New York City fashion world.
An app for allergy sufferers
17 Nov 14
Two graduates of Pasadena’s Art Center College of Design have designed an early warning system that connects a special sensor to your smartphone.
Music to your ears, eyes and nose
21 Nov 14
Joris Petterson's new-age speaker system emits lights and smells that match the tone of your music playlist.
A feat of craftsmanship
28 Nov 14
Meet Martina Lasinger, a graduate of Design Academy Eindhoven, who makes mesmerisingly detailed – and beautiful – work.
Man's best friend?
2 Dec 14
Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Michelle Bours questions the relationship between man and canine in her photographic project "Overwhelming Love".
Put on your internet face
8 Dec 14
French designer Alix Gallet has a bag of tricks to fool biometric recognition technology.
Home in a bag
22 Dec 14
Our hypermobile world demands new designs that can help us feel at home in our ever-changing environment, says Teresa Palmieri.
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