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8 Jan 14
Katherine-Mary Pichulik is the creative mind and maker behind Pichulik. Design Indaba chats to her about her journey and telling stories through jewellery.
13 Jan 14
Industrial designer Earl Steward explores the possibilities of multi-material 3D printing that allows for footwear to be tailored to the individual.
20 Jan 14
Dutch designer Reny van der Kamp questions and redefines design in "Utensils", a book based on documenting a Malawian family's life through their utensils.
3 Feb 14
Director Karin Fong talks to Design Indaba about the design of the mesmerising title sequence of "Black Sails" – a TV series launched on 25 January in the US.
The vintage guru of Namibia
9 Feb 14
Blogger Vanessa Grall of Messy Nessy Chic chats to the vintage guru of Namibia.
The Backup Singers Can Be Divas, Too
15 Feb 14
Larry Rohter of The Carpetbagger – The awards season blog of The New York Times – speaks to "20 Feet from Stardom" director Morgan Neville.
Of processes and prototypes
5 Mar 14
Several stands at Design Indaba Expo gave visitors insight into the prototyping and production process. We chat to JesseJames about their interactive stand.
89plus | Bogosi Sekhukhuni
15 Mar 14
Another Africa's Missla Libsekal chats to 89plus artist Bogosi Sekhukhuni after his presentation at Design Indaba Conference 2014.
89plus | Kyla Philander
16 Mar 14
Another Africa's Missla Libsekal chats to 89plus artist Kyla Philander after her presentation at Design Indaba Conference 2014.
Play Play Pattern
19 Mar 14
Deánne Viljoen and Renée Rossouw fuse their respective talents for furniture and pattern design to create a new collection of furniture for De Steyl.
89plus | Haroon Gunn-Salie
22 Mar 14
Another Africa's Missla Libsekal chats to 89plus artist Haroon Gunn-Salie after his presentation at Design Indaba Conference 2014.
89plus | Jody Brand
23 Mar 14
Another Africa's Missla Libsekal chats to 89plus artist Jody Brand after her presentation at Design Indaba Conference 2014.
25 Mar 14
Graham Reynolds has written scores for trash trucks, designed sound for meals and at Design Indaba Conference 2014 he gave the audience a Texas soundtrack.
1 Apr 14
ICT entrepreneur and founder of ReKindle Learning Rapelang Rabana talks to Design Indaba about how mobile and internet access can shape the future of Africa.
8 Apr 14
Cape Town-based Cécile & Boyd might be renowned and awarded for their high-end lodges and hotels but it is their Foundation project that is the real winner.
A sense of Africa in the air
25 Apr 14
Leading global travel and transport design consultancy Priestmangoode has designed a new interior identity for South African Airways.
Designs on Zimbabwe
15 May 14
The National Gallery of Zimbabwe is hosting its first design exhibition that surveys contemporary design across the country. Design Indaba chats to the curator.
19 May 14
CHGO DSGN is a major exhibition of recent object and graphic design by 100+ of Chicago's leading designers by curated by Rick Valicenti.
Design for a better life
19 May 14
With 12 more days till the deadline for the Better Living Challenge, Design Indaba chats to project manager Fran Cox about why you should enter.
A new kind of business
3 Jun 14
South African furniture designer Haldane Martin chats to Design Indaba about how he has adapted his business through a shift in focus and new collaborations.
Designer Q&A: Marije Vogelzang
9 Jun 14
Marije Vogelzang tells us about her favourite food memories and what it entails to be an "eating designer".
Clementina van der Walt
12 Jun 14
Step into the studio of Clementina van der Walt – a ceramicist in search of meaning through making.
18 Jun 14
The love for a warm nostalgic glow from the past inspired Hoi P'loy to import vintage lighting accessories to South Africa.
Designer Q&A: Matthew Olckers
23 Jun 14
This graffiti enthusiast turns his fascination with the art into a book capturing the often fleeting artworks and stories behind them.
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