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Inside Out: Don Albert & Amanda Laird Cherry
25 Jun 14
Two great South African creative exports – an architect and a fashion designer – discuss the challenges of flexing their creative muscles on the world stage.
Inside Out: Andrew Whitehouse & Matthew Bull
26 Jun 14
Two South African admen move to New York to start an agency. The punchline? Why not.
Inside Out: Peet Pienaar and Heidi Chisholm
27 Jun 14
Graphic designers Peet Pienaar and Heidi Chisholm talk about Africa's connection to their work and living abroad.
Inside Out: Spoek Mathambo & Xander Ferreira
28 Jun 14
Over a Skype call, South African musicians Spoek Mathambo and Xander Ferreira (Gazelle) talk about the changing landscape of making music in South Africa.
Inside Out: Robin Rhode & Mpumelelo Mcata (BLK JKS)
29 Jun 14
"Could we live here?” South African visual artist Robin Rhode chats to BLK JKS guitarist Mpumelelo Mcata over Skype about life in three major capitals.
Q&A: Thebe Ikalafeng
7 Jul 14
We chat to one of Africa's leading brand gurus about his appointment to the jury of the Red Dot Communication Design Awards.
Brothers from another time
13 Jul 14
At face value Laurie and Gary Holmes come off like a pair of ’60s California throwbacks. But take a closer look and you might see the future of surfing.
Fashion takes flight
17 Jul 14
Two New Yorkers started an ethical fashion line made in Ghana – and found more opportunity to do good on the ground.
Designer Q&A: Jaco Haasbroek
21 Jul 14
Did you know? Cape Town-based illustrator Jaco Haasbroek drew 170 new icons to represent the facts on the inside of the Chappies bubblegum wrapper.
The quiet ambassador of African design
22 Jul 14
Meet Mugendi M'Rithaa, the Kenyan educator and activist who has been working behind the scenes to promote the power of design in Africa.
Q&A: Studio Formafantasma
28 Jul 14
The Italian duo tell us how it works to design as a unit, their conceptual approach and experimenting with lava as a material.
2 Aug 14
Steve Kotze talks art and Afrikaner adaptability with artist Stefan Naude aka ST(E)AK.
Andrew Shoben: City spirit
4 Aug 14
We chat to the playful artist and founder of greyworld, who counts the city as his biggest inspiration.
Life after advertising
5 Aug 14
We interview Ross Chowles about the art of selling products to humans – and why he thinks it's in danger.
Inhouse Brand Architects: How offices are evolving
6 Aug 14
Google's approach to designing their workspace radically changed the office layout landscape. Inhouse Brand Architects tells us how offices are evolving.
7 Aug 14
We chat to Cape Town-based sisters Astrid and Karen Schwarz about living, working and designing together.
Jens Martin Skibsted: Humanity needs to focus on two things
11 Aug 14
The Danish designer and creator of Biomega bicycles on his love for t-shirts and why he doesn't do sci-fi.
Masashi Kawamura's crazy imagination comes to life
14 Aug 14
The Tokyo-born interactive designer on luck, sleepless nights and balancing fun with success.
Marianne Fassler: The fashion landscape has never been more vast
21 Aug 14
Marianne Fassler's been dazzling fashionistas with her inimitable frocks for more than two decades. She shares her take on the fashion landscape and more here.
Henrik Vibskov: Chaos in systems
1 Sep 14
We asked the Danish fashion designer how he works and plays. His answers are typically Vibskovesque – honest, profound and a little puzzling.
4 Sep 14
Nigerian-born Ifeanyi Oganwu is a rising design talent who creates highly engineered, sculptural furniture.
6 Sep 14
We ask five renowned international designers what tickles their funnybone.
Marti Guixé: Creativity without culture and knowledge is just spam
8 Sep 14
The playful Catalonian designer gets serious about culture and creativity.
Jon Daniel: Four corners of the diaspora
15 Sep 14
London-based creative director Jon Daniel shares the story behind his Design Week column on designers of African descent.
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