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Top 10 stories of 2014
30 Dec 14
Advice from the grand-dad of American graphic design tops the list of most popular reads on designindaba.com.
New jewellery exhibitors at Design Indaba Expo 2015
23 Dec 14
A host of new jewellers will showcase their work at Design Indaba Expo 2015. Here are five new designers who use their materials in distinctive ways.
A school is unpacked in Malawi
11 Dec 14
How a rural school went from fabrication at a workshop in Johannesburg to erection on a dusty site in the village of Chimphamba.
Square peas and family ponchos
8 Dec 14
Eight drawings of whimsical, wicked and weird inventions from Dominic Wilcox's blog-turned-book, "Variations on Normal".
3 Dec 14
Studio Formafantasma explores the intersection between material and culture. Here are four of our favourite projects by the inventive duo.
5 favourites at the new Southern Guild gallery
29 Nov 14
There's a new kid on the block in Woodstock's burgeoning art and design precinct that specialises in limited-edition South African design.
New exhibitors at Design Indaba Expo 2015
26 Nov 14
Here's a taste from the feast of new work that will be showcased for the first time at Africa's largest design exhibition.
Walls that mark the passage of time
14 Nov 14
A tour of the street art in Cape Town's neighbourhoods reveals some hidden artworks in the city.
Dreams woven in raffia
14 Nov 14
A trip to Bolgatanga in northern Ghana to meet the women who weave A A K S’s sought-after raffia bags.
Window shopping at the Watershed
9 Nov 14
We popped by the newly opened Watershed at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town to check out some of the gorgeous local design and craft on sale.
Basotho blankets go north
8 Nov 14
Emerging fashion designer Thabo Makhetha launched her modern take on the Basotho blanket at Vancouver Fashion Week 2014.
The evolution of Taibo Bacar
6 Nov 14
Mozambican fashion designer Taibo Bacar's latest colourful collection signals an evolutionary shift in his eponymous label.
David Tlale's second take on Vlisco
3 Nov 14
The South African fashion designer's latest collection juxtaposes lavish Java prints with tailored structure at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa.
City hacks for #makechange
29 Oct 14
Our Instagram competition to win a copy of Andrew Shoben's book closes on Friday. Here are some of the entries so far.
Tastes like the Voortrekker Monument
28 Oct 14
As an ode to their hometown, a group of designers recreates the city of Pretoria in icing sugar, nougat, coconut and biscuits.
24 Oct 14
The bespoke furniture collection that put Fogo Island on the map is now available globally.
On their knees
22 Oct 14
We Make Carpets, a trio of Dutch artists, recreates 50 of their 'temporary' carpets out of everyday objects for Dutch Design Week 2014.
13 Oct 14
We round up the top five tiles trends that emerged at the recent Cersaie international exhibition of ceramic tiles in Bologna, Italy.
Africa through the lens
11 Oct 14
The winning work from the third annual POPCAP photography competition celebrates new visions of Africa.
4 Oct 14
The director David Lynch's black and white photographs of factories affirm his penchant for dark, surreal imagery.
3 Oct 14
It might make us twitchy, but Hendrik Vermeulen's latest fashion collection is inspired by the intricate patterns of insects.
Walls that talk
29 Sep 14
Robin Sprong Wallpaper wants to plaster your walls in pattern. Here are three recent collaborations with locally based designers.
25 Sep 14
Cape Town-based Leg Studios launches a range of decor products inspired by nomadic African patterns.
23 Sep 14
The cheap "China bag" has become a symbol of migration in Africa – and a popular material for artists and designers to reimagine.
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