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13 Sep 14
Lina Kanafani's London Design Festival show brings together diverse work illustrating the impact of craft on the design process.
3 Sep 14
The finalists for the first "Wood Excellence Prize" at the World Architecture Festival take the creative application of wood to new heights.
A multilingual typeface
2 Sep 14
Azer, co-designed by Wael Morcos, is a family of fonts that can be used in Arabic script, English and Latin variations.
2 Sep 14
The upcoming LagosPhoto Festival highlights photography that imagines alternative African realities and obscures the medium's role as truth-teller.
New work by Daniel Ting Chong
25 Aug 14
Cheeky, bouncy and bold – here's a sampling of this prolific Cape Town-based designer's recent work.
Lookbook: Inside Cape Town's modernist textile factories
18 Aug 14
An Open House Architecture tour offers a rare glimpse inside the iconic buildings that were at the centre of the city's rag trade.
Lookbook: Common Methods First Edition
15 Aug 14
South African and Dutch designers collaborated to create a range of products that experiments with bronze and leather.
Lookbook: AngloGold Ashanti AuDITIONS
14 Aug 14
Kristen Malan’s “Halo” headpiece wins the AngloGold Ashanti AuDITIONS gold jewellery design competition.
Lookbook: Open Field
10 Aug 14
The wild natural gardens of Piet Oudolf belie the masterful hand that conceived them. A new exhibition of his sketches reveals his creative process.
Lookbook: What's Your Type?
4 Aug 14
An exhibition of alphabet prints by David Kindersley harks back to the pre-digital days of typographic design.
SA's top buildings
2 Aug 14
Presenting this year's winners of the South Africa Institute of Architecture's awards celebrating architectural excellence in the country.
Lookbook: Marianne Fassler's Resort 2015 collection
28 Jul 14
South Africa's favourite iconoclastic fashion designer unleashes a riot of colour and pattern at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town.
Lookbook: Rebranding Rwanda
14 Jul 14
George Pericles Creative Think-Tank proposes a visual identity for Rwanda's provinces based on traditional patterns.
Lookbook: Over the Rainbow
9 Jul 14
A new exhibition in France shows Scholten & Baijings's creative portfolio from the past 14 years.
Lookbook: Department of Design
7 Jul 14
We look at Droog's design of a pop-up pavilion to foster Dutch-South African collaboration for Cape Town's reign as 2014 World Design Capital.
Lookbook: Word Cup
3 Jul 14
Facebook communication designer and football fanatic Ji Lee creates a league of his own with his Word Cup challenge.
Lookbook: Our picks of the DDA finalists
30 Jun 14
Every year the Dutch Design Awards ferret out the most forward-thinking work produced in The Netherlands. We select our favourites.
Lookbook: Doing the polka
25 Jun 14
Laurence Airline's Spring Summer 2015 collection deftly balances graphic pattern with urban un-fussiness. Step into the urban jungle with our gallery of images.
Lookbook: Art under foot
23 Jun 14
Master carpet maker Paco Pakdoust translates contemporary South African artworks into the medium of wool and silk.
Lookbook: Paul Sahre on the making of 'Tesla'
20 Jun 14
The director of They Might Be Giants' latest music video tells us about the making of the epic piece in this gallery showing outtakes from his work process.
Lookbook: Urban archaeology
17 Jun 14
Take a visual journey through the streets of Naples and the inspiration behind Harry Pearce's visual identity for the Made in Cloister project .
Dutch modernism explored
14 Jun 14
Experimental Jetset recreates a fragment of architect Jaap Bakema’s iconic De Lijnbaan street for the Dutch Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale.
Lookbook: Anthon Beeke's KunstRAI Posters
11 Jun 14
We look back at the Dutch graphic designer's iconic posters for KunstRAI, the Dutch art fair, to see just how creative a portrait can be.
9 Jun 14
Funny foxes, naughty monkeys and quirky cacti come to life in Projekt's range of delicately crocheted objects.
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