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To do: Get organised
4 Dec 14
NYC-based creative studio Trollbäck+Company have launched an app for compulsive list-makers.
Off the beaten track
27 Nov 14
We chat to the organisers of the Hors Pistes project, which pairs European designers with foreign artisans, as they wrap up a workshop in Banfora, Burkina Faso.
Q&A: Sonja Bäumel
19 Nov 14
The Austrian trans-disciplinary designer tells us why she believes we have a lot to learn from microorganisms.
Q&A: Honey and Bunny
10 Nov 14
The food design duo tells us why they think we can't leave food production to the large multinationals.
Paul Priestman: How I developed a taste for transport
16 Oct 14
The designer behind London's next-generation underground trains tells us about the perks and perils of being a designer – and where he goes to escape them.
Geraldine Fenn: The bare bones of business and creativity
2 Oct 14
We chat to one of South Africa's most imaginative jewellery designers on balancing creative innovation with the demands of running a business.
Ulric Charteris: Conquering Kilimanjaro
26 Sep 14
South African adman Ulric Charteris on setting up shop in Dar es Salaam and why Tanzanians hate billboard advertising.
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.
Marti Guixé: Creativity without culture and knowledge is just spam
8 Sep 14
The playful Catalonian designer gets serious about culture and creativity.
6 Sep 14
We ask five renowned international designers what tickles their funnybone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
7 Aug 14
We chat to Cape Town-based sisters Astrid and Karen Schwarz about living, working and designing together.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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