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Ferrofluid – the strange magnetic substance you have never heard of
20 May 15
We have rocket science to thank for the existence of an alien-looking fluid that is slowly creeping into the creative world.
Huemid plant vase by Carlo Ratti and Walter Nicolino
14 May 15
Let your garden do the talking with the groundbreaking Huemid plant vase by Carlo Ratti and Walter Nicolino.
An edible water-filled bead
12 May 15
Meet the Ooho! – if water were a fruit, this is how it would be packaged.
16 global startups to change the world
11 May 15
Chivas Regal reveals the finalists of The Venture, the most promising social entrepreneurs from across the globe.
The first solar-powered flight around the world
7 May 15
Two intrepid pilots are halfway through a round-the-world trip in a lightweight aeroplane powered only by the sun.
#MakeChange: The incredible growing shoe
30 Apr 15
An American innovator has designed a pair of robust shoes that can be adjusted up to five sizes so poor children need never go barefoot.
A lamp you turn over to switch on
15 Apr 15
The Brick lamp by New York City-based HCWD Studio turns on with no power switch or control panel.
8 Apr 15
A Dutch artist combines hand-drawn illustrations and documentary storytelling to convey real life in a refugee camp in Iraq.
Ackeem Ngwenya's all-terrain wheel - Dezeen
31 Mar 15
Roadless wheels designed by RCA graduate aim to help African farmers transport goods from remote villages.
The value of milk
30 Mar 15
A pop-up milk parlour in Amsterdam brings designers and milk farmers together to create a more sustainable dairy industry.
An alternative market stall
18 Mar 15
A studio in New York searches for a way to alleviate the daily struggles of Ghanaian street vendors – and finds it in an unusual place.
Taking wearable technology to the next level
11 Mar 15
The wearable technology industry is still in its infancy but local scientists from Stellenbosch are quietly revolutionising it.
The unexpected preferences of plants
5 Mar 15
The future of the city farm is a sunless, rain-free, underground box.
24 Feb 15
Hot Ink matches its green credential as one of South Africa's first certified carbon neutral printing companies with a bouquet of specialist services.
16 Feb 15
The Take 2 exhibition at Design Indaba Expo will showcase designers who have given waste products a “do-over”.
Meet the graduates of 2015
11 Feb 15
Here are the eight recent design school graduates who will present their work Pecha Kucha-style at Design Indaba Conference 2015.
Tanning leather from pineapples
10 Feb 15
In a world where sustainability is high on the agenda, Carmen Hijosa is looking to pineapples as the future of textiles.
Beyond Black Rock City
9 Feb 15
Larry Harvey, founding member of Burning Man, puts the idea down to a whim one afternoon. Now Burning Man-style interactive art is appearing worldwide.
A realised utopia
6 Feb 15
In an industrial part of Amsterdam the locals refer to as "Noord", 16 grounded houseboats now dot a former shipyard: tricky architectural brief, magical space.
Cutting down on timber
3 Feb 15
Xanita is ahead of the game with its cradle-to-cradle designed X-board that is strong, multi-purpose and endlessly recyclable.
#MakeChange: The creation of SHE
22 Jan 15
Celeste Theron had an entrepreneurial streak in primary school: she sold her art work to the teachers. Now she's empowering other women to be entrepreneurs too.
Not another brick in the wall
20 Jan 15
Ian Dommisse is upcycling your trash to give pre-primary school children a place to learn.
19 Jan 15
Embody Ortho is just one example of how designers are on the front line of medical innovation.
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