Take Five

From a musical track to a museum that became a typeface - check out the stories that made headlines on designindaba.com this week.
Take Five
Take Five


Cape Town-based lighting brand Hoi P’loy mix a reverance for retro light fittings with a contemporary design sensibility. Meet the founders Ploy Phiromnam and Guy van der Walt in this interview. 


Escape into the electro-rap landscape of our Track of the Week, featuring Nonku Phiri, Fever Trails, Bra Sol and Card on Spokes. "Umbrellas on the Beach" is a gauntlet of sounds, swimming just enough for those with loose hips. Press play here.


The Ekasi Water Cap is a specially designed pressure-tight closure that transforms locally available parts - a standard 25-litre water container, plastic piping and a bicycle pump - into a shower unit for unplumbed homes. Designer Peter Krige walks us through his development process. 


The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum gets its own typeface and gives it away for free thanks to a bold new identity by Pentagram's Eddie Opara. Read all about it and get the free typeface here. 


Juliana Rotich is the co-founder of Ushahidi, a non-profit based in Kenya that develops free and open-source software for information collection, visualisation and interactive mapping.  She talks about how greater connectivity can transform Africa in this video interview. 

Watch the Talk with Juliana Rotich

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