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

1

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. 

2

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.

3

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. 

4

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. 

5

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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