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Top 10 stories of 2014
Advice from the grand-dad of American graphic design tops the list of most popular reads on designindaba.com.
Top 10 videos of 2014
Some unveiled major new designs, others recapped their careers in easy-to-digest lessons. Watch the designers featured in our 10 most popular videos from 2014.
Six Kenyan names to watch
These diverse talents in art, music, architecture and technology are at the forefront of Kenya's creative explosion.
Top 10 Product Spotlights of 2014
We've featured a wide array of products over the course of the year. Here are our 10 favourite designs whose ingenuity and craftsmanship stand out.
Wise Words – Part 1
A selection of memorable quotes from some of the most acclaimed designers and creative thinkers featured in the "Design Indaba All Stars" book.
#MakeChange: Switched on for change
You might be admiring the holiday lights this time of year but these five lighting projects remind us that not everyone is as fortunate.
This year geometric designs reached new heights as these five projects illustrate. We'll be looking to see whether this trend continues in 2015.
The question of what design thinking can do for Africa piqued readers' interest this week.
This week readers loved our Hot Topic feature canvassing designers' thought on whether creativity can save the world.
A contemporary craftswoman
Hella Jongerius, who will speak at Design Indaba Conference 2015, creates a flora- and fauna-inspired paradise of new textile designs for Maharam.
What design thinking can do for Africa
Instead of waiting for roads to be built designers are finding their own ways to overcome the continent's challenges, says Matthias Reichwald.
Lights, camera, Africa
Film is a powerful medium for storytelling. Here we round up four authentic African voices in filmmaking.
Can creativity save the world?
It's a loaded question, but eight designers gave us some thoughtful and inspiring answers.
The 12 nominations for Most Beautiful Object in South Africa 2015 stole the virtual spotlight on designindaba.com this week.
Advice from some of the leading creative thinkers hit home with designindaba.com readers this week. Here's a round up of the top five stories.
In this Focus On, we look at four diverse projects that commemorate significant historical events through the built form.
Matali Crasset's firsthand account of her workshop with weavers in Zimbabwe was the most click-worthy feature on designindaba.com.
Design advice that applies to everyone
Leading creative thinkers give advice to aspiring artists and designers, but their philosophies really pertain to every field or creative endeavour.
Help for the homeless
Shelter is one of the most basic human needs. We round up four innovative designs for temporary shelter.
Our Inside View on Code4CT who is empowering girls from Cape Town's townships through coding proved to be the most popular feature of the week.
Our African Report on the vibrant portraits of Moroccan photographer Hassan Hajjaj captured readers' attention this week.
Design Indaba Dialogues
Publications & Art Projects
"Dialogues" is an ebook collection of fly-on-the-wall dialogues and Q&A's with leading designers. Read the foreword below.
Take five minutes to catch up with designindaba.com's top five stories this week.
City hacks for #makechange
Our Instagram competition to win a copy of Andrew Shoben's book closes on Friday. Here are some of the entries so far.
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