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It takes more than one
Many designers have shifted the perception that good design is born from the spark of brilliance from the lone genius to one of collaborative creativity.
A global call to design out Ebola drew readers' attention this week.
13 Ideas to stop global warming
IDEO's latest "Designs On" semi-annual review brings together some unusual solutions to fighting the warming of our planet.
This week, readers loved our African Report, in which we profile Lagos-born textile and accessories designer Buki Akib.
Using design thinking to help fight Ebola
OpenIDEO and USAID launch global call for innovative tools to help health-care workers on the frontlines of the virus.
It's a sign
We often take for granted the graphic signs that help us navigate our environments. Here are four excellent examples of wayfinding designs from our archive.
Africa through the lens
The winning work from the third annual POPCAP photography competition celebrates new visions of Africa.
Readers loved graphic design maestro Seymour Chwast's personal history of the evolution of styles this week.
Eye on digital art from Africa
Curator Christine Eyene tells us about her selection of experimental artists from Africa whose work was part of London's recent "Africa Utopia" festival.
For the love of trees
Trees must be one of nature's finest designs. We roundup five designs from our archive that take their inspiration from the leafy form.
Top of the popular posts this week is Leg Studios' furniture range that sports intricate geometric latticework.
Vitra Design Museum looks to Africa
The institution plans a major exhibition on contemporary African design in spring 2015.
What's in a brief?
Watch Tom Bassett's documentary "Briefly", featuring interviews with top designers such as Frank Gehry, Yves Béhar and David Rockwell.
Poverty, humour, music, delusion – 21 artists tell us what drives their creative impulse.
It's no surprise that advertising stories were a big hit with readers the week after the Loerie Awards – in particular an essay by the much-loved Milton Glaser.
Competition: Win a copy of "In the City" by Greyworld
We want to see photos of the tweaks and hacks that improve life in your city. Post them to Instagram to enter our competition! #makechange
How useful are ad awards?
What is the value of advertising awards to agencies? Do they have value outside of the industry? Four agency heavyweights share their thoughts.
The cheap "China bag" has become a symbol of migration in Africa – and a popular material for artists and designers to reimagine.
The mad men of advertising
We round up four interviews with some of the world's greatest ad men in honour of the Loeries, South Africa's annual advertising awards.
Call for submissions: "Take Two" at Design Indaba Expo 2015
We're planning an exciting new exhibition on the second life of objects – and we want your work to be part of it. Apply before 31 October!
Stories about London Design Festival 2014, which closes this Sunday, proved popular with our readers this week.
Reminder: Enter the A’ Design Awards
The standard deadline for this global design competition is 30 September. Latecomers pay extra so register and submit your work today!
This week Ilze Wolff's opinion piece on gender in architecture peaked readers' interested. See what else made it into the top five stories.
Snooze, doze, nap, 40 winks or slumber – sleep by any other name is just as sweet.
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