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Peter Veenstra on building landscapes as outspoken as the buildings they surround
"In the end we are happiest when the structural improvement and design [thinking] come together,” says the Dutch landscape architect.
Chris Sheldrick’s what3words is redefining the global address system
Making the world a less frustrating, more efficient and safer place.
Cape Town décor label Mia Mélange revitalises with fresh look and feel
“Our intention was to express the diverse ways in which our products can be used in and around the home.”
Punk designer Kate Moross on breaking the rules and rebelling against polarities
On the Design Indaba Conference stage, the multi-tasking creative discusses her unconventional approach to design.
Jabu Nadia Newman talks about the importance of womxn in film
“My design method is film, specifically telling stories through images.”
Growing mushrooms in camel dung to raise planetary chickens
Belgian chicken artist Koen Vanmechelen and Zimbabwean activist Chido Govera talk about the Planetary Community Chicken Project at Design Indaba 2017.
Pixel Thieves is the creative collaboration of Art Directors, Dimitri and Angelo.
AFRICAN FAUVISTIC DESIGN – Designs that are daringly, unashamedly bold.
Yinka Ilori on telling stories through furniture design
“If the chair you are sitting on could tell your story, would it be a dangerous or good thing?”
Filmmaker Jessie Zinn on telling truthful and sincere stories
The director is one of a growing list of young female Cape Town filmmakers making their mark in the industry.
Jabu Newman and The Foxy Five on representation and visibility
The team behind the explosive web series talk about the importance of female-led filmmaking.
Winy Maas on innovating into the future of architecture
The Dutch architect chats about how he is unlocking the potential of buildings in overcrowded cities.
Hafeez Floris uses street photography to subvert cultural stereotypes
His photography shows the more childlike and creative side to people in areas like Manenberg and Soweto.
Cape Town feminist clothing brand on moving beyond t-shirts
The founders of C(l)it on unlearning their white privilege and next steps
A Cape Town art gallery is shifting perspectives on animation as fine art
A look inside an animation-focussed art platform in Cape Town that was inspired by a sense of not belonging.
Inside designer Margot Molyneux’s mixed use boutique
The art-deco inspired store is where you can buy clothes, attend a clothing workshop as well as go for a gin tasting.
A look inside Bright Creative Space in Cape Town
This collaborative studio plays host to weekly drawing sessions and freelance artists from around the globe.
Reimagining public spaces in Monwabisi Park
The Reclaiming the Night project is about getting residents involved in creating their own solutions
On making theatre specifically for kids below the age of 2
Children at such an early age can still decide to stop paying attention, which is the harshest criticism of all
Pichulik looks to Japan for inspiration behind her latest range
Flower arrangements created in the Japanese art of Ikebana make striking combo next to her latest range
An art invention to encourage more silence in our cities
The Silent Room invites people to come in, for up to 30 minutes and “not perform or achieve anything, but just to be”.
Spanish mural artist, Okuda, uses art to bridge cultural borders
His murals have transformed degraded and abandoned buildings into unique colourful spaces around the world
Street artist Nardstar is painting women of colour in public spaces
Nardstar's murals can be found in New York, Paris and her hometown, Cape Town
Matsidiso makes handmade shoes for modern customers
The Cape Town-based label makes one-of-a-kind shoes while also giving back to its workers
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