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The way we build homes is wrong, says Joe Gebbia, and here's how he wants to fix it
"In order to meet the demands of the future, whether it be climate displacement or rural-urban migration, the home needs to evolve, to think forward.”
Faith XLVII unveils new mural and Peace Manifesto in San Fransisco
"We formulated our own Manifesto, keeping the perspective as inclusive as possible. For me, the main objective is empathy. "
Have you ever wondered how emojis are chosen?
Emoji activist Jennifer 8 Lee tells us what you can do to make the selection on your phone more diverse.
Plenty aims to build a giant indoor farm next to every major city
Plenty’s mission is to give each city a hub to grow organic herbs and vegetables locally and indoors.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has found a novel way to share its vast artwork
US art lovers can text keywords or an emoji and receive matching pictures from the museum's database
The APSARA drone disintegrates once it reaches its destination
Introducing the ‘Ikea of drones”.
Shrimps made solely from plants taking plates by storm
Shrimps from plants - impossible? Not so much. Thanks to one of the leaders in plant-based seafood New Wave Foods, this is now a culinary reality.
Listen to Joe Gebbia talk about how he created Airbnb
Talking on NPR's "How I Built This", Joe Gebbia – who is speaking at Design Indaba 2017 – reveals how a side hustle became the biggest hotel chain in the world.
Mushroom leather: The future is fungal
This mushroom material can grow a whole cowhide’s worth of leather in two months.
Co-founder and CPO of Airbnb, designer Joe Gebbia changed the way people travel and interact with strangers with his peer-to-peer home-rental startup.
Heart-monitoring smart watch empowers wearers to live longer lives
The iBeat is a life-saving wearable for every age.
One man’s trash is another’s heirloom tomato gazpacho
From dumpster to dinner table, Salvage Supperclub challenges the way we think of ugly food.
Wool shoes to save the environment
Introducing Allbirds: the comfortable, eco-friendly sneaker.
Tracing the origins of Pokémon Go
Pokémon Go, the product of American software developers Niantic and The Pokémon Company of Japan, is the love child of GPS tech and insect hunting.
Livi brings nature indoors
The portable planter has a new take on interacting with nature.
Cubetto: A coding tutor for kids as young as three
Cubetto by Primo Toys is a kid-friendly, wooden robot that teaches kids to code in a way they can see and touch.
Six things you might not know about Airbnb and its co-founder Joe Gebbia
Airbnb's co-founder Joe Gebbia will be speaking at Design Indaba 2017. Here are some things you might not know about this peer-to-peer home-rental start up.
The world's most environmentally conscious restaurant?
The Perennial in San Francisco is founded on sustainable principles that inform everything from its farming methods to its design.
Mithun wins 2015 Architecture at Zero Honour Award
US-based architecture practice, Mithun designed an award-winning housing plan for San Francisco Mission Bay campus.
Caress of the Gaze: Clothing that responds to your eyes
Behnaz Fahari imagines a garment, inspired by feathers and scales, that responds to the gaze of another.
The Brilliance device treats babies with jaundice
The Brilliance, designed by nonprofit D-Rev, is a phototherapy device designed to treat infants with jaundice in poor communities.
Piloting this underwater drone is like flying
OpenROV is a few steps away from completing its open-source underwater drone called Trident.
The late Larry Harvey on the creation of Burning Man Festival
It's Burning Man this week. The festival's 2018 iteration takes place between 25 August and 3 September. We look back at the founder's Design Indaba Talk.
Trailer: Larry Harvey on how Burning Man festival created art with a social purpose
Burning Man’s founder Larry Harvey describes how the festival of arts is driven by a strange combination of jeopardy and awe.
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Designer Ini Archibong on merging myth and reality to create The Secret Garden
• Duration: 00:09:45
25 Mar 19
The ECAL graduate spoke about overcoming a difficult time, his design process and the importance of fulfilling a higher purpose.
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Six creative crowdfunding projects worth supporting this April
12 Apr 18
Five examples of great design from Singapore
17 Sep 18
Designer Thebe Magugu explores escapism in his latest collection
1 Feb 18
This short film is a meditation on the joys girlhood
12 Feb 16
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