Top 10 November 2014
The most popular story during the month of November 2014 was French designer Matali Crasset’s first-hand account of her basket-weaving workshop held in Zimbabwe. Following this was Dutch author Anne van der Zwaag's new book that aims to help businesses and governments see the power of design to address key challenges facing the world.
Eight out of the ten most popular features on designindaba.com featured the many forms of creativity arising from across the African continent. These included a Lookbook featuring emerging designer Thabo Makhetha’s launch of her new collection based on the Basotho blanket at Vancouver Fashion Week, a head-bobbing track by Afro-R&B artist Roberto, an insightful video interview shot in the heart of Kenya featuring engineer and businessman Evans Wadongo, and an African Report that looked at Moroccan photographer Hassan Hajjaj’s striking portraits.
Lastly, a new infant care system that proposes radically improved incubators that transmit sensory input from the mother designed by two industrial designers and Master’s students at the Umeå Institute of Design in Sweden also caught readers' attention.