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Of processes and prototypes
Several stands at Design Indaba Expo gave visitors insight into the prototyping and production process. We chat to JesseJames about their interactive stand.
Doors of Cape Town
An intrepid Capetonian is photographing good-looking doors around the city; and an Instagram account set up to document his findings is developing a following.
Mentorship programme: Katlego Kgabale & Veejay Archary
We caught up with illustrator and Emerging Creative Katlego Kgabale to find out what she thought about this year's mentorship programme.
Director Karin Fong talks to Design Indaba about the design of the mesmerising title sequence of "Black Sails" – a TV series launched on 25 January in the US.
Published 20 January 2014
Dutch designer Reny van der Kamp questions and redefines design in "Utensils", a book based on documenting a Malawian family's life through their utensils.
Emerging Creatives Q&A: Thabo Makhetha
Published 10 January 2014
Fashion designer Thabo Makhetha launched her Kobo Ea Bohadi range of blanket coats at Design Indaba Expo 2013 as part of the Emerging Creatives programme.
Published 08 January 2014
Katherine-Mary Pichulik is the creative mind and maker behind Pichulik. Design Indaba chats to her about her journey and telling stories through jewellery.
Published 24 December 2013
Cape Town-based stylist Alexia Klompje launched Klomp Ceramics earlier this year. She tells us about Klomp Collection II that celebrates the season.
K&i Design Studio: Emerging Creatives Q&A
Published 20 December 2013
This week's featured Emerging Creative is graphic design duo K&i Design Studio, who were part of the programme in 2012.
The social agenda of buildings
Published 17 December 2013
Clive Wilkinson, paradigm-defining architect of Googleplex, will speak at Design Indaba 2014. Here he shares insights into his approach to workplace design.
Nawaaz Saldulker: Emerging Creatives Q&A
Published 13 December 2013
This week’s featured Emerging Creative is product designer Nawaaz Saldulker, who was part of the programme at Design Indaba Expo in 2013.
Made beyond borders
Published 12 December 2013
For her PhD research London-based designer Sarah Rhodes wanted to explore the nature of collaborative making between designers and craft producers.
Published 03 December 2013
Velskoene, traditional South African shoes, have been jazzed up by a New York-based art director who collaborated with producers in Namibia and South Africa.
Published 02 December 2013
Award-winning filmmaker, animator and director Ng'endo Mukii gives Design Indaba the lowdown on the experience of returning to Kenya after eight years abroad.
Published 01 December 2013
Paper Cuts, an exhibit of limited edition prints by a selection of local and international designers marks the opening this week of Cape Town's newest gallery.
Laduma Ngxokolo: Emerging Creatives Q&A
Published 22 November 2013
This week’s featured Emerging Creative is textile designer Laduma Ngxokolo, who was part of the programme at Design Indaba Expo in 2011.
Atang Tshikare: Emerging Creatives Q&A
Published 14 November 2013
This week’s featured Emerging Creative is graphic designer and illustrator Atang Tshikare who was part of the programme at Design Indaba Expo in 2012.
Justin Southey: Emerging Creatives Q&A
Published 01 November 2013
This week’s featured Emerging Creative is graphic designer and illustrator Justin Southey, who was part of the programme at Design Indaba Expo in 2010.
Dillon Marsh: Emerging Creatives Q&A
Published 27 October 2013
This week’s featured Emerging Creative is artist and photographer Dillon Marsh, who was part of the programme at Design Indaba Expo in 2010.
Lauren Fowler: Emerging Creatives Q&A
Published 11 October 2013
This week’s featured Emerging Creative is graphic designer and illustrator Lauren Fowler, who was part of the programme at Design Indaba Expo in 2011.
Lucille Tenazas on design and education
Published 01 October 2013
On a Skype call between Cape Town and New York Lucille Tenazas tells us about her work, her influences and her approach to creative education.
20Q: Marguerite Humeau
Published 17 August 2013
Marguerite Humeau would like to put Cleopatra's perfume into a time capsule. Here's 20 things you didn't know about the French designer.
20Q: Oscar Diaz
Published 05 July 2013
"Ideas are worth nothing unless you make them," Oscar Diaz believes. We asked him a couple of questions.
Touches of whimsy
Published 28 May 2013
Illustrator Kirsten Sims describes her work as "whimsical, theatrical, humorous and experimental". We caught up with her to find out more about her work.