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The special power of disgust
It's time for aesthetics to reconsider the role of disgust as an emotion, says Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Merel Witteman.
Put on your internet face
French designer Alix Gallet has a bag of tricks to fool biometric recognition technology.
A feat of craftsmanship
Meet Martina Lasinger, a graduate of Design Academy Eindhoven, who makes mesmerisingly detailed – and beautiful – work.
Music to your ears, eyes and nose
Joris Petterson's new-age speaker system emits lights and smells that match the tone of your music playlist.
"The Thing Under the Tree" by Lily Fang
The attention to detail in this stop-motion animation by recent RCA grad Lily Fang makes for a visually arresting story.
A next-generation tree harvester
Like the insect it is named after, the Gerridae harvester is light on its feet and the environment.
Basotho blankets go north
Emerging fashion designer Thabo Makhetha launched her modern take on the Basotho blanket at Vancouver Fashion Week 2014.
Replicating the mother's womb
A new infant care system proposes radically improved incubators that transmit the mother's heartbeat, breathing and voice.
Tastes like the Voortrekker Monument
As an ode to their hometown, a group of designers recreates the city of Pretoria in icing sugar, nougat, coconut and biscuits.
Jessica Hische - Like Knows Like
This short film takes a revealing look at American typographer Jessica Hische's everyday life.
Nikki Gonnissen: No more rotten tomatoes
The Amsterdam-based graphic designer tells us why she stepped out of her comfort zone to design for the Dutch Socialist Party.
'Function/Void' by The Bug and Factory Fifteen
This creative collaboration of music and film offers up a dystopian vision of a possible near-future.
A step up
Michaella Janse van Vuuren's latest pieces take her technical proficiencies to new heights – and onto the fashion runway.
Tyneside lounger by David Irwin
The Irish designer's timber chair for Deadgood began life as cinema seating.
Eve bench by Frank Böhm Studios
The Cape Town-based architect begins a series of slender, clean-lined benches.
Aeon Rocket pendant light by Morten Voss
The Danish designer's new light harmoniously marries rigid material and malleable plastic.
Lullaby pendant lamp by Monica Förster
The Swedish designer's harmonious angular light was inspired by the work of Isamu Noguchi.
Poverty, humour, music, delusion – 21 artists tell us what drives their creative impulse.
Cape Town-based Leg Studios launches a range of decor products inspired by nomadic African patterns.
The embroidery in this animation is the first clue that this is not your average heavy metal music video.
An exhibition of Moleskine notebooks customised by and containing the sketches of designers is on exhibition in London.
Battle of the Jazz Guitarist
This short film by Mark Columbus is a twisting but sincere portrayal of the complex relationship between father and son.
Soft Pots by Lisa Firer
The Cape Town-based ceramicist's latest range experiments with retaining the softness of wet clay.
Geometric Storm chandelier by Willowlamp
The complex quadrangles and shifting shapes of this new design signal a change of direction for the internationally acclaimed South African lighting brand.
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Graphic designer Natasha Jen poses six questions for design thinkers
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21 Aug 18
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