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Here's what makes this small Iranian town one of the world's most walkable
Due to the unusual layout, no motor vehicles are permitted to enter Masuleh.
Photographer Victoria Krundysheva breaks down social media culture in latest collection
In the age of publishing retouched moments of life online and curating our appearances, how connected to each other are we really?
Oxygene is the plant-based green tyre of the future
Unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, this innovation could become the norm for automobile design in years to come.
Food designer Chloé Rutzerveld turns waste into healthy treats
This edible innovation addresses wastage in the food industry – with delicious results.
An industrial design graduate has created an Emotional First Aid Kit
Rui Sun tackles the question, “Why do so many products ease physical pain and so few treat emotional stress?”
Michael Candy’s 3D-printed flowers could save dwindling bee populations
This design intervenes in the risk-prone world of pollination using robotic flowers.
Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi awarded the 2018 Pritzker Prize
Doshi believes the award will draw attention to the capacity for architecture to trigger social upliftment.
Waterstudio’s Parthenon seawall doubles as natural energy generator
This Dutch design company explores water-based solutions for urban planning.
On the dying practice of female facial tattoos in North Africa
Photographer Yumna Al-Arashi travelled to villages in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia to document the disappearing custom of female facial tattoos.
Swedish design gallery celebrates the monumental failures of the product design world
We so often learn about the breakthroughs, the triumphs and innovations of creativity – what about the blunders?
This enhanced man-made skin graft helps burn victims heal
By combining collagen skin grafts with healthy skin cells, an MIT researcher created a scaffold that heals burn victims faster.
In pictures: The Tolerance Traveling Poster Show at Design Indaba 2018
The idea behind the nomadic exhibition is to spread a simple message of humanity and reach the maximum amount of people.
9 Design Indaba speakers that told us more about the future of architecture
How can the built world be improved? Take a look at the different approaches to architecture innovation presented by our speakers this year.
Best moments of the final day of Design Indaba Conference 2018
And that's a wrap! Take a look at our speakers' most poignant messages delivered the last day of conference.
Peter Veenstra unveils Dome of Plants project for Cape Town
Centrally positioned on Luthuli Plaza, a green Dome of Plants will offer an inviting garden-like space for local urban events.
Best Moments of Day 1 of Design Indaba Conference 2018
Take a look at our speakers' most poignant messages delivered on stage at this year's Conference line-up.
Tutu 2.0 Pendant Light: The chandelier inspired by fashion and dance
Thabisa Mjo tells us about the inspiration behind this design which has been nominated for Most Beautiful Object in South Africa 2018.
The Kewtown Primary School Project
Suzelle DIY tells us why she nominated this children’s library for Most Beautiful Object in South Africa 2018.
Path of the Upright: Spiritual identity woven into textile design
Stefania Morland tells us why she nominated this artwork for Most Beautiful Object in South Africa 2018.
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.
Brogues and High Tops: Where African and colonial influences collide in style
Sylvester Chauke tells us why he nominated this design for Most Beautiful Object in South Africa 2018.
Meet the Emerging Creatives Extended Class of 2018
These rising stars will be exhibiting their work at LISOF Institute in Johannesburg.
Mvelo Desk: A love story of the career-bound
Trevor Stuurman tells us why he nominated this furniture design for Most Beautiful Object in South Africa 2018.
Girl Seeks Girl: A call to embrace one another through fashion
Asanda Sizani tells us why she nominated this dress for Most Beautiful Object in South Africa 2018.
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