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A reason to celebrate
Party Bunch & Co’s illustrated designs blur the line between stationery and art.
Real booty music
A designer, producer, manufacturer and twerk star join forces to create a track made by the booty – for the booty.
Sindiso Khumalo: We’re embracing our heritage and subverting it
This fashion designer’s latest collection marks a change for her but she thinks we’re only starting to see Africa’s full creative potential.
Design studio K&i has created an identity system for the City of Tshwane’s bid to become a leading green capital in Africa.
Pentagram partner Emily Oberman has designed the opening titles for Tina Fey and Robert Carlock’s new comedy show.
Milkmaids and cowboys
South African fashion designer Thula Sindi's new collection melds rural and urban influences.
The memory of a print
Fashion and textile designer Sindiso Khumalo recently launched a fashion collection very different from anything she has done before.
Hempsuit by the Joinery
Organic fashion brand The Joinery uses hemp as a design material to reduce the carbon footprint of the local fashion industry.
Advice for young designers (part one)
Wise words for aspiring creatives from some of the most globally acclaimed design professionals.
The feminine allure
Renowned South African fashion designer David Tlale captivated local fashionistas as he took to the Design Indaba Expo fashion ramp.
The role of colour according to Hella Jongerius
We chat to acclaimed industrial designer Hella Jongerius after her 2015 Design Indaba Conference presentation.
Patterns and pleats
Jennifer Jacobs tells us about pattern making and how it can empower and inspire.
Mothers & Daughters in Design (Part 3): One of Each
Meet Pauline and Tamburai, the mother and daughter duo and creators of African-inspired, one-of-a-kind handbags.
#MakeChange: The future of fonts
Creative agency Joe Public’s latest fund-raising initiative has galvanised 200 scholars from a school in Soweto to create a new designer alphabet.
Fan Lamp by Mema Designs
Mema Designs has used the time since debuting its “Ukhamba” lamp prototype at “Africa is Now” last year to refine the Fan Lamp: each one individually handmade.
Founder of Blank Ink Shaun Gaylard is sketching the architectural fabric of urban centres one limited-edition city guide at a time.
Meet the graduates of 2015
Here are the eight recent design school graduates who will present their work Pecha Kucha-style at Design Indaba Conference 2015.
Leg Studios: The local design talent is incredible
From third person brand design to first person furniture design and the finer detail in between.
Asif Khan: Always work with different scales
London-based architect Asif Khan talks about architecture and design that is appropriate for the modern human being.
#MakeChange: Three simple, sustainable solutions
Planters from billboard vinyl, solar-powered light bulbs and low-voltage power packs: three South African solutions for African problems.
#MakeChange: The Zero Waste campaign
2015 Emerging Creative Camilla Kruger is dedicated to tackling tough environmental issues – first by designing her life around five principles.
Original Swimming Party: We wanted to start quite a weird band
Design Indaba Music performers Original Swimming Party tell us what differentiates them from other musos on the South African scene.
The laws of the universe, according to Troika
The worlds of science, mathematics and art collide in London-based design studio Troika’s first solo exhibition in North America.
Multifacet Collection by Matali Crasset
French designer Matali Crasset's collection of display units highlight the design possibilities of combining concrete and metal.
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