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Africa calls, London answers
British design consultant Kathy Shenoy launches Africa Calling, a platform to bridge the divide between makers from the UK and Africa.
London Design Festival: Our picks
We go in search of all things Africa at the London Design Festival. Here are our highlights.
For architecture agency Beyond Entropy Africa, Luanda is a kind of muse inspiring bold, creative solutions to regional urban problems.
This Hungarian textile designer has come up with an ingenious system for generating a never-ending array of patterns.
Vime centrepiece by the Campana Brothers
The Campana Brothers' versatile design for Alessi celebrates handwoven rattan in a single undulating form.
21 ICONS – Albie Sachs
Behind the scenes of photographer Adrian Steirn's regal portrait of the former Constitutional Court judge.
Offis System by Raw Studio
Raw Studio unveils a sleek system of furniture to suit the changing needs of modern work habits.
Lookbook: What's Your Type?
An exhibition of alphabet prints by David Kindersley harks back to the pre-digital days of typographic design.
A two-minute animated tour of some of the 20th century’s most recognisable and well-loved buildings.
Whisper chandelier by High Thorn
High Thorn's latest lighting design is a cascade of leather evoking a laidback sense of luxury.
Casey Neistat: The maverick filmmaker
Meet the YouTube sensation who is redefining what it means to be a filmmaker.
Orbit coffee table by Stratflex
The Stratflex family of furniture grows with the addition of this cleverly designed flat-pack table.
Instomi metal sideboard by Meyer von Wielligh
Meyer von Wielligh contrasts smooth metal with aged wood in the latest addition to its signature range.
The quiet ambassador of African design
Meet Mugendi M'Rithaa, the Kenyan educator and activist who has been working behind the scenes to promote the power of design in Africa.
Ordinary Love by U2
The video for U2's song, written for the movie "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom", uses animated type as an artful tribute to Madiba.
Fashion takes flight
Two New Yorkers started an ethical fashion line made in Ghana – and found more opportunity to do good on the ground.
Faithless percussionist Sudha Kheterpal wants to shake up the world to create clean energy for people without access to electricity.
Lookbook: Rebranding Rwanda
George Pericles Creative Think-Tank proposes a visual identity for Rwanda's provinces based on traditional patterns.
A Kenyan conundrum
Kenya’s first pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale – a giant missed opportunity?
Next Generation: Calvin Botha
Meet the bicycle-mad designer who is one of only three builders of fully customisable carbon frames in the world.
Hello, I am Erik – The German Letterman
Gestalten.tv interviews German typographer Erik Spiekermann who is rediscovering his love for letterpress after 30 years of designing fonts.
Braaitjie by Dieter Zermatten
A pint-sized ‘braai’ hopes to reinvent South Africa’s obsession with barbecuing meat outdoors.
In the last of our SXSW 2014 Film Award winner series, the filmmaker takes us on a romp through his warped subconscious. DISTURBING CONTENT, PASSWORD BELOW.
Haroon Gunn-Salie: History's vigilante
Listen to the Cape Town-based artist talk about how he uses the city as his canvas to raise the ghosts of South Africa's past.
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