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A novel way to listen to music by Gemma Roper
Product designer Gemma Roper has designed a satisfyingly simple device that allows you to select music according to tempo or beats per minute.
Light Echoes installation arrives at the Barbican Curve Gallery
Aaron Koblin and Ben Tricklebank’s artwork “Light Echoes” envelopes the Barbican Curve Gallery in an immersive light experience.
Six key collections from South African Menswear Week
From soft pastel hues to bold silhouettes, menswear designers in Africa have adopted a new confidence.
Jack Lennie designs a motorbike you can download
Tinker is a downloadable, no weld, motorcycle kit designed by Edinburgh Napier University graduate Jack Lennie
Julia Veldman’s short captures the madness of Russian Absurdism
"Andrej”, a short film illustrated and animated by Julia Veldman, is inspired by the literature of Russian absurdists.
Lady Skollie’s latest exhibition is a manifestation of her desires
“Ask for What You Want” is a provocative exploration of the nature of human sexual desire by Cape Town-based artist Lady Skollie.
Carla Kreuser: An illustrator goes back to the drawing board
Going back to school was one of the best decisions I’ve made, says Carla Kreuser.
The power of Icelandic crystals are captured in the 101.86° light
Thomas Vailly and Laura Lynn Jansen examine the colourful nature of crystals to create layers of colourful illumination.
Trailer: Carla Kreuser on why designing by hand still matters
Carla Kreuser pulled herself away from her computer screen and went back to basics, illustrating and binding an entire book by hand.
Sci-fi psychedelic cover art for Nozinja’s debut album
Los Angeles-based design duo Oval-X channels the spirit of South African townships and “Shangaan electro” to create covert art for Nozinja’s debut album.
Rainbow-coloured gobbledygook by Joseph Atkinson
Cheeky Scottish illustrator-cum-animator Joseph Atkinson trawls the underbelly of the internet for inspiration.
A rap music video rendered in watercolours
There are an amazing 24 watercolour paintings per second in this animation by Youth Experimental Studio for Kool A.D.
Darb 1718: A place of exchange for Egypt’s artists
Reem Hatem fills us in on Darb 1718, the Cairo centre that is fostering the North African country’s art scene.
Joe Public awarded a Bronze at Cannes Lion
Joe Public took home a Bronze Cannes Lion with the Cinemark “Vote SA” activation, a campaign set on inspiring social change.
Venture into “The Middle of Nowhere” with illustrator Kirsten Sims
Kirsten Sims’s first solo exhibition takes us to a place where fantasy and imagination are essential ingredients of life.
12 standout buildings from the 2015 World Architecture Festival Award finalists
700 entries from architects and designers across the world were narrowed down to make the World Architecture Festival shortlist.
Forget virtual tours. This online gallery is like another dimension.
UCLA’s New Wight Gallery has been replicated online. But the experience of this virtual exhibition space bears no resemblance to any gallery you know.
Roy Choi: The food truck revolution that spread like wildfire
The LA food truck kickstarted a global movement thanks to Twitter, says Roy Choi.
You either love it or hate it, say Barbican residents
The Barbican Estate in London has divided opinion ever since it was built after the Second World War. But how do its residents feel about living there?
Trailer: Roy Choi on food that tastes like LA
What do Twitter and tacos have to do with each other? Meet the chef who took gourmet food onto LA’s streets.
Roy Choi on moving on from losing his job to starting a street food revolution
“We started [outside nightclubs] at midnight, serving this taco which tasted like the city.”
Museum of African Design calls for citizen curators
The Museum of African Design (MOAD) and 12 Decades Art Hotel in Joburg are turning the idea of the “expert curator” on its head with the Curate Life Competition
Alice Stewardson’s ceramics will make your mouth water
Alice Stewardson has designed and baked a collection of ceramics that look like they belong in the window display of a top French patisserie.
“Black Lake” by Björk is as harrowing as it sounds
Björk’s latest video release, set in Icelandic caves, is a mix of tech and tears.
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