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Children’s book This Is How We Do It celebrates diversity while encouraging empathy
“See what makes us different and what unites us.”
Michael Zee’s breakfasts are as beautiful as they are delicious
The beautifully plated meals are curated on the popular Instagram account, SymmetryBreakfast.
Designer Ayse Birsel on the importance of making time for creativity
“Design the life you love, then go and live it!”
Visual artist Chris Saunders talks collaboration and inspiration
We caught up with the former Design Indaba Emerging Creative to find out what he’s been working on.
Ayse Birsel on designing a meaningful future for yourself
The award-winning designer talks about applying design processes to our daily lives.
The colour-changing T-shirt using red cabbage to detect the presence of water pollution
From THEUNSEEN, this t-shirt line reveals some of the more shocking effects of climate change.
Introducing Spectrum.za – a new publication focusing on the work of black LGBT+ creatives
The e-zine centres marginalised identities and their narratives.
This breathable workout suit helps you cool down after a sweaty gym session
Researchers at MIT use living cells to give this unique garment a cool advantage.
The Ki Ecobe shoe doesn’t use a single drop of glue
The revolutionary, modular footwear can be self-assembled in less than five minutes.
Nigerian artist Dennis Osadebe on his work and moving away from terms like "African Art"
He says "African Art" as a term, is not doing justice to the different experiences that artists are facing and expressing on the continent.
Chris Sheldrick’s what3words is redefining the global address system
Making the world a less frustrating, more efficient and safer place.
Everything you always wanted to know about toilets, but were afraid to ask
The Cube Design Museum in the Netherlands is hosting an interesting new exhibition.
Cole Ndelu's arresting work tackles collective memory and the portrayal of black bodies
The Durban-based artist and photographer challenges representation with her disruptive imagery.
Daan Roosegaarde’s Smog Free Bicycles clean the air as you ride
The next phase of Smog Free Project China is almost here.
Punk designer Kate Moross on breaking the rules and rebelling against polarities
On the Design Indaba Conference stage, the multi-tasking creative discusses her unconventional approach to design.
Scientists get innovative in the fight against glacier melt
Halting the effects of global warming with artificial ice and massive blankets.
Jabu Nadia Newman talks about the importance of womxn in film
“My design method is film, specifically telling stories through images.”
This stylish and smart clothing range stretches as your children grow
Redesigning children's garments to lower costs and minimise environmental impact.
The Misbehaving (ro)bots providing automated intimacy
Nicole Pérez’s annoying robots ponder the future of our reliance upon artificial intelligence.
Filmmaker Jessie Zinn on telling truthful and sincere stories
The director is one of a growing list of young female Cape Town filmmakers making their mark in the industry.
Jabu Newman and The Foxy Five on representation and visibility
The team behind the explosive web series talk about the importance of female-led filmmaking.
Hafeez Floris uses street photography to subvert cultural stereotypes
His photography shows the more childlike and creative side to people in areas like Manenberg and Soweto.
Lucy Feng’s experimental photography explores mysticism, movement and colour
Called ‘The Strangelings’, the images moodily blend the surreal and the regal.
These teen girls built a solar powered tent for LA's homeless people
DIY Girls is empowering teen girls to pursue the fields of technology and engineering.
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