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Taste bud trickery
Swapping pots and pans for lasers and liquid nitrogen, Maciek Dubla chats to Homaro Cantu and Ben Roche about the benefits of food replication.
Partnership with Typo London
Design Indaba is pleased to announce a media partnership with TYPO London, a conference focussing on typography and graphic design.
The inaugural What Design Can Do conference brought together designers, thinkers and doers working in a transformative space.
Known for its chaotic masses and vast economic disparities, Mumbai’s slums do not need a bulldozer but an alternative perspective.
Blog: What Design Can Do conference round-up
Dutch courage pays off at the What Design Can Do conference.
Blog: Day 2 of What Design Can Do Conference
The last day of the What Design Can Do conference was a mix and match of a little bad with a whole lot of good.
Blog: Day 1 of What Design Can Do Conference
Rohan Shivkumar, Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFares and Oliviero Toscani stood out on day one of the What Design Can Do Conference in Amsterdam.
Renée Rossouw and Laduma Ngxokolo take abstract patterns from school-day simplicity to allusions about personal identity.
Sunny Side Up
Shy The Sun has taken their brand of quirky fantasy and broken commercial boundaries both locally and abroad.
Li Edelkoort presents a future past
A new generation of designers have emerged who are designing with greater freedom and are looking to the past to create for the future.
The future is entertaining
Futuretainment by Mike Walsh is a look at the world’s continuously changing technological landscape and the increased connectivity.
Exhibitor success story: Tiffany Marx
From simple gold rings and leather bangles, to elaborate diamond earrings and platinum watches, Tiffany Marx can complete any outfit.
Exhibitor success story: User Design
As the world lifts itself from the rubble left by the economic downturn, design is taking a new turn and looking to new inspiration.
Exhibitor success story: Springleap.com
If a T-shirt is the staple garment in everyone’s wardrobe, then it makes sense for designers to use it as a platform for expression.
Exhibitor success story: Tyred Furniture
Using tyres as chairs seems like something you would do in the heart of the bush, around a fire. Tyred is a very different idea.
Exhibitor success story: BOUSQUET Creations
Combine design, beauty, a lot of waste material and a fresh look at the old, and you get innovation that brings a smile to your face.
Exhibitor success story: Michelle Ludik
Step into a department store to buy clothes and you’re confronted with every possible style of design, yet never quite the style...
Exhibitor success story: blue collar white collar
If you’re looking for exclusively tailored casual and formal shirts of the highest standard, then you can stop looking.
Exhibitor success story: Ayesha Kamalie
Ayesha Kamalie isn’t just a painter, or a fashion designer, or a product designer. She’s all of these, as well as a qualified architect.
Exhibitor success story: Cupcake Country
There’s nothing more delicious than a freshly baked cupcake, straight out the oven and covered in gloriously thick sugary icing.
Exhibitor success story: Woza Moya / Hillcrest Aids
The Hillcrest Aids Centre Trust was established in 1991 offering testing and counselling to the local communities outside Durban.
The Milkmaid, made by Guido Ooms of Studio OOOMS and Davy Grosemans, was inspired by Johannes Vermeer’s painting Het Melkmeisje.
Biotypography, invented by type designer and experimentalist Oded Ezer, is a term that refers to typography that uses biological systems.
Blame it on the bunny
Designer Malika Favre of Airside design studio considers letters and the ability to turn anything into letter-form to be beautiful.
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