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Fibres of light
11 Jan 13
Daan Roosegaarde's series of "Dune" installations mark the spot where city, nature and people meet.
Illustration & the internet
15 Jan 13
We look forward to welcoming Jessica Hische, letterer, illustrator and "internetter", as a speaker to Design Indaba Conference 2013.
Rubber and ribbon
18 Jan 13
From rural roots to international recognition, we look forward to welcoming Nicholas Hlobo to Design Indaba Conference 2013.
Elegant & Alluring
25 Jan 13
Celebrated graphic designer Louise Fili will be speaking at Design Indaba Conference 2013. Here's a sneak peek into her creative portfolio.
Tomas Kral at Maison & Objet 2013
29 Jan 13
Tomas Kral revealed his appreciation for elegant design through fusing tradition with new approaches, humour and freshness at Maison & Objet 2013.
Words to be looked at, images to be read
1 Feb 13
Take a look at some of Wael Morcos's work who will be speaking in the Pecha Kucha slot at Design Indaba Conference 2013.
11 Feb 13
Ben Terrett's work demonstrates a good sense of humour and interesting, inspiring observations.
Conference 2013 illustrated
13 Mar 13
Heather Moore of Skinny laMinx attended Design Indaba Conference 2013 and illustrated her experience.
Backstage with Nichetto and Nendo
19 Apr 13
Here is a look at Nendo and Nichetto's collaboration, from start to finish, for the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair.
Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2013
7 May 13
Here are the 20 projects shortlisted for the 2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture.
3 Jun 13
Hjalti Karlsson won the 2013 Torsten and Wanja Söderberg Prize. Here's a look at a selection of work the jury considered in awarding him this prestigious prize.
3 Jul 13
Abbott Miller's "Formica Forever" book illustrates the company's century of innovation, design and cultural impact.
Luxury by Lara
16 Jul 13
Distinct, timeless and versatile, Lara Bohinc's jewellery design pushes the boundaries of the craft, drawing on the principles of industrial design.
18 Jul 13
Dutchmann and Tim Abbott have commissioned a group of South African designers to create posters for their "Weekend Racer" project.
21 Jul 13
Urban-Think Tank's "TORRE DAVID - Informal Vertical Communities" exhibition is currently on display in Berlin. Here's a quick look.
23 Jul 13
Laduma Ngxokolo's 2013 knitwear collection, "My Heritage, My Inheritance" is dedicated to his late mother. He showed it at the Labo Ethnik Fashion Weekend.
27 Aug 13
Faith47's new mural in the Netherlands is titled "Alas! how pitiful".
2 Sep 13
K&i design studio have designed a selection of brochures for the Tuli Wilderness Camp and Encounter Mara that highlights the beauty of Africa.
Countries, cities, facts & figures
3 Sep 13
Michael Bierut and Britt Cobb have designed a series of understandable diagrams and infographics for "A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America".
11 Sep 13
Paul Smith's autumn/winter 2013 women's collection is filled with bright and bold contrasts.
Pops of colour
13 Sep 13
Paul Smith's Autumn/Winter 2013 Men's collection is filled with pops of colour and textural contrasts.
16 Sep 13
Eddie Opara has given Platform, a non-profit organisation, the credibility it deserves through a bold and memorable identity.
28 Sep 13
Paul Smith's Spring/Summer 2014 women's collection is vibrant in colour and feminine in fluidity.
Information made visual
11 Oct 13
Eddie Opara has designed the graphics for a new "friendly science" title, making the book's dense technical information understandable to all.
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