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Kaffe Fasset and Brandon Mably: Textile designers who paint with yarn
• Duration: 00:05:04
29 Jul 15
Touring the world like the rock stars of knitting, Kaffe Fasset and Brandon Mably are two technicolour textile artists whose work explodes with bright patterns.
Yodit Eklund: Bantu, a surf brand for Africa
• Duration: 00:03:29
27 Jul 15
Bantu Wax, founded by Yodit Eklund, is an African surf brand that breaks the clichés of blonde, blue-eyed surf babes with images from Africa's own surf culture.
Ross Symons: The art of origami (Part 2)
• Duration: 00:04:15
23 Jul 15
In the second part of this exclusive video interview, origami artist Ross Symons talks about breaking out alone and folding for the big brands.
Ross Symons: The art of origami (Part 1)
• Duration: 00:04:21
22 Jul 15
Ross Symons quit his job in the advertising industry and became an (almost accidental) origami artist.
Mema Designs: Design should inspire
• Duration: 00:03:43
20 Jul 15
The co-founders of mema designs believe that a thoughtful design process is behind every design that inspires.
Robbie Brozin: Nando’s is serving up local
• Duration: 00:04:06
16 Jul 15
The world's biggest collection of African art outside Africa is owned by fast-food chain Nando’s, who are now investing in South African design.
Paper Planes: A merry band of illustrators
• Duration: 00:03:53
15 Jul 15
We interview the two creative entrepreneurs who founded Alexander’s Band, a South African collective of illustrators.
Petter Thörne: A magical experience of materials
• Duration: 00:02:44
13 Jul 15
Copenhagen-based designer explores his fascination with materiality in his contemporary product and furniture designs.
Margrethe Odgaard: Design that engages with society
• Duration: 00:04:32
10 Jul 15
Textile designer Margrethe Odgaard says success can be measured in how much a design project touches your heart.
Stefano Giovannoni: The heyday of designers working with manufacturers is over
• Duration: 00:04:11
7 Jul 15
The Italian industrial designer advises young designers to think like entrepreneurs and work at creating their own signature brand identities.
Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg: The dream of better
• Duration: 00:03:56
6 Jul 15
By applying design thinking to emerging technologies Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg imagines a better future for us all.
ByALEX: purity by design
3 Jul 15
Purist functionality and a pared-down aesthetic are key ingredients in Alex Swain’s decisively simple product designs.
Carla Kreuser: An illustrator goes back to the drawing board
• Duration: 00:02:54
2 Jul 15
Going back to school was one of the best decisions I’ve made, says Carla Kreuser.
Michael Johnson: The future is social branding
• Duration: 00:05:03
2 Jul 15
The founder of brand identity firm Johnson Banks unpacks the growth of social branding in a competitive corporate world.
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