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Why standardisation is a good thing
23 Apr 15
In this exclusive extract from David Butler and Linda Tischler’s new book, “Design to Grow”, they outline the role standards play in scaling a design.
Burning Man founding member Larry Harvey speaks at Design Indaba 2015 – Designboom
23 Apr 15
Larry Harvey reflects on the impact the annual Burning Man festival offers those who experience it.
Contemplating our freedom
27 Apr 15
As South Africa celebrates Freedom Day, we look back on hopeful beginnings to remind us of what we set out to achieve as a nation.
Egyptian twins bring comic love to Cairo
30 Apr 15
Since the Arab Spring comic book artists in Egypt have undergone a revolution of their own, say cartoonists Haitham and Mohamed Raafat El-seht.
How Anatomy Design broke into the European market
8 May 15
Anatomy Design has two lights in the collection of new Danish brand Karakter. Andrea Kleinloog tells us what it took to get into the European market.
Nigerian graphic designer stumbles onto the world's art stage
15 May 15
Karo Akpokiere first heard about the Venice Biennale four months ago. Now his work, an ongoing love letter to his home in Lagos, is causing a stir there.
What The Rug Company tells us about luxury today
20 May 15
There’s luxury in locality for the British designer rug producer, but a roster of the world’s most acclaimed designers doesn’t hurt either.
Marian Bantjes: Why I judge and why I don't enter design awards
25 May 15
In the first of 3 blog posts Marian Bantjes, famous for creating typography in sugar, gives us the inside scoop on design competitions.
Marian Bantjes: Inside design awards
26 May 15
In the second of three blog posts, Canadian designer Marian Bantjes talks about the process of judging a design competition.
Tips for entering design awards
27 May 15
In the last of three blog posts, Marian Bantjes gives us her tips on entering design competitions.
Tracing the intersecting lines of African food
29 May 15
Tuleka Prah tells us why the representation of African food needs a makeover, and how she plans on doing it.
5 tips for young architects from Thorsten Deckler
3 Jun 15
Thorsten Deckler, the co-founder of 26’10 South Architects, says sharpening your creative skills starts with looking outside the industry.
A cross-continental architecture studio with solutions for Harare’s informal traders
4 Jun 15
The architects behind Studio [D] Tale propose a set of innovative designs to improve life for informal traders in African cities.
It’s the end of the office as we know it
10 Jun 15
The future of office design is flexible and open, say designers Stanley Felderman and Nancy Keatinge. But first our buildings need to adapt.
Just don’t call us Afrofuturist
11 Jun 15
Tegan Bristow, the curator behind the Goodman Gallery's "Post African Futures" exhibition, is on a mission to discover Africa's many cultures of technology.
Ugandan students' app tracks women's health
18 Jun 15
ICT students from Makerere University in Uganda have created the Her Health app, which enables women to check themselves for common vaginal infections.
Designing books is like a religion, says Henrik Nygren
24 Jun 15
This award-winning Swedish graphic designer on his obsession with archiving his work and his unconventional path into design.
Regenerating Accra's forgotten areas
25 Jun 15
How do you breathe new life into Jamestown, one of Accra's poorest but most historic areas? Slowly and with art, says British-Ghanaian architect Elsie Owusu.
Jackie Burger on curated fashion experiences
1 Jul 15
Former editor at ELLE South Africa Jackie Burger offers insight into a changing retail landscape that calls for more personalised consumer experiences.
Every startup has a "Brand Debt" – make sure you know yours
1 Jul 15
Jim Bull, the co-founder and chief creative officer of Moving Brands, asks: “How early do startups need to think about their brand?”
Young township photographer Sipho Mpongo is heading to New York
2 Jul 15
This is the story of a boy from Langa who went to a school dance with a “stolen” camera and found himself and his camera on a plane to New York.
Gaelen Pinnock and the dystopian city
8 Jul 15
Architect-turned-artist Gaelen Pinnock investigates the spatial divisions and urban dystopias in Cape Town.
HOPE City aims to turn Ghana into the tech hub of West Africa
9 Jul 15
Futuristic looking HOPE City has been designed by Italian architects with the ambitious aim of turning Ghana into a major tech hub in West Africa.
Pepe Marais shares his takeaways from judging at Cannes
15 Jul 15
The co-founder of creative agency Joe Public discusses the various dynamics shaping the advertising industry right now.
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