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Veggies in vogue
6 Jan 15
South Africa design graduate Tarryn Chudleigh whips up a fresh new way to think about food and fashion.
A flair for fashion
16 Jan 15
Up-and-coming South African designer Jason Sandows tells us about his passion for creative expression.
21 Jan 15
Recent architecture graduate Nikki Onderstall uses accurate geographic information in model-sculptures to examine Cape Town's city planning.
Every surface a canvas
27 Jan 15
Emerging Creative Maria Uys explains the appeal of felt, the freedom of being a surface designer and why she's mad about the colour orange.
Born to create
4 Feb 15
Emerging Creative Bonga Jwambi designs with an impulse to make things no one has seen before.
Experiments in the darkroom
11 Feb 15
In this exclusive interview, military man and photographer Lesedi Mogale exposes a little of himself as he talks books, porn and using a disposable camera.
Patterns and pleats
24 Feb 15
Jennifer Jacobs tells us about pattern making and how it can empower and inspire.
Lost in the euphoria of creating
1 Mar 15
Emerging Creative Rich Mnisi tells us about the inspiration behind his fashion brand, OATH
Joburg Her Homeburg
23 Mar 15
Rendani Nemakhavhani, graphic designer and frequent taxi commuter, captures the hustle and style of Joburg’s streets in her work.
How the Pinda table was born
27 Mar 15
The evolution of Siyanda Mbele’s Pinda table is the story of his growth as a designer finding a place for traditional African aesthetics in contemporary design.
30 Mar 15
ECAL Master’s graduate Hongchao Wang creates a series of abstract store window displays for luxury French brand Hermés.
Going his own way
9 Apr 15
Latest work by Thulisizwe Mamba, Durban-based graphic designer determined to develop his own viewpoint.
Objects with a distorted sense of reality
12 May 15
“Distorted”, the collaboration between Monica Albini and Adriana C. Cota, will make you think twice about the objects on display.
ICFF Studio rounds up 11 young furniture designers
14 May 15
These prototypes by emerging talent from around the world will be shopped to manufacturers at this year’s ICFF Studio in New York.
3 films by South African artist Michael MacGarry
4 Jun 15
Contrary to what he might have you believe, Michael MacGarry's film work is not "all theory and no practice".
Photographs capture women’s struggles to leave behind sex work
8 Jun 15
Alexandra Dietz has shot a series of 20 images that will change the way you see prostitution.
Alice Stewardson’s ceramics will make your mouth water
15 Jun 15
Alice Stewardson has designed and baked a collection of ceramics that look like they belong in the window display of a top French patisserie.
India Harris translates photography into textiles
22 Jun 15
The textures and colours of film photography are the inspiration behind this University of Brighton graduate’s collection.
Rainbow-coloured gobbledygook by Joseph Atkinson
29 Jun 15
Cheeky Scottish illustrator-cum-animator Joseph Atkinson trawls the underbelly of the internet for inspiration.
Jack Lennie designs a motorbike you can download
6 Jul 15
Tinker is a downloadable, no weld, motorcycle kit designed by Edinburgh Napier University graduate Jack Lennie
Just a Band of Kenyan electro-heads
8 Jul 15
Jepthumba talks to Kenyan electronic music makers Just a Band, whose popularity has been growing since their 2008 debut album "Scratch to Reveal".
Audio sculptures that modify your perception of the world
13 Jul 15
Are you grumpy? Özgün Kılıç’s graduation project hypothesizes that it might be because of the sounds around you.
Pack your GPS away and use marbles instead
20 Jul 15
Design graduate Sara Vrbinc has developed brAInfu.cc, a wayfinding system to rival the GPS.
Studio Ayaskan's indoor ecosystem mimics the sensory experience of nature
27 Jul 15
The twin designers at London's Studio Ayaskan have designed Flow, an indoor ecosystem that captures the sensory experience of Mother Nature
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