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Marina Willer is a Pentagram partner and creative director with a background in graphic design, branding and filmmaking.
A quirky alternative look at human anatomy
Fruits as body parts by Marwane Pallas.
What does flatpack furniture have to do with love?
Assisted intimacy: How to build flat-pack furniture and bond with your loved ones.
Kate Moross: How to make mess look good
London-based art director Kate Moross and her studio create explosive work, often for music artists or events with a certain chaotic (messy) energy.
London-based Nigerian designer Yinka Ilori specialises in upcycled vintage furniture inspired by Nigerian parables and fabrics from Africa.
Naresh Ramchandani: The power and grace of words
Naresh Ramchandani is a master wordsmith. Here, we talk to him about some of the creative campaigns he has been involved with over the years.
Award-winning, multi-tasking art director and designer Kate Moross is a fast rising-star on London's design scene.
Ungifted: Why Santa must die
In the latest chapter from creativity versus climate change non-profit Do The Green Thing, the greed and commercial vulgarity of Christmas is revealed.
A love letter to words with Naresh Ramchandani
Writer and word-lover Naresh Ramchandani shares his eight favourite words at Design Indaba Conference 2016.
Assemble: The DIY architecture collective
London-based collective Assemble have members with diverse skills and take on practical projects from furniture to civic spaces and public theatre.
How to make a city more malleable with Turner Prize winners Assemble
Paloma Strelitz and James Binning, two members of the Turner Prize-winning collective Assemble, talk about how to make a city a playground of possibilities.
Pneumatic dome turns London park into a community haven
Madrid-based firm DOSIS creates inflatable, reconfigurable public space.
This USB stick doubles as an HIV testing kit
Scientists based in the UK have developed a USB device that can quickly and accurately determine one's HIV status.
Wire Glasses: Sustainable eyewear made in London and Harare
These John Lennon-style Wire Glasses are made from a single wire in Harare, Zimbabwe on frames that are 3d printed in London.
Naama Schendar: Design to rethink trauma
The way that the world deals with trauma is not progressive enough, says Israeli-born multidisciplinary designer Naama Schendar.
Trauma and the neuroplasticity of the human brain with Naama Schendar
Global Graduate Naama Schendar explores identity and trauma through a design project that encourages enhanced empathy.
Painting a map of reggae heritage in London
London-based documentary and street photographer has shot more than 42 reggae record covers on their original locations.
Do The Green Thing: Not Another Make Up Tutorial
With its promotion of overconsumption, its excessive packaging and dubious ingredients, the beauty industry is pretty bad for the environment.
Hilary Cottam: Fixing social services through design
Hilary Cottam, a social entrepreneur and "accidental designer" from the UK, talks about how design and technology can be used to fix serious social problems.
Redesigning the British Welfare State with Hilary Cottam
British social entrepreneur Hilary Cottam is working to innovate and update the Welfare State.
Upcycled chairs remember a childhood church congregation
"A Swimming Pool of Dreams" is the latest immersive project by London-based Nigerian designer Yinka Ilori, telling six narratives of people who pray.
The answers are in the Cloud
If we wish to change the future, we must change the weather
Apple's new videos help you stay healthy
We talk to Johnny Kelly, the animator behind Apple's five new Health App videos: sleep, mindfulness, nutrition, activity and how everything is connected.
The craft of image creation with W&N Studios
Warren Du Preez and Nick Thorton Jones are London-based image makers, artists and film makers who've worked with Bjork, Alexander McQueen and Iris Van Herpen.
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