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Navigating African masculinity in mixed media art
Internationally recognised South African illustrator Loyiso Mkize’s mixed media portraits.
The horsemen of Semonkong by Thom Pierce
Thom Pierce captures the horsemen in the Kingdom of Lesotho by blending fine art and documentary photography.
Vito: A glove to replace sight and sound
Using haptic signals, the Vito device delivers information when screens and speakers can’t.
Intricate paper cuts embrace the chaos of the concrete jungle
Skyscrapers, communication towers and nature combine in artist Bovey Lee’s maze-like work.
Nomad Life: A kit for the modern wanderer
Mexican designer Geraldo Osio tapped into Japanese craft to create a kit for the millennial who can’t be tied down.
These illustrations are a little bit crazy and a little bit spiritual
Step into the weird world of 18-year-old visual artist Maya Ajani
How's my driving?
Cameroonian innovator designs an app to combat road accident deaths.
Amna Elshandaweely launches her new collection at Design Indaba
“Through design and through art we are the people that can change the world.”
Not a plastic bag
India’s EnviGreen pushes 100 per cent biodegradable, edible alternatives to plastic.
Mamaope: A jacket that detects pneumonia
A Ugandan graduate designed a high-tech wearable to fight the scourge of pneumonia in Sub-Saharan Africa.
How do you photograph a phobia?
This VSCO commissioned series looks at rare phobias that disturb the mind.
Stepping up solar efforts
This sidewalk converts steps into power.
A safe, drug-free way to train your body to fight stress
Will we be able to control our bodies stress responses with the help of technology?
Photographer captures childhood fears
Ghost stories and monsters brought to life in A Raven’s Dream.
3600 panties focus attention on South Africa’s rape crisis
A trio of South African artists strung up 3600 donated panties in a public display against violence.
Nigerian designer celebrates friendship in a new streetwear line
Onwuchekwa by Chikezie Daniel is a made-in-Nigeria high street brand.
Battling climate change with holistic solutions
Farmers in Guatemala are adapting to climate change using climate-smart strategies.
Beauty is in the nostrils of the beholder (NSFW)
Conceptual photo series challenges our perceptions of beauty by splicing together the human body in an unnerving way.
New photobook charts photographer Yasser Booley’s Rainbow Nation
"South Africa at Liberty" documents the work of prolific South African photographer Yasser Booley.
The dummy's guide to cricket fondue
Would we be more willing to eat insects if the recipes came with specially designed cutlery and cooking utensils?
WonderSphere: The bedside field trip
This hands-on product lets hospitalised kids get their hands dirty.
The Honey just doesn’t quit
Photographer Kgomotso Neto Tleane and art director Rendani Nemakhavhani celebrate one year as an iconic creative duo.
Change a life with just one swipe!
Radi-Aid hilariously shows us that not all campaigns are created equal.
Moving from health care to self-care
Cubigo is leading the transformation of care when it comes to the ageing, one of the most vulnerable communities.
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