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Taking wearable technology to the next level
The wearable technology industry is still in its infancy but local scientists from Stellenbosch are quietly revolutionising it.
Sitting on the edge of yes and no
Sometimes instinct dictates when a design works but it can also take years to persuade the client. Ultimately, says Michael Wolff, it's out of your hands.
"Project Phoenix" by FoxP2
Project Phoenix premiered at the Design Indaba FilmFest 2015. Here we bring you the full short film, which tells the inspiring story of ex-gang member Roger.
The unexpected preferences of plants
The future of the city farm is a sunless, rain-free, underground box.
Artymiss wins Most Creative Stand Award 2015
In recognition of her standout lightbox display, the Most Creative Stand Award 2015 went to Pauline Irvine, founder of Artymiss.
Advice for young designers (part two)
More wise words for aspiring creatives from some of the most globally acclaimed design professionals.
Masana Collection by the Kraal Gallery
The Masana Collection is a new range of handwoven rugs, each made by a single artisan from natural hand-spun yarn.
Lost in the euphoria of creating
Emerging Creative Rich Mnisi tells us about the inspiration behind his fashion brand, OATH
The stuff of legends
Illustrations of local myths by 44 different artists sold like hot cakes from the "Paper Planes" exhibition at Design Indaba Expo.
High Thorn’s signature safari-lodge look moves from driftwood designs to romantic leather.
The Mellowcab is a fully electric minicab designed to provide an efficient on-demand taxi service in urban areas.
Fantastical flora and fauna
Ardmore's ceramics are prized around the world, and now the second generation of the founder's family is producing a line of lively fabrics named after her.
The man behind the lens
The life and work of celebrated Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado is the subject of Wim Wenders’ Oscar-nominated documentary “The Salt of the Earth".
The Italian job
A new range called "Due" ("two" in Italian) from Cape Town-based SMITH Jewellery will be on display at Design Indaba Expo 2015.
Eyes wide open
Meet the real-life Margaret Keane, whose story is told in Tim Burton’s newest film, “Big Eyes”, which kicks off the FilmFest tonight.
#MakeChange: Imparting design wisdom in shifts
The Shift is making change one sustainable design at a time with tutorial films and toolkits for communities in need.
Reflections on design
In this exclusive interview, Jennifer Bradley reveals how her hunt for a mirror was the start of her brand Damn Good Looking.
Ilundi Design: in praise of leather
Some of designer and artist Safia Stodel's handmade leather items take up to 14 hours to produce.
Building with communities
26'10 South Architects work to upgrade informal settlements by changing the physical, as well as emotional, landscape of the place.
Beyond Black Rock City
Larry Harvey, founding member of Burning Man, puts the idea down to a whim one afternoon. Now Burning Man-style interactive art is appearing worldwide.
How art helped a former gangster rise from the ashes
Project Phoenix is a film about a former member of the feared South African Numbers Gang and how creativity helped turn his life around.
Born to create
Emerging Creative Bonga Jwambi designs with an impulse to make things no one has seen before.
Balance and disorder
Ceramicist Martine Jackson has partnered with fine artist Galia Gluckman to produce a vibrant range of limited edition, hand-coiled pots.
Cutting down on timber
Xanita is ahead of the game with its cradle-to-cradle designed X-board that is strong, multi-purpose and endlessly recyclable.
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