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Working hand in hand
The Imbadu Collective, which launched in Langa last night, aims to foster artistic collaboration among the artists in its fold.
Mothers & Daughters in Design (Part 2): Studio Famille
The members of this team have an assortment of creative skills which they pooled en famille to form Studio Famille – a luxurious online store.
"Paper Planes" takes flight
South African illustrators and graphic designers give traditional mythology and folklore a fresh coat of paint for the inaugural “Paper Planes” exhibition.
The Take 2 exhibition at Design Indaba Expo will showcase designers who have given waste products a “do-over”.
The multiplier effect
Italian designer Stefano Giovannoni is the man behind what is undoubtedly the most instantly recognisable bar stool in the world.
Experiments in the darkroom
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.
Tanning leather from pineapples
In a world where sustainability is high on the agenda, Carmen Hijosa is looking to pineapples as the future of textiles.
#MakeChange: Retail therapy for the homeless
The Street Store extends the popular pop-up store trend onto the pavement to give homeless people the joy of shopping. For free.
"Modern Love: Breaching the Seawall" by Adam Wells
Taken from the “Modern Love” column published in The New York Times, Adam Wells animates the story of a woman who falls in love in the Philippines.
Sakawa Boys: Putting constraints on creativity
In this interview with the Sakawa Boys, performers at Design Indaba Music 2015, the band talks about the joy of playing live but the struggle to make ends meet.
Storytelling that moves people
Yoni Bloch is a triple threat for the technological age: a modern storyteller, a hit-making rock star/producer and a pretty funny interview.
Andrea Zittel: Wagon Station Encampment
Art21 releases the second of a two-part documentary on Andrea Zittel. In this installation she talks about wagons and “sci-fi pioneer aesthetics”.
Six launches in Cologne
Patricia Urquiola unveils her first kitchen design at international furniture fair IMM Cologne and Passagen Interior Design Week.
Andrea Zittel: Art & Design
Art21 produces the first of a two-part documentary on Andrea Zittel. In this first installation she talks about “living in art”.
COOK Almacén y bazar by Amueblate studios
Andrea Kac and Herman Schenck of Amueblate studios in Uruguay have designed a modular cookware collection perfect for apartment living.
Not another brick in the wall
Ian Dommisse is upcycling your trash to give pre-primary school children a place to learn.
On the soles of her feet
Bethlehem Alemu is not your standard shoe saleswoman. Her fair-trade brand soleRebels is merging Ethiopian artisanal heritage with modern design sensibilities.
“DIS\CONNECT” by Doug Hindson
Doug Hindson pulls the strings to produce a short film about a modern topic with old storytelling tools.
Gilda B by Jacopo Foggini
Italian designer Jacopo Foggini sculpts an elegant chair using an unlikely material.
“Ambition” by Tomek Bagiński
This short film by the Oscar-nominated director celebrates the Rosetta mission and the enduring ambition it took to land a vessel on a comet for the first time.
Veggies in vogue
South Africa design graduate Tarryn Chudleigh whips up a fresh new way to think about food and fashion.
“The shower at the end of the day" by Studio Poink
This 50s-inspired animation is a zany homage to the place where all the best ideas are born.
Yinka Ilori: Chairs tell stories too
We pull up a seat with this Nigerian-British designer to hear how he draws on his heritage to create once-off pieces.
"Colores (Para Lole Part 2)" by Martin & Martin
Charles and Ray Eames' "Powers of Ten" documentary inspires this charming low-tech music video.
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