Skyscrapers: Who designs like this?
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Skyscrapers: Who designs like this?

In an earthquake – which do you think will fare better. skyscrapers or mountains? Have you noticed that when nature creates something, it’s quite random…

African Bank: Why business model design is key
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African Bank: Why business model design is key

If you’re an African Bank shareholder right now, you’ll probably not be in a very good mood. The JSE-listed microlender’s share price has plummeted like…

Let us roam
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Let us roam

Content marketing has come a long way since the days of the original Quicksilver films. Let Us Roam is an ongoing short film series supported…

Africa today – Ravi Naidoo
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Africa today – Ravi Naidoo

Dezeen chats to Design Indaba founder Ravi Naidoo about Africa and why today this is the most important place for the future of the world.

Font Men: Official SXSW film selection
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Font Men: Official SXSW film selection

Steve Jobs built the Apple brand on the back of font design – so something as simple as the selection of a style of typeface…

Beard maketh the man
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Beard maketh the man

Jack Passion is a two time world beard champion and this is a short film about his life. It’s amazing where just a bit of…

Night riders
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Night riders

Although not nearly as big as the event held every full moon evening in Cape Town, we spotted three Singaporean night riders doing their very…

Savanna Dry: Spotted in Singapore
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Savanna Dry: Spotted in Singapore

Alcohol in Singapore is very expensive. A beer will easily cost you R100, we spotted a bottle of KWV Cafe Culture wine for R290 and…

The new City of Cape Town logo: How we see it
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The new City of Cape Town logo: How we see it

There has been much controversy surrounding the announcement of the new City of Cape Town logo. Having been involved previously in the development of new…

Design Indaba FilmFest 2014: Would you like a ticket?
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Design Indaba FilmFest 2014: Would you like a ticket?

We’re very much looking forward to this year’s Design Indaba FilmFest, which gets into full swing tomorrow with the screening of Sound City at the Maiden’s…

Design Indaba FilmFest 2014: The Human Scale
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Design Indaba FilmFest 2014: The Human Scale

The future is here and the vast majority of the Earth’s population of humans live in our cities. Sadly modern cities are designed to work…

Design Indaba FilmFest 2014: Sound City
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Design Indaba FilmFest 2014: Sound City

They had us at Nirvana. Sound City Studios looks very much like B&S Studios in De Waterkant*…without Arnold, of course. More great albums have been…

Africa’s real future is crafted manufacturing
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Africa’s real future is crafted manufacturing

Sustainable and competitive economies work with what they have and what they are naturally good at. To build a sustainable growing economy you can’t pretend…

Reinvention of the cardboard box
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Reinvention of the cardboard box

A design known as the Rapid Packing Container is a modern redesign of the old cardboard box. It uses less cardboard, is easier to open,…

Braai Light
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Braai Light

On a trip into the hinterland, we were reminded once again through small things that design in a South African sense is to-the-point and blindingly…

The all-new 3D selfie
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The all-new 3D selfie

Last year Jens Lennartsson, a Scandinavian photographer, came up with the idea to create 400 3D printed action figures of himself (packaged in a box…

Mercedes Benz CLA: Classy
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Mercedes Benz CLA: Classy

Even before we saw Luke Apteker’s Silver Slipstreams mini-film, we were seriously considering the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class as a potential new car. It makes sense…

Bicycles of joy
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Bicycles of joy

Yesterday two beautifully hand-crafted bicycles – seemingly belonging to the statues of Jan and Maria – appeared on the streets of Cape Town. Each had…

Ponte Tower
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Ponte Tower

Once a beacon of affluence, Ponte has become something of a curiosity for the world in Joburg. Directed by Philip Bloom – this short film…

Es Devlin: Humans have evolved to be able to imagine the feelings of others.
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Es Devlin: Humans have evolved to be able to imagine the feelings of others.

Es Devlin is a British stage and set designer who has created stage experiences for Lady Gaga, Kanye West – right through to West End…

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