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  1. 7 Finds from Design Indaba
    Event Spotlight

    7 Finds from Design Indaba

    South African designers showcased their work at Design Indaba’s 2014 Expo in Cape Town. Here are some of our favorites including furniture, accessories, textiles, technology, and film.

    written by: Rebecca L. Weber
    03.04.14

  2. Luyanda Mpahlwa
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    Luyanda Mpahlwa

    In Mitchell’s Plain township in Cape Town, South Africa, living conditions are harsh. The congested urban landscape pushes kids into the streets to play. Poverty forces reliance on found...

    written by: Rebecca L. Weber
    10.12.09

  3. Design Indaba 2011
    Travel Reports

    Design Indaba 2011

    Cape Town's Design Indaba always kicks off with a conference of eclectic speakers from all over the world and wraps up with an expo focusing on Southern African designers. "Forget about the...

    written by: Rebecca L. Weber
    03.01.11

  4. QuaDror Unveiled at Design Indaba
    A Great Idea

    QuaDror Unveiled at Design Indaba

    In its simplest version, QuaDror looks like a child's wooden puzzle. Dror Benshetrit aligns four L-shaped blocks, and effortlessly shifts them from a few flat planes into an elegant structure. It...

    written by: Rebecca L. Weber
    02.28.11

  5. Q&A with Designer Martí Guixé
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    Q&A with Designer Martí Guixé

    Designer Martí Guixé is well known for his conceptual food design and ex-designer approach as well as commercial projects like Camper sneaker shops. We met with Guixé at Design Indaba, where he...

    written by: Rebecca L. Weber
    03.19.13

  6. Design Museum London's Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things
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    Design Museum London's Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things

    Situated on the Thames, moments from the 1894 Tower Bridge and the 2002 City Hall, the Design Museum's location invites reflection on London's design and architectural history. Once inside, the...

    written by: Rebecca L. Weber
    04.30.13

  7. Design Indaba Expo 2013
    Travel Reports

    Design Indaba Expo 2013

    Southern African designers showcase their wares at Cape Town's annual Design Indaba Expo.

    written by: Rebecca L. Weber
    03.07.13

  8. Q&A with Typeface Designer Matthew Carter
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    Q&A with Typeface Designer Matthew Carter

    When Matthew Carter finished high school in England in the 1950s, he moved to the Netherlands for a year; he’s been working with typography ever since. "This was supposed to be an interlude before...

    written by: Rebecca L. Weber
    03.19.13

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