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All Co.Design Stories
For decades, bike helmets have been primarily designed to prevent one thing: Skull fractures. Most products are made with EPS foam, the same material used in beer coolers, which simply cushions the head upon impact. But with increasing attention being paid to concussions and other traumatic brain injuries, finding ways to protect what’s within the […]
With 65 million travellers passing through in 2018 alone, and amenities that include a butterfly garden and a rooftop swimming pool, Changi Airport is one of the world’s leading transit hubs and a prominent part of Singapore’s identity. It’s now part of the city itself, thanks to the four-month-old, US$1.3 billion Jewel extension. Safdie Architects’ […]
Siya Kolisi x Freedom of Movement shoe collab gives traditional South African ‘veldskoene’ a brand new look
The traditional South African “vellie” shoe has been reinvigorated with a brand new look—and sense of purpose. Captain of the Springboks and Stormers rugby teams Siya Kolisi has collaborated with proudly South African lifestyle brand Freedom of Movement for a unique interpretation of our country’s much-loved veldskoene. Handcrafted in Cape Town and manufactured with the […]
The Lego Movie may go down as the greatest piece of advertising of this century. It’s an hour and 41 minutes of nothing but product shots, using creative storytelling to forge a bond with current and prospective customers. The peak of emotional persuasion. Not only that, but instead of costing the company money like most marketing […]
Within the interior design space, the Beoplay A9 has become a modern design icon and an instantly recognisable product statement for Bang & Olufsen. The incredibly chic speaker continues to impress with its output and is now presented as the third generation of the A9, with new improvements in sound and technical performance. With its […]
With a portfolio of big brand collaborations – including The New York Times, Red Bull and Nike – under his belt, Cape Town-based designer and illustrator, Daniel Ting Chong isn’t slowing down as the digital evolution speeds up. Instead, he is embracing the change, and finding creative new ways to incorporate AI and technology into […]
The highly anticipated Mantsho x H&M collection is finally here and will officially launch on August 15. In an astute business move, Mantsho by Palesa Mokubung was announced as the first African label to collaborate with giant retail brand, H&M in April this year. This collaboration fortifies the brand as a high-end localised retail player, […]
While some Earth-friendly plastic is now made from corn, cacti don’t need the resources and can be grown on land we don’t need for food production.
In 2017, Pepsi infamously thought it’d be a great idea to use Kendall Jenner to show the power a can of soda can have against police brutality. Just last month, Ancestry thought it’d be nice to use a sugar-coated depiction of a relationship between a white man and a black woman during slavery to sell its services. These two […]
Neural networks – a common type of artificial intelligence – are infiltrating every aspect of our lives, powering the internet-connected devices in our homes, the algorithms that dictate what we see online, and even the computational systems in our cars. But according to an article published in the peer-reviewed journal Big Data & Society by Anton Oleinik, a sociology professor […]
Since the co-working movement started in the US in the mid 2000s, it is estimated that the number of co-working spaces across the globe has doubled each year, and the model is now disrupting traditional office space rentals.
The Future Cities Hackathon will be held in Cape Town from 1 to 2 March by co-hosts, Startupbootcamp AfriTech (SBC) and RCS. The event underlines the Sustainable Development Goals and challenges citizen innovators to showcase disruptive solutions for water and sanitation, sustainable cities and communities, and smart mobility.
Pronoia.io is paving the digital way for the events industry. At the touch of a button their platform allows users to arrange a complete conference – completing the jobs of hundreds in seconds. How does an idea like this originate? How would one implement it? We talk with one of the founders, Deepak Jhavar to […]
The workplace as we know it — rigid, divided and formal — is in the midst of a major overhaul. The concept of co-working spaces has taken a stronghold with Millennials and Generation Z in particular, emphasising the importance of collaboration, comfort and a supportive professional community spirit. While employees were once forced to fit […]
A new interactive installation designed by award-winning designer Es Devlin, and commissioned by Mercedes-Benz South Africa, is now open to the public. Devlin is known for her large-scale sculptural works that fuse technology and poetry, including the fluorescent Fifth Lion which landed in London’s Trafalgar Square last month roaring collective poetry generated by artificial intelligence, […]
You know those times when you’re driving around in circles looking for a parking in Cape Town, and it feels like you’d have a better chance finding a unicorn? Yep, our beautiful city sure has some serious parking issues. And with each new building that goes up the situation just goes from bad to worse. […]
Three remotes, the TV guide, a pile of magazines and a couple of takeout menus . . . If you’re looking to declutter a living area and bring the coffee back to the coffee table, the compact Sofa Saddle is an aesthetically pleasing solution. Created and crafted from high-quality felt and leather by local designer […]
Having delighted both local and international consumers with its elegant timber ceiling lights, minima design has moved into furniture—with the launch of a charming set of stools called Baobab. Made using the same clip-together system for which its lights are famous, the stools bring a pop of personality into a space with their distinctive shape […]