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SIFISO SHANGE: The Zulu Modernist on Preserving and Progressing Culture through Design
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“History is not most probable in written traditions and tales of the past but can be conveyed through contemporary Art.” ~ David Nkusi - writer, cultural heritage analyst Sifiso Shange is a South African creative that goes by many titles....
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African Designers At IFS 2019 – Thebe Magugu Awarded Top Spot
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South African Designer, Thebe Magugu, has won the 2019 International Fashion Showcase (IFS). The seventh edition, which began on 11th of February 2019 at Somerset House in London, saw 16 designers from around the world present a series of compelling...
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The Ardmore Ceramics & Design: The SA Brand That Partnered with Hermès
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It’s not every day that a 179-year old fashion house wants your work associated with their brand. Yet, the luxury French brand invited Ardmore in 2013 to collaborate on a series of silk scarves for its 2016 collection. The two...
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Planet Soles: How Shoe & Footwear Design Are Giving Back
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You can’t deny it. From the stream of documentaries such as the Inconvenient Sequel and Before the Flood (The one by Leonardo Dicaprio) to the UN. Framework Convention on Climate Change. (UNFCCC) adopting the Paris Agreement, the planet is in trouble....
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Film Friday: Design inspiration from Porky Hefer
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The name alone makes you stop in your tracks. Then you see his designs and you wonder why you’ve only just heard about this South African designer. The self-proclaimed ‘brand interventionist’ gave a talk at the Design Indaba Conference 2012...
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Unusual Suspects: Furniture Designers Who Went Unconventional With Fabric
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Wood. Metal. Cotton. Plastic. You’re guaranteed to hear about one of these materials when it comes to furniture design on the continent. And hey, we’re not complaining. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with the tried and tested avenue. But then we...
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Design Collaboration: Swedish Furniture Giant IKEA gets the African Touch
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IKEA hasn’t always had the best reputation. It may be famous for its Scandinavian design heritage but As IKEA’s design manager, Marcus Engman told the Dezeen in an interview, "We [IKEA] could be misinterpreted as a low-price company doing cheap...
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Green Urban Living: Inspiration for the Design Boom in African Cities
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Ten years ago the UN Convention on Biological Diversity shared a report on urban spaces. Their assessment then showed that the world’s urban population would surpass the 4.9 billion mark by the year 2030. Which would understandably more than double...
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Editor’s Note – Design Trends Series
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Editor's Note_____________ From opening our flagship store at Two Rivers to wrapping up the Designer focus series, we want to bring some inspiration and style to your homes with our Design Trends Series.  A lot has been happening these two...
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TDS Africa Feature! Teta Isibo from Inzuki Designs [Rwanda]
Africa Feature! Teta Isibo from Inzuki Designs [Rwanda]
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Teta Isibo is the brain behind the Inzuki Designs brand. Initially starting with designing earrings, her hobby soon turned into a fully-fledged business selling handmade jewelry, accessories and interior décor. Inzuki Designs is a Rwandese brand launched in 2010, which...
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Interdependence II MBOISA 2019 Winner
And the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa (MBOISA) 2019 is…
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The Interdependence II bench by Houtlander is the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa (MBOISA) 2019. Members of the public had the opportunity to anonymously vote for a total of 10 ‘nominees’ via an online process. Announced on Friday 1...
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Editor’s Note
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NEW YEAR – NEW LOVES Series There is something magical and exciting about a new year. New year brings new opportunities, new dreams, new goals, new ideas and new things to fall in love with. Well, we at TDS are also...
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FS: Laëtitia Kandolo – The UCHALife of This Stylist To The Stars
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Laëtitia ‘Titia’ Kandolo isn’t your average 20-something. She isn’t just a talented stylist and art director, but one that has had the opportunity to work with some of the world’s biggest artists to date. Nothing to fancy, just the likes...
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Ladies and Gentlemen, Photographer Extraordinaire, OSBORNE MACHARIA
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Osborne Macharia needs no introduction. And not just because his work still leaves us lost for words. (And if you know us, we love us a long blogpost!) His thought-provoking concepts, done with an adroit precision and the élan of...
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