Design Indaba 2018: More Than A Soundbite

Seven speakers whose insights transcended a character limit at Cape Town's annual festival of creativity

Anyone following along on Twitter during the three-day Design Indaba conference last week would have seen no shortage of inspiring soundbites dropped by the 31 speakers who graced the stage in Cape Town. And while perfectly packaged words of wisdom from an industry heavyweight like Tom Dixon are a major draw, one of the best things about DI is that it asks everyone to open …

Experience Designer Dr Nelly Ben Hayoun’s “Homo Sapiens, I Hear You”

Dissecting Maslow's hierarchy of needs in a series of workshops at Brooklyn's A/D/O space

In her continual quest to bridge narratives, future-thinking and science in unconventional settings, the extraordinary experience designer, Dr Nelly Ben Hayoun is unravelling Maslow’s hierarchy of needs in a year-long series of workshops at Brooklyn‘s multidisciplinary creative space, A/D/O. Composed of 12 classes and associated programs, hypnosis radio sessions and other sublime experiments, the workshopsentitled “Homo Sapiens, I Hear You“are framed as an expedition, or …

Core77’s Here/Now Conference

The third annual meeting of the minds is coming back to LA

Later this month (29-30 September), downtown LA will play host to the third annual Core77 Here/Now conferenceoffering up two days of discussion, workshops, tours and parties with some of the most innovative thinkers in the country. Focused on leadership and human-centric design, the event will feature designers, business owners, entrepreneurs, and more. From panel discussions and talks from the likes of artist/designer Ekene Ijeoma, to …

Studio Visit: BUAISOU, Brooklyn

How the Japanese artisans create natural indigo dye from scratch

Here at CH, indigo is our muse (we’ve even dedicated a Gift Guide to it this year) but sometimes, the final product can’t tell the entire story on its own. Natural indigo blue is not an easy color to achieve, is the takeaway from our conversation with BUAISOU, a unique collective that not only grows and harvests indigo leaves in Tokushima, Japan but also does …