Design Indaba 2020: Paul Cocksedge Unveils His Cape Town Bridge Design

The designer explains his "pillar of timber on the move" across the beautiful Liesbeek River

Paul Cocksedge, one of the UK‘s brightest designers, has garnered attention and praise for his award-winning work (from public art to architecture) and creative exploration. Though difficult to define, his designs are easy to recognize and even easier to remember. Cocksedge spoke at this year’s Design Indaba and his inspiring, energetic talk ended with the unveiling of a new project for Cape Town. Cocksedge designed …

Farewell to the Plastic Bags of NYC

While the single-use plastic bag ban in New York (instated 1 March) is undeniably necessary, the bags’ kitsch designs have become synonymous with the city. Graphic designer Sho Shibuya collected more than 200 different types of bags over several years and photographed some of his favorite designs, sharing them with The New York Times. “In treasuring things other people consider trash, Shibuya cites a Shinto …

Cars Banned From San Francisco’s Busiest Street

In an effort to ease congestion, improve conditions for cyclists, and make way for publicly funded restorations of sidewalks, transit lines and streets, San Francisco officially banned the presence of cars (except some official vehicles) on the city’s busiest thoroughfare: Market Street. Following similar legislation passed in cities including Paris, Madrid and NYC, San Francisco formulated a $600 million plan to revitalize its current systems …