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Online store of best emerging South African designers

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By K and i Design Studio in Cool Websites on Tuesday 13 September 2011

Li Edelkoort recently published an article entitled North meets South. It perfectly describes the new contemporary style that is emerging from the Southern most tip of Africa. One great example of this is Deep Dark Africa, a newly launched online shop that curates some of the top emerging local designers.

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K&i Design Studio create a book for makers

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By K and i Design Studio in New Design on Saturday 10 September 2011

We recently designed a 204-page book for the South Africa Innovation Summit. The book was created as an extended directory featuring some of the leading innovators from around the world and aptly named The Black Book.

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Noon Gun: t shirt illustration with attitude

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By K and i Design Studio in New Fashion on Saturday 10 September 2011

I recently moved back to South Africa, having spent the last seven years in the UK, and am finding the art and design community here alive and kicking. A small business making a big horse kick is the newly launched t-shirt company called Noongun.

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Clean graffiti by Dutch Ink

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By K and i Design Studio in New Design on Saturday 10 September 2011

The Pretoria-based group Dutch ink is making a clean artistic statement with their recent project called Flight 101. It depicts the flight of hundreds of birds, created by scrubbing dirty walls with steel brushes and stencils, a type of reverse graffiti. It’s a kind of eco-art, a powerful statement and an excellent way of communicating with your community, whilst cleaning the streets.

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Upcycled bicycles by Starling and Hero

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By K and i Design Studio in New Eco on Saturday 10 September 2011

I am a keen bicycle lover and rider, but I’m also a lover of anything vintage and recycled, so when I found Starling and Hero I knew I was onto something good. Starling & Hero restores old bikes into new glories.

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