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Through history, the incredible contributions that women have made towards architecture are sometimes unnoticed and have been largely overlooked. The structures in place during the early 20th saw the overshadowing of female architects and all their efforts and accomplishments....
It might be far-fetched to consider African cities as distant relatives, better still as half-siblings; all from the womb of Mama Africa, yet bearing a vague resemblance to different ‘fathering’ concepts. A stretch, perhaps… but walk with me for...
“Of the infinite things I’ve collected and experienced over three decades, it’s almost impossible to select three objects to pedestal,” says Cape Town-born, Joburg-based journalist and editor Stefanie Jason, making reference to her stacks of jazz and soul LPs,...
Somewhere on the outskirts of Tangshan, deep in a forest in the province of Hebei, China; there lies a subterranean haven, a place of peace and tranquility. A Buddhist shrine was created simply as a place of meditation; a...
This collaboration between Brooklyn based artist, Olalekan Jeyifous and fashion designer Wale Oyedeji of Ikire Jones, is slowly turning into a modern day classic. For the release of Ikire Jones' 2014 Fall/Winter Collection: The Escape to New Lagos, this duo...
Light is one of the most important factors in the design of spaces. With the degree in which most prominent architects in the world obsess over "lighting" in spaces, both natural and artificial; it's no surprise that quite a...
David Bellamy is an artist, scientist, designer, environmentalist and nonhumanist; currently focusing on purposefully designed textiles from his Cape Town studio where he produces textiles sold in his shop, bbellamy & bbellamy. The two members of the eponymously named...
To make up one of the most iconic shootouts in film history, Troy Duffy's Boondock saints utilized it's common theme of playing out all the narratives as they were being discussed through the film. However, one stood out as a...
Wielding a large palette knife, Iran based artist Salman Khoshroo produces some of the most astounding colour compositions of human figures and portraits. The somewhat pixelated productions are heavy batches of oil paint layered several times in what may...
What would art be without self-portraits? In a way, one can look at it as an examination of one's  self concept. What we see when we look into the mirror is not what our peers see when they look...