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3 hr ago
Ethical Bicycle Campaigns
For Every Four Simple SAM Bicycles Sold, One is Given Away
Simple SAM Bicycles is yet another company adopting what is essentially a simple model with a huge impact: For every four units sold, one will be given away to a person in Africa. American footwear...
1 w ago
Shipping Container Coffee Shops
This Repurposed Shipping Container Cafe Also Sells Coffee Machines
The ‘Foghound Interactive Coffee Shop and Showroom’ in Midrand, South Africa, is an innovative repurposed shipping container. Despite its industrial and rugged facade, its interior is a...
3 w ago
Self-Testing HIV Kits
Project Masiluleke is an HIV Kit That Consumers Can Use to Test Themselves
This self-testing HIV kit is the result of ‘Project Masiluleke,’ which began in 2008 to increase awareness of the disease. Project Masiluleke hoped to increase the amount of people who...
3 w ago
Rock Badger Tea Packaging
This South African Tea Features a Cheeky Animal Mascot on the Label
‘MAS // Design Consultancy’ collaborated with designer Bart Nagel to create the packaging and branding for this line of South African tea that features a quirky rock badger mascot. &#...
7 w ago
Jumping Spider Robots
This Robotic Spider Jumps Much Like Real Jumping Spiders
A group of scientists at researchers at the University of Cape Town in South Africa have created an incredible jumping robot that is inspired by the unique movements of jumping spiders. Many species...
7 w ago
Luxury Off-Road Vehicles
The Land Rover Defender Icarus is Prepared for Life in the Wilderness
For those who simply require performance and comfort from their vehicle, the Land Rover Defender Icarus is a clear exercise in both respects. Designed using a base model Defender from Land Rover,...
9 w ago
Collaborative Culture Photography
The Images by Thinkhouse & Kevein Goss-Ross Use Surreal Elements
Dublin-based photographer from South Africa Kevin Goss-Ross collaborated with Thinkhouse to capture these highly creative portraits that embody surreal elements. The entire series focuses on out-of-...
12 w ago
Modular Solar Panels
These Researchers Designed a Heliostat That is Lightweight and Inexpensive
A team of researchers from South Africa’s Stellenbosch University recently designed a set of modular solar panels that are significantly less expensive to produce than current models. While many...
3 w ago
Inexpensive Modular Shelters
These Homes Could Help to Meet the Demand for Affordable Housing
‘Moladi’ is a modular home that is designed to help meet the demand for affordable housing in South Africa. In many parts of the world, there is a severe shortage of housing available...
15 w ago
Mini DIY Homes
This Tiny, Portable House is Delivered to You and Ready for Assembly
Inspired by overpopulation in different parts of the world, one company developed mini DIY homes that are both innovative and practical. Clara da Cruz Almeida, a South African architect,...
12 w ago
Globally Inclusive Tacos
These Falafel Tacos Celebrate Cultural Influences from Mexico
Chef Farid Zadi of Revolutionario Tacos created falafel tacos to be a globally inclusive dish. While traditional tacos combine a variety of flavors already, this particular dish boasts cultural...
12 w ago
Marian Bantjes Created a Poster for AGI Using Sand and Dirt from Her Travels
Many people collect things on their travels—magnets, shells, sometimes even sand—but not so many people create something productive with their collection like Canadian artist Marian...
13 w ago
Fashionable Water Bar Menus
The Cultish Colette Water Bar Has a Menu of Over 100 Waters
Located within the basement of the cult Parisian retailer, the Colette Water Bar is internationally known for its diverse menu of over 100 varieties of still and sparkling waters. The chic basement...
17 w ago
Interactive Music Tables
KFC's Interactive Sound Bite Table Creates a Personal Listening Hub
Music is often an important part of setting a certain atmosphere in a restaurant, but KFC takes this idea to the next level with its Interactive Sound Bite music tables. KFC South Africa created a...
19 w ago
Mindful Water Taps
WWF Reveals the Water Consumption Journey with a Special Sink
In order to encourage the South African public to be more mindful about water consumption, WWF teamed up with Sanlam to create a special water tap. The initiative features a sink attached to a...
19 w ago
Ridesharing Test Drives
Volkswagen's Vehicle Test Drive Can Be Ordered Through Uber
Since Volkswagen makes a point to develop cars that are simple, urban and convenient, it knew that its target customer isn’t the type to go out of their way to book a vehicle test drive at a...
19 w ago
Rival Spread Campaigns
Bovril & Marmite Pitted Rival Products in a Social 'Battle of the Spreads'
When there’s more than one brand that dominates a category, consumers are often faced with the decision of choosing between rival products. Whether it’s a type of drink, a shoe or a...
20 w ago
Gritty Western Editorials
Jenna Pietersen Channels Her Inner Cowgirl for Germany's Myself Magazine
Model Jenna Pietersen brings a grittiness to the Western theme that hasn’t really been seen since the era of Clint Eastwood and ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.’ Although that...
5 w ago
This Car Insurance Ad Shuts Its Eyes to Mimic a Good Night's Sleep
This car insurance ad campaign set up billboards across Johannesburg, South Africa with technology-connected eyes that shut when it becomes dark out. Hollard insurance encourages consumers to...
7 w ago
Year-Long Health Holidays
This Luxurious 365-Day Journey is the One of World's Most Expensive
Healthy holiday or fitness-focused vacations have become more popular in recent years. These trips are meant to rejuvenate and recharge our bodies, but most of these adventures have a hefty price tag....
10 w ago
Experiential Brew Contests
Hooch's Drinking Campaign Urges Consumers to Hunt for an "H"
Hiding prizes beneath bottle caps is a tactic that has been part of many drinking campaigns from beverage brands, but this time around, Hooch is making the hunt irresistible to young Millennials....
11 w ago
Life Lesson Scout Ads
This Ad by Not Norm Displays the Useful Lessons Learned Through Scouts
Scouts South Africa and Cape Town agency Not Norm created this emotional commercial that displays the importance of useful lessons learned through Scouts. The ad encourages the younger generations...
13 w ago
Upcycled Edamame Packages
These Healthy Snacks are Packaged Using Recycled Paper & Edamame Pods
The Hardy Boys design agency created this unique packaging to contain edamame snacks, which is made from recycled edamame pods. By using the bean’s pods to remake the packaging, it creates an...
18 w ago
These Drink Coasters Double as a Safety Reflector for Homebound Pedestrians
In an effort to prevent pedestrian deaths in South Africa, this alcohol distributor created drink coasters that act as safety reflector devices. Invented by Edward Snell, the Reflector Protectors...