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This week, tired of seeing social media-related articles, I’m sharing older ones as an inspiration to follow your own path.

Design, Digested 21 by Silvia Maggi

“Loud, colourful and busy”: a Trinidad and Tobago design guide

Design Week looks at how the Caribbean nation is finding its own aesthetic and searching for community.

“I was tired of seeing snowflakes and foreign greetings in the Caribbean,” Ayrïd Chandler tells Design Week. “Christmas is the sunniest, hottest day of the year here – there’s a beautiful golden light everywhere.”

🔗 Read the article (on Design Week)

‘Endurance to thrive’: Yelaine Rodriguez uses costume to defy stereotypes of Afro Latinx and Caribbean religions

Yelaine Rodriguez is used to people making assumptions about her identity and what she does. Today, Rodriguez uses her artwork to challenge other problematic assumptions relating to Afro Latinx and Caribbean culture.

🔗 Read the article (on CNN)

Why are our cities built for 6ft-tall men? The female architects who fought back

Fed up living in a world designed by and for men, 80s design activists Matrix declared war on every urban obstacle in their way. And their impact is still being felt today.

🔗 Read the article (on The Guardian)

How a new logo saved the city of Oslo $5 million a year

And helped citizens understand the government’s value, through a cleaner, more legible branding.

🔗 Read the article (on Fast Company)

Forest Crayons reveal the spectrum of colours within Japanese wood

Design studio Playfool has created a set of sustainable crayons made entirely from Japanese wood, which was designed to celebrate the unseen colours within a forest’s trees.

🔗 Read the article (on Dezeen)

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