5 ways to quickly transform your design ideas into reality

It’s been a turbulent time for Cape Town. The city started 2018 in the grip of one of the world's most dramatic urban water crises. Three consecutive years of drought mean that in the next few months Cape Town’s taps could run dry. 

In an effort to delay Day Zero – the day the water runs out – the city has resorted to extreme measures. Inhabitants have a daily consumption limit of 50 litres: that’s one toilet flush (6 litres), a two-minute shower (20 litres), drinking and cooking water (10 litres) and very little else. 

AlgiKnit is a biodegradable yarn made from kelp
Kio Kit is made up of 40 Kio tablets and a BRCK, with wireless tablet charging to reduce breakage, and a tough, water-resistant, lockable case
Heatherwick Studio hollowed out the inside of a grain silo building on Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront to create South Africa’s biggest art museum, the Zeitz MOCAA
. "You can’t make a giant man unless it fits on a truck that can go under the lowest bridge in Hamburg. These are the parameters."

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Julia Sagar
Editor-in-chief retail

Julia is editor-in-chief, retail at Future Ltd, where she works in e-commerce across a number of consumer lifestyle brands. A former editor of design website Creative Bloq, she’s also worked on a variety of print titles, and was part of the team that launched consumer tech website TechRadar. She's been writing about art, design and technology for over 15 years.