Design

needle+thread Ethical Design

needle+thread is a sustainable home design brand that connects Kenyan artisan craftswomen with a global and modern clientele for interior designs! Ethical fashion and fair trade are at the centre of what they do; they work with Bebe Ravi cooperative …

Celebrating African Print in Homes

We’ve been seeing this image everywhere for a long while. You can’t deny the eye candy. So, we’re happy to see that African Prints in Fashion found the image in a photography series by Ania Wawrzkowicz. Let’s take a …

Fashion Cities Africa Exhibition

We are happy to start off this year with this exhibition that is showcasing African creativity in the UK scene. Fashion Cities Africa is the first major exhibition that will do this in the UK. The exhibition focuses on fashion …

Head on Design Sculptures

South Africa’s Head on Design studio gives us these beautiful sculptures of African animal heads. The concept behind these heads are three-pronged –┬áit’s environmentally friendly cause recyclable materials are used; it’s socially responsible cause it discourages poaching; and it’s …

Xnasozi

Ugandan-American designer, Nasozi Kakembo, brings us ‘Xnasozi’, her home decor and lifestyle brand. Xnasozi creates home accessories in different West African fabrics, including Indigo, Mud Cloth and Print. The brand is dedicated to bridging the gap between local artisans and …

Bhuti – South African Beer

Beautiful design has always seemed to be more or less a Western concept; in Africa, were there is relatively little manufacturing, and where many foods are gotten ‘fresh’, we haven’t always put much stock on packaging and design. But this …

South African Provinces – Coasters

South African artist, Ben Grib, designed these beautiful waterproof coasters. They are designed with illustrations of South Africa’s nine provinces. Via Creative Roots…

Africana Cards

Happy Easter! These beautiful African-inspired cards were created by Ben Grib. We wanted to create a new range of cards that was inspired by Africa. We decided to make use of the wonderfull pattern tapestry that makes up the …

Mozi’s Out of Africa

We came across this collection by Australian lifestyle brand Mozi, titled Out of Africa. We know, the title may not be original, but the designs certainly are. Aprons, tea cups, cushions, etc., are illustrated with tribal lines and images …

Ads Libitum

These art prints by Ads Libitum are downright creative. Major African-American music legends are literally transplanted into vintage print ads, redefining these ads in an interesting way. See some of my favorite below. Happy weekend viewing! Shop prints here…