Design

Lost Wax Playing Cards

Artist, Olutade Abidoye, gives us a doze of history with his Lost Wax playing cards. The pack of cards consists of 54 playing cards, each featuring beautiful illustrations of kings, queens and courtiers from 15th – 19th century Nigeria, …

Herds of the Father

Herds of the Father is an urban leather company founded by this duo. We’ve featured their work on this blog before (way back in 2011), and if we had our wish, we’d do it much more often. Their latest …

One of A Kind

Mpumi Guliwe and his team created these beautiful designs to raise awareness of the new South African Nelson Mandela bank notes. These designs make me think of bank notes as art for the first time. The designs were inspired by …

Lost and Found in Southern Africa

Ace hikers and cross country discoverers, Jeff and Kerryn, tell us about their trip round southern Africa using beautiful pictures and creative infographics. They visited six south African countries, traveled for 150 days and crossed 22,500 km ‘getting lost and …

The Flip Flop Recycling Company

No one can deny that lounging and playing on beautiful beaches are some of the pleasures of traveling, or even just of weekends. Oceans are beautiful, but industrialization, and just plain laziness and disinterest on our part, have made pollution …

Flowers from Fatima

I just came across this lovely little shop, Flowers from Fatima. Their handmade flower hair accessories are quite gorgeous and most definitely cute. In this Black Girl Flow interview with Fatima, she gives us insight into her passion for …

Bringing African Fabric Home

Comfort & Samuel is the interior design brand that brings African textiles to your home. Their catalogue features cushions, blankets and bedsheets made from a diverse range of African prints, from Aso Oke to Adire! Their products are lovingly named …

Sk8 Shades

South African skate ramp builder, Dave De Witt, is a good example of how our creativity can grow to reach unexpected heights. De Witt is the designer of Sk8 Shades, custom made eyeglasses carved out of old skate ramps. …

Artlantique Fishing Boats

Most fishing boats used by West African fishermen and African islanders are painted in colorful geometric designs that cast beautiful images when they’re viewed from a distance. Artlantique repurposes old fishing boats to create beautiful and original interior pieces. Bed …

House of Arike

The London-based brand House of Arike knows how to make statements with their pieces. Nigerian-born creative director, Yemi Onibiyo, is inspired by her African roots, and brings this to bear in her beautiful interior pieces. The brand’s tagline is ‘inspired …