Design

Afrikan Kicker

Charity organization, MISEREOR is raising funds for several projects in Rwanda and South Africa through its 2-Euros Help initiative. But they aren’t just passing round collection bags; they’re actually making you want to give, because how can you not when …

Simply Dear Rae

South African jewellery brand, Dear Rae, knows just how to bring out the beauty in simplicity. Their jewellery pieces are cut in such fine, elegant lines; with not one elaborate detail in place. Dear Rae shows us that you …

Tunisia: Wooden Doorways

One of the most eye catching views in Tunisia’s beautiful architecture is the doors. You could feature these doors in an entire coffee table book and/or exhibition, and each one would bring something interesting! No wonder though, because Tunisia is …

Sao Tome and Principe: Bamboo Toys

I dare say Sao Tome and Principe will be seeing a steady stream of artists come the next generation! Novo Futuro, which is a Unicef supported program in Sao Tome, is running an amazing art project for children – …

Egypt: Ancient Egypt

Everybody know and loves Egypt for their priceless history, be it the amazing and mysterious pyramids, or the terrifying mummies. Egypt has such a rich history that has refused to fade. The Egyptians, and in fact everybody else, fan the …

Botswana: Simple Simisani Designs

Every business and marketing book has always emphasized the power of a Brand. And the most popular way for any business to establish its brand is through the items that its owners present to customers on a daily basis – …

All Blue

I must say that this post has the largest collection of ‘blue’ on this blog. Malian artist, Aboubakar Fofana, does that to you. Aboubakar is mostly well known as a textile designer, although he’s both a calligrapher, and of …

Cheetah Africa

Diana Carmichael is a brand, made up of three designers, that offers product designs that are inspired by Africa and the many different people that live on the continent. Their designs range from kitchen products to home decor. This post, …

Redressing the Crown

I hear that Joanne Piéf alternates between calling herself a Hair Sculptress, Braidologist and Hair Designer. I’m going to go with Sculptress, because there is no other term that describes what she has done in this Re-dressing the Crown series.…

Cities Meet Typography

Here, typography meets cities in a fabulously creative way. It’s interesting to see how different artists portray their beloved Egyptian city, Cairo, through art and typography. These images below are part of the Show Us Your Type project. The …