Design

Ajiri Tea

These designs on Ajiri Tea’s packaging would make anyone smile. Honestly, I would buy this tea just for the lovely illustrations on the box. Each box actually has a unique label that has been handmade from the dried bark …

Interview: The Folorunsho Design Project

Social initiatives abound in Africa – from charity based organisations and Funds to community programmes. All are aimed at improving the quality of the lives of impoverished families and individuals. Unfortunately, few ever succeed and even fewer have proven to …

Bring Africa Home

African-inspired designs are getting trendier by the minute, and interior decoration is definitely not being left behind. It has become a fairly popular interior decor theme, but interestingly, still original enough to garner attention and exude class (if done right). …

Shop Giggletree

These handmade toys from Giggletree are just the cutest. You’ll find them here on Etsy. Claire makes them by hand from Johannesburg, South Africa.…

Font Inspired by Africa

There are thousands of fonts out there (and yes, not just the ones on MS Word). How many of them have been inspired by Africa though? Yes, not many. But this Afrographique Typeface has been created with the tribal signature …

Fear.Less

Fear.Less is an ingenious project about the darker days of apartheid in South Africa. The project is a collaboration between Daniel Ting Chong and Jordan Metcalf. The project showcases several objects used to perpetuate crimes and instil fear in …

Moroso M’Afrique – Creative Chairs

Moroso M’afrique is a collaboration of several designers with a collective goal of showcasing the art and craft of Africa as a whole, and therefore changing the global perception of the continent. The designers conceptualize the chair designs and each …

Tribal Puffs

I’ve always loved interior decoration that had a splash of Africa. It’s one thing to have your house look like a mini-African museum. But it’s quite another to be a little more subtle. Those are the designs I love the …

Animals/Izilwanyana

Illustrator and designer Xanele designed this children’s illustration book Animals/Izilwanyana after she saw the need for more educational books for children below 6 years. During her time working in crèches, she identified the need for a children’s book that can …

Tribal Business Cards

Jordan Metclef designs these beautiful business cards that I wish I had thought of first. They are so simplistic but different from the norm in many beautiful ways. Their colo ris based on black with simple white design lights (instead …