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 don’t have to bling to be noticed. See some pieces below. Honorable mention goes to their…

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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 famous for these door. These traditional doors are usually huge and made of wood, but…

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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 – pushing them to explore their creativity using natural products, particularly Bamboo. Each child is free to…

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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 fire so much so that stories of ancient Egypt have reached practically all the corners of the…

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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 – business cards, notepads, stationary, etc. If you’ve ever started a business, you know how hard it…

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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 course, an artist. His name is practically now associated with blue textiles. He works on textiles…

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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, in particular, celebrates their Cheetah Africa series. They have designed normal kitchen appliances, but added a…

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