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Unusual Suspects: Furniture Designers Who Went Unconventional With Fabric
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Wood. Metal. Cotton. Plastic. You’re guaranteed to hear about one of these materials when it comes to furniture design on the continent. And hey, we’re not complaining. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with the tried and tested avenue. But then we...
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The Colourful & Quirky Fusion Style of Kangarui
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As an artist, you never want your work to have the Déjà vu effect on your audience. A pandemic that can be experienced everywhere from biashara street in the Nairobi CBD to the curios in Maasai market. So when you...
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By Hand With Heart: Hand Printed Fabrics By Simply Sandara
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Interior decorating is more than choosing the right accessories and furniture. Fabrics, with veracious patterns or design, go a long way to creating the ideal ambience in a space for you. Despite the slump of the once vibrant textile industry...
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Design Collaboration: Swedish Furniture Giant IKEA gets the African Touch
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IKEA hasn’t always had the best reputation. It may be famous for its Scandinavian design heritage but As IKEA’s design manager, Marcus Engman told the Dezeen in an interview, "We [IKEA] could be misinterpreted as a low-price company doing cheap...
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The Minimalistic Art Expression of Miminat Designs
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Bright colours and prints are like the drums Hollywood uses to usher in an ‘African based’ scene. In the Western world’s mind, African art and design is categorized by these two principles. While there is quite a bit of both...
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Gone Rural Swaziland Feel Good Décor
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‘Preserving the past, understanding the present and pioneering the future’. When Gone Rural (GR) was officially registered in 1992 by founder Jenny Thorne, this was its mission. To date, the brand offers home-based income to over 700 women in Swaziland;...
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The Whimsical and Wonderful Pieces of London Fashion Week Fall 2017
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“There are different forms of resistance. Sometimes just the fact that one continues to do what one is doing is also a way of speaking out for something,” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. This quote beautifully describes what seems to have been...
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TDS Designer Focus: The Serene Escape with Aman Lamu
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  [Image: Courtesy of Aman Lamu]   We know a place, where no cars go. Where the narrow streets remain unchanged, whispering their traditions and customs in a society that’s built on respect for the past. Lamu Town began in...
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TDS DESIGNER FOCUS: URBAN ARTEFACTS
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Nicola Hankey-Onyango had life’s magical trifecta in the bag: success, happiness and a fabulous lifestyle.  But she wasn’t done blazing trails. After 15 years in marketing, she switched over into a career in fashion and launched her jewellery brand Urban...
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Back at it again with the TDS ‘African Fashion Bloggers to Follow’ Part II
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Blogging, like fashion, is far from static. There is always a new, creative voice popping up from this great continent that gives us mad style #goals. So when we compiled the first list of bloggers to follow, we were certain...
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So This Kind of Fashion Week Exists…
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  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHm4DWq3T24 It’s ‘Green’, full of challenges and can pull glam on a shoestring budget. Eco Fashion Week (EFW) has been running for 11 years now, with the latest edition having taken place November 1st – 4th 2016, predominantly happens...
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Iko Eco Fashion Kenya
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Style and sustainability. If we’ve learned anything during this series is that the two can co-exist. In Kenya, we’ve seen a strong emphasis on ethical systems and standards to improve the livelihood of workers and artisans in the industry. This...
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Fashion Film Friday – To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World
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When did we become the ‘throw away’ culture? It wasn’t so long ago that Christmas for many of us meant new clothes. Not the hand me downs you had to wear the entire year from all your older siblings. They...
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