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It wasn’t until I heard their stories that I realized the impact I could have. I learned about the mothers that didn’t get the education they hoped for; the daughters that looked up to their mothers for skills to pull them out of poverty; the grandmothers who had seen it all and wanted better for […]

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It wasn’t until I heard their stories that I realized the impact I could have. I learned about the mothers that didn’t get the education they hoped for; the daughters that looked up to their mothers for skills to pull them out of poverty; the grandmothers who had seen it all and wanted better for […]

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Product Design

Building a case for baskets – or am I a basket case?

To start with, I think it’s important for me clarify the title of this post. When I say “building a case”, I don’t mean physically making a place to put baskets in – although that wouldn’t be a bad idea, because who doesn’t want storage for their storage – but that’s not why we are […]

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Sustainable Materials

Appreciation, Inspiration, Appropriation – Where does one end and the other begin?

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been obsessing over the craftsmanship, artistry, and creativity that goes into crafting the stunning furniture and design pieces that can be found at Salone del Mobile in Milan. Unfortunately this year I couldn’t attend in person but social media, blogs, and design media do such a great job at […]

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African Inspired Decor : The Celebrity Edition

As I write, I contemplate where Contemporary African interior design sits along that spectrum. Will it be viewed as a sustainable design style, ready to take the stage, standing shoulder to shoulder with other location-based design styles such as “French Country”, “Hollywood Regency”, “Scandinavian”, “Asian Zen/Wabi-Sabi”, or will it be forever tucked into the folds of “Bohemian” or “Eclectic” design in order for it to enjoy any kind of longevity?

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6 Stunning African Inspired Decor for your kid’s bedroom

In this exploration, pink was the order of the day. Using this colourway as the foundation of the room, it was the singular guide for our choices, which kept us focussed as we dropped into our favourite contemporary African Design suppliers, as well as mainstream retailers to curate our choice of perfectly pink pieces for a kid’s bedroom.  

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