In this feature video I’m having a riveting and insightful conversation with Abidjan based Design activist Nana Spio-garbrah founder of Blueprint Africa. A company whose main objective is to use visual branding and built environments as a window to the various sides of the African story. The world should appreciate the ways in which rural-urban, poor and rich, trendy and traditional collide into the chaotic kaleidoscope that is everyday living in Africa.Read More
In my previous feature GUBI STORE COPENHAGEN – A DESIGN JOURNEY WITH TIMELESS PIECES I had the opportunity to check out the Danish store GUBI. My experience there got me thinking about what current designers – specifically from or based in AFRICA – are creating pieces, that 10 or 100 years from now, would be as modern as they currently are.
What designers walking God’s green earth right now, are creating African pieces that shall outlive us all? Pieces that my great-great grandchild, shall be creating a feature telling your great great-grandchildren how modern they still look then.Read More
A couple of months ago I was in Copenhagen, my first time in this amazing city. While I was there I had the absolute pleasure of visiting one of my all time favourite furniture and decor stores, GUBI STORE.Read More
In my last video DOING IT HIS WAY – THE ARTIST IN A KIOSK I had a captivating interview with the Kenyan artist George Onkoba who runs The Art Kiosk, an art gallery that showcases his amazing work in, as the name suggests, a Kiosk. Speaking of his work what we learnt from my previous video is that he uses symbolism in all his pieces and this leads us to this video where, as I’d previously promised, I will not only be looking at how other artists have used symbolism in their work but also how it’s used in interior décor pieces.Read More