So what does a Hindu bride, a 1941 Bahamas holiday, talismans and a famous California hotel have to do Nairobi’s newest and most stylish cafe?
It’s a beautiful Saturday morning and Nairobi’s newest gourmet cafe Honey and Dough has only been open for a few days, when a little girl escorted by her mum enters the gourmet cafe and is overheard saying “Wow mum, is this where princesses live?”
So in my last post (THE JOURNEY BEGINS (THE CULTURAL INTERIOR DECOR EXPERT) I revealed to all of you my exciting news about my new career path. Okay… new isn’t exactly the right word because it’s something I’ve been passionate about for over….hmmm… 10 years now and I just didn’t necessarily see it as a career path.
So there’s this person who really likes fish and they are sure that that’s their life’s purpose. So they have their WHAT…fish. I’m sure you’re here thinking lucky them “at least they know what their life’s purpose is, as most people don’t”
Well there’s one main problem!
In my last three post’s I’ve been taking you through my experience at this year’s Design Indaba conference and unfortunately this is the last post on the experience.
Let me give you a minute to take it in and recover from the shock…
Are you okay, have you accepted it?
You have? Good. Okay where was I…
During the conference, as I was admiring the designs nominated for THE MOST BEAUTIFUL OBJECT IN SOUTH AFRICA , I was lucky enough to stumble upon Thabo Makhetha Collective stand in the same area. The collective, a luxury African inspired concept store run by the amazing fashion designer Thabo Makhetha, that curates and brings together the works of other African designers such as ONEOFEACH, IMISO, Ruff Tung and the subject for this post, jewellery design firm Afrigarde.
Afrigarde, the brainchild of Maria Uys, really wowed me with two items that were on display, a chair and a loop light. If you read my post last year, WHEN FASHION MEETS DECOR: LOUIS VUITTON TA MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2017 , you know that I love it when fashion designers cross over to the wonderful world of interiors.
So here’s a look at not only this brilliant jewellery firm, who use felt to create hand made wearable art, but also the amazing products they created when they ventured into the wonderful world of decor.