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Afri-love
Afri-love is a community of creativity, knowledge, passion and ideas for all who identify with, are inspired by or have an affinity for Africa.
Interests: art, design, culture, music, fashion, self
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This month marks 5 years of running my business. It's been a hell of a ride – high moments, challenging times and everything in between. All with a great business partner and an amazing team by my side. But now, it's time for a change … A key part of... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Afri-love
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NOW Gallery will be celebrating London’s diverse creative landscape in a new cross-cultural installation, Home Affairs. The exhibition is a collaboration between furniture designer Yinka Ilori, fashion designer Christine Mhando of London-based CHiCHiA and creative consultant Arieta Mujay. It features four theatrical, visually compelling conceptual spaces, brought to life with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at Afri-love
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I recently returned from a wonderfully rejuvenating trip home to East Africa. Here’s the story of my trip, told through the tropical flora! First stop was my hometown of Nairobi. I felt so lucky to wake up each morning to this – such a diverse, colourful collection of foliage. If... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2015 at Afri-love
Thanks for you comment TImothy. I hope you were able to find out more about Oliver Ngoma.
Toggle Commented Jul 28, 2015 on Gabon independence day at Afri-love
Hi Beauty – please enquire on the South of Africa Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SouthOfAfricaOfficial
You're very welcome Wambui!
Toggle Commented Jul 28, 2015 on Black Female Yogis at Afri-love
Hi Afroninas – That's in the works. Stay tuned. Thanks for the compliments :)
Hi Zakiyah, please enquire on the My Miry Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/MyMiry. It appears their website is no longer active.
Toggle Commented Jul 28, 2015 on Buy African: My Miry Shoes at Afri-love
Today I wanted to give you a behind the scenes look, from a shoot that Stacy Moore and I recently had a lot of fun with. Stacy is an educational psychologist and the founder of I used to…. We’re working together on a series of art workshops, I used to…... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2015 at Afri-love
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Another month of my #plantsomethingdaily challenge has gone by and today, I will cross the halfway mark! It’s been a great exercise in discipline, stretching my creativity and not getting hung up on trying to achieve perfection. It’s also been quite satisfying – just doodling without much restriction. Above are... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2015 at Afri-love
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Every now and again, a project comes along that speaks to my heart, mind and soul (I’m really grateful that, after almost 5 years in business, this is becoming the rule rather than an exception!). Working with the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) has been one of those projects. It’s... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at Afri-love
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My #plantsomethingdaily art challenge continues. At this point, as much as there are days where I feel like I just don’t want to do it (usually because I’ve left it very late and all I want to do is sleep), I’m way too committed to listen to the deviant voices... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at Afri-love
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I have a confession to make: despite how much I enjoyed screenprinting in university, living with a screenprinter has made me lazy. Why bother when I can ask/beg Lusungu to print something for me? :). However, the more and more I witness the joys of printing, the more and more... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at Afri-love
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Over the past 9 months or so, I’ve been reconnecting with something that I used to do – making art! Not for work but, just for fun – just for me. It’s been the best thing I decided to do. My friend, Stacy Moore – a chartered psychologist – came... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at Afri-love
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Soon after I moved to the UK, around 10 years ago, I bought my first house plant. It has been with me through moving house, several times (including moving city – twice!), and through all kinds of neglect (I know, shame on me). The poor thing got bent out of... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2015 at Afri-love
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I'm honoured to join the family of 'Bosschiques' over on Women Change Africa – a blog and brand founded on the theory that if women are celebrated, connected and cultivated, change will occur in our communities. Women Change Africa founder, Moiyattu Banya had some great questions for me, providing an... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at Afri-love
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This is the first of many lists as I’m constantly discovering amazing African photographers (and other creatives), through Instagram. The four featured here all hail from my part of the continent – the east. This is just a slice of their repertoire so be sure to check them out their... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at Afri-love
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A third of the year has already gone by! Doing my #plantsomethingdaily drawings has been an interesting way of tracking the progress of time. Here are a few favourites from April… Top row: Indulging my love of patten and stripes! 2nd row: Lusungu gave me a brief for this one:... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at Afri-love
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Blog beginnings When I started this blog, I had a hypothesis behind it but, as the years went by, I continued to write about the things that interested me, without consciously checking them against those founding ideas. What I did realise is that there were some emerging themes: creativity, enterprise... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at Afri-love
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My daily art challenge continues and I reached the 100 milestone last week. Here are some of my favourites from March. As you can see I had quite a bit of fun with filters (my photo editing app of choice is still VSCO Cam). Below is a special drawing inspired... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at Afri-love
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If you’re on the Asilia ‘Lunch on Asilia’ mailing list, you’ll have read a version of this already. When talk turns to social media and the power of the internet – my eyes light up. The love affair started when I was in university and discovered MSN groups (remember those?).... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Afri-love
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I have a Pinterest board called 'African Style' and finding pictures for it brings me much joy. We are truly a creative and beautiful people! I've decided to do a regular round-up of some of my favourites. Here's number 1. See more on Pinterest. Image credits: Top left, top right,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2015 at Afri-love
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These 'Habari' dinnerware sets from Anthropologie are clearly inspired by African textiles. I notice some iconic wax print motifs, as well as kanga-inspired text treatment. The vibrant collection includes coasters, plates of various sizes, mugs, coasters and napkins. See more here. Images from the Anthropologie website. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Related: Interview with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at Afri-love
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I recently came across jewellery designer, global nomad and artist of love, Katra Awad. Born in California, raised in Europe and the Caribbean and of Egyptian and Hispanic roots, I love her perspective on creativity, in the grander scheme of wellness and love: During one of my travels someone once... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2015 at Afri-love
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This post was originally written for Materia Marketer – a blog created by my homeopath, Tracy Karkut-Law, and I, born out of our shared passion for the web and social media. On the blog we share everything we know about building a great online presence. It’s targeted towards homeopaths but... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at Afri-love