The best of 2011: African and Africa-inspired fashion, interior and furniture design

Hope you've had a great holiday season so far. I thought I'd take these few days before 2012, to put together a recap of some favourite Afri-love posts (yours and mine) from the past year. Today – it's all about design.

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From top: Coastal house in Kenya; House in Lamu; Celebrating design for Mozambique Independence Day (furniture from Studio Dandoen); The Polychromatic Afropolitan (beddings from Anthropologie and table mat by Aphrochic); Ebony-inspired Afropolitan Style (wall hanging from Ten Thousand Villages and Oryx horn Mpingo jars from Swahili Imports); Malene B & Interiors inspired by Africa; furniture by Yinka Ilori (see interview with the designer).

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From top: Gypset dresses; Mikuti accessories (interview with Erika of Mikuti); Adele Dejak accessories; Wax print Etsy finds; Sika Designs coats & jackets; Naana B dresses (also see interview with Naana B); Lola Faturoti clothing; Stoned Cherrie clothing (celebrating South Africa's Freedom Day).

What was your favourite design post?

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Tune in for the rest of week for:

  • Wednesday – Popular interviews (a diverse group of creatives sharing their passions and inspiration)
  • Thursday – Popular commentary posts (from technology to natural hair, from life lessons to identity)
  • Friday – Top music finds of 2011

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