The Afri-love List: 5 Must-Follow Pinners

AphroChic Juju Hats Kuba Cushions

An abundance of Pinterest inspiration awaits you ,with all things Afri-fabulous and much much more. Here are some of my favourite Pinners and a few images to give you a taste of what to expect from their boards … 


 

AphroChic

AphroChic originally began as an interior design blog and has blossomed into a home decor product line, inspired by cultures from around the world. AphroChic’s Pinterest boards span art and design inspiration from around the world, including, you guessed it, a lot of African and African-inspired pins.

Image above: Bamileke juju hat as wall decor and Kuba cloth cushions

 

Hausa Ceremonial Robe

Ceremonial Hausa robe

AphroChic on Pinterest >

 

Justina Blakeney 

Justina Blakeney is a stylist, designer, blogger and mama with a penchant for the bohemian. Her Pinterest boards are are delight to peruse and illustrate her philosophy: 

"I believe that good design increases quality of life … I believe that objects carry the stories of their makers–so things that are made with love, care and good materials bring those qualities with them where-ever they go … I believe in diversity. I believe that design can save the world."

 

Moroccan Tiles Bathroom

Moroccan tiles

 

Sahara Bag

Sahara bag

Justina Blakeney on Pinterest > 

 

Robyn Gordon

Robyn Gordon is a sculptor in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Art is her passion and when she’s not creating art or thinking about it, she’s pinning it! Her Pinterest page is prolific with an abundance of art and design from and inspired by our rich and diverse continent.

 

Benin Bronze

Benin bronze plaque

 

Kope Figgins Photography

Photography by Kope Figgins

Robyn Gordon on Pinterest >
(See Robyn's Afri-love Interview here)

 

Jamala Johns

Jamala Johns is an art director, blogger, photographer and self-proclaimed obsessive Pinterest user. Seriously. Art, design, popular culture and beyond. There’s a reason why hundreds of thousands of people are following her!

 

Kara Walker

Artist Kara Walker at work

 

Portrait of Amina

Portrait of Amina – photo by Marta Bevacqua; model Amina Osmael Mohamed 

Jamala Johns on Pinterest >

 

Yours truly

I’m constantly talking about my own Pinterest obsession and, after a short hiatus, I’m back with a vengeance! Creative inspiration of all kinds including colour, patterns, textiles, art, design, styling food and much more, with several Africa-specific boards. Come partake in the fun!

 

Studio Muti Graphic Design

Work by Studio Muti 

 

African Fashion

African fashion

Lulu Kitololo on Pinterest >

 

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