Pictures tell a thousand words and these begin to tell the story of what my Africa is all about.
If you missed yesterday's post, My Africa Is is an eight-part documentary series taking you on a journey across the continent through the eyes of an insider. The crew behind it need your support in sharing the inspiring stories of young innovative people from 10 countries across Africa. Their Kickstarter time is running out so make your pledge now.
So to those 'stories' – My Africa Is …
Alive (and we love to celebrate it!)
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I spotted a great home decor idea via Pinterest – using African baskets as wall art.
Thinking of trying it out? Get the look with the help of online shop, Baskets of Africa. They have an amazing collection that spans creations from Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, all handmade and fair trade. Here are some of my favourites in neutral colour combinations.
View more interior and architectural inspiration on my Places and Spaces board on Pinterest.
Images via Lolita (left) and Elle Decor. Thanks to fellow pinners AphroChic and Gathoni for putting the idea on my radar.
You have just a few more days to rush over to the Design Museum for Interpretations of Africa: Football Art and Design.
10 African artists from PUMA.Creative's Creative Africa Network were commissioned to design their national football team's kit. Countries represented include Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Namibia, Senegal, South Africa and Togo.
Read more about the exercise and the artists' inspiration over on Design Week. I was particularly amused by the apparent fact that initial designs were toned down due to FIFA regulations that "decorative elements are not allowed to dominate playing equipment."
Exhibition ends 30th November.
Images: Senegal shirt (left) and Namibia shirt, via Design Week (see more here).
21 years ago on this 21st day of March (I couldn't resist), Namibia gained independence from South Africa.
Interesting facts: Namibia is the world's thirty-fourth largest country as well as being, after Mongolia, the least densely populated country in the world. Home to the Namib, Kalahari and Coastal Deserts, it's no wonder why.
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