In Pictures: the Monochrome Hues of Winter

White Beaded Necklaces Sidai Designs African Fashion


As the weather turns, I find that my usually vibrant colour palette gets subverted by an inclination towards the monochrome. It's clearest when it comes to my wardrobe but, I realised it happening with the photos I was taking too! Here are a few …


Sandile Zulu African Art

[Above: sculpture by Sandile Zulu, titled 'Spinal Diagnoses: A Histopathological Case II'. Seen at the 1:54 Art Fair. Top image: Beaded jewellery from Sidai Designs, at the 'Africa Calling' pop-up curated by Shake the Dust which, returns soon] 

Brass Rings Sapelle Ethical African Fashion

[Brass rings on display at Sapellé's new brick-and-mortar store in London]


Wire Baskets Zulu Gone Rural Shake the Dust Pop-up

[Zulu wire baskets by Gone Rural, also at the 'Africa Calling' pop-up shop mentioned above]


Upcycled Lighting Bermondsey Coffee

[Lighting at a recently discovered ideal coffice, Bermondsey Coffee]


The silver lining is: the variety of shapes, textures and patterns in these photos belie that the hues of winter cannot inspire.


All photos by me, Lulu Kitololo 


Hints of colour and tropical delight this winter – here.




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