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Tiossan Luxury Skin Care Collection Made in Senegal

Serial entrepreneur Magatte Wade, the founder of Adina World Beat Beverages, has created a new brand of luxury skin care called Tiossan. The first of its kind from Senegal, where Magatte hails from,  Tiossan products are made using ancient recipes and natural African botanicals that help to keep skin vibrant and healthy, and combat ageing.  

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South African Furniture Design Inspired By Ndebele Patterns

The colourful, geometric patterns used by the Ndebele of South African are given a refreshing, contemporary update by South African furniture designer, Siyanda Mbele. The patterns have provided the inspiration for an innovative range of furniture entitled, Nandini. The collection comprises compact, multi-functional side tables that can also be stacked to form shelving units. [Image credit: Pinda and Nandini Stacked Side Tables – Siyanda Mbele]

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African Style Homewares Anthropologie Habari Collection

Anthropologie’s latest season Dining and Entertaining collections see African Style Homewares courtesy of the Habari Collection. A range of bright hand painted dinnerware, serveware and printed table linens that appear to have been inspired by African print fabrics and East African Kanga’s.

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Farewell to Contemporary African Furniture Designer Babacar Niang

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned an exhibition opening on the 24th March in New York that would feature the work of Senegalese furniture designer Babacar Niang, amongst others. It is therefore with great sadness and shock that I just learnt of Babacar’s passing on the 25th March 2015. The contemporary African furniture designer, working through his studio Nulangee, possessed a unique design vision that brought forth sublime designs infused with his trademark lifelike qualities. A great talent, Babacar’s passing leaves a void in Africa’s burgeoning design industry, one that will be keenly felt. May you rest in peace […]

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