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Interior Designer Ghislaine Vinas Designs ShweShwe Wallpaper For Flavor Paper

ShweShwe is an awarding winning wallpaper designed by interior designer Ghislaine Viñas for Flavor Paper. Born in the Netherlands, raised in South Africa and now living in New York Ghislaine turned the popular African print textile from her childhood into a stylish interior accessory by translating the distinctive intricate often dotted geometric patterns that characterise ShweShwe into a bold exaggerated print wallpaper collection. ShweShwe is available in four colourways, each named after South African wildlife. ShweShwe wallpaper is digitally printed and available on a number of materials for residential and commercial use that range from eco-friendly to vinyl.  

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Everyone’s Entrepreneurial Journey Is Different So Follow Your Own Path

Most of us aspire to make our lives, both personal and professional, better, working hard to achieve our version of success. When starting or running a business we have that vision in our heads, but sometimes we can detour especially when challenges come and things don’t seem to be happening as fast as we would like. And, that’s when the success stories, the ‘picture perfect’ lives played out in social media and seemingly rapid progression of others can further distract us from our purpose. I love seeing and applauding what other’s are achieving, it never fails to motivate me to […]

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Pace Yourself For Success

In a world where everything seems to be about rushing, rushing to be first to market, the next great tech company, overnight success, or whatever it may be, it can be easy to lose sight of the bigger picture. That true success takes time, hard work, commitment and the ability to pace yourself. Having spoken about getting your product or service out into the world as quickly as you can in my previous post – Is The Pursuit Of Perfection Holding You Back?, it may seem contradictory to now talk about the need to pace yourself. But the two go hand-in-hand in […]

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Is The Pursuit Of Perfection Holding You Back?

Done is better than perfect is a phrase that has been floating around the internet for a long time, and refers to the need to let go of the pursuit of perfection and get your product or service to an acceptable point (often referred to as an MVP – Minimum Viable Product) where it can be up and running quickly enough for you to enter the market and get valuable feedback as opposed to spending all your valuable time perfecting and tweaking it, and then finding out no one wants it!

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Le Dessein Empowering Young Girls Through Educated Fashion

I love hearing about brands that seek innovative ways to make a difference in the world and was immediately captivated by the story behind Le Dessein, no ordinary fashion brand. Based in the US, Le Dessein uses fashion to educate and empower young girls in developing countries and has a goal of educating 10,000 girls in ten years. And, what is different about the business model is that rather than simply creating a collection and selling the clothes, they have chosen to make the girls they support an active part of the brand. This is achieved by embroidering art sketches […]

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Support Textile Brand Kouamo To Kickstarter Success

London-based textiles brand, Koumao recently launched a Kickstarter campaign and needs your support to help launch their third collection, which is inspired by Indonesia. The campaign, which ends on May 24th, 2016, entitled ‘Let your home accessories reflect your travels‘ draws on the stories, places, and cultures that influence French-Cameroonian founder, Julie Kouamo, and is an ethos that forms an integral part of the brand’s DNA. Kouamo’s design aesthetic is highly evocative combining traditional print techniques such as batik with modern digital processes, and layering photography, illustrations, and rich, vibrant colour. Kouamo’s previous collections include Bangou, which incorporates motifs and […]

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