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Ceramicist Faty Ly Dishes Out Tips to Earn a Seat at the Table
Beyond Mudcloth: An Introduction to the Myriad of African Textiles
Header image: AMWA Designs’s Kete Pa Suede Throw in baby blue silver detail (This is a reprint of the unedited article that appeared on www.angelabelt.com/blog) In May, Beyoncé threw an Africa-themed…
Enam Gbewonyo’s Lessons for Surviving the Intersection of Black, Diaspora, Gender and Art
On now until August 22, Accra is hosting an innovative all female art exhibition titled Dispersed bringing 3 artists from the Black British Female Artist (BBFA) Collective based out of…
Checked In: Austere Charm at Tangiers La Tangerina Hotel
One of the best vacations was to Northern Morocco. Although I loathe the degree to which foreigners count Moroccan design as separate from rather than a subset of African design…
Companies to Inspire Africa: Azalai Hotels
It’s 11:05am and I am late for my tour of the new 4-star Azalai Hotel Abidjan. As my taxi flies over the Henri Konan Bedie toll bridge to my destination,…
If These Walls Could Talk: A Story of Abidjan’s Allergy to Paint
Paint is a change agent. It can delineate space, evoke emotion or bring peaceful blankness. Interior designers study color theory so intently they can write full blown dissertations on the…
When Conde Nast Sent Us An Olive Branch: My Review of CN Traveler’s 2017 Africa Issue
Conde Nast (CN) publications are notoriously tone deaf to black culture. The appointment of Edward Enninful as the Editor in Chief of British Vogue, one of the most pre-eminent brands…
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