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Cape Town, the capital of design

Since winning the title of World Design Capital in 2014, Cape Town has put art at the heart of its urban development, adding must-see design and décor spots to its already intriguing cityscape. For many people, Cape Town is all about rolling vineyards, white…

The Mentalyst, Africa's visual orator

With 21,000 followers on Instagram, the main tool of influence for African artists, 28-year-old Trevor Maingi—travel photographer and urban explorer extraordinaire—is the face of Kenya’s new creative generation. To understand how influential Trevor Maingi has…

"We add our own touch to create unique designs"

Interior designer Toufik Belaffari defines himself as a mover and a shaker. He doesn’t just create furniture, he creates furniture you want to stroke and gaze at all day. For him, beauty and uniqueness go hand in hand, as he pays homage to Moroccan savoir-fair…

Musée Yves Saint Laurent, an ode to culture

Since it opened next to the Jardin Majorelle in October 2017, the Musée Yves Saint Laurent has become Marrakesh’s must-see museum, an artistic epicentre, where culture is accessible to all. In one darkened room, 50 pieces of exquisite jewellery highlight th…

Africa, Emoji-style

A young Ivorian graphic designer is celebrating the wealth and beauty of Africa by creating a different emoji every day of the year.   Who said you need glossy pictures to make you want to jump on the first plane to Africa? Evocative emojis will do, as I…

Osborne Macharia: “A new era for African photography”

Kenyan photographer Osborne Macharia’s pictures are used by the world’s biggest brands and displayed in galleries across the globe. He’s thrilled to see that other African photographers are breaking into the predominantly ‘white’ sector.   A revolution i…