Posts tagged “amazing

Tradition Meets Modernity with African Textiles

Vlisco is an Hollandaise Textile company/ Boutique that creates incredible African wax textiles and couture dresses.

Growing up in a Nigerian household, I am very familiar with these fabrics and even own a few traditional dresses, (my mother owns more than a few!) But the styles Im familiar with are much simpler.  Seeing them transformed into something so beautiful and high fashion makes me feel incredibly proud.  I couldn’t imagine a better introduction of African textiles/fashion to the rest of the world.

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Hovding – The Invisible Helmet

This is why I love design.

Swedish industrial designers Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin began their masters thesis 7 years ago and have since redefined common perceptions of safety and style, particularly for cyclists by giving birth to Hovding, the invisible helmet. A bicycle helmet that functions much like an automobile airbag despite resembling a stylish scarf. These wonders are real and can be purchased here.




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