Monday, 1 October 2012

African Lookbook

Launched this summer, African Lookbook is a website and online store that explores and celebrates creativity across the vast continent of Africa. Founded by two Americans who have lived and worked there, African Lookbook compiles oral histories (interviews, to you and I) with African creatives and stocks a growing range of great products and projects in its store. Highlights so far include men's knitwear by Laduma Ngxokolo, pictured above and below, brightly patterned parasols by Gareth Crowdon (further below) and a wall-mounted piece by Michael Van Heerdan entitled 'The Building Blocks of Africa' (pictured at the bottom). There's a brightness and vibrancy about much of the stock on the website, and its great to see an initiative looking to share with the rest of the world the fantastic creative output of the African continent. Expect to be hitting the 'Add to Cart' button often :)

(All images courtesy of African Lookbook)