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How to Craft an African Safari Pool Paradise

It's your backyard paradise and you want to transport yourself to the open savannas of Africa without ever leaving home. You crave an escape to the wild but on your own terms. We get it—who doesn't want to channel their inner adventurer from time to time? The sounds of exotic birds chirping, a warm breeze in the air, vibrant colors all around.  An African-themed pool space can deliver all this and more right to your backyard. With some key touches inspired by the dark continent, you'll be swimming with elephants and lounging with lions in no time. Here are five essential tips to craft an African safari pool paradise of your very own. Your passport isn't required for this adventure,...

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Top 3 African Handicrafts That Will Shed Tears of Pride

There is a lot of talk about sustainability and ethical shopping these days, and for good reason. The way we consume affects not only the environment but also the people who make the products we buy. This is why supporting African artisans by shopping for handcrafted items is such a great idea. Not only are you getting a one-of-a-kind product, but you are also helping to preserve traditional craftsmanship. In this article, we will showcase five of the best African handcrafted products that will make you proud to be an ethical shopper! African Handcrafts 1. African Wall Baskets - The oldest known baskets were discovered in Faiyum in upper Egypt and have been carbon dated to between 10,000 and 12,000 years old,...

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Looking to Spruce Up Your Home for Spring? Here’s 2 Ways How, Bamileke Style

Blossom by blossom the spring begins. - Algernon Charles Swinburne Ah, spring… as fresh as morning dew on your window sill… a time when nature awakes, and the earth begins to shake off the cold and to wake up from its winter slumber. Colors of spring are nothing but reviving. Spring is the time for renewal and new beginnings. The colors of this season represent a brighter, livelier tone than the winter blues. The uncured ultra-modern hues and shades are also associated with nature, which means that they are more natural and less artificial, as opposed to their winter counterparts. Source : Pritchett-Rapf Blog Picture that comparison for a minute… the most popular spring colors are green, yellow, and purple…...

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The Bamileke Kingdom, which straddles Cameroon's border with Nigeria and Guinea, has a population of up to 1 million people in and around the nation's north, west, and south-west. In Africa, there is an infinite number of seating styles unique to various civilizations, each characterized by its own design. The Bamileke stool is most certainly one of those.

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Bamileke Stool: Modern Day African Throne

That exquisite hand-carved table you've been admiring in some of your favorite homes has a fascinating back-story. In reality, it isn't even a table; it's a handmade throne manufactured and designed specifically for royalty. The Bamileke stool is not only a work of art but also an important cultural artifact and historical touch point in the region.

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