The Crossroads Of Europe & Africa with Vlisco Wax Textiles

Dutch artist Michiel Schuurman revives the tradition of Vlisco textiles – wax fabrics typical of Central and West Africa. The roller-printed creations arrived there from Indonesia and Netherlands, but this was the new continent that turned out to be the fertile market for the colourful textiles.


Mind Blowing New TV AD for Guinness Africa

Up-and-coming director Londoner Kibwe Tavares helms this electric commercial for Guinness Africa Special with nary a pub or bar in sight. Instead, the film is a restless celebration of what it means to get that heart-rate pounding – and it’s not afraid to get in your face about it.


SOS Children’s Village Located in Hottest Place on Earth

Urko Sanchez Architects built this 15-home village in Djibouti, for the SOS Children’s Organization. The development was located on the Horn of Africa, a mostly French and Arabic-speaking country of dry shrublands, volcanic formations and Red Sea beaches – a site known for one of the hottest temperatures on earth. With these conditions in mind,…


North of the Border: In Celebration of Africa Day

In celebration of Africa Day, 10and5 selected some highlights of the exceptional bourgeoning creativity from Africa. ” Africa is a vast, nuanced and constantly changing space. To try and sum up ‘Africa’ in any sense is a failure of both understanding and imagination.”


Tune-Yards : Nikki Nack

It’s been over two years since the amazingly eccentric Merrill Garbus—the talent behind Tune-Yards— released her highly acclaimed album w h o k i l l s. The New England native had huge success rooted in her eclectic and unorthodox musical format which was very much influenced by her travels to Africa where she bound…