Government Service Centre
WHERE: Boston, Massachusetts
This building used as the Police HQ in one of my favourite movies ‘The Departed‘
It is pretty clear I LOVE batik aka Adire aka tie dye fabric.
Soooooooo, I also realise you love it too and I have opened an ETSY store to provide you with some unique finds from across the African continent.
We will continually add new pieces as we get them.
So check out our current stash over on Urbanstax. There is currently Adire and Ankara in-store.
Let me know what you think!
So by now I am sure you are familiar with our Snap clutches at Urbanknit. Not everyone knows the basic difference between the different names and here it is! Very simple really. They are named based on the sizes.
We have the Minisnap, the Supersnap and the Megasnap in order of size as in the image below.
Some people like to keep it minimal and travel light, others like to pack everything but the kitchen sink! Well, we have something for everyone. The Megasnap can even fit a small collapsible umbrella! Told ya.
How do you roll? The essentials or all bases covered? Are you Mini, Super or Mega?
Sokari Douglas Camp is a sculptor who works primarily in steel. She was born in 1958 in the Kalabari town of Buguma in southern Nigeria. She studied art at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California, earned her BA degree at the Central School of Art and Design, London and her MA from the Royal College of Art. Douglas Camp now lives in London with her husband, Alan Camp who is an architect.
Douglas Camp is internationally recognised for her large-scale sculptures in steel which has led to her work being acquired by various institutions like the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, the British Museum in London, Setagaya Art Museum in Tokyo and so on, all for their permanent collections.
She has been awarded many commissions for public memorial sculptures, most notably the “Living Memorial” to Ken Saro-Wiwa. In 2003 her proposal NO-O-War No-O-War-R was shortlisted for Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth. In 2005, Douglas Camp was awarded a CBE in recognition of her contribution to the arts.
Please have a look at the beautiful stories told by this artist.
For more information on Sokari Douglas camp visit: www.sokari.co.uk/
Today we have the Ankara Samurai tee from Literati Clothing (who are friends of the family so to speak). I like this one because you can be sure people will do a double-take once they catch a glimpse of it the first time. Striking!
Check out more of the work which is not limited to tees.