Over four years ago I started South of the Sahara because I love South African art, design, crafting, decor and all those related wonderful things but I couldn't find anything online about these things. As you know, if you read this blog regularly, I live far away from my homeland in Boston, so I had to harass family and friends to bring decor and design magazines with them when they came to visit... or I had to buy loads of them when I went home for holidays. So I decided to do something about it and start writing about that stuff myself. And so South of the Sahara was born.
But four years is a long time. Even longer in the electronic age. I look around and feel like there is tons of South African loveliness online now, and by people who are there, right in the midst of everything. So their information is more up-to-date than mine, and usually more detailed.
So I think its time for a new beginning. Yes, this will still be about South African art, design, crafting, decor and all those related wonderful things. But it will also be about other places, other wonderful, soul-fulfilling, inspiring things. South of the Sahara will never be navel-gazing, or about what you should buy. No! This little blog will be about what amazingly beautiful things people do and create, what's out there that can move your soul and make you think.
I hope you like this, and will join me on my new journey. I look forward to hearing from you and seeing what inspires you too!
Image from Black Eiffel.