URBANKNIT + IDOLS WAPosted on Tuesday, April 17th, 2007 at 1:42 PM
Sooo how was your weekend? Mine was really fantastic ‘cause I did nothing all through! Just relaxed and took things easy…
Friday was a different story though but I have to report that I successfully made the Jollof Rice. Yay! Thanks to the 2 sweeties from Peezy in ATL for the fab recipe!
On to this week, I heard about UrbanKnit a while ago and have been meaning to do a feature on them.
UrbanKnit is the duo of Dolapo James and Dayo Omikunle. These two architects have been designing their uber fabulous accessories using African fabrics such as Aso Oke and Ankara combined with more western fabrics like suede and demin for a couple of years. They also make some gorgeous knitted scarves and other knitted goods. I am so impressed by these two ladies because you can see the craftsmanship (I cant believe they are self-taught!) and effort that they put into their work. Their prices are also very reasonable!
Despite the fact that they both have their full-time architect jobs, no two pieces by UrbanKnit are the same. So when you buy one of their clutches or totes, you know that it’s a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
Anyways, check out some of their accessories below.
To buy (In UK Pounds) – HERE
To buy (In US Dollars) – HERE
Thanks to Naijadoll for cluing me into UrbanKnit
So Idols West Africa is still trudging along, I have to say that I really enjoyed this week’s episodes because the contestants performed some modern hits!
I’m sad that my boy Uche was sent home L.
Though y’all need to check out Jerrilyn’s performance…She is not taking matters easy. I am so sure the majority of her fans are guys…U go girl! LOL…Luv it!
Omawumi – ‘Cry’ by Faith Hill
Jodie – Natasha Beddingfield ‘These Words’
Eric – ‘Walking Away’ by Craig David
Mercy – ‘If I Ain’t Got You’ by Alicia Keys
Jerrilyn – ‘Work it Out’ by Beyonce Knowles
Temitayo – Christina Aguilera’s ‘I Turn To You’
Timi – ‘Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me’ by Elton John/George Michael/Clay Aiken
Uche – Rob Thomas’ recent hit ‘Lonely No More’
That’s it! Let us know what you think of UrbanKnit and this week’s Idols West Africa.Meanwhile, I felt so lifted yesterday when I saw this on Funmi Iyanda’s blog! Needless to say, I love, respect and admire Funmi!