Paulina says: Interiors website Project Bly inspired by "journalist Nellie Bly, who travelled around the world in 72 days" in 1889 is uber new to La Ghana Rising Blog's radar --but we are already fans.
By choosing Kumasi, (how refreshing is that) Project Bly's founder Rena Thiagarajan, a former San Francisco–based lawyer, has us buzzing over the often overlooked second city of Ghana.... Only goodness know why everything, and I mean everything centres around Accra in Ghana, --how will we ever truly develop if the Kumasi is always overlooked???
Editing is everything....and Project Bly's Rena Thiagarajan has such an eye for detail and beautiful pieces (and often chooses, surprisingly,-objects that many Kumasi natives would overlook as objet d'art) -and her yummy collection of "thoughtfully-curated collection of exceptional textiles, art, jewellery and unique objects for your home" can be viewed via: http://www.projectbly.com/destinations/kumasi/lookbook.....
I'm sure you'll agree with me when I say.....its sooo lovely to see Kumasi, a hotbed of cultural fabulousness -celebrated. For more info about Project Bly or to purchase the above pieces visit: http://www.projectbly.com/
More InfoInspired by the intrepid journalist Nellie Bly, who travelled around the world in 72 days, we’re setting off on our own journey—one that will take us to the markets of a new city, in a new country every two months. Our website will feature a changing, thoughtfully-curated collection of exceptional textiles, art, jewellery and unique objects for your home, as well as original photography of the streets we wander in search of the best bazaars.
No matter where we go—from Bombay to Bolivia and everywhere in between—our philosophy remains the same. At Bly we believe in stories and history, craftsmanship and one-of-a-kind. We’re committed to the idea that there is something special in the hand-to-hand transaction, and we go out of our way to find it. Above all, we believe that a city is a living, breathing organism, and to get to know it you have to wander its streets, the veins that fork and converge and inevitably lead you to its heart—the marketplace.