CoolBrands Meeting Deola

The Quest for Cool in Nigeria Leads to the Princess of African Fashion

The NextWomen Africa Theme. 

Guest post by Anouk Pappers, brand anthropologist and Co-Founder CoolBrands.

More than 10 years ago I started my quest, the quest for cool. Based on the assumption that there is ‘a need to know and a need to be known’, I travel the world in search for stories worth sharing.
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CoolBrands featured in ABC Design Brazil

Flavia Mendonca, who writes for ABC Design in Brazil, approached us for an interview after we launched the Around the World in 80 Brands book! Cool article, in Portuguese!

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Flavia Mendonca appraoched us for an interview, following the launch of Around the World in 80 Brands in Brazil.
Here is the article she wrote and that was published this January in ABC Design, a Brazilian magazine.
The article is in Portuguese…

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Geneva

Geneva – Crossing the lake

From Vevey we are about to cross Lake Leman, to Geneva. Enjoying a boat trip offers a nice change when you mostly travel by car. At the CGN ticket booth, the next departure is listed for 1.22 pm. With only 11 minutes left, too tight a schedule for a coffee really, that is, if it’s on time! “Let’s wait,” I propose and before we know it, the boat arrives.
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Meeting Sheikh Mohammed bin Faisal Al Qassimi

Discovering The Ajman Palace – We rented a car at Dubai Airport and instead of driving into town, where the action is, we head up north towards Ajman, in search of a more authentic Emirates experience – a place where you wake up in the morning and immediately know you’re in the Middle East – not like most hotels in Dubai, which have the same interior design as hotels in Paris or New York. Continue reading