The Journal

Yoshi Jenkins Skillet Shrimp

Chef Rashad Frazier of Yoshi Jenkins shares his skillet shrimp recipe and moments of food and fellowship.
November 5, 2019/by Jeanine Hays
Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason_One Story Up Podcast

One Story Up

Inside our podcast celebrating creatives of the African Diaspora, One Story Up.
October 21, 2019/by Jeanine Hays

AphroChic Magazine: Inside Issue No. 1

Welcome to the inaugural issue of AphroChic Magazine. Four years ago we had the honor of being asked to speak at Harvard’s first Black in Design Conference. It was an amazing event gathering hundreds of Black architects, designers, students, professionals and enthusiasts from all over the country.
September 10, 2019/by Bryan Mason
Red Web

The History of the Juju Hat

We love designing narrative-driven spaces. Part of creating the narrative is identifying beautiful pieces that have a history to them, and implementing them into the homes that we design. Pieces like the Juju Hat. We fell in love with these Cameroonian hats in the early part of the 21st century. Thick with colorful feathers, these ceremonial hats were reimagined as objet d’art in our residential designs, hanging as a colorful decorative elements on the wall. Yet, while Juju hats are a common sight on the walls of many modern interiors, for the Bamileke people of Western Cameroon they were once a rare thing reserved only for a select few.
November 15, 2018/by Jeanine Hays
Web Candle

Designing A Sensory Experience: The AphroChic Signature Candle

As designers it’s our job to create a sensory experience for our clients, through materiality, color, texture, light, sound and even scents. That’s what inspired the development of the AphroChic Signature Candle. We wanted to leave each of the spaces we designed with a scent that was immediately warm and enveloping.
November 9, 2018/by Jeanine Hays
Amur Sconce

New Heirlooms: The Inspiration Behind Our Latest Collection

With New Heirlooms, we have taken our unique perspective on modern design and culture in home decor and designed a collection that looks forward to a time where representation is a reflex, not a trend, and diversity is a habit rather than an act. In anticipation of that moment, New Heirlooms offers inheritable pieces that will stay with families for generations to come.
November 1, 2018/by Jeanine Hays
Fried Chicken Sandwich With Heat

Recipe: A Fried Chicken Sandwich with Heat

Chef Rashad Frazier takes us on a culinary journey with his new food concept, Yoshi Jenkins, a fusion of African American and Japanese flavors. His fried chicken sandwich is an elevated take on the dish, featuring a watermelon hot sauce that is inspired by summertime. 
July 30, 2018/by Jeanine Hays

Literary Design

At AphroChic, we love to design spaces that are narrative-driven, spaces that tell a story and where all of these various elements come into play. And one of our favorite storytelling accessories is books.
July 22, 2018/by Jeanine Hays
Plating The Beauty Of Enkee Ceramics Plate And Bowl

Plating: The Beauty of Enkee Ceramics

Enkee Ceramics is dedicated to making handcrafted pottery that makes each and every meal feel like something magical.
February 8, 2018/by Jeanine Hays