The Journal

Behind The Lens

For our Spring 2020 issue, we feature exclusive images from photographer Seleen Saleh's new book, Street Culture.
March 17, 2020/by Jeanine Hays

Re-Writing History: Fabiola Jean-Louis

Interdisciplinary artist Fabiola Jean-Louis weaves a narrative that blends past and future, fact and fantasy, afro-futurism and Black girl magic in her photographs and paper sculptures. We sit down with her to discuss her Re-Writing History series.
March 5, 2020/by Jeanine Hays

All This Love

We asked one of our cover stars from issue 1 to craft the ultimate playlist that's all about love. Mr. Baldwin Style curates over 80 songs that speak to romance.
February 16, 2020/by Jeanine Hays
Nikia Phoenix

Black Girl Beautiful: Nikia Phoenix

We sat down with the cover girl of our second issue - model, activist and friend - Nikia Phoenix. During the recent interview on our podcast, One Story Up, we spoke with Nikia about self-love, celebrating Black women, and the Nikia Phoenix Podcast.
February 11, 2020/by Jeanine Hays

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