Claire Requa

Claire Requa: B.W.I.E 10th Anniversary Shero

Claire Requa, Designer: B.W.I.E 10th Anniversary Shero Black Women in Europe Blog™ 10th Anniversary notes: I chose Claire Requa to be a Black Women in Europe Blog 10th Anniversary Shero because she makes beautiful things. I first blogged about Claire in March 2011 and she made our Power List in 2013. She makes beautiful things …

Lesley-Ann Brown

Lesley-Ann Brown: B.W.I.E 10th Anniversary Shero

Lesley-Ann Brown, Poet: B.W.I.E 10th Anniversary Shero Black Women in Europe Blog™ 10th Anniversary notes: I picked Lesley-Ann Brown to be a Black Women in Europe Blog™ Shero because of her beautiful way with words. She’s a prolific poet and essayist with her own publishing imprint as well as dedicated mother, activist and wordsmith. I …

Indra Rios-Moore in Denmark: Every story has a start, middle and an end.

Indra Rios-Moore in Denmark: Every story has a start, middle and an end.

Hat tip: Lorraine Spencer Indra Rios-Moore’s story begins on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, continues across the Atlantic in Denmark, but as yet has not come close to reaching a climax, or thankfully an ending. Like every good story it has had twists along the way, ups, as well as downs, joy and pain, …

Introducing the ‘Our Voices” series – From Denmark, Black Girl on Mars

Introducing the ‘Our Voices” series – From Denmark, Black Girl on Mars

I have been, if not a friend, a friendly acquaintance and fan of Lesley-Ann Brown, a.k.a. Black Girl on Mars since 2006 or so. Her writing is so compelling I am grateful she has agreed to let me share her work here in a new series of blog posts titled ‘Our Voices’*. Her first contribution …

I was a first-time mother, far from home, when I discovered that my three-year-old son had a hearing impairment.

I was a first-time mother, far from home, when I discovered that my three-year-old son had a hearing impairment.

In the 12th article in our “Inside View” series Lesley-Ann Brown shares what her deaf son taught her. Lesley originally published her story on The Murmur. I was a first-time mother, far from home, when I discovered that my three-year-old son had a hearing impairment. It was a shock because he had passed all his hearing …

Claire Requa, Denmark – Powerful woman

Claire Requa, Denmark – Powerful woman

Design Award winning jewelry and lighting designer Much of my work starts with observing nature, window shopping and seeing what is NOT there, and then to my computer. After 3 years of doing just decor, I went into upcycling the acrylic from the production of chandeliers and CLAIRELY upcycled jewellery was born. Accent has participated …

Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2013 – A List of Our Own©

Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2013 – A List of Our Own©

In 2010 the Black Women in Europe™ Blog released its first Power List naming 58 women across Europe in 6 categories. This year we name 8 women the following categories: Design, Leadership, Politics, Social Activism, and Socialite. This list, presented in alphabetical order, is intended to acknowledge powerful black women in Europe and to inspire …

7th Annual Summer School on BLACK EUROPE
Clairely Upcycled Jewellery by Claire Requa wins the noteable Silver A’ Design Award at Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Competition

Clairely Upcycled Jewellery by Claire Requa wins the noteable Silver A’ Design Award at Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Competition

A’ Award and Competitions are proud to inform that the project Clairely Upcycled Jewellery by Claire Requa has been acknowledged with the noteable Silver A’ Design Award at Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design Competition elected as the winner by the esteemed arbiters of the A’ Design Awards & Competitions among thousands of participants. Insights on …

Brand: Claire De Lune Chandelier has been awarded with the noteable Bronze A’ Design Award

Brand: Claire De Lune Chandelier has been awarded with the noteable Bronze A’ Design Award

Como, Italy, /DESIGNPRWIRE/ A’ Award and Competitions are pleased to share that the project Claire De Lune Chandelier by Claire Requa has been granted the prestigious Bronze A’ Design Award at Lighting and Lighting Projects Design Competition Lighting and Lighting Projects Design Competition Bronze A’ Design Award Medalist A’ Award and Competitions are pleased to …

Black Girl On Mars’ Bandit Queen Press – the story behind the press and your chance to win a book

Black Girl On Mars’ Bandit Queen Press – the story behind the press and your chance to win a book

Bandit Queen Press is a movement paying tribute to the word publishing : to make public; and to creative sovereignty. BWIE: When did you start Bandit Queen Press? BGOM: I started Bandit Queen Press in 2007 after I wrote a collection of poetry entitled The Organist’s Daughter. Having many years experience in New York City …

Designer Birgitte Hansen’s Metal Flower Necklace – A bloom for all seasons

Designer Birgitte Hansen’s Metal Flower Necklace – A bloom for all seasons

The floral inspired ‘Cut Flowers’ necklace is available in a satin brushed finish. Each piece is refined by hand and made wearer friendly by being gently tumbled in fine porcelain particles which rounds off and soften all sharp edges. eslin is a new brand of jewelry designed and produced in Denmark from laser cut flexible …

Taking Care of Business in Denmark 2 – Claire Requa’s Accent is Design for the home and body

Taking Care of Business in Denmark 2 – Claire Requa’s Accent is Design for the home and body

Accent was originally opened in Copenhagen in 1997 and started out in a colourful part of, Copenhagen, Nørrebro, on a little side street as an experience – a unique workshop/boutique – appropriately named ACCENT. Customers found zany painted furniture, exciting lamps, stylish room dividers and other unique home accessories, and interior solutions, all specially created …

Powerful woman – Caroline Henderson – Singer in Denmark

Powerful woman – Caroline Henderson – Singer in Denmark

Caroline Henderson – Singer and actress Denmark Caroline Henderson is a performer. Apart from her musical career Caroline Henderson has acted in several plays and movies, including the Spanish drama “Tuya Siempre”, which won three awards at the Malaga film Festival 2007. She won great critical acclaim in the Howard Barker play “Dead, Dead, Very …

Meet Lola Akinmade @ TBEX in Copenhagen

Meet Lola Akinmade @ TBEX in Copenhagen

Venerable travel writer Lola Akinmade will be sharing her knowledge with travel bloggers at the 1st ever TBEX Europe in Copenhagen. The Venue: In true TBEX fashion, we have chosen a unique ,historic and inspiring location for our first ever conference in Europe.TBEX Europe will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark Nov. 4-6th, at the Wallman’s …

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – Denmark 2 – Siovhan in Scandinavia

Black Women Bloggers in Europe Series – Denmark 2 – Siovhan in Scandinavia

Siovhan in Scandinavia I am an American actress that is getting ready to make a huge move to Denmark with my fiancé. He is handsome, and amazing, and a Dane, and has to return to his country for at least 2 years after completing his masters in Architecture at a school in Los Angeles this …

1st Quarter Issue of Black Expat Magazine is Online

1st Quarter Issue of Black Expat Magazine is Online

Q1 March 2009 : • Expat Interview: Lesley-Anne Brown – Denmark • Chuck Johnson – Kickin’ Butt in Japan • Sokari Ekine – A Nigerian in London • Back in the Day: Black Emigrants & Expats in early 20th century South Africa • Re-launch Special 2009 – Camille Acey – Living in Wheelville: Slovenia See …

Memorial to Natasja Saad – Danish Reggae

Memorial to Natasja Saad – Danish Reggae

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIjPJL4QTGg[/youtube] Source Natasja Saad also known as Lil T, Little T and Natasja, was a Danish rapper and reggae singer whose vocals on a popular U.S. and European remix of “Calabria” gained her fame and a number one spot on Billboard’s Hot Dance Airplay chart six months after her death in a car accident. Saad, …

Taking Care of Business in Denmark: Birgitte Hansen-Introducing Zap Décor

Taking Care of Business in Denmark: Birgitte Hansen-Introducing Zap Décor

Zap Decor Innovative high quality luxury design – is the standard that you will find in the Copenhagen based Zap Decor’s multi-disciplinary Design Studio. From haute couture to home textiles, imaginative accessories and interior design, our expertise, strong technical skills and experience combine to give our clients comprehensible cutting edge solutions. Zap Decor are foremost …