The idea of meroë & co was one that evolved over the course of several years. Essentially, I wanted a vibrant space to share my journey as a creative, and highlight my projects. My daddy named me after an Ethiopian queen referenced in the Bible (Acts 8:27). When I grew older, I started doing more research and found that Candace, or “Kandake” was a lineage of queens, who ruled over the kingdom, Meroë.
In terms of the tone, I wanted to always feel incredibly free. I wanted my studio and blog to be a space that encouraged me and others to cross lines, hack tradition, and leave every project feeling inspired and ready to conquer the next one.
I LOVE the color pink and all of the shades that come from it, from deep magenta to a light rosy peach. I’m also an avid urban gardener, and have a long family history with farming. I get a certain sense of fulfillment and peace growing my own things. I imagine this is the feeling parents get from raising their kids x 100 ;-). With that in mind, it was important to incorporate greenery in some aspect as well. This mood board highlights the vision behind meroë & co. and what I want my brick & mortar space to feel like in the future.