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Africa: Abbade derives much of her color philosophy and her love for craft from travel, and one of her favorite places to travel is Africa — which coincidentally, in many ways, often reminds travelers of Brazil. “The culture, the people, the colors, the crafts, the dresses, the accessories, the tribes… I’m obsessed with all of it. I collect kangas, which are these printed African fabrics (above), and I love Tinga Tinga paintings.”