AfrochaDesign

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484 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(85)
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Angela

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Announcement   Hi everyone!! I'm currently ON VACATION from Dec 21-Jan 8. All orders purchased between this time frame will be shipped when I return. Happy Holidays and New Year!! Afrocha Design creates globally inspired, eco-friendly art for everyone. So it's no wonder why my latest creation, the Subway Collection, is filled with deep meaning for city commuters and travelers. Not only is the art beautiful, but the collection also tells a story of how families come together from all parts of the world. The second collection is the Chinese Papercut Watercolors, the art shows the different stages of life.

Thank you for visiting my shop! Cheers!

Angela

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Last updated on Dec 18, 2015

Hi everyone!! I'm currently ON VACATION from Dec 21-Jan 8. All orders purchased between this time frame will be shipped when I return. Happy Holidays and New Year!! Afrocha Design creates globally inspired, eco-friendly art for everyone. So it's no wonder why my latest creation, the Subway Collection, is filled with deep meaning for city commuters and travelers. Not only is the art beautiful, but the collection also tells a story of how families come together from all parts of the world. The second collection is the Chinese Papercut Watercolors, the art shows the different stages of life.

Thank you for visiting my shop! Cheers!

Angela

Angela

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Angela

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(85)
Emily Lapayowker

Emily Lapayowker on Feb 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These maps are absolutely gorgeous. Pretty enough that they may be individually framed once the year has ended and I'm finished with the calendar.

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About

It's a Small World After All!

Bom dia!! As we say in Portuguese "good morning". I'm Angela, from one of the smallest islands in the world that you can't even see in the map, Macau, China. Despite its small size, Macau is also known as the Las Vegas of the Orient. I came to the US when I was 16 pursuing better opportunities and now I am an interior designer. My inspirations come from the artistic presentations of food and music. Sometimes I even see a drawing on a blank paper, all I need to do is to take the pencil in my hand and start tracing what I see.

You may ask, how did I come up with subway and country kite maps? The first subway map I painted was the Chicago Loop for a friend. She has a deep love for the city and decorated her office with different paintings of Chicago by various artists. I love traveling with public transportation and meeting people along the way. Remember what I said? I see a drawing in a blank paper! So I needed to paint this before it disappears. The magic began.

Delicately hand drawn on watercolor paper, softly brush stroked the paper leaving traces of vibrant colors, and final hand touched to perfection by me, creator of Afrocha Design with the goal of introducing to others a completely fresh and modern interpretation of subway systems and country string kite maps.

This famous quote inspired me one day to create functional art, "form follows function" by Sullivan. So I collaborated with another Etsy artist to create ironing board covers. More new home goods are to come!! Stay tuned for my T-shirts, aprons, and tote bags!

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  • Angela da Rocha

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Photography, Production, Shipping

    I currently live in Roselle with my family, and two dogs. I like cooking, hiking, playing volleyball, daydreaming, and exploring the world. In my spare time, I browse around the latest trends and concepts in interior design magazines.

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Last updated on September 25, 2013
Hi everyone! Welcome to my shop and feel free to browse around. If you have any questions I'm more than delighted to help you.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept credit card and PayPal. If you want to make other forms of payment please contact me.
Shipping
Everything is shipped flat in a sturdy mailer with USPS. Everything in my shop is made to order, so please allow 3-5 business days to assemble. Once your purchase is shipped you'll be notified with a tracking number. Please allow 3-5 business days shipping in US and 10-20 days international.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds are accepted within 30 days after receiving the product(s). Item(s) must be shipped back to the store address with original condition. You'll be refunded for the amount you purchase without the shipping cost.
Additional policies and FAQs
Any compensation for lost, damaged, missing, stolen, or delayed items will be the sole responsibility of the purchaser through the applicable shipping company (USPS) and the insurance purchased. The seller will not provide refund or replacement items for any situation arising from loss or damage in transit. There are No Exceptions. Proof of shipment documentation and tracking number is often upon purchase; if not, it is available upon request through message upon convo on Etsy. Items lost or damaged will NOT be refunded or replaced.