A Guide to the Fruits of Jamaica ft. Darynee Miller

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Darynee Miller is the creator and visual director behind $wanky Savages, a collective of creative people blending style and art in new ways. Her and I were able to catch up on how her ties to Jamaica have shaped her creative vision, inspired by stories of things unique to the island from a recent trip. Moments from her travels in her words below, along with a map I asked her to draw from memory showing places she spends her time between Kingston and Ocho Rios. 🔮🙏  

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Composure_Patient Explorers_Darynee Miller
Composure_Patient Explorers_Darynee Miller

Mustard seeds

The seeds are dope because I found them on a horse riding trail. I actually crashed my horse into a bush lol and when the instructor came to help me steer I saw the plant and grabbed a handful.

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Composure_Patient Explorers_Darynee Miller

Red choker:

As a designer and creator I wanted to make some custom pieces to leave with family so I got this fringe material at a local fabric shop and make chokers!

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Composure_Patient Explorers_Darynee Miller
Composure_Patient Explorers_Darynee Miller

Ackee fruit board

I love this key holder because it's handmade. The detail of the acrylic ackee plant is amazing. This was a gift from my best friend's Aunt the day before I flew back to the states.

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Composure_Patient Explorers_Darynee Miller
Composure_Patient Explorers_Darynee Miller

Bob Marley necklace

My love for Bob Marley and all that he stood for is what attracted my eye to this piece.

Rizla papers

Smoking is happening regularly around JA. You can find these rolling papers anywhere for free. Heard to be the best papers in the world!

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