Writer + Explorer + Wandering Scholar
Travels and musings on anthropology, literature, and life.
Here your may encounter my poetry, translations, fairy tales, personal confessions, and self-expressions on the whimsy and woes of a life of observation.
Shop a phantasmagoria of found artifacts, books, and poems spontaneously constructed in the heat of the moment.
Writer. Traveler. Folklorist
For those of you who don’t know me, I am a writer, an explorer, and an anthropologist with a background in folklore and archaeology. I created this space as a sort watering hole for us to explore, together, this wildly gorgeous and profoundly diverse world of myth, of lore. That means everything from the recipes that have inspired empires, to the legends and tales that continue to break hearts eons later.
It all began in 2011 when, in a wild moment of blinding spontaneity, I quit my job, sold my car, and bought a one-way ticket to Africa. And I’ve been on the move ever since sharing stories and experiences from the road less traveled to the places known but misrepresented.
It is our manifesto, our creed here to share the world in all its splendors and horrors. To view with honest, open eyes, reality, with an open mind.Tweet
Make Folk & Lore your go-to series on the cultures, customs, traditions, and histories of life and love, war and peace, belligerence, and fanaticism. From East to West and back again. We’ll venture to the places that dwell on and off the map. In regions known and unknown. In the tradition of folklorists and Think of it as a highly integrated, educational travel blog-meets sensual, yes (I said sensual!) food blog. Full of quirky and meaningful, sometimes entertainingly random information — all in the name of becoming a stronger global citizen. We’ll head out there on foot or from the armrests of our desk to explore the quirks, quandaries, and curiosities that make us human.
Seeking those common denominators that make us human and I believe this can be done through our most ancient drive as storytellers.
“In fact, the whole of mythology
could be taken as a sort of projection of the collective unconscious”
“If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time.”
We asked Andriani for a full rebranding of our company. We couldn’t happier and our customers too.Amy Blake, LexCorp
Andriani took care of our online marketing with some amazing results. We are now the first result in every search engine!Mike Wallace, Wayne Enterprises