May 10, 2017

Klompie bricks

Safari Fusion blog | Klompie bricks | Maasai craft studio at Angama Mara, Masai Mara Kenya
It's incredible how a small, narrow Dutch brick has made its mark on architecture and design in Cape Town, South Africa.

From the 17th century until the end of Dutch colonialism Klompie bricks were bought to the African colony as ship ballast. With local clay not suitable for brick making, clay products from the Netherlands were highly sort after. The brick is still produced today in South Africa by specialised makers.

Safari Fusion blog | Klompie bricks | Bar Keeper Liquor Store, Cape Town South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Klompie bricks | A unique entry to a residence in Higgovale, Cape Town South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Klompie bricks | Entrance to a Johannesburg getaway, Dullstroom South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Klompie bricks | Outdoor guest space at Angama Mara, Masai Mara Kenya

Safari Fusion blog | Klompie bricks | Industrial style wine cellar in a Groot Constantia residence, Cape Town South Africa
{Images: 1-2 Angama Mara via Yatzer, 3,5 Visi, 4 Wynand Wilsenach Architect, 6 House and Leisure}

April 21, 2017

Curated designs

Safari Fusion blog | Home & Decor Malaysia | April 2017 | Curated Designs | Safari Fusion Australia
Super excited to share with you an interview I did earlier this year for Home & Decor Malaysia magazine's April edition. Safari Fusion (and me!) feature in Curated Designs: home decorations from around the world.

Safari Fusion blog | Home & Decor Malaysia | April 2017 | Curated Designs | Safari Fusion Australia

Safari Fusion blog | Home & Decor Malaysia | April 2017 | Curated Designs | Safari Fusion Australia
{Images: 1-3 Home & Decor Malaysia}


April 12, 2017

Library style

Safari Fusion blog | Library style | A contemporary style library in a Newlands [Cape Town] home, South Africa
As an avid reader and collector of beautiful coffee table books, I knew my next house would have to have a large library wall to accommodate my collection and to display my African art.

So as I start to think about designing and decorating my library I thought I would share some pictures of South African residences and their beautiful reading library spaces.

Safari Fusion blog | Library style | Under stairs library and office nook at the boutique hotel Cape Cadogan [Cape Town], South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Library style | Open shelf library in a Cape barn style home in Noordhoek [Cape Town], South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Library style | A relaxed coastal reading room at Soul Arch Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Library style | Brick and concrete modern industrial book shelves in a Pierneef [Pretoria] residence, South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Library style | Brick and concrete modern industrial book shelves in a Pierneef [Pretoria] residence, South Africa
{Images: 1,3 Condé Nast House & Garden, 2 Cape Cadogan, 4 Soul Arch, 5-6 Visi}

March 23, 2017

It's SALE time!

Safari Fusion blog | annual SALE! | Up to 60% off selected pieces, ends Sunday

We only have one SALE a year, so if you have had your eye on one of our unique pieces for some time, now is the time to snap it up!

Save up to 60% off selected pieces online, ends Sunday 26th March 2017.

>> Click here to see what's on offer.

Happy shopping!

March 21, 2017

Tikar bangles

Safari Fusion blog | Tikar bangles | Modern decorative clay and bead bangles of the Tikar tribe of Cameroon
Now available online and in our studio are more of our beautiful white bead Tikar Bangles.

Regalia and objects of prestige including headdresses, bead bangles and leopard skins have been revered for centuries by dignitaries and artisans of Cameroon's Tikar tribe as a symbol of social standing.

Crafted from clay the bangle is covered with stitched beads pressed into the clay and mounted on a black metal stand.

Safari Fusion blog | Tikar bangles | Modern decorative clay and bead bangles of the Tikar tribe of Cameroon

Safari Fusion blog | Tikar bangles | Modern decorative clay and bead bangles of the Tikar tribe of Cameroon

Safari Fusion blog | Tikar bangles | Modern decorative clay and bead bangles of the Tikar tribe of Cameroon
{Images: 1 Apartment Therapy, 2-3 Safari Fusion, 4 Inside Out}