July 21, 2017

African street art

Safari Fusion blog >< African street art | Jaws corner Zanzibar Stone Town, Tanzania
I love Melbourne's hidden lane ways filled with graffiti, but I think Africa's street art takes it to the next level.

From Jaws corner in Zanzibar's Stone Town to the tip of the continent in Woodstock, Cape Town you can find street art inspired by Africa's wonderful wildlife.

Safari Fusion blog >< African street art | Elephant mural by Sonny at Park Corner Johannesburg, South Africa

Safari Fusion blog >< African street art | Elephant mural on the corner of Frere Street and Albert Road Woodstock, Cape Town South Africa

Safari Fusion blog >< African street art | Lion mural by Sonny in New York, USA
{Images: 1 Instagram @ismail_ishu_hobbygraphy, 2,4 Instagram @sonnysundancer, 3 Instagram @yvettebax.traveljournal}


July 5, 2017

A green seat

Safari Fusion blog >< A green seat | Retro green velvet chairs in the lounge at The Robertson Small Hotel, Robertson South Africa
You know when you are saving your favourite Instagram pictures and you suddenly realise you are gravitating towards the same thing, again and again...unintentionally of course!

Well that was the case for me recently, I have been clicking on that heart and saving pictures of beautiful African interiors, of varying styles, that all have one thing in common, green seating.

Safari Fusion blog >< A green seat | Mid century style seating in a Cape Town apartment

Safari Fusion blog >< A green seat | Eclectic afro-chic style in the Saxonworld home of fashion designer Marianne Fassler

Safari Fusion blog >< A green seat | Old world charm with a green antique French daybed in a Cape Ducth home, Babylonstoren South Africa

Safari Fusion blog >< A green seat | Medina simplicity with a Scandi inspired slipper chair, Tunis Tunisia
{Images: 1 The Robertson Small Hotel, 2-4 House and Leisure 5 Côté Maison}

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}