July 30, 2012

African gold

Safari Fusion blog | African gold | The opulence and indulgence of gold in Africa
With the Olympics in full swing there is talk of gold everywhere.

A precious metal and colour, gold is associated with wealth and prosperity, and in the case of the Olympics, the outstanding and the best.

In Africa the metal gold has been used for centuries by kings and royalty to craft royal regalia to wear and also intriguing symbolic objects.

Whilst in interiors, the colour gold creates a bold atmosphere of opulence and indulgence, or as some may say, glitz and glamour!

Safari Fusion blog | African gold | The opulence and indulgence of gold in Africa

Safari Fusion blog | African gold | The opulence and indulgence of gold in Africa

Safari Fusion blog | African gold | The opulence and indulgence of gold in Africa

Safari Fusion blog | African gold | The opulence and indulgence of gold in Africa

Safari Fusion blog | African gold | The opulence and indulgence of gold in Africa
Images: Gold of Africa Museum and Baraza Resort & Spa Zanzibar

July 9, 2012

Quirky seating

Safari Fusion blog | Pre-loved trunks, suitcases and wash tubs reborn as quirky seating in South Africa
My blog postings of late seem to have followed an unintentional vintage theme.

Continuing with this, I was recently browsing the South African store, Recreate online admiring their latest pre-loved recycled creations.

As a traveller, I just adore these vintage trunks and suitcases that now have a second life as quirky seating.

As for the wash tub ottomans, all I can say (from someone who hates hand washing!) that a wash tub is much more appealing as a functional piece of furniture to rest your weary feet on, then as a labor intensive piece of equipment!

Safari Fusion blog | Pre-loved trunks, suitcases and wash tubs reborn as quirky seating in South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Pre-loved trunks, suitcases and wash tubs reborn as quirky seating in South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Pre-loved trunks, suitcases and wash tubs reborn as quirky seating in South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Pre-loved trunks, suitcases and wash tubs reborn as quirky seating in South Africa
Images: Recreate

July 4, 2012

24 hours in...

Safari Fusion blog | 24 hours in... | Illustrations by Brazil's Fernando Volken Tongi
How amazing are these illustrations by Brazil's Fernando Volken Togni!

His series of 24 hour destination illustrations were produced for Qatar Airways' Oryx Magazine. No guesses for which one is my favourite.

To view more of Fernando's colourful works visit the Fernando Volken Togni website.

Safari Fusion blog | 24 hours in... | Illustrations by Brazil's Fernando Volken Tongi

Safari Fusion blog | 24 hours in... | Illustrations by Brazil's Fernando Volken Tongi
Safari Fusion blog | 24 hours in... | Illustrations by Brazil's Fernando Volken Tongi

Safari Fusion blog | 24 hours in... | Illustrations by Brazil's Fernando Volken Tongi
Images: Fernando Volken Togni

July 2, 2012

Victorian style in Namibia

Safari Fusion blog | Namibia's Herero | Stepping back in time in Southern Africa
The Victorian fashionistas of Southern Africa would have to be Namibia's Herero people.

Their traditional dress is derived from the Victorian era and consists of an enormous crinoline worn over a several petticoats and a distinctive hat made from rolled cloth and shaped like cow horns.

These amazing portraits by Jim Naughten depict the Herero's Victorian era dress and paramilitary costume.

Safari Fusion blog | Namibia's Herero | Stepping back in time in Southern Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Namibia's Herero | Stepping back in time in Southern Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Namibia's Herero | Stepping back in time in Southern Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Namibia's Herero | Stepping back in time in Southern Africa
Images: Jim Naughten