April 29, 2013

Bracelet envy

Safari Fusion blog | Bracelet envy | Colourful geometric bead bracelets and cuffs by South African designer Gillian Fuller
Whilst browsing the Design Indaba last month I spotted a lady wearing the most fabulous bead bracelet. This lady turned out to be Cape Town designer Gillian Fuller who crafts the most amazing beaded cuff bracelets.

Using high quality Czech seed beads, Gillian designs each piece which is then crafted using local beading skills. So far she has created over 200 different bracelet designs; each a true blend of African art, craft and contemporary design.

Safari Fusion blog | Bracelet envy | Colourful geometric bead bracelets and cuffs by South African designer Gillian Fuller

Safari Fusion blog | Bracelet envy | Colourful geometric bead bracelets and cuffs by South African designer Gillian Fuller

April 22, 2013

Dulux + Safari Fusion

Safari Fusion blog | Dulux + Safari Fusion | Dulux United by Style: Translating runway fashion into colourful eclectic interiors
Back in February we were very lucky to have colour forecaster and stylist Bree Leech approach us to assist with a selection of our products for a fashion themed Dulux photo shoot.

Inspired by Camilla's colourful and eclectic designs, Bree styled a Camilla Living Room with pieces from our Cape Eclectic collection to a backdrop of rich runway ready Dulux colours - Dulux Royal Curtsy and Dulux Whisper White.

To see what inspires Camilla and how Bree translates runway colours into interiors (and spot some of our pieces!), visit the Dulux website to watch the video Camilla on Fashion & Dulux.

Also until the end of this month you can vote for your favourite room, obviously Camilla's Living Room gets my vote!

{All Dulux United by Style images are by photographer Mike Baker © Dulux}

Safari Fusion blog | Dulux + Safari Fusion | Translating runway fashion into colourful eclectic interiors
Safari Fusion's Tretchikoff Zulu Girl Cushion & Mini Telephone Wire Checked Bowl 


Safari Fusion blog | Dulux + Safari Fusion | Dulux United by Style: Translating runway fashion into colourful eclectic interiors
Safari Fusion blog | Dulux + Safari Fusion | Translating runway fashion into colourful eclectic interiors
Safari Fusion's Large Wired Lace Platter, Langazela Cushion & Magenta Wired Lace Bowl


Safari Fusion blog | Dulux + Safari Fusion | Dulux United by Style: Translating runway fashion into colourful eclectic interiors

Safari Fusion blog | Dulux + Safari Fusion | Translating runway fashion into colourful eclectic interiors
Safari Fusion's Magenta Bamileke Feather Headdress, Bead Vases & Orange Wired Lace Bowl

April 11, 2013

Pinned: Eclectic wall display

Safari Fusion blog | Vintage and contemporary frames plus a White Bamileke Feather Headdress create a beautiful wall display
Vintage and contemporary frames plus a White Bamileke Feather Headdress create a beautiful wall display
{source: Jean Allsopp Photography}

April 4, 2013

Pinned: African simplicity

Safari Fusion blog | An architect's minimalist home in the heart of Windhoek, Namibia
An architect's minimalist home in the heart of Windhoek, Namibia {source: Design Hunter}

April 2, 2013

African totemism

Safari Fusion blog | African totemism | Li Edelkoort's curated Totemism: Memphis meets Africa exhibition
During my recent trip to South Africa I spent some time in Cape Town attending the Design Indaba.

One stand that caught my attention was Li Edelkoort's curated 'Totemism: Memphis meets Africa' exhibition. I must confess I was not sure of the relevance however after reading about the Memphis Design Movement of the early 1980s it all made perfect sense.

South Africa's design movement started in the early 1990s with designers setting out to create an African style that was contemporary but also incorporated elements of their environment (think animals, masks, spears and the like). This early design style flourished to the point of saturation, it was then textiles turn with organic and earthy styles developed which then flowed into the lifestyles and food of South Africans.

These long lasting design trends are now being re-invented and liberated just as the Memphis Design Movement did.

Li's exhibition shows us through stacking and layering objects of various materials, textures and colours (just like a totem) you can build and create with a spiritual connection.

Safari Fusion blog | African totemism | Li Edelkoort's curated Totemism: Memphis meets Africa exhibition

Safari Fusion blog | African totemism | Li Edelkoort's curated Totemism: Memphis meets Africa exhibition

Safari Fusion blog | African totemism | Li Edelkoort's curated Totemism: Memphis meets Africa exhibition

Safari Fusion blog | African totemism | Li Edelkoort's curated Totemism: Memphis meets Africa exhibition
{Images: Kellie Shearwood}