February 24, 2014

A room at the Insect Hotel?

Safari Fusion blog | A room at the Insect Hotel? | Keeping the ecosystem of the Cape Dutch farm Babylonstoren in perfect harmony
Reading through some of my favourite blogs I came across an intriguing post over on Elle Decoration.

Yes, it's an Insect Hotel, a lovely warm nurturing place for all those creepy crawlies to snuggle in and at the same time keep the ecosystem of the Cape Dutch farm, Babylonstoren, in perfect harmony.

What a stylish abode for bugs!

Safari Fusion blog | A room at the Insect Hotel? | Keeping the ecosystem of the Cape Dutch farm Babylonstoren in perfect harmony
Safari Fusion blog | A room at the Insect Hotel? | Keeping the ecosystem of the Cape Dutch farm Babylonstoren in perfect harmony
{Images: Babylonstoren blog}

February 21, 2014

Pinned: Selman Marrakech

Safari Fusion blog | Pinned: Selman Marrakech | Luxurious style at the Selman Marrakech hotel Morocco
Another one for our Radiant Orchid: Pantone Colour of the Year 2014 African style Pinterest board...
luxurious style at the Selman Marrakech hotel Morocco.
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February 17, 2014

Ship it [part 1]

Safari Fusion blog | Ship it [part 1] | The Freedom Cafe in Durban South Africa is constructed using a bright red shipping container
When I visited Durban last year I stayed at a cafe that offered boutique accommodation [The Concierge] as part of its set up; a Melbourne girl does need to be close to her daily coffee you know! Aptly named the Freedom Cafe it is tucked away just out of the city centre in Greyville.

The cafe is cleverly designed using shipping containers; one painted bright red provides cosy indoor table seating whilst a second glass container serves as the counter and barista area complete with African stomper stools.

You can see shipping containers used as simple homes and shops all through Africa, however the design of the Freedom Cafe has taken this over-sized metal packing box to a whole new level. Inspired to find more shipping container design in Africa my search uncovered a Pretoria East residence and a recycle bike shop in Ghana.

{Images: 1-3 Freedom Cafe, 4-6 Pretoria East home via House and Leisure, 7-9 Re-cycle Bikes to Africa project via Flickr}

Safari Fusion blog | Ship it [part 1] | The Freedom Cafe in Durban South Africa is constructed using a bright red shipping container


Safari Fusion blog | Ship it [part 1] | The Freedom Cafe in Durban South Africa is constructed using a bright red shipping container

Safari Fusion blog | Ship it [part 1] | Reuse, recycle and upcycle is the mantra of this shipping container residence in Pretoria East, South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Ship it [part 1] | Reuse, recycle and upcycle is the mantra of this shipping container residence in Pretoria East, South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Ship it [part 1] | Reuse, recycle and upcycle is the mantra of this shipping container residence in Pretoria East, South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Ship it [part 1] | Re-cycle Bikes to Africa project in Ghana | Unwanted pre-loved bikes are shipped to Africa, restored and distributed

Safari Fusion blog | Ship it [part 1] | Re-cycle Bikes to Africa project in Ghana | Unwanted pre-loved bikes are shipped to Africa, restored and distributed

Safari Fusion blog | Ship it [part 1] | Re-cycle Bikes to Africa project in Ghana | Unwanted pre-loved bikes are shipped to Africa, restored and distributed

February 14, 2014

Romance safari style

Safari Fusion blog | Romance safari style | A romantic bush dinner on the plains of the Serengeti at Singita Sabora Tented Camp
A romantic bush dinner on the plains of the Serengeti at Singita Sabora Tented Camp.

Happy Valentine's Day!

February 10, 2014

Cape Dutch architecture

Safari Fusion blog | Cape Dutch architecture | A reinvented Cape Dutch beauty with sculpted facades, white washed walls and spacious interiors, Cape Town South Africa

Iconic architecture of South Africa, the Cape Dutch style can be found throughout the Western Cape around Cape Town and the Winelands area. Designed and built by Dutch colonists in the early 17th century, these simplistic buildings distinctive design included ornate rounded gables, a thatched roof and white washed walls.

The Cape Dutch style of architecture has stood the test of time with many modern homes designed in this classic style. This beautiful home pictured (in Somerset West) was once a flat-roof brick box, today it is a reinvented Cape Dutch beauty complete with sculpted facades, white washed walls and spacious interiors.

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Safari Fusion blog | Cape Dutch architecture | A reinvented Cape Dutch beauty with sculpted facades, white washed walls and spacious interiors, Cape Town South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Cape Dutch architecture | A reinvented Cape Dutch beauty with sculpted facades, white washed walls and spacious interiors, Cape Town South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Cape Dutch architecture | A reinvented Cape Dutch beauty with sculpted facades, white washed walls and spacious interiors, Cape Town South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Cape Dutch architecture | A reinvented Cape Dutch beauty with sculpted facades, white washed walls and spacious interiors, Cape Town South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Cape Dutch architecture | A reinvented Cape Dutch beauty with sculpted facades, white washed walls and spacious interiors, Cape Town South Africa
{Images: House and Leisure via Dustjacket Attic}


February 6, 2014

Pinned: Senufo bed

Safari Fusion blog | Pinned: Senufo bed |  Senufo bed | Beautiful handcarved Senufo bed from the Ivory Coast reinvented as a coffee table
As I am in the process of looking for a new home, my mind has already jumped ahead several steps thinking about what new African pieces I would love to bring into my future abode.

A beautiful wooden Senufo bed from the Ivory Coast is high on my list to use as a coffee table.

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