May 30, 2014

More Crochet Cactus!

Safari Fusion blog | More Crochet Cactus! | Our ladies in Cape Town have been super busy crocheting more quirky cactus, succulent and euphorbia for our Safari Store

Just in from South Africa are more of our colourful and quirky hand-knitted Crochet Cactus. These pretty plants are a black thumb's best friend, no water or care required in order to look fabulous!

We have more Skinny Spike, Pink Flower and Cluster, so all designs are in stock and ready to send today.

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Safari Fusion blog | More Crochet Cactus! | Our ladies in Cape Town have been super busy crocheting more quirky cactus, succulent and euphorbia for our Safari Store
Safari Fusion blog | More Crochet Cactus! | Our ladies in Cape Town have been super busy crocheting more quirky cactus, succulent and euphorbia for our Safari Store
{images: © Safari Fusion}




May 27, 2014

Photographer Mario Gerth

Safari Fusion blog | Photographer Mario Gerth | African photographic portraits | Tribes of the Omo Valley Ethiopia © Mario Gerth
I have been an avid admirer of Mario Gerth's photographic works for sometime now, his African portraits are so breath-taking in both full colour and black & white.

Here are some of my favourites from a trip he did to the remote Omo Valley, in southern Ethiopia in 2012.

To view more of his works, visit both his website and gallery on Flickr.

Safari Fusion blog | Photographer Mario Gerth | African photographic portraits | Tribes of the Omo Valley Ethiopia © Mario Gerth

Safari Fusion blog | Photographer Mario Gerth | African photographic portraits | Tribes of the Omo Valley Ethiopia © Mario Gerth

Safari Fusion blog | Photographer Mario Gerth | African photographic portraits | Tribes of the Omo Valley Ethiopia © Mario Gerth
{Images: © Mario Gerth via Flickr}

May 16, 2014

Adore book launch

Safari Fusion blog | Adore book launch | A book of colourful interiors by Loni Parker of Adore Home magazine available through Safari Fusion
Last night I celebrated with Loni Parker, the editor and creator of the online interior and lifestyle magazine Adore Home, as she launched her first ever book Adore at West Elm on Chapel Street.

The Adore book is pure interior eye candy, bringing the best of Adore Home's virtual pages to life in splendid colour.

It is divided into ten chapters according to room type, and includes a break down of why a room works, styling tips and colour theory facts. You are shown how to get the most enjoyment out of your space, with special sections on creative walls and entertaining and at the end of each chapter a are some helpful tips from homeowners and interior designers.

Adore is available through us for $49.95 plus delivery.

Safari Fusion blog | Adore book launch | A book of colourful interiors by Loni Parker of Adore Home magazine available through Safari Fusion

Safari Fusion blog | Adore book launch | A book of colourful interiors by Loni Parker of Adore Home magazine available through Safari Fusion

Safari Fusion blog | Adore book launch | A book of colourful interiors by Loni Parker of Adore Home magazine available through Safari Fusion

Safari Fusion blog | Adore book launch | A book of colourful interiors by Loni Parker of Adore Home magazine available through Safari Fusion
{Images: Adore Home magazine}

May 13, 2014

Langazela Cushions

Safari Fusion blog | Langazela Cushions | Chevron design | Bright coloured wool embroidered on recycled corn sacks
We have more of our vibrant Langazela Cushions (pillows) in both the chevron and arrow designs in production at the moment and expect them to arrive from South Africa in the next six weeks or so.

We have made one little enhancement with the cushion design, the backs will feature a zip enclosure to keep your insert neatly tucked away.

We are taking pre-orders, so feel free to place your order to ensure you don't miss out or make an enquiry.

The story...
In rural KwaZulu Natal a mother was inspired to pass the time waiting for the bus by embroidering on a corn sack. Her beautiful geometric designs and the use of recycled corn sacks is the inspiration for our Langazela [zulu: a wish to do something] cushion.

As seen in Real Living | May 2014

{Images: 1-2 Langazela Cushion (chevron), 3-4 Langazela Cushion (arrow) by Safari Fusion}

Safari Fusion blog | Langazela Cushions | Chevron design | Bright coloured wool embroidered on recycled corn sacks by Safari Fusion


Safari Fusion blog | Langazela Cushions | Arrow design | Bright coloured wool embroidered on recycled corn sacks by Safari Fusion


Safari Fusion blog | Langazela Cushions | Arrow design | Bright coloured wool embroidered on recycled corn sacks by Safari Fusion by Safari Fusion


May 9, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

Safari Fusion blog | Happy Mother's Day | Hyena with her tiny cub, Mashatu Game Reserve Botswana © Kellie Shearwood
Wishing all Mums, Moms, Mothers, Grandmas and Nannas all around the world a very Happy Mother's Day this Sunday.

{Images: on safari at Mashatu Game Reserve, Botswana © Kellie Shearwood}

Safari Fusion blog | Happy Mother's Day | Giraffe with her youngster, Mashatu Game Reserve Botswana © Kellie Shearwood

Safari Fusion blog | Happy Mother's Day | Elephant with her baby, Mashatu Game Reserve Botswana © Kellie Shearwood

Safari Fusion blog | Happy Mother's Day | Zebra family with youngsters, Mashatu Game Reserve Botswana © Kellie Shearwood

May 6, 2014

Bath with a view

Safari Fusion blog | Bath with a view | Bathing amongst giant ancient bolders and gameviewing at Madikwe Hills Lodge, South Africa
It seems I am moaning about the cold weather already and Winter is still a month away.

I am not sure what happened to Autumn here in Melbourne, we have gone from the warm Summer sun to cold rainy Winter in a blink of an eye (note to the weather god, I rely on Autumn and Spring to adjust to the 20C difference in temperature).

So now that I am feeling the cold, all I can think about are ways to keep warm and a long soak in a hot bath is high on the list to do when I have a spare moment. In the meantime I will just rug up and ooh and aah over these beautiful bathing locations in Africa.

Safari Fusion blog | Bath with a view | The elegance of a bygone era, sunset bathing in a copper tub in an African river

Safari Fusion blog | Bath with a view | Spectacular treetop views from an open-air bathroom at Singita Sweni Lodge, Kruger South Africa

Safari Fusion blog | Bath with a view | At one with the elements with endless views of Kenya's bush plains at Elsa's Kopje, Meru National Park Kenya

Safari Fusion blog | Bath with a view | Bringing the outdoors in, safari style at Elsa's Private House, Meru National Park Kenya

Safari Fusion blog | Bath with a view | Bathing under the stars on your private deck at Sanctuary Baines' Camp, Okavango Delta Botswana
{Images: 1 Madikwe Hills, 2 Timeless Africa Safaris, 3 Singita, 4-5 Elsa's Kopje, 6 Baines' Camp}


May 2, 2014

Pinned: Farmhouse style

Safari Fusion blog | Farmhouse style | Beautiful living space featuring a collection of stools, Banhoek Valley, South Africa (via Rue on Pinterest)

This Banhoek Valley farmhouse living space is so inviting, eclectic yet relaxed and with a great sense of space. I love the collection of mini stools and that book side table is just brilliant!

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