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}

March 23, 2017

It's SALE time!

Safari Fusion blog | annual SALE! | Up to 60% off selected pieces, ends Sunday

We only have one SALE a year, so if you have had your eye on one of our unique pieces for some time, now is the time to snap it up!

Save up to 60% off selected pieces online, ends Sunday 26th March 2017.

>> Click here to see what's on offer.

Happy shopping!

March 21, 2017

Tikar bangles

Safari Fusion blog | Tikar bangles | Modern decorative clay and bead bangles of the Tikar tribe of Cameroon
Now available online and in our studio are more of our beautiful white bead Tikar Bangles.

Regalia and objects of prestige including headdresses, bead bangles and leopard skins have been revered for centuries by dignitaries and artisans of Cameroon's Tikar tribe as a symbol of social standing.

Crafted from clay the bangle is covered with stitched beads pressed into the clay and mounted on a black metal stand.

Safari Fusion blog | Tikar bangles | Modern decorative clay and bead bangles of the Tikar tribe of Cameroon

Safari Fusion blog | Tikar bangles | Modern decorative clay and bead bangles of the Tikar tribe of Cameroon

Safari Fusion blog | Tikar bangles | Modern decorative clay and bead bangles of the Tikar tribe of Cameroon
{Images: 1 Apartment Therapy, 2-3 Safari Fusion, 4 Inside Out}

March 7, 2017

[Photographer] Hassan Hajjaj

Safari Fusion blog >> [Photographer] Hassan Hajjaj | Afro-pop style photographic portraits by Moroccan photographer Hassan Hajjaj

Regarded as Morocco's answer to Andy Warhol; photographer, designer and filmmaker Hassan Hajjaj's Afro-pop style of photography is a feast for the eyes.

Inspired by photographic works of Malick Sidibé and influenced by fashion photography and his North African heritage, Hassan Hajjaj's recent works capture musicians and performers in exquisitely composed ornate portraits.

Safari Fusion blog >> [Photographer] Hassan Hajjaj | Afro-pop style photographic portraits by Moroccan photographer Hassan Hajjaj
Safari Fusion blog >> [Photographer] Hassan Hajjaj | Afro-pop style photographic portraits by Moroccan photographer Hassan Hajjaj



Safari Fusion blog >> [Photographer] Hassan Hajjaj | Afro-pop style photographic portraits by Moroccan photographer Hassan Hajjaj

Safari Fusion blog >> [Photographer] Hassan Hajjaj | Afro-pop style photographic portraits by Moroccan photographer Hassan Hajjaj
{Images: © Hassan Hajjaj}

February 21, 2017

[Colour crush] White on white

Safari Fusion blog | [Colour crush] White on white | A fresh and light livingroom with two White Bamileke Feather Headdresses [Juju hats]

Here at Safari Fusion we are colour tragic, the more colourful the better! However this does not mean we do not appreciate and love the fresh style of white on white.

When decorating with white it is all about texture, from timbers to textiles and of course feathers, white on white is far from plain and is definitely not playing it safe when it comes to decorating.

Safari Fusion blog | [Colour crush] White on white | Beautiful entrance hall stying by Three Birds Renovations with a White Bamileke Feather Headdress

Safari Fusion blog | [Colour crush] White on white | A stylists eclectic home with a White Bamileke Feather Headdress [Juju hat]

Safari Fusion blog | [Colour crush] White on white | Three Birds Renovations creating texture with white and white and a lovely White Bamileke Feather Headdress [Juju hat]

Safari Fusion blog | Colour crush] White on white | Simple organic styling with a White Bamileke Feather Headdress [Juju hat]

Safari Fusion blog | [Colour crush] White on white | Lovely seating nook featuring a White Bamileke Feather Headdress [Juju hat] and a Bamileke Stool + Table
{Images: 1 KK Living, 2,6 Adore Home, 3 My Domaine, 4 Three Birds Renovations, 5 Apartmentf15}

February 14, 2017

Romance safari style...

Safari Fusion blog | Romance safari style... | Barefoot dining under the swaying palm trees at Benguerra Island, Mozambique
Romance safari style...watching the sunset across the Indian Ocean and barefoot dining under the swaying palm trees at Benguerra Island, Mozambique.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Safari Fusion blog | Romance safari style... | Watching the sunset across the Indian Ocean at Benguerra Island, Mozambique
{Images: &beyond}

January 24, 2017

New year, new colour

Safari Fusion blog | New year, new colour | Pantone Colour of the Year 2017 | Greenery
2017 is the green year, with Pantone announcing Greenery as the Colour of the Year 2017.

"Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalise , Greenery symbolises the reconnection we seek with nature one another and a larger purpose." Pantone

My personal favouite colour (along with pink!), Greenery is nature's neutral at its best. Combine it with bright colours such as pink and orange or mix it with calming taupe, browns and deep olives.

Safari Fusion blog | New year, new colour | Pantone Colour of the Year 2017 | Greenery >> Kitchen of South African floral artists Dané Erwee and Chris Willemse via House and Garden

Safari Fusion blog | New year, new colour | Pantone Colour of the Year 2017 | Greenery >> Bedroom of a Marrakech riad

Safari Fusion blog | New year, new colour | Pantone Colour of the Year 2017 | Greenery >> Tikar Bangle (green) by Safari Fusion www.safarifusion.com.a

Safari Fusion blog | New year, new colour | Pantone Colour of the Year 2017 | Greenery >> Selling melons at a market in Mali, West Africa

Safari Fusion blog | New year, new colour | Pantone Colour of the Year 2017 | Greenery >> Tented Villa at Azura Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania
{Images: 1 Pantone, 2 House and Leisure, 3 Architectural Digest, 4 Safari Fusion, 5 Pinterest, 6 Azura Selous}

January 11, 2017

Hello 2017

Safari Fusion blog | Hello 2017 | Our Chapel Street Windsor [Melbourne] Studio is open by appointment www.safarifusion.com.au

We are open!

We are back from our break and are ready for an amazing 2017. Our Chapel Street Windsor [Melbourne] Studio is open by appointment Monday to Friday, contact me to make a time.

{Image: Safari Fusion}