November 15, 2017

[In store] Modern Tribal 2018 collection

Safari Fusion blog >< [In store] Modern Tribal 2018 collection | Just in >> a curated collection of African objects, fine art photography, baskets and felt art by Safari Fusion| Image © Safari Fusion

Colourful beads, body adornment, regalia and ritualistic objects are indigenous to Africa's tribal communities.

Coveted by the continent's early explorers and collected today by modern-day travellers, these beautiful handcrafted tribal objects are as exotic as they are unique.

Working with our many talented African artisans we have taken the traditional and added the Safari Fusion contemporary twist to create our new 2018 collection Modern Tribal.

>> View our Modern Tribal lookbook

Safari Fusion blog >< [In store] Mud Cloth Ottoman (cross) | Modern Tribal 2018 collection | Just in >> a curated collection of African objects, fine art photography, baskets and felt art by Safari Fusion| Image © Safari Fusion

Safari Fusion blog >< [In store] Crochet Baskets | Modern Tribal 2018 collection | Just in >> a curated collection of African objects, fine art photography, baskets and felt art by Safari Fusion| Image © Safari Fusion
{Images: © Safari Fusion}

October 25, 2017

Inside a customer's home

Safari Fusion blog >< Inside a customer's home | A pair of Safari Fusion Large Ethioipian Coptic Crosses
We recently received a lovely email with some pictures from Sheena in Teneriffe Queensland, displaying her Safari Fusion purchase, a pair of large Ethiopian Coptic Crosses...

"The beautiful Coptic crosses arrived last week and are looking fabulous with my Song porcelain bowls, Cambodian Buddha and Chinese hair ornaments!

I’m so happy with them and thank you for your wonderful service!"

Thanks Sheena, so glad we could help. We love to receive pictures of your Safari Fusion purchases, so keep them coming!

{Image: Sheena, Teneriffe QLD}

October 11, 2017

[In store] Bamileke feather headdress

Safari Fusion blog >< [In store] Bamileke feather headdress | Just in >> more of our beautiful white standard size 72-85cm sized Juju Hats | Image © Safari Fusion
Beautiful and textured our West African Bamileke Feather Headdress is a sort after art piece. Now available in our Safari Store are more of our large (72-85cm) size White headdresses, plus new colours including Blush, Grey and Teal.

Crafted in Cameroon, these feathered hats are traditionally worn by Bamileke dancers of the Kuosi [Elephant] Society. Wearing an elaborate beaded elephant mask, leopard skin and a red feather headdress they performed ritualistic dances for the Fon [King].

To learn more about the Bamileke Feather Headdress origins, visit the Brooklyn Museum on YouTube.

Safari Fusion blog >< [In store] Bamileke feather headdress | Just in >> more of our beautiful white standard size 72-85cm sized Juju Hats | Image © Safari Fusion

Safari Fusion blog >< [In store] Bamileke feather headdress | Origins of our Juju Hats via the Brooklyn Museum

Safari Fusion blog >< [In store] Bamileke feather headdress | Origins of our Juju Hats via the Brooklyn Museum
{Images: 1-2 Safari Fusion, 3-4 Brooklyn Museum}

October 4, 2017

[Explore] Zeitz MOCAA

Safari Fusion blog >< [Explore] Zeitz MOCAA | Exterior image of Zeitz MOCAA by acclaimed Dutch architectural photographer Iwan Baan, Cape Town South Africa
Just opened in Cape Town's waterfront Silo District is the incredible Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA). What was once two thirty-three metre high grain silos is now an architectural masterpiece.

With over one hundred galleries, spread over nine floors, permanent and temporary collections; this public not-for-profit contemporary art museum collects, preserves, researches and exhibits twenty-first century art from Africa as well as hosting international exhibitions and supporting development and education.

"Jochen Zeitz was working with curator Mark Coetzee to build a world class collection of contemporary art from Africa and its Diaspora with the vision to create the first major museum dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its Diaspora on the Africa Continent. The meeting of these two visions resulted in the creation of the not-for-profit public institution since named Zeitz MOCAA."

In addition to exhibiting an extensive art collection the museum's 'Access for All’ program will ensure no one is ever turned away from visiting the museum due to the inability to afford admission.

Safari Fusion blog >< [Explore] Zeitz MOCAA | Spectacular views of Table Mountain from Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town South Africa | Photograph by Mark Williams

Safari Fusion blog >< [Explore] Zeitz MOCAA | Interior space of Zeitz MOCAA, Silo District Cape Town, South Africa

Safari Fusion blog >< [Explore] Zeitz MOCAA | Installation at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, Silo District Cape Town, South Africa

Safari Fusion blog >< [Explore] Zeitz MOCAA | Installation at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, Silo District Cape Town, South Africa

Safari Fusion blog >< [Explore] Zeitz MOCAA | Interior space of Zeitz MOCAA, Silo District Cape Town, South Africa | Photograph by Mark Williams


Safari Fusion blog >< [Explore] Zeitz MOCAA | Interior space of Zeitz MOCAA, Silo District Cape Town, South Africa | Photograph by Mark Williams
{Images: Zeitz MOCAA}

September 13, 2017

[Colour crush] Yellow

Safari Fusion blog >< Colour crush] Yellow | Mid century modern in a Clifton apartment Cape Town. South Africa
Shake off your house Winter blues by adding fresh, bright and sunny yellow accents to your home.

From rich mustard to crisp vibrant yellow, you only need a touch to bring your space alive. Paint your front door, plant a succulent in a yellow pot, paint a vintage cabinet, or choose soft furnishings like a leather accent chair, ottoman or cushions in this lovely bright and smiley hue.

Safari Fusion blog >< [Colour crush] Yellow | Transkei wooden fish and yellow pot plant on the front porch of a Cape Town home

Safari Fusion blog >< [Colour crush] Yellow | Vlisco wax print fabric bedroom feature wall at Hallmark House Johannesburg, South Africa

Safari Fusion blog >< [Colour crush] Yellow | Bright and colourful architecture of Bo Kaap Cape Town, South Africa

Safari Fusion blog >< Colour crush] Yellow | Groegous yellow leather chair as featured in the May 2017 edition of House and Leisure South Africa

Safari Fusion blog >< [Colour crush] Yellow | Mother and child, Kigoma Tanzania photograph by Mia Collis
{Images: 1,3,5 House and Leisure, 2 Apartment Therapy, 4 Instagram @dapperlou, 6 Instagram @mia_collis}

August 23, 2017

Goodbye winter

Safari Fusion blog >< Goodbye winter | We are closed for our annual holiday 24 August to 01 September
We are celebrating the end of Winter with a little trip to the Australian tropics...

The Safari Fusion Studio is closed from Thursday 24th August, 2017. We will re-open for visits by appointment from Monday 4th September.

Our online Safari Store is always open, feel free to place your order and we will pack and send it for you when we return. Enquiries received by email or phone will be addressed upon our return.

Thank you for your understanding!

{Image: Palm Cove}

August 18, 2017

[In store] Nguni wire head

Safari Fusion blog >< Nguni wire head | Just in >> more of our matt black galvanised wire Nguni safari trophy heads
One of my personal favourites, the Nguni Wire Head in gorgeous matt black is now available in our Safari Store.

Made for us in South Africa by a collective of artists who together create some of Africa's most beautiful wire and bead craft, each safari trophy head is lovingly shaped by hand creating a unique three-dimensional artwork.

{Image: Oblica}

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}