Showing posts with label AFRICAN INTERIOR DESIGNERS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label AFRICAN INTERIOR DESIGNERS. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Lovely color

Mmm Orange River

Sobre and elegant packaging

How lovely is it to come home after a long day at work, turn around , kick off our shoes, light up a beautiful candle which subtle scent and color reminding us of our Africa.
Well Valerie Bietlot a Belgian woman dreamed of that dream during her stay in Tanzania and made it happen.
The Baobap candle collection has been in existence since 2004 but I'm just discovering it..this goes to show you that we discover new things everyday:)
Of course it's a luxury line offering candles, diffusers, incense,wick trimmers so expect prices to start of from 24$ to 150 and up depending on your budget and what you are looking for.
They offer different sizes of candles from the mini to the maxi max. It seems like this candle brand is a fav' of interior designers looking to add a splash of sobriety and class to the homes of their clients.
I haven't had the chance to smell them yet but if the fragrances names are any indication:
Pierre de Lune,Zanzibar spices,Orange River,Masaai spirit,white rino....
we are def' in for a scented treat.
Here's their webbie:

Djaa we can decorate our homes with lovely scented candles inspired by our Africa:)
Eyeee Wayeee:)

Saturday, August 14, 2010


The talented Tania Ben Mahmoud

Love me a sharp , funky & serious woman about her career like Tania Ben Mahmoud.
This 30 years old young woman is an architect for Christian Dior , yep! so when you visit some CD stores and you find the place lavish , well know that a North African sista may be the woman behind the beautiful store decor.

Tania has also worked as an architect for some of Marc Jacobs' stores in Madrid, London and Paris. This proud Tunisian woman has also lended her talent to Air France for whom she created a beautiful business lounge for their Paris location, among other things she's worked with the restaurant Lustre Baccarat in Monaco and many other luxurious locations.

This phenomenal woman has a project that is dear to her in her home-country of Tunisa. In the south of Tunisia there's a beautiful palm grove in the region of Tozeur which shelter over a million of palm tress, her dream would be to create a beautiful hotel resort there using and honoring the nomadic lifestyle tools, with recycling and solar systems among other things.
Not only is she busy with her urban career in the biggest metropoles of the world but she's already thinking about ways to give back and inovate in her 2 respect a woman with plans:)

Djaa my Tunisian women sont dedans:)
Eyeee Wayeee:)

Monday, November 16, 2009


Dem Dik Design by Ousmane M'Baye
Chair collection

Bed Collection

New Dezign collection

His work at Opium Restaurant/Dakar Senegal

Armchair collection
New Dezign collection

Okay born a November 26 just like me, did the furniture work at 2 of my fav'restaurants in Dakar: Opium and La Fourchette..oh boy there was no way I was not going to find out about Ousmane Mbaye's work.
This self -taught designer and "rude boy" from Medina is slowly but surely taking the world of furniture design by storm. Ousmane def' sees" la vie en rose" with his great use of all the rainbow warm colors. He uses mainly barrel and galvanise iron to create his work. He's currently showing his work at the Biennale du Design in St Etienne until november 30th..if you are in the area, go suppport him:)
For those of you living in Paris he'll be in the capitale des lumieres on December 8th at the Fondation GAIA.
His work def' put a smile on my face and when I'll go to these restaurants, I'll tell everyone oh it's by Ousmane M'baye:)
Here's his website:

Djaa my Senegalese brothas sont trop dedans:)
Eyee Wayee:)

Saturday, September 05, 2009


100% Egyptian cotton

Love the soft tones

Hand embroideded sheets


Malaika design was created in 2000 by Margarita Andrade and Goya Gallager , two young woman living in Egypt who shared a mutual love for embroidery and for social empowerement.
Through their company they've given the chance to local Egyptian women a chance to learn a job and train others.
Malaika Design is always looking for a way to expand their programs for women and have recently applied for UNIFEM status which will provide further financial assistance to the women they are helping.
Now going back to their luxurious products, they are made of linen, silk, they insist on using soft percale fabric of 400 strand premium giza cotton...a little on the $$ but gorgeous stuff:)

Djaa our Egyptian people sont dedans:)

Eyee Wayee:)

Friday, July 24, 2009


Pic courtesy of Fatimata Ly Nze's blog

This lady is crazyyyy her blog is oh my God excellent, and I don't feel that way quite often, but this one... the amount of work she puts in it, the things she finds are amazing.
Her blog is mainly about" textures and patterns inspired by black cultures".
Why do I love it?
Because like I said , I respect anyone that works hard at what they do at providing interesting and diverse information, I discover African and non African interior designers that I didn't know, great ideas of design ect through her work...I love it
Sista respect period:)
If you haven't been u haven't added her as a blog friend , do it do it she's amazing:)

Djaa ls gos du Senegal sont dedans:)
Eyeee Wayee:)

Monday, July 06, 2009



Love the sable colors

Sable sand, grey

Orchid color

I love the soothing feel of their modern graphics designs; the trees, the branches, the green and sable color remind me of my lovely African nature, it may not have been the goal of Nicole Chiala and Kristina de Corpo the 2 friends who started the company in 2004.
Through the years and the different events that took place in their lives they added new items , for example after they both experienced motherhood they added nursery items to the line.
The company is proud of their use of organic products and organic fabrics and dyes.
They sell bedding items, furniture, placement, mur decorative items ect...I like it a lot:)

Here's their webbie:

Djaa we women are doing it and doing it well:)
Eyeee Wayee:)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Cool gift , $ 59,99 the ..Geous!

White done nice

Il etait une fois...your home!

Arabic feel

Your hut, ma case!

What a lovely coffee table book hein? It def can inspire any one of us to use our imagination to decorate our homes. The pictures are by photographer Deidi von Schaewen and editor Angelika Taschen.

In this book both ladies try to showcase various types of African interior styles from Botswana, Maroc, Kenya,Burkina Fasso, Mauritius, Togo, Tanzania,Senegal,Niger,Ivory Coast and others

Def' a cool book for our personal libraries and the ones of people with taste:)

You should be able to find at Barnes Nobles, Amazon ...and at Taschen of course

(pics courtesy of them as well)

Djaa we can decorate our homes African style:)

Eyeee Wayee:)

Thursday, April 09, 2009


Now that's A livingroom

Love the simplicity

Now thats cool
Again they focus on minimalism


Interesting it remins of dinosaurs bones


Haldane Mater and his team of 15 are furniture and interior designers based in South Africa, employing local labor .
The Haldane Martin designs have been showcased and sold in Joburg, Paris, NY, Oslo , London ect..Their clients are both private clients and within the hospitality market.
Pretty much every year since 1992 they've received awards.
Through his line Haldane's goal is to stimulate us with beauty surrounding us and to nurture our bodies .
I like their line:

Djaa my peeps from SA sont dedans:)
Eyee Wayee:)