Tag Archives: Africa

the ying and yang in the work of Michou Osterwald

I was recently in SoHO where I dropped by Amaridian, a wonderful store selling design and artisanal products and art from Africa.  To my amazement I found today’s featured bowls by the great South African artist Michou Osterwald. LOVE the … Continue reading

The sensuous shapes of astrid dahl

  Inspired by plants and flowers, Astrid Dahl, the uber South African ceramicist, continues to amaze me with her incredible and complex shapes in natural white clay. Often reminding me of the 3-D counterpart to Georgia O’Keeffe’s fabulously sensual and … Continue reading

one rockin’ chaise

This sublimely beautiful rocker comes to us from Greg and Roché Dry, the eccentricly chic designers from Botha’s Hill, an enclave west of Durban in South Africa.  It’s amazing to me how great design can be found in the smallest … Continue reading

summer living series – fabulous escapes – The Blue Train – South Africa

Earlier in the week I posted on the fabled Orient Express train and today we’re taking another magnificent train trip through the heart of South Africa via the Blue Train.  There are only a handful of these historic and luxurious … Continue reading

summer living series – fabulous escapes – Kenya, 1920s style

Have you ever dreamt of the good old days of life on safari?  Not quite the big game hunting adventure, but more of the sunrise over the savannahs and drinks by the evening campfire style?  This is my idea of … Continue reading

summer living series – fabulous pools – Maldives

Had I been Napoleon and exiled to Elba, I would have asked for a transfer to the Rangali Islands. Seriously.  There I could have been away from civilization but at least living in Paradise.  Today, the Conrad Rangali Resort gives its … Continue reading