Current Obsessions: Into Africa by

Issue 67 · Bring on the Spring · April 13, 2013

Current Obsessions: Into Africa

Issue 67 · Bring on the Spring · April 13, 2013

This coming week, we're heading deep into Africa to look at what's happening design-wise. Join us (if only from your armchair) for our week of travel. Oh, and by the way, clue us into your favorite African resource—whether it be a product, designer, or a hotel. For the record, this is where we would go in a heartbeat: Babylonstoren.

Swazi soapstone and powder-coated metal lamps from South Africa-based designers Katy Taplin and Adrian Hugo of Dokter and Misse

Above: Admiring the new line of Swazi soapstone and powder-coated metal lamps from South Africa-based designers Katy Taplin and Adrian Hugo of Dokter and Misses, featured in May's Dwell as part of the 2nd annual Young Guns report.

• Our go-to mag for South African design: Elle Decoration, SA Edition.

South African Casemento designed chair: Remodelista

Above: South African designers Casemento create what they call "expressionist furniture," like this embroidered, beaded, fringed, deconstructed chair.

• Checking out Real Simple's boards on Pinterest this weekend.

• Taking a look at Inhabitat's roundup of the best green designs from this year's Salone Satellite.

Neon diy coin bowls: Remodelista

Above: What to do with last season's impulse neon T-shirt purchase? We like this DIY using fabric scraps at The Red Thread.

• Taking a tip from these 20 ways to upgrade your bathroom, like this DIY sink skirt for stealth storage.

Nests at Babylonstoren, Remodelista

• Sarah wants to forsake her garden hammock for a handmade Weaver Nest designed by creative consultant Porky Hefer of Animal Farm in South Africa. Next best thing to owning will be trying them out at Babylonstoren—check out art director, Pakko's recent visit. Photograph by Henk Hattingh.

Architizer House in Slovakia, Remodelista

Above: Time to visit Orava, Slovakia?

P.S.: Congratulations to our friends at REfound Objects in the UK on their 10 year anniversary, one of the first stores we featured on Remodelista. We're still fans of their Jelly Mold Lights.



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