Wednesday, 30 April 2014

One for the road!

April has come....and almost gone so we'll have one last one for the road as we look at some Ankara fabric inspired furniture. (You must have noticed by now I have a bias for all that's ethnic *wicked grin*)

I particularly like a winged chair and would like to have one at some point.

The yellow stool has a retro thing to it - especially with the tapering legs

This is a cute lamp
I'm not sure about this, but it would sit well against a white background

And I particularly like the warmth the patterned throw pillows lends to the otherwise cold tufted leather sofa.

That's it folks! See you next month :-)

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Outdoor Furniture

Rattan furniture has a look and feel which make an excellent choice for outdoor or indoor areas, where something a bit different and exclusive is needed. It provides an alternative to a perfect way to  relax.

In the photo above  the simple round coffee table compliments the set beautifully and the safety glass makes the table easy and convenient to use.
Most outdoor furniture set are made using powder coated aluminium frames to ensure durability.  The furniture can remain outdoors all year round, although it is equally at home inside a indoors.

 It will not noticeably fade or crack and only requires a simple clean to keep it looking in good shape


Thursday, 10 April 2014

Nike Art Gallery

The Nike Art Gallery in Lagos was established in Nigeria in 1983 by Nike Davies-Okundaye. Today, over 3000 young Nigerians have been trained in the center and earn a decent living through art. Many African countries also send their students to study textile art at the center.

Nike Okundaye also runs the Nike Center for Art and Culture, Osogbo which admits undergraduate students from many universities in Nigeria for industrial training programs in textile design. Over the years, this also attracted students from all over Europe, Canada and the United States of America. International scholars and researchers in traditional African art and culture also visit the center from time to time for their research into Yoruba "Adire" fabric processing and African traditional dyeing methods.