Moroso M’afrique

I just about passed out from excitement when I first saw this incredible collection of woven chairs at ABC Carpet & Home last week.  Patricia Moroso‘s M’afrique is a furniture design collaboration that includes several designers such as Tord Boontje and Patricia Urquiola.  The designs are first conceptualized and sketched by the designers; then executed and handmade in Dakar, Senegal by local craftsmen, using the same durable and weatherproof nylon thread used for fishing nets.  Each piece is unique with no two patterns the same. The original goal behind the project was to change the perception of Africa and to show that contemporary art, photography, design, or architecture can be found in Africa in the most beautiful way. Goal accomplished, wouldn’t you say?

(Shadowy Armchair $2832.00, Touti stool $931.00 , Reii bench $1896.00, all available at ABC Carpet & Home tel: 646.602.3850)

Concho

We’ve been jonesing for a concho belt the moment we saw this image.  Once reserved exclusively for ceremonial purposes, an authentic Native American concho belt was, and still is, considered a highly prized accessory.  Though we can’t afford to shell out a few thousand dollars for a sterling silver concho belt, these versions from Sheplers will do just fine.

(image from here, Roper Concho Belt $59.99, Tony Lama Concho Belt $49.99)

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