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Deep Dark Africa Shop

June 13, 2011

I discovered a lovely shop that just launched called Deep Dark Africa which carries only African made wares that are not of the variety that you commonly see in most African shops. These are very fresh and modern with traditional elements woven in only with a new look and lots of lovely, tactile details… I want nearly everything in this shop, there is so much texture and so many designs that are inspired by nature… Here are some of my favorites…

Deep Dark Africa Shop

Deep Dark Africa Shop

Many items are created for the shop through collaborations with designers  and some are simply curated from local designers (like Heather Moore) and artisans based in Africa by Alexia Kondylis, who is a fashion and interior stylist. Deep Dark Africa loves handmade, fair trade and upcycled goods, as do most of us. This shop is a gorgeous – the rabbit bowls are an insta-fave of mine.

Beautiful! What do you think?

(images: deep dark africa)


  • Reply Luciane at June 13, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Wow! These are really special things! I love many of them and I find them to be inspiring.



  • Reply arianna June 13, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Wow I love this find! such beautiful products…. so fresh! Love it!

  • Reply Ilze June 13, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Africa is near and dear to my heart !!! There is a lot on offer…if only it could get out to the world ! Great that you feature it and take it to the world. Yeah. Love it.

  • Reply Jem June 13, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    The gorgeous white vases and bowls have really caught my eye and the red wire stool-cum-sidetable is also beckoning me!

    We have a few old African artefacts in our house from my OH having grown up there and in the Middle East but it would be lovely to add some more modern pieces – will show him these later on, thank you for sharing Holly!

    Jem xXx

  • Reply Shay June 13, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Wow! I just visited the shop, and can I just say: NEW OBSESSION.

  • Reply sandrine June 13, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    very nice site ;-)

  • Reply Abbie Florence June 13, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Wow! That is gorgeous stuff.

  • Reply Camilla June 13, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Wow Holly you’re right! Sooo fresh and minimal! I would buy everything

  • Reply tinajo June 13, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    I love these things – mighty cool and different. :-)

  • Reply jillian June 13, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    lots of great pieces, i love the pillows. xo jillian:: ps im hosting a judy kaufmann print giveaway!

  • Reply Emily June 13, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    I love all the great pieces chosen, they project a earthy fun feeling.

  • Reply Elizabeth Prince June 13, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    I adore the forms and geometry of the designs, with the simplified colour palate. A new favourite shop for me! Thank you!

  • Reply Ana June 13, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    I am in love with this.

  • Reply Nathalie June 13, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    There’s no place like Africa! My house is packed with goods from African countries, but there’s always room for more ;)

  • Reply Karena June 13, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    That red wire piece is so very cool!!

    Art by Karena

  • Reply Jennifer June 13, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    ooh love the rabbit bowls and teardrop bowls too.

  • Reply Cath Price Ceramics June 13, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    I’m so glad my rabbit bowls are in such a lovely virtual space! Thank you Alexia :)))

  • Reply Sara June 13, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Love this!

  • Reply SOUL design June 14, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Love this shop…think SOUL design products could work well here too! x

  • Reply lucy(likesit) June 14, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    OH GOD! these are so beautiful! AND well priced! I admire you for not wanting to keep the secret to yourself…crocheted lamp shade = wishlisted

  • Reply Val June 15, 2011 at 4:11 am

    just realize i love a lot of your posts but never comented before, and i been following you for a while , thank you for sharing this shop.. amazing

  • Reply tina June 16, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    wonderful,like it

  • Reply Bespoke June 21, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Wow some really beautiful designs!

  • Reply Natasha June 21, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Thanks for posting this site! I’m in love!!

  • Reply Candice August 26, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Loving the stuffs! What an awesome shop !!!!

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