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Deep Dark Africa Shop

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)

Posted by decor8 in Shopping + Products on June 13, 2011

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  1. Luciane at commented
    June 13th, 2011 at 2:57pm

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



  2. arianna commented
    June 13th, 2011 at 2:57pm

    Wow I love this find! such beautiful products…. so fresh! Love it!
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  3. Ilze commented
    June 13th, 2011 at 3:00pm

    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.
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  4. Jem commented
    June 13th, 2011 at 3:03pm

    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
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  5. Shay commented
    June 13th, 2011 at 3:04pm

    Wow! I just visited the shop, and can I just say: NEW OBSESSION.
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  6. sandrine commented
    June 13th, 2011 at 3:33pm

    very nice site ;-)
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  7. Abbie Florence commented
    June 13th, 2011 at 3:37pm

    Wow! That is gorgeous stuff.

  8. Camilla commented
    June 13th, 2011 at 3:37pm

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

  9. tinajo commented
    June 13th, 2011 at 3:44pm

    I love these things – mighty cool and different. :-)
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  10. jillian commented
    June 13th, 2011 at 3:57pm

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

  11. Emily commented
    June 13th, 2011 at 4:29pm

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

  12. Elizabeth Prince commented
    June 13th, 2011 at 4:41pm

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

  13. Ana commented
    June 13th, 2011 at 4:41pm

    I am in love with this.
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  14. Nathalie commented
    June 13th, 2011 at 4:42pm

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

  15. Karena commented
    June 13th, 2011 at 4:45pm

    That red wire piece is so very cool!!

    Art by Karena
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  16. Jennifer commented
    June 13th, 2011 at 4:50pm

    ooh love the rabbit bowls and teardrop bowls too.
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  17. Cath Price Ceramics commented
    June 13th, 2011 at 7:46pm

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

  18. Sara commented
    June 13th, 2011 at 10:02pm

    Love this!

  19. SOUL design commented
    June 14th, 2011 at 1:24pm

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

  20. lucy(likesit) commented
    June 14th, 2011 at 3:12pm

    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

  21. Val commented
    June 15th, 2011 at 4:11am

    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

  22. tina commented
    June 16th, 2011 at 3:52pm

    wonderful,like it

  23. Bespoke commented
    June 21st, 2011 at 5:57pm

    Wow some really beautiful designs!

  24. Natasha commented
    June 21st, 2011 at 10:24pm

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

  25. Candice commented
    August 26th, 2011 at 9:13am

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

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