Furniture as Useful Artifacts

We are sometimes intimated by the artful use of artifacts in our design ideas. I think mainly because we regard them as museum pieces and not in the way they were created: to be used.


These images from “Global Style” by Leslie Dilcock offer stunning examples of how the designers have seamlessly incorporated artistic, yet functional pieces into the scheme of their room designs.

Kitchen Style

With kitchens playing a major role in our lifestyles today, ethniciti recommends breaking away from the traditional or expected and creating welcoming rooms that have plenty of individuality and character.

These images from “Global Style” by Lesley Dilcock are great examples of creative approaches to what has become a central space in most homes.

Bananas for Grownups

For an easy-to-fix treat, try this.

Taking some time on the beach next week to dream and refresh. Will touch base on my return.

Safari Style

I am usually not a big fan of the Safari style of interiors that foster a feeling of living elegantly in the bush. I was captivated, however, by the work of Silvio Retch in his interpretations of the Makalali camps on the banks of the Makhutswi River.

He has captured African traditions through the layouts, circular domes, and rough-looking wood work. As illustrated in South Africa, Private Worlds, Retch creates spaces that are warm and inviting. Something to think about for your next cabin in the woods.

Mark Bradford

“Visually stunning, psychologically and intellectually bracing” are the words that director Sherri Geldin used to describe Mark Bradford’s work, as profiled in the recent Conscience Voice magazine, this young dynamitic artist is breaking new ground .

His exhibition, a critical success at the at the Wexner Center in Columbus, Ohio, has been extended to October. Don’t miss it.

From Runway to Hallway: ethniciti Sketches

Always looking to advance the notion of the connection of apparel to home fashion, we have created a series of ethniciti Sketches that form the basis of our online interior design service.

We are interested in how you might approach the design of of African-inspired interior spaces. Send us your ideas:  ethniciti@aol.com.

Let ethniciti inspire your room makeovers in our unique, African-inspired style.

Colors from theTable

Inspiration for color palettes sometimes comes from the most unexpected places.  A look at the work of Tricia Guild in “Colors from the Painted Country” opens up new perspectives.

Just think, you get a chance to devour you inspiration.


Colors by Sherwin Williams.