Monday, April 11, 2011

from africa with love

from africa with love, originally uploaded by wood & wool stool.

After lunch at the IJ-kantine we had a wonderful boat trip on the NDSM ferry to the city center of Amsterdam.

Starting with a walk through the Haarlemmerstraat and back along the Brouwersgracht, where we happened to meet Mariette, owner of From Africa With Love.

She invited us in her home & gallery with handmade, recycled products from South Africa.

The collection consists of beautiful and original handmade lighting (Magpie) and furniture (Adobe), home and kitchen textiles (Skinny Laminx).

I fell in love with the Magpie lights and yellow coffee table.

We were more than pleasantly surprised by this visit and Mariette radiates sincere Love From Africa.


  1. Lovely to hear about someone from my home country. Glad it was an inspirational visit!