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February 2016

The Banana Island Patisserie

BEATRICE ISOLA Situated in the balmy Banana Island Estate Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria, and overlooking the sprawling landscape at the estate’s shopping court, is the Banana Island Patisserie, a cafe that has become a luxury hangout spot for residents of the posh estate to share a coffee or chat over well-made…

Lauriger Lilia Tea Set

This Lilia Tea Set by Svetlana Kozenova will look elegant and timeless on the table with guests. Each piece of this designer tableware is finely crafted from the highest quality white porcelain and hand-crafted in the Czech Republic. Unique to the collection is its ability to tessellate – to create…

Tom Dixon Floor Lamp

The mirrored quality of the Copper Shade evokes the space age feel of 1960s design while its contemporary finish provides a chic, industrial feel. While the rounded surface of this copper floor light is captivating in itself, the mesmeric reflections of light within the shade are main attraction creating a…

The Return of Apapa Amusement Park

FUNKE OSAE-BROWN Those who grew up in Lagos in early 1980s and early 1990s will attest to the popularity of the Apapa Amusement Park. It was a must-visit place for children and their parents during Easter and Christmas celebrations. Famous TV shows on NTA 2 Channel 5 and NTA Channel…

Tunde Kelani’s Eye to The Future

He is well known for his many well produced films. But film maker TUNDE KELANI has taken his craft further with his new online platform. In this interview, he tells FUNKE OSAE-BROWN about his march into the future. Dressed in a white Yoruba traditional Buba and Soro, Tunde Kelani looks…

SAA Voyager Miles Go Further with Marriott Rewards

South African Airways’ (SAA) long-established airline loyalty programme, SAA Voyager, has been given a boost through its recently announced partnership with Marriott Rewards, the world’s leading hotel loyalty programme.   Members of Marriott Rewards will now be able to choose to earn Voyager Miles for stays at more than 4,000…

The New Black Tie

Being formal doesn’t mean old-fashioned, says FUNKE OSAE-BROWN, as designers are adventurously embracing new expressions of black tie Folusho Phillips loves the bow tie. As the chairman of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), he is often seen in business circles spotting one shade of bow tie or another. He…

Folorunsho Folarin-Coker Loves Lagos

In the 49 years of its existence, Lagos has been a pulsating city loved by all and sundry. In this interview, Folorunsho Folarin-Coker, Lagos commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture tells FUNKE OSAE-BROWN what his ministry is doing to reposition Lagos as a destination for all to adore. His expansive…

Sahara Group Still Serving, Giving At 20

The Sahara Group comes across easily as a brand passionate about philanthropy. Ever since it was founded 20 years ago, it has dedicated itself to value adding corporate social responsibility.   And so, it did not come as a surprise when it announced recently that its 20th anniversary celebration will…

Masy, The Chameleon Hoop Earrings by Boucheron

With these stunning earrings, The Maison Boucheron brilliantly replicates the thousand colours of the chameleon, a rare and extraordinary animal.  With the quality of the setting and of the stones, the colours seem to melt into each other in a delicate gradation of hues. Of ideal length, Masy, the chameleon…

Putting Cancer in a Frame

Wife of former governor of Cross River State and chairman, Child Survival and Development Organisation of Nigeria, Onari Duke, is seeking new ways to create awareness on how badly cancer is ravaging both women and children in Nigeria. According to her, a large number of women and children are dying…

Kartell Papyrus Armchair

An admirable marriage of simplicity and refinement, The Kartell Papyrus Armchair is a remake of the archetypal antique rush chair, from a time when chair structures were decisive and strong. The Kartell Papyrus Armchair is both sturdy and lightweight, allowing for a comfortable chair that is easily moved around. It…

Cherner Armchair

Change your siting experience with this 1958 moulded plywood armchair by Norman Cherner, a mid-century icon found in design collections worldwide. It comes with a moulded plywood seat with a unique construction of laminated plywood of graduated thickness. This feature, plus the moulding of compound curves of the Cherner Armchair,…