Moroso M'afrique

Or I could title this "How I Got Kicked Out of ABC Carpet and Home". 
On a recent trip to NY, I stopped by one of my favorite stores, ABC Carpet and Home. I took Mr. with me to keep me sane and to hold my purse. In other words, he hid my wallet and told me I didn't need anything.  I'll just show you where the problem began...
Here. It all started here. I came across the coolest furniture EVER. 
m’afrique by moroso: visionary designers + indigenous artisans + traditional materials & techniques = vibrant, beautiful offerings that translate gracefully to a modern aesthetic. 

The furniture is made with a steel frame and hand woven nylon. It can be used for outdoors as well as indoors. *Double swoon*

using a hand weaving technique birsel + seck created a wide range of softly rounded
products such as madame dakar, an enormous armchair.

Moroso started using a hand-weaving technique employing the plastic threads traditionally used for making fish nets. This created the success of Tord Boontje’s Shadowy collection. The same technique is now used by Bibi Seck and Ayse Birsel who created a wide range of attractive, softly rounded products, such as Madame Dakar, an enormous armchair as enveloping as a hammock. 

And so, after an hour of making myself at home, the lovely lady in this section made her presence known. I was encouraged to GET OFF THE FURNITURE LADY. A small group of men, similar to the President's Detail followed us around. Which did not discourage me in the least as I pretended they were my personal posse.  


  1. WOW I love the black and white ones....Eek!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog:) I'm glad I found yours!
    I think what you are doing with the rainmaker conservation project is truly awesome.

  2. I love your blog (and that furniture is pretty cool too! And those caramel macaroon things...OMG!)

    Stopping by from Blog Frog

  3. Woah. Cool stuff. Our baby girl would love it... some look kinda Dr. Suess-like. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog, btw. Love yours. I'll def be back. Oh, and saw you on Mom Loop, didn't I? I'm the token daddy on there. LOL.

    -- Michael (aka:

  4. p.s. Daddy can also be found on Twitter and Facebook if you just can't get enough. ;)

  5. i LOVE that store. it's very dangerous. thanks for stopping by my blog!

  6. Um. I need at least 8 of those! Thank you for sharing this because I've never seen anything like that, ever. Talk about art you can sit on!


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