Item description for Swahili Chic by Bibi Jordan & Richard E. Leakey...
Swahili Chic unveils an exotic approach to gracious living from a 2,000-year-old culture rich in beauty and sophistication. In this gloriously illustrated book, world traveler and style expert Bibi Jordan introduces Swahili shule--the Swahili school of design, architecture, and graceful living that instills a sense of simplicity, sensuality, and spirituality to any interior. Travel from the coral atoll islands of East Africa to the warm trade winds of the Indian Ocean and discover the land where African kings, Arabian sultans, Chinese sailors, American whalers, and French pirates met to trade jewels,spices, and colorful fabrics.
Swahili Chic features the sensual coral palaces and historic traveler's inns of UNESCO world heritage sites Lamu and Zanzibar, as well as the romantic seaside cottages and eco-adventure resorts of Mombasa and Malindii. Individual chapters detail each region's rich culture and history, and highlight the most intriguing and inspirational aspects of the region's decor, making this an ideal book for the decorator, the armchair traveler, and the globetrotting adventurer. The final section features Bibi Jordan's expert guidance to integrating aspects of Swahili Chic into any decor, bringing the beauty, color, and grace of this timeless culture to the modern home, wherever in the world it may be.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 9.75" Height: 11.5" Weight: 4.2 lbs.
Release Date May 8, 2007
Publisher Insight Editions
ISBN 1933784164 ISBN13 9781933784168
Availability 0 units.
More About Bibi Jordan & Richard E. Leakey
Bibi Jordan has worked in film and marketing commucations. She has lived and worked in five continents and speaks five forgein languages. Safari Chic launches her first book in a new genre she calls "Deco-Eco." Highlights the interior decor of the world's most alluring eco-travel resorts, these books are designed to appeal to both the home decorator and the world traveler. Jordan lives in Los Angles, California.
Bibi Jordan currently resides in Los Angeles, in the state of California.
Reviews - What do customers think about Swahili Chic?
Intriguing Apr 28, 2008
Delighted to receive this great book in prime condition and in expedient fashion.
Perfect for fans of East/North African decor Jan 28, 2008
I have many books on African decor and this is a great addition to my collection. In addition to showing different estates, I liked how the author showed photos of the Swahili people so that the reader does not lose touch of the originators of this design style. I can't wait to travel there!