It’s Monday guys *insert something positive here because I cant think of anything seeing that I’m currently going through a serious case of the Monday blues*

Anyway, moving on swiftly to something that I’m sure will definitely cheer the both of us up. My first African Design Diary post!! With this post series I shall be highlighting something uniquely African/African inspired. So now that that’s established, every time you see an African Design Diary #ADD post you’ll know what to expect.

Now without further ado, ladies and gentlemen….boys and girls…presenting the DOUDOU, a huge teddy bear a creation by French designer Myriam Maxo.

Made of wax, these 20 * 16 inch doudou’s (French for teddies) are an inspiration for adventure and curiosity that all generations can relate to. The best thing about them is that they were not just designed to be play toys for kids . Myriam meant for them to be used for art work, decoration, spiritual objects (interesting) and to also bring out humour and originality to all interiors.

I will be honest with you, I get very exhausted when I see African print on an item and thus have society brand it as African. But in this case the use of exciting, dramatic patterns on an everyday and ordinary item has transformed it from being a toy to a work of art. That ladies and gentlemen is something I can fully embrace as being African.

Now go ahead and marvel at these adorable pieces. Let the record show I’m madly in love with them and I desperately want one…hint hint……

What do you think? Do you love them as much as I do or is it a pass from you. I’d loveto know what you think so please leave a comment below. To ensure you NEVER…EVER….miss an #ADD or any other post be sure to SUBSCRIBE below. Be warned you might suffer a serious case of design inspiration.

I bid the adieu and till next time be sure to always BE INSPIRED….BE YOU!!!!


 The Interior Decorator


Jordan Awori – The Interior Decorator

 Jordan Awori The Interior Decorator