Saturday, December 16, 2017

DIRTY EARTH TONES - 5 things to add and create the look

pottery, morocco,
Tamegroute pottery at my favourite shop

unrefined...
From an old farm house renovation where old inscriptions were treasured, to factory lofts where rusty lines on a brick wall dress the place and turn into art...

unrefined...
the beauty in what was once a happening in life. Time turns everything into beauty. It's up to you to discover it.

Here some inspiration on ethnic treasures from the souks and some that inspired me to create a look with earth tones and what to add to it.

Enjoy!

Friday, December 15, 2017

HISTOIRE DE FILLES - a beautiful collection


fashion, moroccan design, moroccan hipster, anaouras, choukrane
Today, while I was patiently waiting to show the new collection of our Essaouira women's cooperative Anaouras at Histoire de Fille, I had some time to soak up the beautiful design they have!
  

Thursday, December 14, 2017

A RAINY DAY ESCAPE PLAN for Marrakech

rain route Marrakech
photographer unknow, styling by coco-morocco

Rain!
What an unpleasant surprise when you are visiting a city that almost always enjoys sunshine. Fortunately, there is more than enough to escape to and if you are lucky, you picked a riad that you want to enjoy with a good book and some mint tea...
In case you want to hit town, follow me!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

5 BOOKS ABOUT MOROCCO to add to your Santa list

Books, Morocco, Marrakech, Santa

Hello dear readers,
it's been a while! Winter came, also to Marrakech, and with the cold from the High Atlas and the first snow on the Mountain tops ( how I love that view) came also a flue that kept me in bed for almost two weeks.

Time for me to think and make my wish list for Santa!

Books... I was able to sell my precious collection of designer objects when I moved with one container to Morocco but ' NOT WITHOUT MY BOOKS'
I know, I don't have space for this whole library, but i have the pleasure of diving into these boxes every now and then and see a book i had almost forgotten about. Then it's time to showcase it for a while and spend some cosy evening looking at pictures, pleasing the soul...

so, if you happen to know another bibliophile that happens to love Morocco...here is my top 5 on books to make him or her happy!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

5 COOLEST ADDRESSES IN THE MEDINA - Marrakech

cool designer shoppping Marrakech

About a year ago we spotted a new trend that was getting stronger. As a designer, it was again hip and a must do to show your brand in the Medina or Guéliz. We're talking Marrakech and we're talking about small, well designed stores that make a refreshing difference in the lined up '100 in a row' small shops.
  
                    
article by Marlène Pauly more articles by Marlène HERE





Wednesday, November 22, 2017

TADELAKT - Homestyling Classes and Holidays in Marrakech

Tadelakt Workshop holiday marrakech
And what if you would skip the spring cleaning for a hands on "learn a skill" in Marrakech? Trust me, it can't get much better! Orange blossom scent, sunshine and maybe that dream of a tadelakt kitchen or shower wall is finally coming to a real goal within reach...

                    
article by Marlène Pauly more articles by Marlène HERE




Tuesday, November 21, 2017

KATE'S CRUMBLE - rustic homemade from the heart

kate's crumble
It's the time of year when you can't say no to a sweet in between.
Our Kate has a wonderfull goal and we can all help out by enjoying what she's euh most? known for 😏?
Crumble Kate tell us the story please!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

THE SUNDAY DEAL - a stunning Beni Ouarain runner.

Moroccan carpet
Sunday evenings are the last cosy hours, at home, somewhere out having family time, or simply enjoying your own company before working week starts again. We thought of putting an extra dimension to this by starting a new tradition.  
Every Sunday we add an item to our shop that we offer for 24 hours at a special deal price!

Friday, November 17, 2017

A TANGIER CITY TRIP - where to stay and enjoy the good life

Citytrip, Tangier Morocco, coco-morocco
The harbour and the bay

Many moons ago...I arrived in Tangier (Tanger, Tanja, Tangiers). It was the first day of Ramadan and it was my first visit ever to Morocco.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

OUR TRIBAL CHIC COLLECTION IN GHENT



COCO-Morocco, Countryside, Ghent, Gent

What if we would embrace some Wabi Sabi in our life?

5 years already!
Of living in Morocco observing trends. 5 years of buying and sourcing interior items for Internationals while comparing the Western design trends with what we can offer from the souks..

5 years also of procrastinating my wish to attend Countryside Ghent.