FATHER'S DAY GIFT GUIDE
We spent time this month in conversation with A-List Interior Designer Leyden Lewis and acclaimed Furniture Designer and Maker, Jomo Tariku. Leyden’s aesthetic and design approach draws from his Caribbean heritage (his parents are from Trinidad and Tobago), urban sophistication, and classical European Modernism. Residing in Burke, Virginia with his family, Jomo’s artistic inspiration is influenced by his childhood growing up in Ethiopia. Below are links to our conversations and the 54kibo Father’s Day Gift Guide.
LEARNING FROM OUR FATHERS
Elle Decor A-List Interior Designer Leyden Lewis: "Black queer men tell me about the absence of their fathers and l feel very lucky that is not my story..." read the rest of our conversation with Leyden here.
Acclaimed furniture designer and maker, Jomo Tariku: "...A week after my graduation I was in the U.S. taking summer class in college. I didn't even attend my prom ... it was a luxury he [my dad] was unwilling to take a risk on..." read the rest of our conversation with Jomo here.
FATHER'S DAY GIFT GUIDE: SERVE A BEAUTIFUL MEAL AT HOME
What communicates love more than a home cooked meal? Plan ahead this year with three stylish ways to update your tablescape for a memorable Father’s Day meal:
Use Neutral Place Settings: Investing in neutral colors means you can introduce a variety of bright colors to add to your table setting later on. A set of four neutral napkins made out of 100% locally sourced eco-friendly cotton are handmade in Ethiopia using an interlocking warp and weft technique, giving it great durability. Pair these with Mutapo’s porcelain Harare collection dinner plates which come in a set of four, and are handspun and glazed in Zimbabwe.
Heritage-Inspired Tea Set: Serve tea or coffee in Senegalese designer Fatyly’s tea set which she designed in Dakar and made in Limoges, France. The design is silk printed on a coupe shape.
Accent the Table With Bright Pieces: Dana Baughaus’ porcelain creations are inspired by her Jamaican roots, and Caribbean culture. Her product line is clean yet warm, a true expression of Tropical Modern style. Browse collection pieces including Sand Dollar Coasters, Dance Hall Salt and Pepper Shakers, and the set of Sea Biscuit Plates.
FATHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE: GIFT IDEAS
Are you searching for a gift to give to a Dad who lives long distance? Consider one of these 54kibo Father’s Day gift ideas:
The Amur Matte Table Lamp is made in Morocco out of hand-pierced metal. This stunner will add dimension to his work desk while giving off a soft glow as he finishes the job. Is Dad a candle lover? This special set of Mint Scented Sustainable Candles is handmade in Tamegroute, Morocco. The green glazed tamegroute pottery containers can be repurposed as drinking glasses or keepsake holders. Or consider the Sabana Luxury Towels handcrafted in Ethiopia out of 100% locally sourced eco-friendly cotton and measuring 40” x 72”. These towels work well for a day at the beach, lounging by the pool or during shower time.
Consider pieces from this Father’s Day Gift Guide to level up your tablescape while serving Dad a home-cooked meal. Whether you whip up brunch, lunch or dinner, soft Ethiopian cotton napkins and handmade plates from Jamaica and Zimbabwe will add a new look to the special meal and double as gifts after the meal.
Or opt for free shipping plus home delivery with 54kibo and send a gift directly to Dad. Ethiopian towels, Moroccan candles, or a made-to-order Moroccan desk lamp are unique ways to honor him on Father’s Day.