I bought a few things over the past few weeks. Not because they are useful or necessary, but simply because I thought they were beautiful. The first (#1) was the Ngoni stool in the previous post.
The second is this hand-painted barbershop sign from Tanzania. I have a thing for barbers and barbershops. At one stage my grandfather was the oldest practising barber in the country. And L'Usband, although not a barber by profession, has been cutting my hair for the last 10 years. I wouldn't think of letting anyone else touch it.