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showcase their versatility - they can be
used to cook Moroccan, Indian, French
and Spanish dishes among others. No fat
is needed because the food cooks in its
own juices. “They also fill the house with a
delicious, spicy aroma,” Daisy says.
And the shop’s name, where did that
come from? The word ‘pantoufle’ has
a sense of joy about it but what is it? A
cream puff? A pair of silk pantaloons?
No, it means ‘slipper’ in French and was
chosen by Daisy because for her, putting
slippers on immediately evokes a feeling of
comfort, safety and being at home.
“This is the feeling I want to create
through the artefacts and accessories
I’ve chosen from the faraway souks and
markets of the world,” she says.
Pantoufle, Shop 7, Subiaco Square Road,
Subiaco (08) 9381 4260, pantoufle.com .au .
unusual homewares that reminded her of
wonderful places and experiences.
The idea came from Daisy’s daughter and
business partner Sarina, a flight attendant
who lived in Dubai for a time. On visits to
see Sarina in Dubai, Daisy found so many
beautiful objects to bring home to Perth
that Sarina suggested they start a business.
The latest wares available are the vivid
Santosa ceramic pieces by Judy Mercer,
originally from the UK. The styles are
inspired by her frequent visits to Morocco
and India, and the colours are vibrant
and Mediterranean, as seen in France and
Andalusia in Spain, where Judy lived for
five years, before arriving in WA in 2009.
Judy has now returned to the UK to live but
will sell Santosa through Pantoufle.
Pa ntou fle also sells Moroccan cooking
tagines and holds demonstrations to
tepping into Pantoufle in Subiaco
is like stepping into an Aladdin’s
cave of exotic treasures.
Owner Daisy Bedwell has
sourced everything from urns from
Iran and Egypt to silk-beaded cushions
from India and handmade slippers from
Morocco. The latest addition is Santosa
ceramics - vibrant urns, dishes and more,
exclusive to Pantoufle.
Daisy says when Pantoufle began as an
online shop in 2009, the response indicated
a demand for homewares and gifts just a
little bit different from the rest. “The kind
of things people see on trips overseas but
can’t always bring home.”
So she opened the Subiaco shop, which
has recently celebrated its first birthday.
She says the business grew from her
passion for travelling and bringing back
Give your space a touch of the exotic with
homewares from the four corners of the globe
Daisy holding a Moroccan serving tagine
with Santosa ceramic pieces to her left.
FROM top Handmade masks
from Venice; Santosa dishes;
decorative tassels from Morocco.
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