Being African

Africa, summed up in the opening scene of Lion King… Baaaaa sowhenjaaa babageetse babaaaa right? No… While I am a huge supporter of Safari’s and Safari Lodges, when it comes to creating a local  flavour in your home, there are many more pop icon items that you can use other than just thatch and wicker.…

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Meet Chesterfield

I have been curating furniture for a rather large project for the past 3 weeks, with one of the items being a new couch for a bar area.  There was only one couch that I could think of that deserves pride of place in a bar… The Chesterfield. Characterised by the curved deep buttoned back,…

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Steampunk Design

I am currently on a bit of a holiday/inspiration trip to Cape Town, and following a visit to Truth Coffee (voted #1 coffee in the world by the Daily Telegraph), I was inspired to write this post about Steampunk Design. Steampunk I would describe as Art Nouveau meets industrial.  It involves using a mechanical component, for unusual…

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Panasonic Senseperience

As a kid of the 80’s I grew up with Panasonic. My first radio, then walkman, and then tape player was all Panasonic!  And the scary thing is, that they are all still going today! That’s right, I still get to pop in that Mango Groove tape when the mood hits.  Panasonic has always been…

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Delft Loving

If you have been following my blog from the start, you will know that I love to use the word ‘timeless’ a lot.  Decor items that do not date, will always have a wonderful story attached to it as time goes by, and that is what makes your house a home…stories. Having been to the Netherlands…

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Pallet Cleanser

I have been sitting on the sidelines…quietly observing this new craze of making absolutely all your furniture out of discarded pallets.  Words thrown around like ‘cheap’, ‘functional’, ‘cheerful’, ‘rustic’, ‘easy’… I have given an odd opinion on the matter, but today I am going to have my say. NO Just no… I will not discard…

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