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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Moulding a Parisian look

The general trend these days when people upgrade/revamp apartments is to rip out all of the original features, create a white box, and install the latest and greatest.  And while there is definitely a case for the removal of the blue porcelain bathroom set from the 70’s and 80’s, certain features when maintained/restored will work…

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Woven African Baskets

Whenever I travel to a foreign country, I like to buy a piece of art instead of a bunch of trinkets (probably made in China) to remember the place by.  It serves a dual purpose in that it is something to remember my holiday by, and it adds another story and layer to my own…

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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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Dolce & Gabbana SMEG Fridges

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!! Dolce & Gabbana have collaborated with SMEG to release a limited edition range of 100 individually designed and painted fridges.  They were released this week at Salon del Mobile in Milan, and definitely pay homage to their Sicilian roots, in true D&G Style…  Personally they remind me of old tins my…

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Aztec Interiors

I thought I would be all clever and add in the history behind the Aztec print into my post, but in all honesty not even Google could really tell me why this design trend is specifically called Aztec.  All I know is that when I see it I know it, and that it can be traced…

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