Decorex 2015: All that glitters…

In the design game of Monopoly, Gold and Copper has managed to pass Tacky Street and Gaudyville, and landed firmly on the corner of Trend and Hot! Was nowhere more evident than at Decorex this past weekend.  From accessories and lighting, to pieces of furniture. As that infamous Austin Powers character would say: ‘ Gooooooold’ Leading the…

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Rooftop Gardens

It seems like a rite of passage for all young Joburgers to live in a Summercon development.  If you do not know what that is, consider yourself lucky!  I myself am a proud owner of a unit in a Summercon development, and can with complete confidence say, that they are probably one of the worst…

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Colonial Safari

I am still waiting for the day my parents will go: ‘Surprise! This was only a test. We are actually wealthy. Here is a billion dollars.’ As part of that fantasy, I will immediately go and buy a game farm and build a safari lodge, filled with colonial styled pieces of furniture, take in an…

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For the love of crochet

My mother is a pretty remarkable woman.  There has not been a craft fad that has passed that she has not mastered.  From quilting and embroidery, to teddy bear making and beading, this woman is basically capable of doing anything! So when thanks to the pioneering efforts of Carolyn Steyn and her 67 Blankets for Mandela…

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Christmas in July

Tonight was the second and final run of the annual Parkhurst Christmas in July celebrations.  For those of you that are not familiar with Parkhurst, it’s a very trendy suburb in Johannesburg filled with decor, fashion and food outlets.  The charm of Parkhurst, is that the shops all line the streets, as opposed to being…

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