Bauhaus 100 – The Colourful Rise of Modernism

Bauhaus-style Bursa Hotel

As Bauhaus celebrates it’s centenary year I find myself intrigued by the major influence it has had on Modern and Contemporary Design. Modern Design Modernism emerged in the 1920s in response to social upheaval and technological advances created by the first World War. During this time people were pushing for a fairer, more equal society. […]

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The Best Colours For Babies Rooms & Nurseries

The Best Colours For Babies Rooms & Nurseries

Of all the rooms in the home to decorate, the babies room or nursery is the most joyful and special. Something to think about when selecting your paint colours or wall paper, is the significance colours have on our body and mind. Each colour has an affect on us whether we like the colour or […]

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Will The Favourite Spark A Queen Anne Style Revival?

Will The Favourite Spark A Queen Anne Style Revival?

The Favourite received ten Oscar nominations including Best Movie and Best Supporting Actress nominations for Rachel Weitz and Emma Stone. Olivia Coleman won the Oscar for Best Actress. When a movie gets this much attention it is sure to have an influence on future trends. I rushed off to see The Favourite to immerse myself […]

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Which of these will be South Africa’s Most Beautiful Object?

River Love Sofa Heino Schmitt

This month we will find out what South Africa’s most beautiful object for 2019 is. Each year Design Indaba invites 10 prominent South African influencers to select their choice of the most beautiful object and then invites the public to vote for a winner. These are the 10 finalists for the Most Beautiful Object In […]

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Why You Will Love Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town

Why You Will Love Visiting Zeitz MOCCA in Cape Town

Incredible architecture, colours, shapes, textures and changing African Art exhibits are some of the reasons why a visit to Zeitz MOCCA museum in Cape Town is a must. Last week I got my first chance to visit the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCCA) at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town and while […]

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The Captivating Blue of Blue & White Porcelain.

blue-and-white-delf-tile

The charm and beauty of blue and white porcelain has captivated us for generations, but have you ever wondered which blue is used? Read on to find out more about this beautiful and fascinating colour and craft. Chinese Porcelain Inspiration It all started when masterful Chinese potters produced a fine, translucent blue and white porcelain […]

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