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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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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10 Reasons to Love “Living Coral” – Pantone’s 2019 Colour of the Year

10 Reasons to Love Living Coral - Pantone's 2019 Colour of the Year

There have been some mixed reactions to Pantone’s 2019 Colour of the Year ‘ Living Coral”, and that’s not surprising, surveys have shown that orange is one of the most misunderstood colours. While many love it, some think it’s too loud and overwhelming, others – myself included, have had run ins with orange when we […]

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The Latest Kitchen Colours, Styles and Design Inspiration

Latest Kitchen Colours, Styles and Design Inspiration

A good kitchen design will delight the senses, encourage creativity and promote our overall happiness and well-being. While there are trends in the kitchen industry, they are longer lasting (thank goodness) and it’s good to know that investing in a quality, practical and stylish kitchen will stay in vogue for years to come, even decades.

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