Beautiful Design Inspired by Embroidery

Beautiful Design Inspired by Embroidery

Innovative designers are highlighting how traditional crafts, like embroidery, can inspire contemporary interiors. Here are a few of the designers I saw at London Design Festival 2018, incorporating the ancient craft of embroidery in their contemporary designs. Naqsh Collective at The V&A I loved the craftsmanship of this embroidery inspired artwork, by Naqsh Collective, on […]

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Creating Sustainable and Environmentally-friendly Interiors

Creating Sustainable and Environmentally Friendly Interiors

Why we Need to Create Sustainable Interiors The ocean garbage patch has grown in the last 40 years to a horrific 1.6 million square kilometers. Not only does plastic kill marine life and choke sea birds, fish 25 miles down have been found with carcinogenic plastic in their stomachs and can end up in the […]

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Beautiful Boutique B&B on the Venice Grand Canal

Beautiful Boutique Hotel on the Venice Grand Canal.

Situated  on the banks of Venice’s Grand Canal is the beautiful Cima Rosa boutique B&B. Cima Rosa was created by a dynamic couple, Brittany (who is originally American) and her Venetian architect husband.  The young family had been looking for a home in Venice for a while – and had almost given up – when […]

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Colour and Creatives at Design Joburg

Colour and Creatives at Design Joburg

Design Joburg, featuring Rooms on View, did not disappoint and I am so glad I made the trip from Durban to visit the show. Instead of rushing around, like I normally do at design shows trying to see everything, the comparatively smaller Design Joburg meant I could spend more time not only getting inspired but […]

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Luxurious minimalist Interior – Umhlanga Pearls Penthouse

Umhlanga Pearls Penthouse

I got a little glimpse into the lives of the wealthy when I got to see the luxurious minimalist interior of the Pearl Breeze Penthouse in Umhlanga recently. Situated on the beautiful Umhlanga stretch of coastline in Kwa-Zulu Natal, Pearl Breeze is one of three cutting edge contemporary towers of luxury apartments that form part […]

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The Incredible Story of Indigo

The incredible story of Indigo

While walking on the beach just before sunrise the other day, the ocean was the most beautiful indigo colour and it got me thinking. I knew indigo often appeared in colour trend forecasts over the years, but I didn’t know much about its origins or the process – so I did some investigating and was […]

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