Colour Sense, Trends and Travel

Industry Predictions for the 2018 Colour of the Year.

­With just a month to go until Pantone reveal their 2018 Colour of the Year, the excitement is mounting. Continue reading “Industry Predictions for the 2018 Colour of the Year.”

Colour Sense, Trends and Travel

First Ever Living and Breathing Chandelier that Purifies the Air

Incredible Living and Breathing Bionic Chandelier

How incredibly exciting to have the world’s first living and breathing chandelier on display at the V&A Museum for the London Design Festival. The chandelier called Exhale features transparent glass petals which contain live green algae. Continue reading “First Ever Living and Breathing Chandelier that Purifies the Air”

Feng shui - Boosting Health Wealth and Happiness with Colour.
Colour Sense, Theory and Therapy

Feng shui – Boosting Health, Wealth and Happiness with Colour.

While passing a second-hand book stall at a market recently, a book called The Colour Compass Book caught my eye. When I opened it, a Bagua energy map fell out and I was fascinated. I have always loved the feel of feng shui homes but I had never used an energy map. I couldn’t wait to get home and test it out. Continue reading “Feng shui – Boosting Health, Wealth and Happiness with Colour.”

Would you be brave enough to Paint Your House Black
Colour Sense, Interiors and Exteriors, Trends and Travel

The Black Exterior of this Modern Home blends perfectly into the Environment

The Black Exterior of this Modern Home blends perfectly into the Environment

If you live in a coastal eco estate, with a 42 acre indigenous coastal forest teaming with wildlife, black might not be the first colour that comes to mind when choosing a colour for the exterior of your home. Continue reading “The Black Exterior of this Modern Home blends perfectly into the Environment”

Colour Sense, Interiors and Exteriors

Minimalist Interiors for Colour Lovers

Minimalist Design for Colour Lovers
Image: architectureartdesigns.com

In today’s climate it’s not surprising minimalist interior designs are so popular. You can’t help being drawn to the calmness, balance and elegance that a minimalist design has to offer. Continue reading “Minimalist Interiors for Colour Lovers”

Trends and Travel

The Colour Meanings of a Zulu Love Letter

The Colour Meaning of a Zulu Love Letter

Many years ago, before writing letters and cell phones, the Zulu women in South Africa used colour and beading to express feelings and communicate messages regarding gender and marital status. Continue reading “The Colour Meanings of a Zulu Love Letter”

Colour Sense, Interiors and Exteriors

Celebrating Women’s Month with Diamonds in Decor

Celebrating Women's Month with Diamonds in Decor
Design: Sylvie Meuffels for JSPR. Photo: Lisa Klappe

This August we salute the brilliant women who helped build South Africa and the strong women who continue to lead the country forward. On August 9th we commemorate the 1956 protest march by 20 000 brave women who marched to the South African Union Buildings to deliver a petition against the pass laws.
Women are like diamonds, strong, multifaceted and full of colour when they shine. As “diamonds are a girls best friend” I thought I would celebrate this week with some diamond inspiration. Continue reading “Celebrating Women’s Month with Diamonds in Decor”