Décor & Design

mix n match decor

Mix ‘n Match Décor Creates Magic


Are you designing your home but battling to find accessories that match? Are you trying to create a simple, yet synchronised look? It’s time to stop stressing. This year and 2013 focuses on mixing and matching décor. Here’s your fuss-free guide.

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Upcycling Pinspiration


I am totally addicted to Pinterest. There are so many beautiful people, places, food, animals… I could go on forever and you don’t even have to spend a cent to admire it all.

“Sport in a box” Upcycling For A Better Community


The term ‘upcycling’ is often used to describe the conversion of unused items into tools of value that benefit communities. In the case of Copenhagen-based shipping company Safmarine, decommissioned shipping containers come in handy with efforts to uplift and improve the quality of education in disadvantaged communities across the country.

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Cavendish Goes Green


Cavendish Square has just finished upgrading its escalators – they are now extra energy efficient and therefore more ‘green’ than ever before. Working with local design group The Green Elephant Collective, Cavendish was decorated with great recycled and eco-friendly installation artworks during renovations in order to distract and entertain visitors to the mall.

Cape Town officially WDC 2014


Cape Town joined an exclusive club of four when it signed the official host city agreement for World Design Capital 2014. Executive Mayor Patricia de Lille and Soon-in Lee, the president of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid), did the honours on Friday, 28 June.

Simplify your space


At the end of a busy day, you get home, open the door and what do you see? Does your space make you feel relaxed and energetic, or tired and zapped of energy? If the latter is causing you to feel low, here’s how to achieve a home that exudes wellness and good vibes. The key: simplicity.

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Office Upcycle: PART 1


Those of you who follow us on Twitter will know that we have begun a small “office makeover” to bring some cheer to the winter months. Last weekend I started with my desk which is an old wooden desk that I had touched up last year with varnish but now decided I needed something brighter and more chic.

Heat up your home


There’s no doubt that we are influenced by our surroundings. If the cold months make you feel down, boost your emotional wellbeing by splashing some warm décor into your home. Texture adds a touch Fabrics and patterns go a long way to make rooms feel inviting and warm. Scatter some cushions on couc

How to make your own cushion covers


This sewing project is great for beginners. Not only will you feel a great amount of pride once completed, but you will also have a pretty addition to your home interior!Know thy Sewing Machine It is very important that you understand your sewing machine to avoid any frustration, helping to make se