Osram lights up the Sistine Chapel

Shedding light on history

The Sistine Chapel in Rome has been illuminated by a novel lighting solution from OSRAM. After 500 years, this extraordinary piece of art history can now be experienced bathed in the light of more than 7,000 LEDs. The installation that has been put in place over the last few months is designed to protect the […]

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Water Game Changer

Every now and then, a product or design comes along that looks set to change the way we live forever. We’ve seen “water bars” in offices; now there’s one for the home or small office kitchen that could alter how we design and use our kitchens and taps. It’s energy efficient, convenient, healthy and great-looking […]

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Planting the Seed

  When it comes to pots for outdoor plants, the South African market has long since been limited to only two choices: faux-Italian terracotta style or the glazed traditional Oriental option. Design entrepreneur Peter van der Post spotted this gap and has very quickly filled it with a vast array of stylish and contemporary designer […]

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Newtown Junction – The CBD’s new retail and leisure centre

The vibrant Newtown precinct has become an increasingly popular cultural, shopping and entertainment hub in Johannesburg’s CBD for locals and tourists alike and now, for the first time ever, the area has its very own mall – Newtown Junction. Equipped with 38 000 square metres of retail space and some 39 000 square metres of […]

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SA Embassy in Washington DC has a striking new feature

Among the more than 175 diplomatic missions in Washington, D.C., few stand out more than the South African Embassy on Massachusetts Avenue’s Embassy Row.  Marked by its iconic Nelson Mandela statue, the embassy’s twin Dutch Colonial buildings are now joined in the middle by a new glass atrium shaded with a striking Cambridge Architectural wire […]

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The kitchen revolution

Kitchen design has never been more dynamic than it is right now and the latest movement is towards the introduction of multiple kitchens and kitchen spaces in new home designs. This is according to Lisa Aspeling, Communications Manager for Caesarstone, manufacturer of luxury, engineered quartz surfaces. As kitchens continue to merge with the living areas […]

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Miele’s stylish new coffee machines

Miele’s two new free-standing, automatic, bean-to-cup Barista coffee machines – the CM6110 and the CM6310 – are real beauties, and certain to perform as well as all Miele appliances do. From this month to December 2014, Miele is running a Christmas promotion on all CM6 models – if you purchase any CM6 model, you will […]

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New focus on trade opportunities at Decorex Joburg in 2015

A new networking platform, an African-based design forum and an online ‘match-making programme’ connecting exhibitors with traders are just some of the new features that Decorex Joburg will be launching to attract an ever-growing audience of trade visitors in 2015. Decorex SA is Africa’s largest decor, design and lifestyle exhibition portfolio and takes place annually […]

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The AfriSam-SAIA Award – Paragon takes top honours

http://www.nmpb2b.co.za/LAD/vids/The%20AfriSam-SAIA%20Award.mp4 The Alexander Forbes Headquarters in Sandton, Johannesburg, designed by Paragon Architects and Paragon Interface, took top honours in the built work category at the 2014 AfriSam-South African Institute of Architects Award for Sustainable Architecture, announced on 9 October at Johannesburg City Library. Commendations in this category went to a further four projects; UNISA Phase […]

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Atterbury builds bridges

Atterbury Property Holdings has developed a R6.2 million landmark pedestrian bridge between Lynnwood Bridge Retail and Office Park with Glenfair Boulevard in Pretoria. The eye-catching bridge spans Daventry Road and links these two prime properties. Zahn Hulme of Atterbury explains the bridge, which is complete and open for use, has been designed to make moving […]

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