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SIMPLE LUXURY FROM BULTHAUP KITCHENS

bulthaup, one of the world’s most luxurious kitchen design and manufacture companies, has launched three new looks for kitchens in 2016: (more…)

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SMEG LEADS THE WAY IN KITCHEN APPLIANCE DESIGN

Smeg’s latest collection of kitchen appliances all co-ordinate perfectly due to their high quality design – confirming the Italian brand’s position as one of the world leaders in kitchen design. The NEW Classic Collection   In celebration of their long-standing relationship with Guido Canali, who is hailed as one of the most significant Italian architects […]

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SUSPENDED FIREPLACE LIVING

Contemporary architecture has seen a recent increase in suspended fireplaces reminiscent of the sixties when they were first created. Beauty Fires in Cape Town is offering locally manufactured suspended fireplaces in South Africa. Cone There is a powerful aesthetic when fire floats in midair. Cone suspended wood burning fireplace is hand forged to order and […]

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Plantation Shutters make both solid wood and aluminium shutters, offering designers and homeowners both options of elegance and security.

SHUTTERS ADD VALUE

Conventional wisdom always used to be “Renovating your kitchen and bathroom will immediately add value to your home”. This still rings true, especially in the current market where home-owners are looking to extract the maximum advantage out of their most valuable asset. A further contribution to this growing investment practice is the addition of solid […]

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ENERGY CRISIS CALLS FOR A NEW WAY OF THINKING

South Africa’s energy crisis has everyone searching for solutions. We spoke to Evan Lockhart-Barker, General Manager Marketing for Saint-Gobain in Southern Africa, about Saint-Gobain’s move towards a more sustainable way of doing business. Who is Evan Lockhart-Barker? I was born and raised in Bloemfontein and graduated from St Andrews School before completing a degree in Marketing through […]

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SUPERTALL BUILDINGS GOING UP FASTER THAN EVER

Buildings are getting taller and these buildings are being constructed at an increasingly rapid pace. In this interview, world-renowned supertall buildings expert and Aurecon’s Buildings Director, Middle East and North Africa Buildings, Dr Andy Davids, discusses the possibilities and opportunities involved in cutting down the construction time of tall buildings, the sustainability issues related to tall […]

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Smart shopping for smart homes

A novel website, WWW.STAND47.CO.ZA, allows visitors to take a step-by-step guided tour through a physical home using only a cell phone, tablet or desktop computer. Stand 47 is an award-winning concept house co-developed by Saint-Gobain, the world’s leading producer of contemporary building technology. The home was built to physically demonstrate the considerable benefits of building with […]

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Plascon Colour Forecast 2015

Plascon talks paint 2015

A new year always brings with it a new batch of paint trends. Plascon Colour Manager Anne Roselt gives some insight into those trends that will be influencing the design world this year. Plascon launched their 2015 Palette at Decorex Joburg in August last year and will be showcasing this colour forecast at Decorex Durban […]

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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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