In 1935 George Carwadine developed a spring for the automotive industry that could move easily in every direction and yet still remain rigid when set in position. This became the basis of the 1227 Task Lamp. Produced by acclaimed UK manufacturer, Anglepoise since 1935 the desk light has become a global design icon
After the successful launch of mywalltattoos.com’s blackboard range, the company has taken the design concept even further and have created wall tattoos which are not only pretty, but useful as well. The functional wall tattoos feature a hopscotch tattoo, a quirky clothes rail and five different growth charts
Parkhurst shop enthusiasts will be familiar with the charming store l’Emile et Son, located on 4th Avenue. Owned by good friends Sonia Zocchi-Dommann and Emile Pasqualle, and officially established in 2010, it’s chock full of homeware including the charming James Doorman, Boskke Sky Planter and Wall Candy Cupcake Chalkboard
Dull weather getting you down? Skinny laMinx’s new floral-inspired fabric collection Flower Dreams, is guaranteed to lift your mood. Designer and illustrator Heather Moore has used a sophisticated and feminine palette of pinks, plums, lemons and humbugs that make up Flower Dreams
Have a professional paint expert in your pocket! Colour inspiration and expert paint advice is now right at your fingertips, thanks to Plascon’s new InspireMe app.
Magnetic wallpaper… This is one of the most creative types of wallpaper that we’ve come across in a while. Xiang Zeng’s Narrative Magnetic Wallpaper allows you to create a fairytale on a child’s wall with imaginative scenes and a variety of whimsical magnetic characters.
We recently came across a fabulous furniture and décor company called Jasper & George. The company specialises in upcycled home and garden furniture manufactured from recycled wooden pallets, originally used for shipping and storing goods. Jasper & George transforms these pallets into unique, versatile and affordable furniture.
The Hall Collection is focused on bringing pure luxury to the bedroom: the finest imported linens have been crafted in Italy and bespoke hand-made beds have been manufactured by craftsmen in England since 1902. This collection is found only in the most prestigious hotels and private homes in the world.
We adore the shabby chic look and feel of the accessories and furniture from The Angel Rose Trading Co. It’s owner Angela Van Herzeele, after whom the store was named, is a huge fan of vintage French style and Boer Baroque and this translates into her store’s eclectic offerings.
One year after the successful market launch of countertop coffee makers, Miele is now set to launch its new CM5200 flagship model to the South African market. With its innovative one-touch function, preparation of a range of drinks couldn’t be simpler.
One of the biggest décor trends of 2012 involves combining mismatched fabrics to form a striking visual palette. The days of perfectly coordinated fabrics have given way to collections that present designs of a more individual nature. Conservatory, is one such collection that falls into this category.