Shop Online for Stunning South African Design

Africandy design emporiumA fabulous new South African design shopping site has just launched – Africandy sources all the coolest products from established and emerging South African designers, so that you can find funky furniture, gorgeous cushions, cutting edge ceramic art and even luscious artisan body products all at the same place.

Browsing through the site it’s hard to resist adding item after item to your wish list, as fabulous bronze bowls and delicate jewellery all inspire “I want that!”s.

The store is carefully curated, every product chosen for its integrity and all made in South Africa by local artists, artisans and designers: so if you are looking for proudly South African pieces for your home, or for Christmas gifts, this is a great place to start shopping. Continue reading

Stairs with Style

Staircase book decorBook wallpaper stripsHere are two gorgeous ideas we’ve seen recently for making stairs more beautiful and the second case more functional.

A retro and quirky decorating idea comes from Quagga books – the rare books store in Stellenbosch and Kalk Bay.

They used these photographic images of old books to paper the risers of their staircase in their Stellenbosch store. It was a rave success with their customers, so much so that they are now selling the wallpaper strips in several different versions. Perfect if you want a bit of old world gravitas added to your space.

This second idea needs a skilled cabinet maker to create but would be the perfect way of maximising space in a small home and looks stunning and stylish too.

Staircase cupboardsWorth building a new staircase just to have all this extra storage space!

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