19 Truly Clever Storage Ideas You Can Actually Use


Keeping it clean just got a whole lot easier! Source: Real Simple > http://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/organizing/storage-ideas

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Featured Designers – Studio Stirling

Joanina Pastoll & David Pastoll are the creative duo behind Studio Stirling. Based in Cape Town, they translate their passion for good living into beautiful hanging steel chairs and daybeds. Each piece is made by hand & showcases it’s individualism and uniqueness, especially in the detailing & craftsmanship. This is a furniture range made to be enjoyed – inside or out. Swing into the breeze, soak up the sun or lay-back and relax, however you decide to chill… these beauties make it easy to enjoy the simple things in life

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Featured Creative – Furniture Design by Nawaaz Saldulker

Sheer inventiveness of South African design is embodied in the work of Nawaaz Saldulker. He believes that good design is about clarity over style, and accountability over indifference. Although his designs do sometimes respond to trends, they rely more on materiality, sustainability, interaction and a process of visual reduction. This Cape Town based emerging creative and product designer’s original contemporary pieces are truly prized possessions to behold & we are delighted to have them feature on our store. Take a sneak peek below >

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Neat-Freak Approved Storage


A must-have trick to keep up your sleeve for staying stylish is combining savvy storage into your home. Let’s face it, only what really deserves to be on display should be seen around your space. These everyday heroes provide essential storage for those items you don’t want seen yet they are decorative enough to mix in seamlessly with the rest of your home decor making them totally neat-freak approved!

1. Home Deco Illusion Book Shelf – the Illusion Book Shelf blends clever design with modern aesthetic to create a sculptural feature when viewed from one side and a bookshelf from the other
2. Nawaaz Saldulker Shelf Light – the Shelf Light is a playful and versatile standing lamp that combines an ergonomic shelf to store or display small items around the home
3. Nest-Homegrown Magazine Racks – ultra cool magazine holders in assorted designs & colours add a touch of contemporary style to any living space

Want more? All featured home decor & storage are available online with free delivery!

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Colour Confidential – 6 Bright Items To Liven Up Your Space

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Acid tones and sunny hues have never been more popular! These gorgeous yummy-gummy colours are taking over our home styling choices in a big way, whether it’s adding just a pop of colour or our complete surrender to a vivid scheme, here’s the proof that bright colours work wonders on any style of decor:

1. Ronel Jordaan’s Floral Cushion showcases vivid colours and luxurious textures to make a style statement in any space
2. Nest-Homegrown Elephant Magazine Racks give your space an afro-chic vibe with a fun twist
3. Nawaaz Saldulker Sunny Side Up Stool adds a punch of contemporary appeal to your living space
4. John Catlin Designs Pink on Blue Sunflower Scatter Cushion gives your space the most delightful vibrant feel
5. 6th element decor Citrus Echo Ottoman is refreshingly stylish and instantly adds an urban chic to any space
6. Shaw Sisters Coloured Utensil Set adds a playful and contemporary element to your kitchen

All featured Home Decor & Furniture Available ONLINE with Free Delivery!

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5 Cool Things You Should Do This Weekend

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Break free of the eminent  winter chills and head out this weekend for some fun & cultural persuasion – here’s what some style hunters in SA will be doing this weekend:

#1 Get a fix of Jackman-Fassbender-McAvoy hotness! (yes please!) Watch X-Men: Days of Future Past – releases in cinemas Friday 23 May 2014
#2 Make yourself a “Gour-me” Burger! That’s a gourmet burger made any way you like it. Yip, if peanut butter, chicken fillet, avo & hot sauce sound good, then go for it! Who knows, you may even create a Michelin-Star-Worthy feast & attain Celebrity Chef status?!?
#3 Take in some Art Inspo! First up – Visualizing the Creative Process by Swany. In the exhibition, Swany, who has recently completed a visual arts degree, presents a record of this four-year journey as student artist 05 May 14 to 24 May 14 ArtSPACE Durban
Alternatively in JHB, Da Vinci – The Genius. The world of Leonardo da Vinci is coming to Gauteng audiences in a wide-ranging and thought-provoking exhibition showcasing the Renaissance giant’s breadth of talent, wisdom and ideas. 02 April 14 to 22 June 14 The Amazing Place
#4 Hit the Markets (on an empty stomach)! International cuisine is going down at the V&A Market on the Wharf, from Bavarian Nuts and Danish Hot Dogs, Taiwanese Dim Sum to Traditional Transylvanian Hungarian Chimney Cakes, there is a plethora of tantalising foods plus all the local favourites too
#5 Rest Your Bon-Bons Around a Bonfire! Toast marshmallows, drink wine & enjoy good living at Cellar Rats Port & Red Wine Festival 25 May 14 The Old Mill, JHB http://www.winefestival.co.za

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4 Kinds of Mums – A Whole Lotta Gift Ideas

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1. The Homebody Mum – Home is her favourite place to be! You can always pop by for a visit because she will be happily potting around the house or garden. She loves good quality timeless things that are dear to her and family time is the most precious time. Spoil your Homebody Mum with these top picks: (pictured above from left)

1. Ronel Jordaan Hand Felted Wool Throws –  shop online, with free delivery >
2. Go West Table Lamp – shop online with free delivery > 
3. Andy C Vibe Coasters – shop online with free delivery > 
4. Shaw Sisters Utensil Set – shop online with free delivery > 

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2. The Modern Mum – Always stylish and loves keeping up with the latest trends. She covets contemporary wares that are expressive and beautiful. She spends all her free time reading glossy magazines or browsing gorgeous stuff on Pinterest at the local coffee shop. The Modern Mum would be super pleased with these chic picks: (pictured above from left)

1. Korol Fruit Bowl – shop online with free delivery > 
2. Nest-Homegrown Stay Bookends – shop online with free delivery > 
3. 6th element decor Papua Wall Canvas – shop online with free delivery > 
4. Moleskine Tote Bag – shop online with free delivery > 

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3. The Crafty Mum – Visiting markets and street fairs is The Crafty Mum’s favourite past-time as she is always on the lookout for amazing local wares and artisanal goods. She loves to surround herself with friends, family and beautifully crafted pieces that tell a story. Delight your Crafty Mum with these awesome picks: (pictured above from left)

1. Nest-Homegrown We Heart Scatter Cushion – shop online with free delivery > 
2. Shaw Sisters Chino Clock – shop online with free delivery > 
3. Ronel Jordaan Daisy Stool – shop online with free delivery > 
4. Ronel Jordaan Bowls – shop online with free delivery > 

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4. The Foodie Mum – The ultimate hostess who lives to entertain. Every meal is an occasion and an evening spent with good food and good people is absolute bliss. She loves the challenge of a new recipe and always has the most delectable goodies in the kitchen. Treat your Foodie Mum to these lovely gifts: (pictured above from left)

1. Homewood Biltong Slicer – shop online with free delivery > 
2. 6th element decor Chalkboard Speech Box Placemat – shop online with free delivery > 
3. Andy C Cake Slice – shop online with free delivery > 
4. Homewood Pizza Board – shop online with free delivery > 
5. John Catlin Green on White Sunflower Napkins – shop online with free delivery > 
6. Andy C Wine Stopper – shop online with free delivery > 

Wishing all you stunning mums a very Happy Mother’s Day!!!

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