Palatable office solutions
The trend of upcycling pallets as an affordable and earth-friendly decor solution has been gathering steam and now a new co-working office in Johannesburg – The Common Room – has shown how to make all your furniture needs, well, palatable.

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Tags: parkhurst, upcycling, pallet, the common room
April 24th, 2014

Smart Idea: Life After Video Cassettes
Transform old video tapes gathering dust in the garage, into a kitchen Eden.

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wooded bliss
A simple house, a river at your door to take you to the sea: the perfect recipe for holidaying ever after. Relaxing on the tucked-away wooden deck overlooking the Piesang River, it’s hard to believe that you’re in the heart of Plettenberg Bay.

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Mermaids are mystical
Lucinda Mudge’s new body of handmade coil vases is showing until 20 May at The Gallery at Grande Provence, Franschhoek.

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Chocoholic
Stop press! VISI has found the sweet spot where design meets chocolate in the studio of Heather Thompson, but don't just take our word for it, try it yourself at the MINE designer market at The Woodstock Foundry starting at 6pm today.

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Tags: chocolate, soma, heather thompson, chocolatier
April 24th, 2014

Craft love, not war
“Is there design this good that doesn’t kill people?” asked the US magazine Good a few years ago about the AK47. With some 200 wire-and-bead handcrafted AK47s in tow, South African filmmaker-turned-artist Ralph Ziman opens his first solo exhibition in CT.

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Picks of the Week
With the long weekend over, the team get you back on track by gearing up for winter with picks ranging from funky wellies to a tea cup slingshot. Manmade clouds, a balloon chair, a bespoke 1968 Porsche 912 and jelly crockery also form a part of the mix.

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Print as performance
Tonight, Thursday 17 April from 5pm to 9pm, Warren Editions are breaking the mold with a "live print performance". Working from a live webcam feed, artist Katherine Bull's autographic drawings will be translated into print by a team of printmakers.

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