Archives for "August, 2011"

Posted by the trend stalker on 31st August 2011

Print and paint: get your hands dirty

Yesterday was an epic day in my books. With no deadlines looming, I whiled away a good few hours with this month’s crop of decor mags. And I have to say, as much as I love reading and writing blogs, nothing puts a smile on my face quite like ink on my fingers from a […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 30th August 2011

Green decor: bring on the branches

Spring is springing! I’m seeing mirages of happy, multi-coloured tulips and bright yellow buttercups instead of winter’s grey and brown hues. Let’s face it, as hot as these shades are in décor, they are somewhat less inspiring in the garden. But while there’s nothing like a potted tulip or two to bring a spot of […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 24th August 2011

Do your homework

I always say that if you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life. This is doubly true if you also love where you do it – and you’re an especially lucky bunny if you get to do it from home. Having a home office means that, when you decorate your […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 8th August 2011

Potty for plants

As a school girl, I remember visiting my friend Katerina’s granny and being morbidly fascinated by her houseplant. This solo piece of greenery emanated from a tatty plastic tub and spidered its way up the lounge wall, around the corner into the passage and, held up by random nails, inched into the old duck’s bedroom. […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 3rd August 2011

Be my guest … yes, really

A dear friend of mine owns a quad bike adventure company and takes groups of people all over SA to ride. I’m her best customer and biggest fan. I go on every ride and always “make time” to help her recce new routes, most of which are in remote and somewhat inaccessible spots. Needless to […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 1st August 2011

Loft living: All-in-one and one-for-all

There I was, going through joburg.org.za, looking for a group that could add some weight to my rates billing complaint, when I spotted something unbelievable: in the past five-or-so years, in the region of R5-billion has been spent on making the inner city and Braamfontein areas habitable again! So far, more than 10 000 homes […]