Archives for "Outdoor"
Empires vs empire lines
Modern society is synonymous for modern cities. Over the last 300 years we have moved away from living flung out across beautiful landscapes and huddled together to form cities filled with beautiful skyscrapers. Across the globe, with space at a premium, we have chosen to go up, up, up!
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Make the most of your great outdoors
South Africans love the outdoors. I ascribe this to 1) the fact that we have great outdoors and 2) the fact that we have great weather (mostly). I love watching our people squeeze the last drop of sunshine from summer. The braai master who braais in the rain even though there is a cozy oven available; the school girls with their stockings off soaking up any glimpse of sunshine on the coldest winter days; and the little boy swimming in the rain with blue lips and chattering teeth who proclaims: “I am NOT cold”.
The season I’ve been anticipating ever since summer began is finally here. It’s autumn, folks! Just the other day I grinned wistfully when – during my walk in the evening –I saw a flurry of brown leaves chasing one another down the road. There’s something I find magical about autumn, it’s the season of change, which doesn’t get as much credit as its counterparts. Summer and winter get more cheers and groans respectively for their intensity and spring gets awe because of the rebirth and fresh starts it presents. Not many care about autumn. In fact most can take or leave autumn.
My name is Nomali and I recently turned 21 years old. (Hi Nomali) I’m a nostalgic daydreamer… There was nothing I wanted more than my very own bedroom with beanbag seats when I was younger. We didn’t have much space and when I daydreamed about one day having my own room all it had was a door, posters and beanbags – who needs a bed? I sure didn’t.
Conveniently, the word delight contains the word light – which is what I’ll be getting at for the purpose of this post.
Lighting can seriously alter the way in which a home is received, so methinks it’s best to get it right. The correct lighting can guide the eye to various focal points and features within a room or raise the flow of energy bar from zero to well, hero.
This being only the second Thursday of the year I thought it would be fun and interesting to put together a list of some – 13 to be exact – trends expected to sweep the décor and home design world off its feet.
Stimulating city with a turbulent history – this is what makes up the essence and the vibe of Johannesburg. Look at your city in a new light, explore your city with a new outlook and be a tourist in your own city – perhaps you’ll find some interesting sources of inspiration. Here are some suggestions of how to get better acquainted with the city of gold.
First things first – hop onto the Rea Vaya buses for R4.50 and have a tour of the inner city circle – this particular route is colour coded turquoise and will take you to places of interest such as Johannesburg Art Gallery in Joubert Park, Constitution Hill and The Jo’burg Theatre complex in Braamfontein.
Since we’re nearing the time when most sit around a table that’s beautifully set up for the season, I thought to make the purpose of this post purely, visual cues. A stunningly set table just adds a touch of “speacial-ness” to the event so hopefully you spot something you like, if you’re hosting.