DIY: Geometric Chalkboard


Looking to do something creative this Easter Weekend? DIY fingers itching? Check out the video above – this trendy geometric chalkboard might be the perfect weekend project.

It’s a fun DIY because it’s relatively easy to make, you don’t need a whole lot of supplies and it shouldn’t take you more than a morning to complete. You can hang this quirky geometric chalkboard in your entrance foyer, next to your desk or telephone, or even close to the fridge for that shopping list.

Incredible Indigenus Planters


Recently some very beautiful décor objects came across my path.  Not only are these decorative objects beautiful to the eye, but they are also something of a rarity to be found when sourcing for either indoor or outdoor planters.  Believe me, I know – to find decorative planters that are not the run-of-the-mill is indeed a gargantuan ask.

Indigenus is a collection of contemporary planters that is anything but ordinary.  Design entrepreneur, Peter van der Post, understood that there was a real need for desirable upmarket planters for both interior and exterior, and so Indigenus was born.

To further add to the rarity – these planters have been designed by award-winning South African designers Haldane Martin, Gregor Jenkin and Laurie Wiid van Heerden of Wiid Design.  Later this year the range is said to expand to include planters by renowned architects Stefan Antoni and Greg Truen of SAOTA.  This also explains why, like most rarities, the price tags are somewhat stiff. Wait for it – R10K and up.

Nevertheless, I have decided that just as I drool over those aspirational homes on Top Billing, this might just fall into that drool-worthy aspirational category too. So, these planters are well worth a share – just because we can. Sigh, true blue eye-candy!

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Quick Tip #38: Easy Greenery with Terrariums


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Every home needs a bit of greenery! This is a super easy and beautiful way to add some green to your space (oh, and they make excellent gifts too!):

#38  Add a little greenery to your interior space with an attention-grabbing terrarium! Not only are they easy to make and maintain they are also great oxygen boosters. Choose an interesting glass container – be it a vase, fishbowl or glass jar – play with various shapes and sizes. Layer pebbles, activated charcoal, and potting soil in your container and then add small plants that are well-suited to terrarium life. Place your terrariums in a well-lit spot like your desk or coffee / side table.

Want to make your own terrarium? There are dozens of helpful DIY tutorials online (like this quirky video by Suzelle DIY). Check out this beautiful infographic illustrating how to put together the perfect terrarium:

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Décor Dictionary: Faux


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Faux: (French for “false”) a term used to describe objects, materials or finishes which are made to imitate or resemble the genuine article. Faux products can include embossed vinyl made to look like leather, synthetic fur, man-made stone, vinyl or printed wood flooring and decorative paint techniques that replicate the appearance of materials such as marble, wood or stone.

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