Monthly Archives: August 2011
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Box Living recently introduced their latest furniture range in anticipation of spring. The range, appropriately called The Bloom Collection, incorporates organic swirls and spirals, also plant, shell, and horn motifs. Some pieces even incorporate a little 60’s inspiration with several “flower power” patterns.
Headed by Tristan Voss and his brother-in-law Dale Rautenbach, Box Living was born a couple of years ago when they stumbled upon a small furniture collection in Indonesia designed by architects Marcel Opstal and Maya Basroel.
There is something truly unique about Box Living’s furniture ranges and designs. Even though most of the pieces are orient-inspired, it has rare global trend relevance. Highly detailed with a strong eclectic-mix, each piece is a feature item – a bold statement to any interior.
I particularly love the mirrors – big, oversized and ornate, they are fated to be the focal point of the room they inhabit.
Although the furniture is of oriental origin, the designs are timeless & elegant – this is no cheap mass-produced shipment that fell off a Chinese boat.
With its bold chinoiserie and strong geometric patterns, most Box Living pieces are destined for an opulent Hollywood Recency styled room or will deliver a bit of eastern fusion to any contemporary interior.
Some of their other ranges include Snap, a prêt-a-porter collection of their most sought-after furniture and décor pieces; a stylish and natural weather-resistant outdoor range and the Nipis Collection with features intricate weaving and exceptional detailing.
So what do you think? Do you also find it beautifully brooding and strangely emotive?
I had such difficulty deciding with images to use for their post – all of the feature such gorgeous items. Be sure to check out the complete catalogues on Box Living’s website: here.
Your kitchen is one of the areas in your home that you spend a decent amount of time in everyday. Now, since open-plan living has become the norm, it is more important than ever to have a presentable kitchen. Whilst entertaining the kitchen will often develop into hub of chatter and food preparation. I really enjoy shopping for kitchenware as there are just so many relatively cheap and beautiful things to choose from. Give your kitchen a little facelift with these under R200 bargain beauties…
- 8 Office Accessories Under R200 (thedesigntabloid.com)
I learned this lovely tip from Martha Stewart:
#5 Here is a quick way to chill your drinks before an unplanned party or when on a camping trip. Place your bottles/cans in a bucket or container and add a layer of ice followed by a layer of salt; repeat the ice/salt layering until you almost reach the top. Fill the bucket with cold water to just below the ice line. Thanks to the salt the water in the bucket will be colder than normal, chilling you drinks in less than 10 minutes!