High-end design at Decorex Cape Town 2019

This year’s five-day Decorex Cape Town exhibition drew 37 768 visitors through the doors of the Cape Town International Convention Centre – this amounts to an impressive 11% increase in trade visitors seeking quality décor products and services. Themed ‘Designing for Africa – feels like home’, visitors were emerged in all the colours, styles and dominant trends emanating from the African continent through a number of innovative features.

100% Extraordinary by 100% Design South Africa

100% Extraordinary by 100% Design South Africa

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Coffee Chilli Con Carne by MasterChef judge, Pete Goffe-Wood & SA Comedian Chris Forrest

One of them is a master comic who tries to cook, and the other a renowned celebrity chef, who’s been known to crack the odd joke. Chris Forrest has been on the SA comedy scene since the late nineties, and Pete Goffe-Wood, best known as a judge on Masterchef South Africa, has been making great food for nearly 30 years.

Pete Goffe Wood & Chris Forrest

Pete Goffe-Wood & Chris Forrest

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Grilled Kingklip on Roasted Red Pepper and Couscous Salad

KwaZulu-Natal chef renowned for his exceptional cuisine is Deena Naidoo, South Africa’s first MasterChef SA and patron chef of Aarya restaurants at both MonteCasino and Silverstar Casino in Gauteng.

Working into this year’s Decorex theme, Designing for Africa – feels like home, Naidoo cooked up a storm in the Gourmet Cooking Theatre at Decorex Durban 2019 last month. His cooking reflected South Africa’s multi-cultural heritage with an aim to delight palates of all cultures.

Grilled Kingklip on Roasted Red Pepper and Couscous Salad

Grilled Kingklip on Roasted Red Pepper and Couscous Salad

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Valentine’s Day DIY Origami Heart Love Letters

Article by Kari Kelly, blogger for Lovilee.

I’ve been thinking of some nice DIY projects for Valentines’ day and for uses of a piece of drift wood that has literally been ‘drifting’ around in our house. I decided to make a 7-day valentines ‘advent’ / count-down calendar. The idea is to write love letters on 7 squares of paper, fold them using the simple origami heart step-by-step instructions below and then hanging them up from something.

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Vibrant colours and graphics for Mauritius hotel

Sea blues, sunny yellows and bold monochromatic stripes appear throughout this boutique hotel, designed by artist Camille Walala to complement the landscape of Mauritius.

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