Elle Decoration http://elledecoration.co.za Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:36:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Tropicali Moodboard Inspiration http://elledecoration.co.za/tropicali-inspiration-behind-outdoor-issue-98/ http://elledecoration.co.za/tropicali-inspiration-behind-outdoor-issue-98/#comments Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:34:58 +0000 http://elledecoration.co.za/?p=48452 Get ready for a heat wave, because tropicali is trending! We thought we’d share a couple of the pictures from our moodboard that inspired us...

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Get ready for a heat wave, because tropicali is trending!

We thought we’d share a couple of the pictures from our moodboard that inspired us for the current Outdoor Issue 98.

In this issue, we wanted to give you a taste of island-style living. We show you how to turn up the heat with tropical shades and prints, with fabrics that reflect lush vegetation and florals.

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Feeling inspired? Get your copy of the latest Outdoor Issue now!

Images sources: Pinterest

In the mood for some more Tropical inspiration? Sven Alberding, creative director of Bureaux, shares the tropical hot-house he created on his balcony, take a look here.

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Who is Bunny & Clyde http://elledecoration.co.za/bunny-clyde/ http://elledecoration.co.za/bunny-clyde/#comments Thu, 02 Oct 2014 07:18:40 +0000 http://elledecoration.co.za/?p=48466   There is no reason why your children’s rooms should not be as stylish as the rest of the house.  This is where Bunny & Clyde come...

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There is no reason why your children’s rooms should not be as stylish as the rest of the house.  This is where Bunny & Clyde come in; they create exclusive solid wooden nursery furniture.

The business came about when three friends fell pregnant virtually simultaneously. The prospect of new babies tickled their imaginations and so two of them began designing their dream nurseries. After about a year of refining designs, prototypes were made and the dream became a reality.

Coco Crib with conversion kit
The Coco crib is bright and spirited with its functional bars transformed into a decorative pattern design. The Conversion Kit allows it to convert into a toddler bed, after which it converts again to become a mini couch.  It is sized for a child, but designed with you in mind.

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By supporting local carpenters that hand craft each item lovingly, we know that our process treads lightly upon the earth.

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We believe that innovative design and sustainability go hand in hand. By designing products that not only grow with your child, we aim for quality that can be passed on for generations.

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Our use of honest, raw materials allow us to make a return to traditions that are being swept aside by industry.

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The Coco compactum is the ultimate compliment to the Coco crib and toddler bed. Together, the alternating white and wood creates an interior that is playful, yet modern and exceptionally stylish.

Have a look at Bunny & Clyde’s collaboration with MOS for DECO over here.

 www.bunnyandclyde.co.za | facebook.com/BunnyAndClydeBaby | info@bunnyandclyde.co.za

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Floral Virtuoso: Makoto Azuma http://elledecoration.co.za/makoto-azuma/ http://elledecoration.co.za/makoto-azuma/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:51:15 +0000 http://elledecoration.co.za/?p=48489 Prepare to be inspired. Makoto Azuma is a leading Japanese floral artist who is famous for making flowers and plants “more alive than they really...

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Prepare to be inspired. Makoto Azuma is a leading Japanese floral artist who is famous for making flowers and plants “more alive than they really are.”

While playing in a rock band in Tokyo in 1997, Makoto started working at a trader at Ota Market, one of the biggest flower and ornamental markets in Japan.

Becoming increasingly interested in flowers, he took charge of a flower shop in a supermarket in Azabu-ban in 1999.
Two years later, he opened an haute couture flower shop in Tokyo called Jardins des Fleurs.

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His viewpoint of completely accepting flowers/plants even as they start to rot, and not ignoring the “death” behind the “life” is at the heart of his work.

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Collaboration with the French champagne Perrier-Jouët, called ‘Belle Epoque Florale Edition’.

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Collaboration with the French champagne Perrier-Jouët, called ‘Belle Epoque Florale Edition’.

In Japan, Ikebana, the ancient art of flower arranging, is a strict discipline, taught in hundreds of schools throughout the country.  As an experimental sculptor, Azuma Makoto converts the inherent mystery of flowers and plants into artistic expressions irregardless, or perhaps because of, traditional expectations. (Source)

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Watch this: We show you inside the Outdoor Issue 98 http://elledecoration.co.za/watch-outdoor-issue98/ http://elledecoration.co.za/watch-outdoor-issue98/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:32:45 +0000 http://elledecoration.co.za/?p=48446 This is the only decor magazine you’ll need for this season. In the fresh new Outdoor Issue 98, we look to nature’s palette for...

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This is the only decor magazine you’ll need for this season.

In the fresh new Outdoor Issue 98, we look to nature’s palette for inspiration. We turn up the heat with tropical decor, head out into the garden to make fuss-free flower arrangements, and show you how to invite the outdoors into your bathroom. We also invited seven designer duo’s to collaboratively create Spring-themed window displays. We visit the top 12 nurseries in South Africa, and give you some ideas for crisp and crunchy salads and fresh juices. And of course, we show you some of the world’s most beautiful homes.

Slideshow by Marushka Stipinovich | Music by Luc Owll. 

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Don’t Miss this: Restaurant Week SA http://elledecoration.co.za/streetsmart-restaurant-week-sa/ http://elledecoration.co.za/streetsmart-restaurant-week-sa/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:14:56 +0000 http://elledecoration.co.za/?p=48408 Explore SA’s best restaurants at a great price: R95 for lunch & R175 for dinner during Restaurant Week SA Be sure to clear 23 October...

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Explore SA’s best restaurants at a great price: R95 for lunch & R175 for dinner during Restaurant Week SA

Be sure to clear 23 October – 2 November 2014 in your calendar and explore SA’s best restaurants at a great price during Restaurant Week!

 And the best news is, because you are a DECO reader, we are giving you an exclusive opportunity to book ahead of the rest, giving you the best chance to get your hands on the hottest seats.

AND with every seat you book, we donate R5 to StreetSmart South Africa.

Access code ELSSRW2014

Amongst the confirmed restaurants are Grande Provence, Bread & Wine, Planet, HQ, The Grand, Bosmans, Café 1999, De Kloof, Pigalle, Geet, 96 Winery Road, Al Fiume, Bellagio, Central One, Durbanville Hills, Nuvo Cuisine and Picolo Mondo, and many more…

Online booking starts on the 7th of October.

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All funds raised go to selected and approved organizations that run programs for street and vulnerable children in South Africa.

DiningCity is the proud initiator of Restaurant Weeks worldwide. View menus, reviews and ratings of more than 25.000 restaurants across the globe including South Africa on DiningCity, the leading online restaurant guide

Be the first to know which restaurants will participate and get front row seats when they start taking bookings for Restaurant Week.

http://www.restaurantweek.co.za/

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Outdoor Issue: Editor’s Letter http://elledecoration.co.za/outdoor-issue-editors-letter/ http://elledecoration.co.za/outdoor-issue-editors-letter/#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:28:04 +0000 http://elledecoration.co.za/?p=48439 An excerpt from the Outdoor Issue Editor’s Letter  I am constantly drawn to, and even overwhelmed by, nature’s brilliance. Pause to think about the...

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An excerpt from the Outdoor Issue Editor’s Letter 

I am constantly drawn to, and even overwhelmed by, nature’s brilliance. Pause to think about the way in which colours in a forest are in perfect synergy, about the precision of hexagonal honeycomb, the grace of ripples in the sand, the way light is reflected at sunset and the depth of shadows on mountain ranges. It is easy to be seduced by nature’s abundance of colours, patterns, textures and shapes.

Artists and designers strive to make sense of nature’s stimuli; we mimic the symmetry and reproduce the spirals, waves, crystals, cracks, spots and stripes. These patterns that exist in nature mostly have to do with survival and reproduction.

In our homes, we introduce them because they appeal to the mind, body and soul; they allow us to feel in harmony with the world around us. It is here, in the natural world of colour and pattern, that we found inspiration for this issue. We have searched the country to bring you some of the most beautiful botanical and tropical prints, palettes, wild flowers, fresh food and exotic plant ideas to turn your space into an urban oasis.

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Snapped: Behind the Scenes on the Collaboration shoots http://elledecoration.co.za/behind-the-scenes-on-the-collaboration-shoots/ http://elledecoration.co.za/behind-the-scenes-on-the-collaboration-shoots/#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:42:00 +0000 http://elledecoration.co.za/?p=48369 You watched the behind the scenes video of our Collaborate story over here: There were just a few more pics that we had to...

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You watched the behind the scenes video of our Collaborate story over here:

There were just a few more pics that we had to share…

Featuring Jana and Koos and Mia Widlake, Missibaba and Mer, Atang Tshikare and Pim Verdoorn, Michael Chandler and Emma Frost, Superella and Ecozest.

Get the latest Outdoor Issue to see the full story.

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Top places to buy Organic Fruit and Veg Superfoods http://elledecoration.co.za/top-places-buy-organic-fruit-veg-superfoods/ http://elledecoration.co.za/top-places-buy-organic-fruit-veg-superfoods/#comments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:29:00 +0000 http://elledecoration.co.za/?p=48429 In our latest Outdoor issue, chef and food stylist Tou Roux Lou shows how to easily whip up delicious salads, gazpacho and juices for...

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In our latest Outdoor issue, chef and food stylist Tou Roux Lou shows how to easily whip up delicious salads, gazpacho and juices for Spring. She also shared with us some great ideas on where to locally source organic for the table… we investigated further for more online and nationwide options.

Living well, means eating well!

Johannesburg

Fruits&Roots www.fruitsandroots.co.za
A natural and organic foods store with a vegetarian restaurant.

Bryanston Organic Market www.bryanstonorganicmarket.co.za
Fresh produce organically grown in close proximity to the market. Delicatessen and bakery goods are certified organic, or bear the market’s stamp of Natural Assurance. Market days: Thursday and Saturday 9am – 3pm

Organic Emporium www.organicemporium.co.za
A Jozi Real Food initiative aimed at bringing the best real food from the best sustainable farms and producers to your table.  An online store as well as a physical farm direct shop.

Bluebird Wholefood Market http://wholefoodmarkesa.com/
Market day: Every Friday from 10am – 5pm, The Zone, Rosebank. Every Sunday Blubird Shopping Centre 9am-2pm

Cape Town

The ethical co-op www.ethical.org.za
Organic and ethical produce delivered weekly in Cape Town. Delivery to your door, or to one of the collection points. A smaller range of organic products couriered countrywide.

Wild organic www.wildorganics.co.za
High quality, organically farmed produce delivered as  the Standard Bag, the Mini Bag and the Made-to-Order Bag to home, office or collection point in or around Cape Town.

The Oranjezicht City Farm (OZCF) www.ozcf.co.za
A non-profit project in Oranjezicht celebrating local food, culture and community through urban farming . Each Saturday 9am-2pm is market day.

Garden Route Goodies www.gardenroutegoodies.co.za
Online shop and store in Victoria Mall, Hout Bay. All fruits and vegetables are sourced locally from farmers using only organic farming principles.

Organic Zone www.organiczone.co.za.
A store supplying not only fresh, organic fruit and vegetables, but also a wide variety of organic foods and health products, including nuts, seeds, flours, chocolates, cereals, cosmetics, cleaning products

superfood a nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being

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Raw religion Africa Cafe store or www. rawfoodreligion.blogspot.comFor superfoods:

Soaring free super foods www.superfoods.co.za

Earthshine www.earthshine.co.za

Rawlicious www.rawlicious.co.za

Buy the latest Outdoor Issue to get recipes to test your freshly delivered organic produce on. And try this recipe for this Spring salad, Pickled Nectarine Salad with Burratta.

Compiled by Marushka Stipinovich 

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DECO goes Digital http://elledecoration.co.za/deco-goes-digital/ http://elledecoration.co.za/deco-goes-digital/#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:02:12 +0000 http://elledecoration.co.za/?p=47828 Did you know that your favourite decor magazine ELLE DECORATION is available on Zinio, MySubs and iTunes.  10 reasons to read ELLE DECORATION on your tablet You don’t...

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Did you know that your favourite decor magazine ELLE DECORATION is available on Zinio, MySubs and iTunes

10 reasons to read ELLE DECORATION on your tablet

  1. You don’t need an Internet connection for ELLE DECO viewing pleasure; automatically downloaded when the magazine is released.
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  5. The Zinio app remembers the inspiration-filled page you were on when you were last reading.
  6. You can zoom in on pages decorated with detail to view items and text more clearly.
  7. You can access your magazine from multiple computers.
  8. Never miss an issue! You can download previous issues.
  9. The Zinio app is compatible with your iPhone with a free download from your Apple app store.
  10. No need to find storage for your magazine collection.

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WIN a Samsonite suitcase with ELLE DECORATION http://elledecoration.co.za/win-samsonite-suitcase-elle-decoration/ http://elledecoration.co.za/win-samsonite-suitcase-elle-decoration/#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:13:03 +0000 http://elledecoration.co.za/?p=47790 Seven lucky readers will travel in style with luggage from Samsonite worth R4 995! Samsonite’s iconic, award-winning Cosmolite takes luggage to new heights, using...

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Seven lucky readers will travel in style with luggage from Samsonite worth R4 995!

Samsonite’s iconic, award-winning Cosmolite takes luggage to new heights, using groundbreaking design and technology. Constructed with the revolutionary Curv® material, exclusive to Samsonite in the luggage arena, Cosmolite is the strongest and lightest Samsonite collection to date.

Curv® material is an advanced impact-resistant, lightweight material. The specially moulded, self-reinforcing Cosmolite design, made to emulate a seashell, has inventive raised ridges that guarantee unparalleled strength while using fewer materials, resulting in a lighter case and minimising the risk of scratches.

The Cosmolite cases include large yet lightweight intergrated wheels, along with a sleek, protected zipper, an elegant wheel handle and a top and side ergonomic flat carry handle, all united to ensure dexterous mobility. The recessed flat three-digit combination lock provides security and the fully functional interior with lowered cross ribbons, side pocket and mesh divider acts as a protecting cocoon for a traveller’s treasured possessions.

Available in bright pink, black, dark blue, emerald green, red and silver from leading luggage stores.

Visit Samsonite.co.za, call 031 266 0620 or follow @Samsonite_SA on Twitter.

To enter:
SMS ‘DECOSAMSONITE’, your NAME and EMAIL address to 34975. (each SMS costs R1.50)

Competition closes:

16 November 2014

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