We know emerald green is the Pantone colour of the year for 2013. But beyond that, what else is on the horizon for the forthcoming year? Just when we were beginning to wonder, guest blogger Jaco Janse van Rensburg sent us a post showing us these incredible crystals. We have New Year’s Eve parties to prepare for now, so bring out your ornamental crystal coasters, stare deep into your quartz slices and find out what 2013 has in store for you.


Crystals are usually associated with beaded curtains, lentils and too much incense. It’s time to recalibrate your eye. They can add a Dynasty edge or a Chopra aura to any room and can even lift your mood. It’s all about scale, colour and the right attitude.


Cocktail coasters. Sliced, not stirred. www.radlabs.com


Any home office could do with some crystal bookends to help you organise your tax files.

These platters are perfect for canapes. The gold leaf edges take it to a higher level.


Truffled popcorn anyone?

The colour jolt of these amethyst lamps by Craig van den Brulle will bring rock star attitude to any room.
I have a thing for Kelly Wearstler. She’s one of the most exiting things to happen to interiors in the last few years. Her new range of 80’s inspired homeware has many gems, but the selection of studded boxes are as cool as Trump.
She’s just opened her new boutique in Los Angeles. The front door is embellished with crystals and even the taps in restrooms are semi-precious.
Above: My coffee table behind my desk, adorned with a massive amazonite. It aids self-expresssion, creativity, analysing information as well as soothing the nervous system. Xanax rendered redundant.
Remember to Rock On in 2013!


Posted by guest blogger Jaco Janse van Rensburg 

Jaco is a Cape Town based creative director, interior designer and brand developer.