Anita-B Explores  D O W N T O W N  DESIGN DUBAI // 2019

On Wednesday the 13th November I boarded a flight to the Centre of Now – Dubai in the United Arab Emirates to visit a leading design fair of high quality and original design – Downtown Design situated in the Dubai Design District [also known as d3]. It was a 5-day showcase of The best Design from Dubai and around the world. Downtown Design is the key event of Dubai Design Week which is one of the largest creative festivals, which takes place annually, brings the regional and international design industry together in Dubai, for a dynamic programme of discovery and networking.

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Give a little magic and sprinkle some sparkle in your home this Christmas!

Images courtesy of @home. All products available in-store and online

It’s that time of the year again and we are excited to share some decorative Christmas décor ideas and inspiration with you! Christmas trends range from the traditional red, green and gold to in-vogue or more neutral colours, depending. You may want to give your old ornaments and decorations a new twist with some of these inspirational ideas. This year is all about nature, as well as keeping it simple and real. Create something magical to be shared and enjoyed by all. Find your own magic when decorating your home this Christmas. Continue reading

Q&A by the Coffee Machine with Bronwyn Houldsworth

The Decorex Africa sales team have hit the ground running for Durban, Cape Town Africa 2020, and heading up this sales team is Bronwyn Houldsworth who has recently been promoted as General Manager of Sales for Decorex Africa at Reed Exhibitions South Africa. So, we thought it would only be fitting to catch up with this powerhouse lady, over a cuppa of coffee of course.

Bronwyn Houldsworth, General Manager of Sales for Decorex Africa

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Storm Cloud – Plascon’s Colour of the Month June 2018

By Zurita Moore, Plascon Digital & PR Manager

The history of the colour blue, as used in arts and crafts, goes back about 8 000 years to the mining of semi-precious stone lapis lazuli, in Afghanistan. First used for beads, as is evident at the Neolithic Mehrgarh site in modern-day Pakistan, its ornamental influence later spread to Mesopotamia and Egypt in the early fourth millennium BCE where it also began to be used for pendants, amulets, bowls, figurines, statue inlays, seals and jewellery.

IMAGES | Left: Lapis Lazuli (semi-precious stone) | Centre: ‘Cleopatra’-styled make-up | Right: Star-studded ceiling as seen in Nefertari’s tomb. All images sourced from Pinterest

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