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Decorex Durban 2013 Volvo Designer Pod – Photoshoot

As promised, here are some of the pictures that Roy Esterhuysen from Firsthouse Photography took of the Volvo Designer Pod stand at the Decorex Durban show.

It was a great show and Lee-Anne and I had a fab time meeting new people and sipping the lovely bubbly from the Unwined Bar opposite the stand.

Happy Friday everyone – hope you all have a great weekend!

Behind the Scenes: Decorex

It has been a manic two weeks – sorry for the lack of posts people.  I hope to be more on top of things now.

So Decorex is fast approaching and this past weekend I managed to rope my dad into helping get some of the items made up.  As you know, I absolutely LOVE his workshop and am always in there trying to do something, and being a girl, can never quite do all the “manly” things. Alas, he always comes to the rescue.

Below are a couple shots of the bed canopy I plan on using on the stand, this being the basic structure and is going to then be upholstered in a silk.

Below that is a hat/scarf/handbag stand made up of steel and washers secured onto an old piece of driftwood.

I’ll be posting pictures once the stand is complete and finished, hope to see some of you there next weekend!

DESIGN SERIES: BACK TO BASICS

There seems to be an ever growing awareness of the basics, and an ever growing desire to strip away that this isn’t needed.  To take things right back to their core, and to focus on that, making it the best version of itself.  
I’ve noticed this concept of”stripping away” in abundance when it comes to light bulbs.  Designers are creating the most beautiful, simplistic yet sculptural lights, voided of any lampshades, frills or tassels of any sort – just a bulb and a chord. 
We’ve rounded up our favourites below:

Sam Wilkinson created the energy saving Plumen 001 light bulbSource
Diamond lights by Eric ThernerSource (photo’s taken by Jesper Lindstrom)

Muuto Pendant Lights from Entrepo and Bright Spout Souped Lights from Surrounding.

Lampframe Pendant Light by Herr Mandel, Pendant Lamps by David Taylor, Industrial Cage Lamps from Rewire, and Wooden Light Bulb by Ryosuke Fukusada.

Cityscape Light Shade by David Graas, Crystal Light Bulb by Lee Broom, and Work Lamp by Form Us With Love.
Take a lesson from these talented designers and start trying to see things differently – you may surprise yourself!
- Lee

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