The Better Living Challenge

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Catherine Bowen
, Plascon Trends Editor

The Better Living Challenge, Image Source betterlivingchallenge.co.za

The Better Living Challenge, Image Source betterlivingchallenge.co.za

Today we’re giving a little airtime to this fantastic initiative – The Better Living Challenge. This project is all about “ensuring that solutions with a positive social impact make it into the marketplace”. The plan for 2014 is thus to build partnerships with support partners in order to bring the winning solutions to market.

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Our Purple Haze Colour Candy Competition Winner!

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Catherine Bowen
, Plascon Trends Editor

Purple Haze Colour Candy Competition Winner

Colour Candy Competition Purple Haze, Competition Entry/Photograph by Sonia Zocchi-Dommann

Congratulations to our Colour Candy Competition winner for April (“Purple Haze”): Sonia Zocchi-Dommann!

Sonia submitted this exquisite shot of a hanging orchid. No wonder Pantone’s shade “Radient Orchid” is the inspiration for the purple craze of 2014!

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Milan Design Week 2014 Round-Up: The Big Names

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Catherine Bowen
, Plascon Trends Editor

Tom Dixon's at Milan Design Week 2014, Image Source milandesignagenda.com

Tom Dixon’s CLUB Collection at Milan Design Week 2014, Image Source: milandesignagenda.com

With any expo, there are always a few big names that people will be watching our for and anxiously anticipating… Will they deliver; will their offering be better than last year?

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Milan Design Week 2014 Round-Up: Take a Seat!

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Catherine Bowen
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Philippe Starck Kartell "Uncle Jim Aunts Collection" at Salon del Mobile" Milan Deisgn Week 2014, Image Source designboom.com

Philippe Starck Kartell “Uncle Jim Aunts Collection” at Salon del Mobile” – Milan Design Week 2014, Image Source: designboom.com

One of the first round-up notes I’m going to post on Milan Design Week 2014 is on the topic of seating.

Philippe Starck is one of the pioneers of contemporary and classic design, and a humorous hero in my books (I just adore watching youtube clips of his ramblings and thought on design). At the 2014 edition of Salone del Mobile, Philippe presented a range that has been 4 years in development and perfection.

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