Wooden Design & Decor: New Ways with Wood

Chantel HansChantel Hans, Plascon Trends Contributor

Gone are the days when wood was reminiscent of an era of opulence and craftsmanship; the reign of men, heavy oak ball and claw furniture with innate carvings; magnificent merchant ships with precious cargo and notorious pirates. Wooden design and decor is back in fashion!

Wooden Cupcake

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Inspiring Graffiti: Tag – You’re It!

Kim Bougaardt
Kim Bougaardt
, Freeworld Design Centre Blog Editor

Apartment in Copenhagen Sankt Hans Torv, Image Source tapet-cafe.dkblog

Love it or hate it, Graffiti is making its mark in the world of décor in a big way.  Personally if the message is witty, clever and causes one to question, start a healthy debate, and is done with consent (from the owner); then I’m a fan of the free-thinking-spray-painting-artists whose talents are often misunderstood. Graffiti as art has come a long way over the years, and finally street style in all its visually pleasing forms is getting the recognition it rightly deserves.

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Trend Talk #2: Laureen Rossouw & her visual diary of Milan 2012

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Catherine Bowen
, Plascon Trends Editor


Plascon Trends Colour Inspiration from Elle Deco’s Laureen Rossouw

Laureen Rossouw Milan Colour Inspiration

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Being the end of the week and the start of a new month, we thought we’d offer you some colour inspiration from none other than Laureen Rossouw, Editor of Elle Decoration. Laureen traveled to Milan earlier this year and this is a taste of her visual diary from the trip, presented at Trend Talk #2: the present sense in Cape Town earlier this month.

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