Scandi chic – get the look in your own home

Muted tones, straight lines, uncluttered spaces – everyone has gone Scandi-crazy lately as they look to create a more tranquil living space, which evokes relaxation and calm – yes please!
So I did a recce of some of the online stores now available to us in SA, where you can order furniture and accessories to get this trend into your own home.

There are loads of new stores and some well known ones too, embracing this trend – either importing items from Europe or sourcing/making them here in SA. The prices vary hugely – from pretty reasonable to downright scary, but there’s heaps to inspire you, so go have a browse…

Simply House
A collection of Scandinavian inspired textiles, objects and home accessories including product from By Nord, Bloomingville, Mungo, Skandinavisk, House Doctor and Nordic style at home. Imported from Europe and sold in their online store, or sourced locally in SA.


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Stocking their own brand, Mono, as well as Josephine Road, Hoi’Ploy, Fabrikate and Pomme Pomme, you’ll find accessories, textiles, prints, furniture and lighting. This online concept store is strongly inspired by the Scandinavian monochrome theme.


A team of interior designers and stylists who collaborate to source and supply local and international brands from the likes of James Mudge & Clinton Friedman to Maison & Brak Furniture. They collaborate with designers too, to give them a platform to sell their products through their online store.



Nevada Furniture
This Cape Town & Jhb based company sources and imports Ikea furniture to SA which they then deliver to your door. Either choose from the items they have in the country already, displayed on their website, or browse the Ikea UK website and create a wish list, then send it to them and they will quote you to get the items into SA. They’re also looking at importing Muji soon – major problem!!!


Mr Price Home
The budget savvy need look no further than good old Mr P. They’ve stepped up their game in a big way and are sourcing some seriously cool furniture and homeware that you can supplement into your space to give it a decidedly Scandi vibe. Look out for geometric patterns in black and white, as well as light wooden pieces and white pieces with clean lines.


PrintWild Faceblocks winner…

Congratulations Roxanne!
You are the very lucky winner of 9 Faceblocks from PrintWild!!!
Please expect an email this week on how to redeem your prize & enjoy!

Thanks to PrintWild for the awesome giveaway and to all those who entered!
You can order your own Faceblocks and loads more framing options for your home at PrintWild.

Calling all creatives – create your own BOS ice tea can design for their limited edition summer flavour!

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That’s right – there’s a limited edition flavour hitting the BOS stable this summer and YOU are being asked to “Go BOS” and design the can! They’re after a unique design and are offering the winner a R10 000 cash prize as well as the opportunity to see their design on 100 000 limited edition cans in store!!!

Visit to unleash your creativity and stand a chance to win!
The competition is open to anyone, with the only brief being to “go BOS!”

How to enter: 

  • Visit to design your can online, or to download the template to design in your preferred programme, or by hand
  • Competition opens 25th August 2014 and ends on 3rd October 2014. Winners will be announced on 10th October 2014
  • Entries will be judged by Grant Rushmere, Richard Bowsher and Dave Evans of BOS, in collaboration with Alix Rose Cowie of
  • BOS will also be giving away spot prizes to entries throughout the duration of the competition and there will be plenty of BOS Ice Tea product, merchandise and Kalahari vouchers up for grabs
  • For full T&C’s please visit:

For further information please contact:
email: Jen Watkins: or call: 021 465 9989 or check out the BOS website
Make sure you follow BOS on Twitter: @BOS, Facebook and Instagram: @bosicetea for all the exciting updates & entries.

Shine bright with Superbalist

I’ve recently replaced most of the light fittings in my home to bring them up-to-date with this century! Oh the joy of buying and renovating an old school Durban flat…
It was a mission to find cool fittings – trekking from place to place is a nightmare and I soon got bored.
I’m all about online shopping from the comfort of my couch these days – my credit card isn’t happy – but I am ;)
And the delight when receiving a boxed delivery makes you feel special, so it’s online all the way for me now.

The light fittings on Superbalist at the moment are amazing and I’m going to be adding some of these beauties to my collection too now. Besotted with this lamp from The Artisan, but the variety of shades and bases are making it hard to choose only one thing!
If you have never shopped Superbalist before, give it a try. The range is vast, the online ordering process quick & easy, payment secure and the delivery fast – it really is a no-brainer…

Click here to browse and shop Superbalist online.


Umhlanga Market at the Square this Friday night

The popular Market at the Square night market is on again this Friday night at Granada Square in Umhlanga – make sure you pop past if you have never been before – it has an amazing atmosphere, awesome food and drinks and some really cool stalls – a real social highlight in Durban.

The dates for the rest of the year are as follows:
29th August
26th September
31st October
28th November

with a few dates in December to be published soon – watch their website for details.