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Paintastic! Plascon

July 31st, 2012

Image courtesy of Plascon

It’s no secret that I have a love affair with Plascon paints.

Plascon in turn are well aware of my infatuation and reached out to me through social media to let me know that they’d like to send me some paint for an upcoming project.

In the order of reciprocity I suggested that I use their paints as part of a weekly ‘how-to’ series here on the blog, so over the next few weeks on Thursdays I’ll be rolling out a few tutorials.

Paint is one of the cheapest, easiest ways to transform your home and it’s easily rectified if you aren’t happy with the outcome.

Experimenting with colour is now even easier with Plascon’s new(ish) 250ml Cashmere and Double Velvet tester pots.

Also take a look at their FREE ‘Inspire Me’ mobile app which offers suggestion and input into choosing colours. Users can snap or upload a pic of a colour or scheme they like and it matches it to over 1000 of their colour offerings. Wish your room could resemble your favourite vintage dress? Now it can!

For more paint inspiration take a peek at Plascon’s Plascon Trends website as well as their visionary Freeworld Design Center and follow them on Twitter at PlasconSA and FreeworldDC respectively.

Plascon also release their 2013 palate and trends forecast info later this month, so stay tuned to see what’s in store!

The (mini) blue train

July 30th, 2012

I grew up in Natal as some of you may know.

Growing up in Durban you could be assured you’d attend at LEAST one birthday party at both the Japanese Gardens and the Mini Railway off of Virgina Circle.

Flash forward a few decades and now being the parent of one boy child I felt that a trip to Cape Town’s only model railway was in order and so today we found ourselves at the blue train down in Mouille Point.

We took a few trips down around the track and then played in the nearby park before ending up at the Waterfront enjoying strawberry sorbet and a wander through Toy Kingdom.

What did you get up to today?

Gathering moss

July 26th, 2012

All images courtesy of Anna Garfoth

I mentioned in my previous landscaping post that I plan on culturing moss in my Zen like rock garden on a few granite boulders that I found in an old quarry a few weeks ago.

It’s actually pretty easy to do and when the rain lets up I’ll be posting a ‘How-To’. In the meantime allow me to introduce you to Anna Garforth, her works will open your eyes to the amazing and endless possibilities of mossing!

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