Choice pieces of designer furniture from @home homeware store and @homelivingspace will be carefully positioned in the beautifully curated @home Trend Home presented by Decorex. This stunning home space installation forms part of a full feature programme at Decorex Durban, sponsored by Plascon, taking place from 21 to 25 March at the Durban Exhibition Centre. “There is such a rich selection of @home furniture pieces that work so well with the current designer trends emerging,” explained Creative Director of Decorex, Anita Bloom. “For the @home Trend Home presented by Decorex, I have the enviable position of collaborating with some of the area’s best lifestyle, décor and design suppliers, all with a deep understanding of global trends and local preferences.” For the 2018 feature, Bloom will be working with Sugar Plum Interiors on the bathroom with Stone Library showcasing in the kitchen with taps and basins by Franke SA, and stylish gas burners from Pitt Cooking. The gorgeous range of Hertex Fabrics will be worked into the patio roof design. “The 2018 @home Trend Home presented by Decorex is designed around minimalistic, open-plan living,” explained Bloom. “It will consist of beautiful wooden roof structures and effective wooden room dividers giving the space depth and texture. The open-plan living merges the kitchen, dining area and living space. Without the separation of spaces, the kitchen has become a multi-purpose space better suited to serving our modern lifestyles.” This textured style works into the Hygge Trend which encourages a cosy home setting with a Scandinavian feel, extending through to the faux fur throws and scatters. There is a contrasting warm and cool sensation in the Mixed Metallics - viewed in the cutlery, lamps and golden dining décor such as iridescent vases. The Large-Scale Art Trend in the form of mirrors and hanging shelves is carefully balanced with the Room Divider Trend which allows for open spaces to be intimately separated . . .
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 15 March 2018 In the era of communication and collaboration, noise reaches everywhere, including your bottom line. In today’s open offices, noise is the biggest distraction to getting work done. Modern work spaces promote collaboration but in increasingly crowded spaces, the sounds created by hard surfaces and fewer walls can make it hard to focus. Plantronics brings immersive headsets along with an intelligent multi-sensory experience that uses natural sounds and complementary visuals to dynamically adapt to distracting speech and ever-changing noise to keep an office in tune. Hero Solutions: Voyager 6200 UC, Voyager Focus UC, Blackwire 5200, Savi 700 For on-the-go workers, which we’re seeing more and more of, even in South Africa, noise in mobile environments makes it difficult for them, and their teammates back in the office, to hear, be heard and connect to what matters most. For this type of work style, Plantronics has products that easily connect to multiple devices and cancel out noise on both sides of the conversation. Hero Solutions: Voyager 8200 UC, Voyager 5200 UC, Voyager 6200 UC In contact centers, noise is a huge problem. With so many conversations happening at once, focus can sometimes falter, employee comfort can drop, and the security of sensitive customer information could potentially be compromised. Plantronics has purpose-built headsets designed for the Contact Center, but with hundreds – even thousands of headsets to manage, dealing with individual needs can be labor-intensive. Through SaaS, Plantronics delivers insights, simplifies headset adoption and lets IT respond to needs without interruption to the CX, all from one place. Hero Solutions: Encore Pro 500/700, Manager Pro Wherever work happens, noise stands in the way. With Plantronics’ portfolio of collaboration solutions, it doesn’t have to. For more information or sales questions, contact one of our authorized local South African . . .
GAUTENG, PRETORIA, - Toyota #Warrior3, powered by Reebok, is coming to Tierpoort Adventure Farm in Tierpoort, situated just outside Pretoria East, so if you want to get out and enjoy the outdoors while getting a serious workout in, it may be high time you look into signing up for an obstacle course race. This full, two-day event, happening on the 17th and 18th March 2018, will have the three traditional Warrior distances: 15km Black Ops with 35 Obstacles, 10km Commando with 22 Obstacles, 5km Rookie with 15 Obstacles, plus Reebok sprint races over the 2 days - individual sprint race on Saturday and team sprints on the Sunday. This venue is a trail runner’s dream. The hilly and technical terrain will take warriors over some of the best trails that Gauteng has to offer, but if you are like most of us and don’t really enjoy running, the appeal of obstacle course racing, to most, is that you hardly notice you're running, because you're more focused on dealing with intense, oftentimes military-inspired obstacles that will challenge your mind and body. Every race at Warrior is all about having a good time with your friends and making your weekend fun and active. Mud Monster, Eliminator, Terminator, Intimidator and Maze are just a few of the names given to obstacles at this family-friendly event, which gives anyone and everyone the chance to experience the thrill of Obstacle Course Racing, the fastest growing sports code in the country. Some of the highlights over the weekend include a brand-new Tower of Rage; it’s tall and scary. The much-loved Mud Monster will now be the all-new Mud Mile – the clue is in the name. The short, sharp Reebok Sprint Races, which are really exciting to watch but very tough to do, will be a little longer at 250m with 10 obstacles, a few of which will be natural. This is considered to be the best sprint course yet by the organisers. There will be two kids races on Saturday and on Sunday. WarriorRic will start the kids off under . . .
There will be a focus on women’s design needs in this year’s exciting She Sheds’ feature where four designers, working with four celebrities, are given the chance to curate the ultimate female sanctuary, echoing the Man Cave movement from previous years. This innovative feature, which supports the PinkDrive initiative, will be showcased at Decorex Durban – sponsored by Plascon – taking place at the Durban Exhibition Centre from 21 to 25 March. “Stemming from the extremely popular Man Cave feature from previous years, the She Shed trend sees the elegant transformation of unused, outdoor sheds into personalised havens for the woman of the home,” explained Anita Bloom, Creative Director for Decorex SA. “This is a re-energising space dedicated solely to the identity of the individual woman, offering her a soothing area to relax or partake in preferred hobbies. It is an extension of the home, with the rejuvenating energy of the outdoors.” Decorex Durban has partnered with breast cancer awareness NGO, PinkDrive, for this charitable feature with funds raised through a competition run at the show, as well as a donation box located on site. Meet the designers Durban-based design company, MSQ Interior Design – collaborating with Style File and What Not Fabrics – will be centring the ‘Urban Escape’ design on a sculpted tree reflecting the strength and resilience of women in the face of pain. Designers Michelle Markram and Sihle Shabangu of MSQ will work together on a ‘formidable display to bring breast cancer awareness to the forefront through art and creative design’. “In support of breast cancer awareness, I will sculpt a woman from a tree with a single breast – her face and physique so beautiful that her single breast fails to disfigure, but rather beautifies her, expressing all she stands for,” explained Markram, who has a profound passion for the natural realm. She explained that the nurturing role of the woman in society overtakes any suffering she . . .
REMOVE ME: Mahala Will Louis JR Tshakoane Prove Critics Wrong, Is Undercover Millionaires Legit? Louis JR Tshakoane, the founder and President of Undercover Millionaires Currency has come under a lot of pressure in 2017 from his competitors and investors. Beefing with FOREX trader Andile Mayisela in the Daily Sun to question marks being raise by some of his 25000+ odd investors of the UMC crypto-currency. This article is dedicated to looking deeper into his legitimacy as a South African entrepreneur. He came under fire when many viewers of VUZU TV saw his lavish lifestyle on national reality show Rich Kids at the end of 2016. After the launch of his Crypto Currency during April 2016, business for him began to boom. With a massive following of 1,500,000+ media followers glued to his every Facebook and Instagram posts. Since Bitcoin has become a craze in South Africa many people have taken interest in the FOREX market with traders such as Jason Noah of FOREX KINGS and Jabulani "Cashflow" Ngcobo who are well known for hosting training sessions and seminars charging the public to learn how to trade. Other prolific traders who have also come under immense pressure over recent years include Prince NRB, Ref Wayne who also founded his own Crypto-Currency called Pipcoin in early 2016 that is no longer functioning or tradable. Sandile Shezi the self proclaimed Millionaire and founder of Global Forex Institute has also taken jabs at other forex traders with much less ethical ways of doing so in the fear of competition as seen on his many Instagram feuds with Ashley Hastibeer of GoForex. Sandile Mantsoe, Trillion Dollar Legacy Binary Options Forex Trader who infamously killed his Girlfriend is now facing life in prison and has given the trading circles a bad reputation for the fast life. Louis-Jr Tshakoane travelled around the world from South Africa to Dubai and London preaching the gospel that his UMC crypto-currency can make them Millionaires. Many of whom his . . .
Johannesburg 09 March 2018 - ZUI, an independent fashion retailer with stores in Johannesburg and Tshwane launched their autumn 2018 collection in store and nationally online. The ZUI Autumn 2018 collection explores trends that reflect individual style including rich winter hues, buckle detailing, For women, sheer ruffle adorned blouses, wrap dresses; velvet and silk are set against denim jackets, skirts and trousers. Track tops are no longer confined to the stadium – they’re the new closet staple and paired with a pair of jeans, provides a relaxed look. “We are proud to launch our autumn campaign, it represents who our brand is and shows how fashion is vehicle for self-expression,” says, Shiraz Tayob CEO and Founder of ZUI. “We aimed to portray a wide array of influences that would appeal to our client base. The ZUI Group also announces the launch of the new ZUI e-commerce platform; live from 12 March 2018 it will be available on zui.co.za. The highly customised and localised e-commerce platform is a major step forward in ZUI’s digital strategy. The product offering available on the new zui.co.za website will cater to individual markets, giving customers the freedom to shop anytime and anywhere. The ZUI Autumn 2018 Collection launches in store on Friday, 02 March 2018 and online and will be available in stores globally on Thursday, July 27, 2017. About ZUI ZUI is a boutique fashion brand founded in 2009 that delivers high-quality fashion and ready-to-wear collections that are premium, yet accessible. ZUI ticks all the fashion boxes when it comes to a core collection, tailored dresses and boardroom classics. ZUI is quality driven, trendy, yet classical clothing for women providing the woman style at affordable prices. For more information and the ecommerce platform go to www.zui.co.za CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. More Info on Zui Autumn 2018 Launch here: http://www.zui.co.za . . .
The transition to cleaner energy has reached a critical point globally as the impact of years of fossil fuel use becomes evident in dramatic climate change events. EGO Power, a company leading the green revolution in the gardening and landscaping arena, will be launching its new energy-efficient product range – a first for South Africa - at the revolutionary Garden of the Future. This unmissable feature will be taking place at Decorex Durban, sponsored by Plascon, running at the Durban Exhibition Centre from 21 to 25 March. “The world is changing, fast. Our whole society is moving away from fossil fuels and adopting cleaner, greener energy. It’s why we believe it’s time for a new, smarter way to power through gardening and landscaping tasks,” explained Jarryd McDonald, CMO of Smith Power Equipment, distributors of EGO in South Africa. “We believe Decorex Durban is the perfect platform to engage with people in residential and commercial markets directly which is why we’ve decided to launch the impressive new EGO Power range at the exhibition. It is a completely new brand that we believe will revolutionise the garden and landscaping market.” For the past decade, EGO Power has been researching, developing and perfecting their industry POWER+ machinery which uses ground-breaking technology in its design and function. This incredible range of cordless outdoor power equipment will be on display at the Garden of the Future, with experts available to explain how they exhibit the power and performance of petrol-run technology without any of the noise, fuss and fumes. Visitors can expect to see demonstrations of EGO Power’s range of self-powered mowers, push mowers, handheld blowers, string trimmers, chainsaws, hedge trimmers and many other landscape-enhancing equipment, all powered using cutting-edge green technology. The arc lithium designed battery delivers a new level of performance, offering dependable power and the fastest possible re-charge. “All the EGO . . .
While international trends and styles filter throughout the décor, design and lifestyle industries, it’s always interesting to witness how these global preferences are interpreted at a local level. Decorex Durban – sponsored by Plascon – promises a strong design-focused exhibition for 2018 with 15 leading designers collaborating with industry experts to curate on-trend spaces that encapsulate the #rhythmoflife theme. Visitors to Decorex Durban, taking place at the Durban Exhibition Centre from 21 to 25 March, will get to experience these décor and design masterpieces in a number of vibrant new features that add some local flavour to global trends. Setting the tone Colour will splash across to the Decorex Designer Spotlight feature as Paige Waplington, owner of Redesign Interiors and CEO of the African Institute of Interior Design, crafts a unique space, reminiscent of a hotel room. Paige and her team will create some bespoke furniture pieces in this standout installation. In the home Step into the @home Trend Home presented by Decorex – curated by Creative Director of Decorex, Anita Bloom - to view how @home’s stunning range of furniture and décor, extends this year’s trends. Leading kitchen and bathroom suppliers will be given a blank slate to fit and fashion stylish rooms showcasing the latest in appliances and fittings. Visitors will get a unique insight into the team behind the show at the imaginative #withlovefromDecorex feature. This discerning display will showcase 18 furniture and décor pieces from this year’s trendy @home collection, each representing an aspect of the 18 dynamic personalities that make up the Decorex team. Three local designers – including Durban’s Mi Afrika with two still to be named - will curate three vastly different room settings in The Bedroom Project. Take in the trendy apartment bedroom before immersing yourself in the serenity of the bush lodge room setting with the final space exposing you to an elegant hotel . . .
If you were going to make an effort for the Oscars, this Sunday’s one should probably be it - their 90th anniversary. West Pack Lifestyle will help you set the scene. But first, popcorn! In the true spirit of Oscar night, what's the moves without popcorn, right? There's nothing cheaper, or more fun, so create a DIY popcorn bar of different flavours. The most affordable way to serve them without compromising on your fun movie night feel is in old-school brown paper packets (R23.90 for 50 Brown Paper Packets S08) and stock up on popcorn sprinkles (available in 150g packets, R14.90 each from your nearest West Pack store in flavours like sour cream and chives, fruit and chutney, butter and cheese). Cajun Popcorn: Combine a pinch each of salt, pepper, ground cumin, garlic powder, dried basil, dried thyme, paprika and cayenne pepper, and add to melted butter. Place air-popped corn in large bowl and toss in seasoning mixture to coat Parmesan Popcorn: Combine equal quantities grated Parmesan cheese and melted butter with a dash each of Italian herbs and salt. Pour over warm air-popped corn and toss to coat. Cinnamon Popcorn: Place 8 cups air-popped corn in a baking pan. In a small bowl, mix 1 lightly beaten egg white, ½ cup (125ml) sugar, 1 tsp (5ml) cinnamon and pinch of salt. Add to popcorn and bake in preheated 150°C oven, 20 minutes. If you're thinking plain popcorn, we'll let you off the hook, but only if you dress it up with fun popcorn themed buckets! The final (starry) touches An Oscars party wouldn't be complete with stars! This recipe for star shaped chips could be used for anything really - just pop into your nearest West Pack store to choose from a variety of star shaped cookie cutters (from R22.90 to R64.90). Unleash your crafty DIY side with these Starry Sparkles - perfect for decorating your tables, menus or faces - sure your brain is already ticking over with a few ideas (R24.90 for 8 mini bottles). Find your nearest West Pack . . .
Johannesburg, Gauteng, 26 February 2018 – As leaders in the world of facilities management, Servest rely on the use of water as a key resource to deliver their core services, these include, Cleaning, Landscaping, Catering, Office Plants and Hygiene. “It was therefore an imperative for Servest to consider the conservation of water as a vital resource that is leaning towards almost becoming a scarcity – this is certainly the case in Cape Town at the moment” says, Abubakr Hattas, Group Business Improvement Specialist. One of Servest’s main policies and strategy is to approach environmental sustainability through innovation. One example of this is their Office Plants Division, who has modified their interior plants operation. “We have changed the types of plants in the working environment, by replacing all plants that require a high water intake with harder, sustainable, water wise plants. These plants require less than one litre of water every 6-8 weeks, and if the environmental conditions are applicable, some plants only require water once every 3 months”, says Kumuran Pillay, National Sales and Marketing Director, Office Services. It could be argued that office plants are not important, however the need for plants in offices is greater now than before. It positively affects the atmospheric conditions in the work environment of businesses. Plants remove harmful, volatile compounds (VOCs), such as formaldehyde and benzene from the air by as much as 70% in a 24 hour period and plants convert this into oxygen and water too, for the plants’ own nutritional needs. Plants eliminate carbon monoxide from indoor areas, the absence of which certainly impact human attention, concentration and the overall health of people. Indoor plants also stabilise humidity by 30-60%, creating a more comfortable and healthy work environment, benefitting office workers’ general well-being in many ways, such as minimising throat dryness, preventing headaches, dry skin and fatigue, . . .