Colour Convo – Part II

Colour Convo – Part II

THE MOST IMPORTANT TOOL YOU HAVE AS A DESIGNER 'There are few things in design that are more subjective — or more important — than the use of color. A color that can evoke one reaction in one person may evoke the opposite reaction in another, due to culture, prior...

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Colour Convo 1

Colour Convo 1

This month we are focusing on the importance of colour in everyday life, most specifically on global colour trends in interior design. It must be immediately noted that the topic of color in interior design would be difficult to fully encapsulate in one article....

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Cultural Intelligence

Cultural Intelligence

Today, we experience our only palindrome of the year. ( From Wikipedia - A palindrome is a word, number, phrase, or other sequence of characters which reads the same backwards as forwards) The date 12022021 or 12th FEB 2021 would have been my late fathers 79th...

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Moving Cheese and What It Teaches Us

Moving Cheese and What It Teaches Us

Over the years there have been many words that have really got me worked up upon hearing them. Words like entitlement, complacency and arrogance. These particular words really get the hair on my bald head standing up! BUT WHY? Upon reflection and analysis, it soon...

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The Tale of The Five Ryan’s

The Tale of The Five Ryan’s

All memorable adventures are filled with a wide range of emotions. There is the euphoria of the highs, the disappointment of the setbacks and hopefully, once they all come together properly, the pure joy of reaching your proverbial destination. When starting up a new...

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And Now for Some Useless Information!

And Now for Some Useless Information!

As we navigate our way cautiously through this period of confusion and uncertainty, I thought I would use this month’s blog to entertain and expand your knowledge! One thing I am really passionate about is information. I love learning new things, soaking up facts and...

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WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS THE TRUTH!

WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS THE TRUTH!

Got your attention? Great! Let me start by saying that most of us have seriously heard enough about the doom and gloom that we are facing in the new normal, post the COVID-19 catastrophe. It is tragic in so many ways. The closed factories, the lost income, the effect...

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Keeping up with the Jones’

Keeping up with the Jones’

In 1893, a young Alfred Douglas-Jones set sail from London, England to Port Elizabeth on a quest to make a name for himself in Africa. Upon arrival, an inquisitive port officer asked him where his strange double barreled surname came from. (While South Africa had...

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CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED Twenty five years ago I celebrated, with pride, the fact that I had finally received my BComm degree from Stellenbosch University. Sure, I should have taken three years to get it, but I took the scenic four year route, as some people do! That said,...

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DOES AN ARTIST CHARGE PER M2

DOES AN ARTIST CHARGE PER M2

(picture credit: https://www.mosaicslab.com/blog/ravenna-the-city-of-mosaics/) For twenty years at DOUGLAS JONES mosaics one of the things I found most challenging was to eliminate the perceived idea that mosaic pricing should be compared with the pricing comparisons...

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THE POWER OF 8

THE POWER OF 8

THE POWER OF 8 - A NEW WORLD: A NEW BEGINNING COVID19 now officially creates the same amount of horror as September 11, 2001 – otherwise known as 911. (Interestingly, if COVID was shortened to the number 1, if read backwards, it would be 911!) There are numerous...

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