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10 quirky TV series facts to up your cred as the series master

  Many of us spend more time in front of the television than we’d like to admit, but that doesn’t stop us from binge watching series after series in the comfort of our own homes.  “Television series are becoming increasingly popular, especially as we find ourselves unable to leave the house and socialise. This, coupled with the colder weather, makes staying at home and binge watching something to look forward to,” says Jaco Joubert, SKYWORTH brand manager. However, even with this increase i …



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2020 Landscaping Ideas For Classy Homes

  These past few months while countries were in lockdowns, I have been following gardening channels and pages and hashtags on social media and I discovered that the earth is so generous. I even planted a small garden myself and I have been rewarded by huge spinach leaves for my table every day. All 3 of my neighbors during this lockdown have managed to start and maintain gardens and every week I get to be gifted fresh produce from their gardens in exchange for my spinach.  Before the lockdo …



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AXOR – A LEGACY 27 years of inspiration

For AXOR, luxury is the creation of experience out of form and function, something that appeals to the senses and touches people. It is the creation of something which conveys the aspiration for perfection in every step of the manufacturing and every contour of the design. It is the individuality of every AXOR mixer, shower and accessory; a uniqueness that speaks volumes. Design by Partnership AXOR’s history actually begins almost two decades before its launch, in 1974. Klaus Grohe worked with H …



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Bringing brilliance into the bathroom and kitchen

AXOR has long been passionate about working with designers to produce works of exceptional quality, with roots stretching as far back as the seventies when Klaus Grohe worked with Hartmut Esslinger, Georg Spreng, and Andreas Haugand raked in Hansgrohe’s first design award in 1974. The birth of AXOR Some 19 years later, in 1993, AXOR was launched, a platform for brilliant designers to meet innovative decision-makers. The AXOR Starck was the first collection to blow up, as Phillipe Starck’s “Salon …



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ENGINEERING A PATH TO SUCCESS

Biodx’s Process Engineer talks the science of her dream job and contributing to combating COVID-19 At 26-years-old, process engineer, Phola Kula has made a habit of overachieving in life. After successfully completing her chemical engineering degree at the University of Johannesburg – one of the toughest degrees around – Phola found the perfect match at just 22 when she applied for a job at Biodx. Four years later, as Biodx’s Process Engineer, she’s an essential part of the company’s business an …



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Hansgrohe products enjoy the island life

Take a moment to paint the following scene in your mind: you’re sitting on the deck of your private villa in the Seychelles, with nothing but the crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean surrounding you. It’s sunset. You’re on Eden Island, just off of Mahé; a luxurious residential marina development of breathtaking beauty. It was in early 2003 that the Eden Island Development Company first drew up plans for the project, bringing Hansgrohe in from the very start to assist in the interior decoratin …



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hansgrohe RainTunes and hansgrohe Rainfinity Win “Best of Best”

Double win for hansgrohe: On 7 October 2019 at the Expo Real trade show in Munich, the premium brand of the Hansgrohe Group was honored with not just one but two Best of Best distinctions in the 2019 ICONIC AWARDS: Innovative Architecture competition. The digital RainTunes shower experience and the new Rainfinity family of showers both came out winners in the “Product” category. Julia Dold, Product Manager at the Hansgrohe Group and Matthias Oesterle of Phoenix Design accepted the coveted awards …



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ICONIC AWARDS 2020: Innovative Interior for hansgroheRainfinity

hansgroheRainfinity Win “Best of Best” Highest award for hansgrohe: On 12 January 2020 at the international furniture fair, imm cologne, the premium brand of the Hansgrohe Group was honored with the Best of Best distinction in the 2020 ICONIC AWARDS: Innovative Interior competition. The new Rainfinity family of showers came out as a winner in the “Bath and Wellness” category. Olivier Sogno, Vice President Global Marketing accepted the coveted award celebrating the world’s best interior design. “ …



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KICK OFF 2020 IN STYLE With Hansgrohe’s top performing products!

As we excitedly stride into a new decade, we pay tribute to a few of the best Hansgrohe products from the last ten years. The German manufacturer from Black Forest has continued to uphold their commitment to a world of pleasurable bathrooms, practical kitchens and innovative products which “wow” the world. In the Shower PowderRain has been nothing short of an international sensation. The jet type, released by Hansgrohe in 2017, hit the market to a thunderous reception, integrating technology and …



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New hygiene demands shine spotlight on bathroom and kitchen innovations

By Werner Beukes, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer at LIXIL Africa In virtually no time at all, public perception on hygiene has changed around the world. Now more than ever before, consumers are aware of the surfaces they touch and whether these surfaces are putting their health at risk. This is particularly the case in high-contact areas such as bathrooms and kitchens, both in public spaces like offices, restaurants and transport hubs, and in private homes. We are living in a hygiene-first wo …



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Our top two bathroom looks for November

This year has been an incredible one for the world of bathroom enthusiasts. Modern, innovative products are all the rage and companies like Hansgrohe continue to push the limit in their quest to find the perfect bathroom experience. But while the future of sanitary fittings and products is being experimented with, 2019 has brought with it some incredible new trends in the world of bathroom design. Trends which deserve their moment in the spotlight as the existentially-stimulating beauties that t …



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Push your bathroom to the limit

Are you familiar with the word ‘architectonics’? It means the scientific study of architecture, and it is how the mastermind Jean-Marie Massaud came up with a bathroom collection that intertwines design, practicality and beauty in one unique style. It’s called AXOR Edge. The Cube At the beginning of the 20th century the idea of the cube was brought into art by the avant-garde movement of the time. Jean-Marie Massaud evolved the concept further with an asymmetrical arrangement of rectangular pris …



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Steyn City Foundation delivers vital food parcels to neighbouring Diepsloot

  Johannesburg: April: Steyn City Foundation is showing its care for the members of the neighbouring Diepsloot community with a further  delivery of 3 000 parcels -comprising fresh produce and soap – to key vulnerable centres and NPOs this coming Friday, 17 April. The project represents a partnership between Fidelity (Steyn City’s security provider), NPOs, SAPS Diepsloot, and Bidvest International Logistics who have made their trucks available for the collection and delivery without charge. …



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Three Ingredients to the perfect Relaxation Station

While every bathroom is a true amalgamation of personal taste, product quality and available funding, those are not the three ingredients being referred to here. No, today we will be looking at the three different product types Hansgrohe offers to the modern home owner for their bathroom. These would be the bathroom tap, the shower and the thermostatic mixer. Hansgrohe is well-established as an industry leader when it comes to said products, having multiple awards safely notched into the proverb …



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Top South African women to judge the 2020 Santam Women of the Future Awards in association with FAIRLADY and TRUELOVE

Santam, FAIRLADY and TRUELOVE Magazines have partnered up in the search to find the best female entrepreneurs in the country: three amazing women who are creating opportunities for others and boosting South Africa`s economy by setting up their own businesses. The panel of respected judges presiding over the awards are:  Professor Thuli Madonsela Chair of Social Justice at Stellenbosch University & Founder of Social Justice M-Plan and the Thuma Foundation, Professor Madonsela has been part of …



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WE HOPE YOU BROUGHT AN UMBRELLA, Because Santa is making it rain this December!

“Ho HoHo!” from your favourite bathroom and kitchen suppliers! The Festive Season approaches, rife with greens, reds and golds; shopping queues; visits from the in-laws and the enjoyable sounds of Michael Bublé wafting through the hallways of the mall. That means it’s time for 2019’s BEST BUYS from Hansgrohe! Dancing in the Rain  It should have been obvious from the sub-header; but 2019 has been all about rain. The Raindance E overhead shower, a single jet replete with shower arm, is the first c …



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