Thursday, 15 December 2011

Christmas Shutdown

It's hard to believe that it is that time again already. End of another year and we can finally put our feet up for a well deserved break. Projects have wound down, suppliers are closing and the telephone is ringing less frequently. We look forward to sharing next year with you. Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Designer Decor

If you are considering a sculptural artwork for your home there is no one I would recommend more than Astrid Dahl. Her unique aesthetic and sensitivity when working with clay is unlike anything we have seen before. Striking organic shapes are deceptively strong offering striking silhouettes in white clay.

For more information, please feel free to contact us at Jossi Design.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Inspired Design

All my internet trawling has paid off again - have a look at this masterpiece by ONG&ONG Singapore. This residence offers a calm balance between interior and exterior spaces. The ground floor incorporates the living and dining areas with free views to the pool and manicured garden beyond. A central staircase leads upstairs to the bedrooms and family area on the first floor and finally a spiral staircase to roof terrace above.The house has a strong horizontal element to it with clean lines creating a sense of space. For me this is a perfect example of why one shouldn't over decorate a space. Keep it simple and keep it functional.

If this sense of style and elegance is something you would like to see adapted to your own home interior be sure to contact the team at Jossi Design!

Monday, 12 December 2011

Rather Busy Monday!

I don't know what it is about Mondays. Doesn't matter where you work or what you do, Mondays have a habit of throwing you curveballs all day long.

I found myself all over the place today. A brief stop in at the office in the morning, then it was off to Hillcrest for a site meeting, then back to the office by way of one of our tile suppliers, cup of tea (yay!), dropped of tiles on site, back to the office, loaded the car again, then off to site in Musgrave to check a curtain installation and drop off some bed lamps, then off to South Beach to drop off 2 (heavy!) rugs for a client to approve and finally back to the office again. Don't know about the staff members, but I am knackered.

If you don't believe me, I have pictures to prove it!

Penthouse on South Beach - A very Bright Kitchen

House in Hillcrest - Pool House & Rondavel
House in Musgrave - Bedside Lamp Bases (Need to find a shade!)
House in Musgrave - Curtains & TV Unit  

 That brings us to the end of Monday. Just enough time to wind down for the day before it all starts again tomorrow. Bring it on!

Thursday, 08 December 2011

Project Progress

I had another site meeting this morning in Hillcrest. My client had a few concerns with discrepancies in the kitchen layout and design. Unfortunately these things do happen from time to time, especially at this time of year when everyone is under such pressure to get the job done on schedule.We tweaked the layout ever-so-slightly, discussed a few other minor issues and we all left feeling far more confident with the project than when we arrived.

A few other site pictures for all you loyal Jossi Design blog readers:

Couldn't help but admire the progress out in the garden as well. Hopefully the pool will be ready in time for the children to enjoy over the school holidays.

Even the lighting installation is starting to take shape with the main staircase chandelier going up last week. Don't know how they managed to get it up but it looks fantastic.

Wednesday, 07 December 2011

Designer Lighting

Lighting. Probably the most important element in enhancing your interior, whether it be subtle ambient lighting, feature spot lights or even your dimmable downlights. It sets the mood and shows off your designer interior by attracting attention and visually leading the eye through a space.

Well... that's the conventional theory behind lighting anyway. Those clever designers at European design studio Moooi are known for pushing the norm. How would you feel about being greeted by one of these life-size floor standing lamps on entering a room? Standing at 2.4 meters tall, you certainly need a bit of space for this fella.

You want to make a statement? This should do it.

Moooi products are available in South Africa. Speak to us at Jossi Design and we can point you in the right direction.

Tuesday, 06 December 2011

Inspired Design

Every now and then the designers at Jossi Design see something fantastic and from today we are going to share our exciting finds with you. Whether they be bespoke furniture pieces  or even noteworthy installations, we want you to see what our clever international colleagues are up to. That way when inspiration strikes; you know that the team at Jossi Design shares your desire for cutting edge design!

We start of our search into cyberspace with probably the most exciting pool installation we have ever seen. This installation by OFTB (Out Of The Blue) in Australia have helped us find our own personal nirvana.


The acrylic wall makes this designer pool defy the laws of gravity and appears to slice directly through the pool steps. Why not? Why shouldn't you be able to see all the carefully thought out skill and aesthetic detailing it took to make this installation the statement that it is? Have a look at this and other amazing projects by OFTB, truly inspired design.

The vote from Jossi Design HQ: Yes please! But best you start saving up for this one as I'm sure acrylic that thick doesn't come cheap! What do you think?

Monday, 05 December 2011

House in Hillcrest

It has been a big push by the clients to try and get into their house by Christmas, but finally we have resigned ourselves to the fact that it just is not a possibility.

That being said, impressive progress all round with walls being painted, ceilings and bulkheads being complete, kitchen cabinets starting to be assembled and the garden landscaping almost being completed.