Great finds at Grand Designs Live SA

production Manager Carla Wolber rounds-up a few of her best finds at the recent Grand Designs Live SA show

gheabc20145288220The Grand Designs Live Home and Garden Show, a favourite of mine on the events calendar, was on this past weekend at the Coca Cola Dome in Jo’burg.

Here are some of the items that caught my eye:

I love the organic shape of this chimenea-shaped gas fireplace from Syam.

Although this isn’t a new concept, the braai table from Sable Table combines clean-lined good looks with practicality. The table also comes with a ‘cover’ with wheels for the gas bottle so it can double up as a moveable prep surface.

Old-school juke boxes and vinyl record players were definitely a hit at the show and I fell in lust with this Art Deco-inspired one from Crosley Radio SA. The great thing about the new generation of record players is that many come with a CD player and radio. Some even include cassette players and ports for your MP3 player and memory cards.I wasn’t able to get a good photo of my foodie find as there were too many people crowding around the stall trying to grab a sample, but the goat’s chilli haloumi cheese from Flavourex is by far one of the most delicious cheeses I’ve ever tasted. This small cheese farm is family run and all products are handmade, so if you are in Jo’burg and plan on visiting one of these markets, Neighbourgoods Market, Rosebank Rooftop Market, Killarney Mall Food Market and Boeremark Food Market, have a taster…I’m pretty sure it will be a hit!I have to mention that my husband was impressed with the induction stoves we saw at Snappy Chef. The stove uses a copper coil to create a magnetic field that induces an electric current in the pot or pan, which must also be magnetic otherwise it won’t work. This means it heats up super quickly and can also be turned down to simmer just as fast, saving up to 50 percent in electricity.

Happy shopping,