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Beatnik's HOTY

We asked some of SA's top design bloggers to tell us their choice for our prestigious House of the Year competition. We also wanted to know what they'd spend the R30 000 cash prize on. Beatnik Bazaar is a popular local design blog known for featuring the latest locally handmade products and other trendy goodies. She also runs a fabulous online store where you can shop till you drop. This is her interpretation of the HOTY moodboard challenge... The Beatnik Super Splurge The lovely people at House & Leisure asked me to take part in creating a collage of all the beautiful things I’d buy with the R30 000 they’re offering to a lucky reader, voting for their ‘House of the Year’ – courtesy of SA Home Loans. My choice is No. 4 ‘Creative Recreation’, because of it’s massive windows, inviting in tons of light and forest views. I also loved the photo of the bicycle, positioned perfectly in the kitchen! Thanks for letting me live out my dreams for a day, if only in my imagination. I’ve kept my list as local as possible, because there is so much design talent right here. This is how I would spend R30 000, if I won the House & Leisure competition… 1. Le Creuset cookware: +- R1500 2. David Krynauw Light pendants: R550 each 3. Owl Cushion from Folksy: R325 4. Liam Mooney settee: R13 000 5. Pedersen & Lennard hooks: +- R350 6. Wolf Plates by Mignon Khargie: +- R300 7. Weylandts Chairs: R1700 each (x 2) 8. Orla Kiely ceramics: R215 each 9. Spin Spin Raindrop fabric: R95 / metre x3 on Etsy 10. Lauren Fowler Hoop: R350 11. Beatnik Bazaar Double Bed Felt Blanket: R1900 12. 1950's chair: R300 (Second hand) 13. Sideboard: R400 (Second hand) 14. Orla Kiely fabric: R380 / metre x3 Total = R24 015 Uber Splurge I’d spend the rest of the cash on one of these beautiful things. I don’t know what the prices are, but in my fantasies, they’re around R6000. *Gregor Jenkin Plyable Table * Cloud shelf * Hanging basket chair from Weylandts * Caterpillar trestle as seen on Design Milk If you'd like to stay updated with Beatnik Bazaar's fabulous finds you can also become a fan on Facebook or follow her on Twitter.   Remember to cast your vote for the 2011 House of the Year and you could win R30 000 courtesy of SA Home Loans to spend on whatever you wish!