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Item of the day: Pebble Pouffes

Closely resembling those green sea urchins you collect along the beach, these unique Pebble Pouffes from Fibre Designs are just lovely. They add an instant burst of colour to a room and come in a range of bright hues, so you can decide on the colour scheme you want accordingly. Going for neutral tones? No problem - they come in superb tones of brown and grey. Then again, for something cheery and eye-catching you might want to go for either red, blue, green or yellow! Based in De Waterkant in Cape Town, Fibre Designs prides itself as being the only truly bespoke hand-knotted floorware provider in Africa. The passion for all things textile is in owner Pierre Antoine's blood, who decided to open the store in 2005 after being bitten by the textile bug. His mother, Belgian born Yvonne Antoine, had a penchant for the ancient craft of hand-weaving and established her own restoration studio in Cape Town in the late 1970s. Pierre took over the business and in time established Fibre Designs. The special, signature touch is visible in their range of chic rugs, pillows and pouffes. Their delightful Pebble Pouffes are hand-knitted in their Himalayan campus using 100% pure wool and retail as follows: Small: R 2 500 (40cm high, 50cm wide) Medium: R 2 700 (50cm high, 60cm wide) Large: R 3 600 (60cm high, 90cm wide) Visit their store at 16 Dixon Street, De Waterkant, Cape Town or phone them on 021-418-1054.