Adult Lego fans and design enthusiasts alike can tap into those childhood memories with Korol (read more here), a modular design system that uses ‘building block’ like components. Launched earlier this year by Durban-based design house, Andy Cartwright Homeware, Korol components are made of 100% recycled polypropylene, that when connected at their points, can form decorative or functional features, like bowls or lampshades. The clever Korol Christmas tree is a great way to add a festive touch to your home without a heavy carbon footprint, as it’s made in South Africa, and negates the need for a real tree to be chopped down. Available in easy to assemble kits, families can put their trees together piece by piece, just like a 3D puzzle. The red and white and grey colours really pop, and the angular star on top of the tree is a welcome difference to the usual harp playing angel. The Korol Christmas Tree costs R480 for the small version, or R650 for the large. For more information or to buy, contact Andy Cartwright on 031-569-5581, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the website at andycartwright.biz.