Author Archives: Carmen Jerrard


Travel to Duravit by Jenny Mills

Hornberg, home to Duravit for over 200 years is set in the black forest. The Black Forest, Schwarzwald in German, was named so because of its density. As I understand it the Romans called it […]

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Lavo Bathrooms Showroom Event

Lavo Bathrooms Showroom Event – Margaret represented JMA at the recent Lavo Bathrooms Showroom event. Exciting new products were showcased. Our favorites were the fun bathroom accessories and the beautiful range of basins in funky […]

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Norval Foundation Dinner Event

VIP Dinner, Norval Foundation with world renowned Italian architect Massimo Castagna The directors of Eurocasa Cape Town, Rossana and Miele hosted a private dinner and talk with visiting world renowned Italian architect andRossana creative director […]

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As we move forward toward spring, light remains a reminder of winter and the season almost passed. This winter light a captivating display during the blood moon eclipse in July; the longest eclipse this century. […]

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Photography. An art form that is ever conscious of light. It is the art of light and the playfulness of shadows, ideas that are intricately linked to the design process. These images by photographer Rob […]

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Our latest lighting inspiration comes from South African design studio, Mema Designs, who use woven aluminium mesh fabric to create astonishing pieces of lighting art. Business partners Ari Geva and Sian Eliot’s work has been […]

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As we welcome the winter rains, there is no doubt that the topic of water (and its conservation) remains firmly in our minds. During the previous severe drought we designed a house that utilised filtered […]

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Winter in Cape Town. The play of light at this time of year is mesmerising. Welcome collections of water can be found throughout the city and surrounds. Pools, streams and dams mirror images of our […]

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Our newsletter focus this month is to hail the efforts and commitment of so many people towards keeping Cape Town away from day zero. We send encouragement and support to all our fellow citizens as […]

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Our new lodge is nestled in Cederberg, a place of great beauty and natural, historical significance. Below we share visuals of what this carefully designed lodge will look like. A sneak peek at the on-site […]

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In July 2017, devastating wildfires wreaked havoc on large areas of the Eden District along South Africa’s beautiful Garden Route, particularly in and around Knysna. This is where our very own Margaret Mills grew up […]

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A one minute newsletter survey Did you enjoy this newsletter? Yes, I loved it! Some of it, but not all of it. No, I didn't. Select from the dropdown list Which is your favourite content […]

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Water, The New Normal – Tony Weaver

Today we feature a beautifully written piece written by Tony Weaver. A close friend of ours that has always shown great support and has contributed to some of our magazine features in the past.

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We Can Beat Day Zero

At JMA we take water saving and Day Zero very seriously. We have come across some really great tips and life hacks to make saving water and achieving the target of 50l per person per […]

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Choice Revival

Following our previous newsletter, we would like to share with you the link to our current feature in the January / February 2018 Habitat Magazine. There is still a little bit of time left to […]

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Intimate Spaces

All designers need some inspiration and for us one of those point of references is Christian Liaigre, We therefore refer to ‘intimate spaces’ as part of our month of love as well as showcase […]

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Design Indaba Conference 2018

Experience the world’s leading creative currency that’s driving design for a better world with Design Indaba’s iconic annual conference. The Design Indaba conference, taking place from 21-23 February 2018, is going beyond design to create […]

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Seasonal Design: Patios and Gardens

As spring time rolls in and the last bit of winter keeps our gardens looking lush, take a look at some of our hand-picked patio and garden inspiration from previous projects. With this project, the […]

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Mauritian Inspirations

Recently in and around the Grande Baai area – Mauritius Coming from Cape Town, the profusion of water in lush frog filled expanses soothed our drought sensitive minds. In between the swathes of Resorts and […]

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Artist Showcase: Heino Schmitt

We have recently been introduced to Heino Schmitt. Some of you might recognise the name since he is better known as a performing artist and presenter, however he has great talent as a creator inspired […]

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