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Messe Frankfurt South Africa acquires Hobby-X

Messe Frankfurt South Africa acquires Hobby-X

Messe Frankfurt South Africa, a subsidiary of one of the world’s leading trade fair organisers, is proud to announce the acquisition of Hobby-X, the premier event for the hobby, arts and crafts supplies sectors in South Africa. In March 2020, Hobby-X celebrated 23...

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The enduring allure of pencils

The enduring allure of pencils

By Julie Schneider for Hyperallergic  I hadn’t thought of pencils as objects to be obsessed over or really noticed at all, even though I’d found refuge in writing and drawing since childhood. My parents were teachers and pencils were just always there, like air. I...

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A stationery must-have: the sticky-note dispenser

A stationery must-have: the sticky-note dispenser

By Srishti Mitra for Yanko Designs Having some cool stationery designs on your work desk can really transform work into joy, and makes dealing with everyday tasks easier. It’s hard to keep track of the tasks we have to complete by the end of the day – meetings to...

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LEGO enters arts and crafts space with Dots

LEGO enters arts and crafts space with Dots

By Ryan Tuchow for Kids Screen The LEGO Group is building its way into the arts and crafts category with the 2D tile-based play line LEGO Dots. The new flat tiles come in various shapes and sizes and users can place them together to create 2D designs, such as facial...

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Find a hobby and get off your smartphone

Find a hobby and get off your smartphone

By Nicole Dieker for Life Hacker  Every day, I try to do at least one activity that is both engaging and smartphone-free—and if it’s social, that’s a bonus. Sometimes it’s group exercise class at the YMCA. Sometimes it’s choir rehearsal. Sometimes it’s as simple as...

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10 cute Christmas crafts to do with toddlers

10 cute Christmas crafts to do with toddlers

By Crystal Bassler for Moms.com It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Every child’s head is filled with thoughts of Santa and what presents might end up underneath the tree. Meanwhile, parents are buzzing around like bees trying to get things ready so that...

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Local seven-year-old starts stationery business

Local seven-year-old starts stationery business

By Lungile Satsuma for IOL  Omphile Mabitsela, 7, is so determined to beat the country’s harrowing unemployment statistics that he has already started building his stationery empire. Mabitsela, a Grade 2 learner from Randburg, has already roped in two of his friends,...

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Colour-in wallpaper ideal for children’s rooms

Colour-in wallpaper ideal for children’s rooms

By Rebecca Knight for Ideal Home Once upon a time, colouring-in books were the domain of toddlers and primary school kids. However, soon the adults were quick to catch onto the past-time that was leaving their children quiet and zen-ned out. We were all clamouring to...

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The fascinating history of paint-by-numbers kits

The fascinating history of paint-by-numbers kits

By Emma Taggart for My Modern Met  You probably remember “Paint-by-Numbers” kits from your childhood, but do you know the history of how they came to be? A mix between a coloring book and painting on a canvas, painting by numbers allows anyone to create a detailed...

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