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Maun – What’s the hype! 

SHARE   |   Tuesday, 17 October 2017   |   By Motherk Masire 
Maun – What’s the hype! 

There is something artsy about Maun. Art fills our lives with bright hues, with thoughts, and with a sense of urgency to feel more, want more, and be more. They say art disturbs the comfortable and comfort the disturbed; this statement is true about Maun. There seem to be a lot of art-inspired spaces around the town. This time my eyes were caught by a small tuck shop (Semausu) called ‘PULL INN’ at the power station commercial complex. The power station complex in its own right is architectural demonstration of thinking out of the box when it comes to building designs. The PULL INN design seems to be inspired by a cross of going green and art. The tuck shop is a made from a shipping container however it is not an old dull container, its gimmick pulls you from afar. This is not an ordinary tuck shop. There is no doubt that there was much thought and artistic creativity put in when designing the PULL INN. Most of the décor pieces used are made from recycled and upscaling of steel and wood. The PULL INN is a convenient shop that sells small items we tend to run short of like sugar, toilets paper as well as snacks for those on the move – samosas, cold drinks, chips, sweets as well as ice-cream. With the green theme growing in popularity in the world, more and more people are becoming creative in the use of readily available resources to reduce creation of waste and pollution. Apparently this repurposing uses five percent of the energy to reprocess a comparable weight of steel. There are countless numbers of empty, unused shipping containers around the world just sitting on the shipping docks and taking up space and as well as being an eye sore. Maun may be a small town but there is something special about the place as its people tend to be creative and artistic in what they do which adds to the mystic feel of the town. 



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