"Home sweet home"

Middag Almal (SA nou so sleg, is dit beter om te emmigreer?)

Dink jy aan emmigreer?

Ons ( Ek my pragtige vroutjie en ons baie kinder )  het n vakansie Tuin huis (Condo) in VSA en het n paar jaar agtereenvolgend (tot 4 maande van die jaar) daar gewoon. Het ook vertoonlokale daar. My doel is om buite landse valuta terug te bring na SA  Kinders gaan dan daar skool vir 1 kwartaal. In begin het ons dit vreeslik geniet en geglo ons sou maklik hier kan aanpas. Huis teen die hange van Rocky Mountians , in een van Denver Colorado se beste woonbuurte, Westminister ) en 30 min op “Interstate -70”  vanaf  “Love Land” ski oord. (met Aspen , Vail, Breckenridge ook naby)  GEEN MISDAAD, LOS ONS HUIS OOP INDIEN ONS GAAN FIETS RY OF TENNIS SPEEL!!!  Soos SA in die sewentager jare


Ons het baie Suid Afrikaners ontmoet wat daar woon en interesant om te sien dat hoe langer hulle daar woon hoe meer verlang hull na SA. In begin is dit die wittebrood fase, en dan die realiteit   “Ek sal altyd n vreemdeling van hierdie grond wees” ..Dan begin die heimwee en verlange. Hulle sit vir hulle oogklappe aan en fokus op hulle loopbaan en dan depresiewe gedagtes.  Hulle hou potjie-kos kompetiesies in Texas en n rugby toernooi in Aspen met die ou “Oranja Blanja Blou” verbleik en al wat hoog wapper in die vreemde .Sonder Boerewors, biltong (slegs jerky, jig!!!!) of hoender vlerkies!!VERSKRIKLIK!!!!!! nagmerrie!!!

Baie mans word lamsakke aangesien hulle nou “House man” word, want vroulief  is verpleegster , dokter onderwyser ens en het “GREEN CARD”( antwoord vir die swart gevaar) gekry want manlief sou mos enige werkie daar maklik kry  en manlief is nou nie meer bereid om saam Meksikaane harde arbeid te verrig nie.

Ek het  in baie lande rugby rugby gespeel en het tot die besef gekom dat daar geen beter land is as net hier waar Jesus my geplaas het nie.  Dink jy aan weghardloop ? vergeet dit maar (jy gaan dit berou) en maak liewers n verskil daar waar jy woon-ONS DOEN EN ONS MAAK N GROOT VERSKIL . “Tired of Julius Mal lema ? Jesus is the answer!!

Armand du Preez



Happy Fathers day 17-6-2012

We cannot blame the white people any longer.' It's NOT about color...It's about behavior!!!

Dr. William Henry 'Bill' Cosby, Jr., Ed.D.


The Herald 18-11-2010

"Taxation without representation is tyranny". James Otis Jr.

- US politician in the American Revolution (1725 - 1783)


We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

(Pro 3:3) Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:


Pro 3:35 The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.

Pro 3:33 The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.


Pro 4:19 The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.


Pro 6:6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:

Pro 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

Frans Erasmus (Dompkrag), in his era arguably the best prop in World.


Pro 9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

Pro 10:2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death.

Pro 10:4 He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

Armand du Preez with French  president (FFRU) Albert Ferras (left on picture). Agen France

Frans Erasmus training with Armand du Preez. "1991"

7-3-2016 Reggio Italy

7-3-2016 Reggio Italy

7-3-2016 Reggio Italy

Armand du Preez 7/01/2015


"  Armand du Preez (links) en Adri Geldenhuis (regs) ou spanmaats van OP , Springbok A en Jnr Springbok ..
weer saam uitgedraf vir "SA Legends " 11/08/2012.  Baie geniet , darm geen "kneukel pastei" uitgedeel vir oponente HA !!


South Africa's largest Retailer and Manufacturer of full grain genuine leather couches!!




Denver Co USA Showroom  2006


Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Martin Luther King, Jr



About us 

If you are a true connoisseur with a taste for flair and elegance, you are invited to enter our world of unique and exotic leather furniture.  

The Furnworld Company was established in 1998 by its passionate founder Armand du Preez who identified a need for exotic and superior quality leather furniture.  Gone are the days where masterpieces were passed on from generation to generation, in stead the market is flooded with ordinary, inferior and overpriced replicas of yesterday.   

After extensive research into customer needs and the desire to provide a product not matched anywhere in the world, Armand identified five non-negotiable principles: 

        Only the finest quality full-grain leathers are to be used;                                

        Nothing would  be sourced from companies implicated in cruelty to animals;   

        Frames were to be constructed from graded wood and only by true craftsmen;

        The product has to outlive generations                                                         

        Customer service has to exceed customer expectations                                

Furnworld stuck to its principles and today it is one of the biggest independent retailers in South Africa.  The extensive range of leather furniture caters for all needs and our masterpieces are available at wholesale prices direct to the public without the involvement of intermediaries.

Leather is sourced in South Africa, home of the Ostrich, Cape Buffalo, Kudu and Zebra. The durable Kudu leather reflects the unique markings on the animal and enriches the character and overall quality of the couches.  All our leather providers are ISO 900 and 9002 certified and comply with accepted and ethical norms.  We also source leather from reputable companies abroad to provide in special requirements of our customers. 

In 2006 Furnworld International opened its doors in Denver Colorado to serve the American and International markets.  The Armand designed “Out of Africa” and Ostrich ranges proofed to be instant favorites and will continue to grow.  The range can also be viewed in the Aspen Sojourner and Mountain Homestyle magazines.   

Furnworld International will strive to provide the service excellence you deserve.  Whether your preference is Ostrich or a combination of other leathers, we will craft it to your specifications. 

Is it the elegant Zulu, the robust Sahara or the timeless Imperial?  The choice is yours!  



To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.
Martin Luther King, Jr.


Pro 10:30 The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.

Pro 10:31 The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.


The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King, Jr.


Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King, Jr.


Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King, Jr.


Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.
Martin Luther King, Jr.


That old law about 'an eye for an eye' leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.
Martin Luther King, Jr.


The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.
Martin Luther King, Jr.



The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
Martin Luther King, Jr.


The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power.

We have guided missiles and misguided men.
Martin Luther King, Jr.


The moral arc of the universe bends at the elbow of justice.
Martin Luther King, Jr.


             Oos, Wes, Tuis bes        
There is no place like South Africa

The sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality.
Martin Luther King, Jr.


The time is always right to do what is right.
Martin Luther King, Jr.


"I have a dream that one-day we will not be judged by the colour of our skin, but rather by the substance of our character" Martin Luther King


I have a dream! that one day my kids will not be judged by the colour of their skin

but rather on the substance of their character !!