Design is for everyone
Housing in rapidly growing cities remains one of the battlegrounds of our time, not just in South Africa but also across the developing world. We investigate four innovative African solutions.
Our girl in Paris
We’re so proud of local design talent Mia Widlake, who’ll be jetting off to Paris in September to show her latest creations at Maison et Objet. And who would have thought it all originated from a simple little tea towel?
Located in the Simonsberg mountains, less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town, the picturesque Marianne Wine Estate produces French-style wines that honour both the South African terroir, and the 2000 year-old heritage of Bordeaux winemaking.
Plant a Home
Nature has moved indoors in more ways than one, and it’s for keeps, it seems. With LikLik’s Home Aquaponics System, goldfish keep company with coriander, while MossCo’s marvellous moss has occupied interior walls.
Real Meals, Chic Shacks
Inspired by contemporary South African life with a strong focus on indigenous talent, Quivertree is a proudly independent niche publishing house started by graphic designer Libby Doyle and photographer Craig Fraser in 2001.
Smart Idea: Movie Magic
Make a pocket scarf for your couch and never again will you miss out because the TV guide or remote control was nowhere to be found!