Farm-style fine dining at Spier’s Eight
Three hundred hectares of farmland, incorporating beautiful gardens and a combination of old Cape Dutch and contemporary architecture, makes for a perfect micro-retreat, only 45 minutes drive from the Cape Town city centre.

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Home is home, work is work
By having separate entrances to her home and shop, Des Armstrong successfully juggles her personal and professional spaces – something she’s managed to do in different incarnations for more than 20 years.

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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.

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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.

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Farmville
If, a year ago, you’d have stepped onto the site of the Oranjezicht City Farm (OZCF), located on an abandoned bowling green between Sidmouth Avenue and Upper Orange Street, it would’ve been hard to imagine what it is today...

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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.

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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?

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French revolution
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.

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