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Special Shows: Design Watch

Two exciting shows in Cape Town are putting design in the spotlight. OUT OF THE ORDINARY A new group show by Southern Guild is just what you’d expect from this local gallery: a collection of boundary-pushing, genre-crossing work from up-and-coming and established creatives. By encouraging the designers to step out of familiar territory and explore new mediums and materials, Southern Guild has catalysed an exciting new body of work. You can see fashion designer Rich Mnisi’s foray into furniture, Adam Hoets deconstructing his signature chandeliers, and Madoda Fani and Chuma Maweni exploring the limits of ceramics. The show, called...

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Five Reasons to kit out your kitchen with Siemens’ Induction and ceramic hobs

If you are looking for speed, energy-efficiency and style then the Siemens traditional induction hob range has just ended your search! Featuring automatic pan recognition that ensures only the pan in contact with the surface will heat up is only one of its superior capabilities. Induction cooking is quicker than gas and much more energy efficient, allowing you to enjoy speedy food whilst being kinder to the environment. FlexInduction One cooking zone, a thousand possibilities. Pots and pans are as different as the dishes you cook with them. With flexinduction you can flexibly adjust your cooktop to fit. The...

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Collaboration bring decor trends of 2018 to life in Cape Town showroom!

Mobelli Furniture + Living in collaboration with well-known South African interior decorator, Sam Lurie, have unveiled the top interior décor trends for 2018 in several stylishly presented individual concept rooms at the Mobelli showroom in Cape Town. The internationally inspired concept rooms that are locally incorporate this season’s top décor trends, which include juxtaposing modern-retro furniture; mixing materials; and contemporary, upholstered soft furnishings in various, exclusively designed in-house spaces. “Our concept rooms are Sam’s interpretation of several trends for 2018, incorporated in one space. The results are absolutely extraordinary. Imagine having your very own interior decorator at your fingertips,...

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What is the right tile for your bathroom?

A question on tile buyers mind is often – Which tile finish is better for my bathroom? Should I go for Polished or Matte tiles? How should I choose the right flooring? Often the choice between matte and polished tiles is simply a matter of personal taste. But with all projects involving floor tiles, you need to make an informed decision. WOMAG is the premier supplier of tiles in South Africa and they gave us some insider tips that may help you make your decision. Matte tiles Matte tiles are tiles without shine. They can be made from any...

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Lady Bonin’s Tea | A touch of magic

Tea and a caravan. Sure, the connection is a little cryptic – but, rewind six years, and this is the origin of Lady Bonin’s newly-opened tea parlour. ‘I was working in the film industry [at the time] and wanted a change,’ she says, ‘so I bought a caravan and started selling tea at various markets.’ Her nomad life morphed into retail and wholesale (and a shop in Woodstock), before moving into her space on 213 Long Street, towards the top of Cape Town’s CBD, at the beginning of May – making her tea room the only one like it in the country. Opening the door reveals...

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