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DESIGN CONCEPT Editor Tiaan Nagel introduces Afrotel, an award-winning hotel-design proposal by interior studio Source IBA

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DESIGN Inside the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) in Cape Town

PERSPECTIVE Nataal editor-in-chief Helen Jennings celebrates the rise of African fashion

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BODY OF WORK Swaziland-born artist Nandipha Mntambo discusses her new works and what drives her

ART DETAIL As well as being autobiographical, painter Banele Khoza’s melancholic artworks present universal human truths

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NOTED From an Art Deco-feel coffee maker set by Tom Dixon to a playful fine art rug by Clinton Friedman, these are the finds we’re loving right now

CURATE Interiors go wild with vibrant hues, bright jungle motifs and modern furnishings

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SHOP This month’s shopping guide is inspired by South African photographer Rudi Geyser’s impressive architectural images

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SET IN STONE In a symbiosis of nature and structural prowess, this unique Swiss villa stands out in its unusual location

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VERTICAL HORIZON An airy abode in prime position on the Atlantic Seaboard provides a complete retreat while embracing its busy environment

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NATURAL RHYTHM Rich in textural detail, a contemporary residence in KwaZulu-Natal prioritises colour, light and space

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MAKE MINE A DOUBLE A family-friendly home in Cape Town uses clever design with raw materials and lush landscaping to maximise its steep locale

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PINPOINT Why you should take some time to explore the art-filled streets of Rosebank in Joburg

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FOOD Chef Jacques Erasmus presents fresh and refined dishes bursting with flavour

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FOOD & DRINKS NEWS A sneak peek at Yuppiechef.com’s first store, plus ways to please your palate

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GARDEN Everything you need to know about indoor plants and greening up your space

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TRAVEL Complete with classic cars, historic buildings, rum cocktails and treehouse lifeguard huts, Havana in Cuba is a gritty yet glorious travel destination

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EDITOR’S LETTER Tiaan Nagel shares how architectural experiences and family trips influenced his love of great design

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Which local designer are you loving right now? Mia Widlake of Studio 19. What three words best describe your home? Comforting, different, playful. What’s your fondest travelrelated memory? When I went on a trip alone for the first time to Cape Town – it was liberating. If money were no object, where would you travel to next? The moon. What are your favourite things to eat and drink during spring? Freshly cut spanspek and sparkling water. And your favourite era in art or design? Surrealism appeals to me because I love how Surrealist works allow the mind to play and that in them, things are both not as they seem and are as they seem. Which room in your home do you like the most? The lounge, because I spend a lot of time in there with my family. When is your best time of day? Early in the morning when everything feels new.

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A London-based writer and consultant, Helen is co-founder and editorial director of Nataal, a multimedia platform celebrating contemporary African visual arts, fashion and culture. In this issue, Helen wrote about the electrifying rise of African fashion (page 30). Which local designer are you loving right now? The Ninevites. What three words best describe your home? Maximalist, bold, vintage. What’s your fondest travel-related memory? When I spent a week island hopping around Zanzibar. If money were no object, where would you travel to next? Mauritius. What are your favourite things to eat and drink during spring? Goat’s cheese salad and a negroni cocktail. And your favourite era in art or design? Art Deco. It spans so many other movements and expresses an opulent point of view. Which room in your home do you like the most? My living room with its Victorian tiled fireplace.

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Which local designer are you loving right now? Damn Good Looking for their beautifully simple Koos mirrors and screen-printed fabrics. What three words best describe your home? Calm, inviting, cat-owned. What’s your earliest travel-related memory? A 1970s family road trip through some really rugged parts of South Africa. If money were no object, where would you travel to next? Japan, Sicily and Corsica. What are your favourite things to eat and drink during spring? Platters of veggies the way chef Yotam Ottolenghi does them, and Pimm’s. And your favourite era in art or design? I’m drawn to the Arts and Crafts movement for the value it placed on workmanship, skills and materials.

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PRODUCTION CHRIZANDA BOTHA PHOTOGRAPHS GRAEME WYLLIE T H I S S PR E A D, C L O C K W I S E F RO M FA R L E F T Ashwood ladder R8 298, Generation; Fauteuil de Salon chair in Cognac and Ecru by Jean Prouvé for Vitra R30 826 (excludes shipping and insurance), Cube gallery; honed travertine Caliza sidetables R14 000 (back) and R15 000 (front), both Tonic Design; Resin table lamp in Burgundy by Mia Widlake R7 800, Studio 19; Sculpt vase Well R920 and Sculpt vase Pod R680 both by ferm Living, Mezzanine; limited-edition Zambezi sofa R55 000, Ardmore; glass vase stylist’s own; Wiggle stool by Frank Gehry for Vitra R5 360, Cube gallery; hand-tufted Divergence rug in Taupe R16 900 (1.9×2.9m), Lund Rug Gallery.


T H I S PAG E R I G H T, F RO M L E F T ‘Memories’ sculpture in metal and stainless steel by Sam Shendi POR, Graham’s Fine Art Gallery; Hideout Lounge chair in painted beechwood by Front for Gebrüder Thonet Vienna R47 588, Generation; Matégot coatrack by Mathieu Matégot for Gubi R5 000 and crocodile ceramic by Andrew Walford R300, both Tonic Design; Low Earth vase R580, Mezzanine; Portman sidetable in high-gloss Cream R10 175 (one of three finishes available), Lemon.

O PP O S I T E PAG E , F RO M L E F T Maori rug in Burnt Orange from the Tibet wool collection R35 900, Paco; Domino standing lamp in Vanilla Noir Caesarstone R27 000 (left) and R33 000 (right), both Dokter and Misses; limited-edition Panton chairs in Summer Green by Verner Panton for Vitra R3 630 each (excludes shipping and insurance), Cube gallery; XS Communal table R58 000, Tonic Design; Tall Earth vase R1 010, Mezzanine; Transmission candleholders in Porcelain R1 910 (large; left) and R1 690 (medium; right) both from the Machine collection by Diesel Living for Seletti, Generation; Low Earth vase R580, Mezzanine; Transmission candleholder in Porcelain from the Machine collection by Diesel Living for Seletti R1 365 (small), Generation; Effect vase in Grey R640, Mezzanine.

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T H I S PAG E B E L OW, L E F T T O R I G H T F RO M TOP Taccia LED table lamp by Castiglioni for Flos R32 135, ELDC; Polifemo bar cabinets by Giovanna Azzarello for Porada R92 500 each, Maldini; wine glasses R335 (set of four), Weylandts; large glasses from the Machine collection by Diesel Living for Seletti R1 466 (set of three), Generation; small tumblers R225 (set of four), Weylandts; Sculpt vase Well by ferm Living R920, Mezzanine; large glasses from the Machine collection by Diesel Living for Seletti R1 466 (set of three), Generation; Hendrick’s Gin R350 (750ml); Lennox rectangular mirror tray R1 650 (small), La Grange Interiors; Monaco napkin in Moutarde and Lait R300 (set of four) and Monaco tablecloth in Nautical R800 (1.5×3.3m), all Haus by Hertex; hand-tufted City rug in Golden Daffodil R12 900 (1.5×2.4m), Lund Rug Gallery.


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1. Maru pendants in Copper by Ladies & Gentlemen Studio R13 500 each, Establishment 2. Two-seater sofa in Touch fabric in Rosewater from the Textures collection by Hertex and Rust fabric from the Chambray collection by Warwick (on cushions) R29 151, Mezzanine 3. Aponia Henna wallpaper in SOC107 from the Sound of Colour collection by Khrôma R1 410/10m roll, Dreamweaver Studios 4. (from right) Stoneware Flake Rim bowl R975 (medium), Earthenware Giorgio bottle R450, Stoneware U-planter R475 (medium) and Stoneware Flake Rim bowl R1 275 (large) all by Vorster & Braye, Okha 5. Animal-print scatter cushion R399 (60×60cm), @home 6. Walnut geometric server on brushed stainless-steel legs R29 990, LIM 7. Shading 2 rug POR, Roche Bobois.

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1. Anjuna hand-tufted rug R10 500 (1.6×2.3m), Lund Rug Gallery 2. Alberto Club chair from the Clay collection R19 700, Bofred 3. Two-tone copper sculpture R360, Cécile & Boyd 4. Aponia Rock wallpaper in SOC104 from the Sound of Colour collection by Khrôma R1 475/10m roll, Dreamweaver Studios 5. Mouth-blown, hand-cut Samouraï glass vases in Blue by Marie-Aurore Stiker-Metral R3 780 (55cm; right) and R2 330 (40cm; left), both Ligne Roset 6. Sixten four-seater sofa in Andie Light Grey and Andie Antracit by Emil Thorup R21 999, Sofacompany.com 7. Marble bowl R1 490, Cécile & Boyd 8. Eclipse wall sconce from the Clay collection in collaboration with Klomp Ceramics R3 400, Bofred. 24

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lifeblood of emerging designers such as Côte d’Ivoire’s Loza Maléombho, who has found a dedicated audience for her tailored womenswear and culturally engaged selfies. The list of well-deserved success stories in recent times goes on and on. These talents have risen through the ranks for many well-reported reasons connected to the wider wave of interest in Africa’s cultural and economic ascension, not to mention a growing confidence among the young generation of creatives now shining brightly and making the most of new opportunities. Designers are appealing to discerning customers with their authentic, fresh collections that speak to both global trends and local heritage, as well as serving our desire for ethical luxury. These days, every magazine, brand and trend forecaster wants the inside scoop on what’s hot in ‘New Africa’ and I think, at last – what took you so long? I am eternally grateful for those who have generously shared their knowledge with me over the years as I’ve visited Africa’s major capitals to learn from the who’s-who within each scene. From the Festival for African Fashion and Arts in Nairobi and Gaborone Fashion Week in Botswana to Design Indaba in Cape Town and Tunis Fashion Week in Tunisia, it’s been an enlightening journey. And it was another gratifying moment last year when Fashion Cities Africa opened at the UK’s Brighton Museum & Art Gallery – an exhibition and book I helped shape that includes Joburg as one of its four chosen hot spots. The show was so well received that it transfers to Amsterdam’s Tropenmuseum ethnographic museum this October.

The culmination of all these experiences has been launching Nataal, a platform that explores African visual arts, fashion, music and innovation in all its guises. Our editorials profile the brightest designers, tastemakers and cultural revolutionaries, and our curated exhibitions and talks encourage exploration and debate among audiences worldwide. The response we’ve received so far has been overwhelming, especially within South Africa, which is further testament to the increasing thirst for storytelling from the continent and its diaspora today. Long may this movement rise. Forever may it soar. nataal.com

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WHILE BANELE KHOZA CONSIDERS HIS ART AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL, HIS MELANCHOLIC PAINTINGS CUT TO THE QUICK OF THE HUMAN CONDITION There’s a palpable sadness to Banele Khoza’s works, in which shadowy figures stare out through melancholic eyes. Their gaze is unsettling because in their look there is both knowing and incomprehension. For the 23-year-old artist, painting is a means of documenting his thoughts and feelings, and although his art is intimately personal, it also takes on a universal quality. Khoza is sensitive to the interactions that mould our lives, and his works engage with the disorientating experience of coming of age in the 21st century. ‘Everything I paint is a reflection of what is going on within,’ he says. His 2016 debut solo show Temporary Feelings charted an emotional search for love and belonging, and earlier this year, his first solo exhibition, Lonely Nights, took place in a commercial gallery and comprised poignant portraits of loneliness and longing. An overarching theme in Khoza’s art is the idea of concealing true feelings. ‘We 32

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all wear masks and perform joy, but we’re actually sad,’ he says. His stylised figures often appear mask-like, but the masks are inverted to reveal the sorrow within. There’s a messiness to Khoza’s paintings, as if the paint refuses to be controlled, but the artist embraces this and considers it a metaphor for life. ‘Painting is about letting go,’ he says. ‘I learn so much about life through my practice, such as the fact that you can’t control things – the same way that I ultimately can’t control my medium.’ Khoza’s washed-out painting style is inspired by South African artist Marlene Dumas, and it was upon seeing her portrait ‘Moshekwa’ in 2008 that he decided to study art. Working in acrylic on canvas, his technique is reminiscent of watercolours, and he paints with the canvas on the floor, which helps him feel connected to his art. All of the figures in Khoza’s works are versions of himself. ‘It’s interesting that

when you paint someone else, it’s always a self-portrait in the end,’ he says. In this way, art has become a way of recording his life, with text featuring in many of his artworks. ‘Text is a way to express myself,’ he says. ‘My works are like my journals, and writing is part of the same visual language.’ Khoza’s art has struck a chord, and next year, he will present a solo exhibition at Smith Studio in Cape Town. Most importantly, the artist has sparked connections. ‘By being so honest, people relate to my art on a deeper level,’ he says. ‘This establishes connections; you realise you’re not the only one facing problems.’ For Khoza, art and life are inseparable, and through this honesty we can perceive human truths. smithstudio.co.za C L O C K W I S E F RO M T O P L E F T Detail of ‘Keep an Eye Open’; ‘Father Fixated (III)’; both by Banele Khoza (pictured).

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Urban resort. Press liaisons were in New York, so when budget permitted, I slept at the classic-meets-contemporary Crosby Street Hotel by British writer Kit Kemp. These hotel stays have informed my aesthetic in general, but they also got me thinking about what I’d do if I were ever asked to create a hotel’s interiors. I would jump from choosing a severely minimalist but sophisticated interior like those of The

Jervois, or something with a more eclectic personality, such as the Petit Moulin. I was reminded of those trips and my notebook full of ‘hotel ideas’ when walking through interior studio Source IBA’s 100% Hotel proposal at this year’s 100% Design South Africa in Joburg. Named Afrotel, the space struck the perfect balance between my fetish for minimalist interiors and imaginative, characterful rooms.


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ow and why do old buildings appeal to us?’ asks English designer Thomas Heatherwick, whose world-renowned studio conceptualised the new Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) in Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront. ‘Is it just because they are old, or because of the way their scale or detail – or something else – works?’ There aren’t simple answers to these questions, but what is certain is that

old buildings often have an atmosphere and attraction that new ones lack. Built in 1921, the Grain Silo Complex in which the Zeitz MOCAA is situated was the tallest building in southern Africa for half a century and the storage site for tons of harvested mielies before they were exported via the harbour. The structure, which is almost entirely made up of huge reinforced concrete tubes, has not been used for its original purpose since 2001.

In 2006, Heatherwick attended Design Indaba in Cape Town, and its founder Ravi Naidoo showed him the building, saying that something needed to be done with the iconic but disused structure. Some years later David Green, CEO of the V&A Waterfront, continued that conversation, which soon turned towards the possibility of creating a cultural institution. Concurrently, businessman and philanthropist Jochen Zeitz was working O C T O B E R 2 0 1 7 | HOUSE AND LEISURE

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with curator Mark Coetzee to build a collection of contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora – with the longterm vision of creating the first major museum dedicated to it on the African continent. And the eventual meeting of these two groups of people resulted in the creation of the not-for-profit public institution now named Zeitz MOCAA. Transforming a structure made of tubes into a building that can contain 100 gallery spaces and a large staff contingent – as well as accommodate thousands of visitors – is no easy matter. As Heatherwick says, the building also needed to have a heart and clear, simple ways to move around it. In short, the challenge was to create ‘integration between an old structure and new needs’. The concept devised by his studio was to take the shape of a single mielie kernel, digitally scan and enlarge it, and then use this as the model for cutting out the central atrium (or ‘heart’) of the building from the tubular structure. The cutting work began in 2012 and included hours of painstaking work that involved slicing through widely varying concrete at extreme angles because of the organic shape of the mielie kernel. This area is lit from above via a new transparent roof design that allows natural light to enter the multistorey atrium, and the highly distinctive ‘pillow’ windows (designed especially for the project by Heatherwick Studio and made by a South African supplier) were also added to light the interiors. Partially excavated tubes on one side of the atrium contain cylindrical glass elevators, which allow amazing views of the space as you travel up and down in them, and a spiral staircase from which thousands of selfies are bound to be taken. Most of the galleries are white cubes that form a ‘family’ of exhibition spaces of varying sizes and shapes. The curatorial team will be able to use these in different ways in the years to come – and artists will also be able to exhibit in some of the ‘nongallery’ areas of the building. (The first to do so will be Angolan photographer Edson Chagas, whose solo show is being installed in the Zeitz MOCAA’s basement level.) The existing magnolia-coloured paint was stripped off the building’s exterior and underneath, says Heatherwick, ‘its colour and texture was even richer than

T H I S PAG E Once a grain silo consisting of numerous concrete tubes, the Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront showcases contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. O PP O S I T E PAG E , C L O C K W I S E F RO M T O P L E F T The museum has 100 gallery spaces displaying exhibitions such as Cyrus Kabiru’s series ‘Macho Nne’; a view of the basement level from above; ‘The Waves’ by Liza Lou and her team of Zulu artisans; designed especially for the project by Heatherwick Studio (heatherwick.com), the pillow windows are a standout feature of the building; ‘Hanging Piece’ by Kendell Geers. PR EV IO U S S PR E A D, F RO M L E F T On one side of the atrium are two glass elevators from which visitors can marvel at the interiors; (from left) businessman and philanthropist Jochen Zeitz, English designer Thomas Heatherwick, curator Mark Coetzee and V&A Waterfront development manager Mark Noble.


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we expected’ and has been left intact. The original track sheds (the grain arrived at the silos in carts on railway tracks) were removed from the building during the construction process, refurbished and then reattached. They now form the entrance to the museum and make for an intriguing way into the building. The tracks, a number of the carts and the original detailing have all been left in place as a reminder of the structure’s history here – and inside, a number of the conveyor belts, chutes and giant valves that moved the grain around in the past have also been retained. In a manner reminiscent of the grain that occupied this space before the art, the Zeitz MOCAA is intended to be a place from which the unique ideas and insights of African contemporary artists will ‘feed’ the world. And there’s no doubt that the remarkable complex in which this exciting new institution is housed makes its own very special contribution to its mission. For more information about the art exhibitions that opened at the Zeitz MOCAA on 22 September, visit houseandleisure.co.za and zeitzmocaa.museum.

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NEW WORKS BY THIS SOUTH AFRICAN-BASED Swaziland-born artist explore CONTRASTS BY PLAYING WITH light and dark PHOTOGRAPH GRAEME WYLLIE

HANDS As my primary sites of production, I experience labour through my hands. Touching cowhide and stretching it over the moulds I have made used to be quite a gruesome process, but over time, I’ve grown to love the squishy texture of cow fat juxtaposed with wet cow hair. I find working with organic materials and chemicals to manipulate the product very fulfilling.

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V I EW inspiration EARS I’ve recently restored my grandparents’ record player, and am having a great time listening to their records by artists such as Barry White, Ike, Tina Turner and Marvin Gaye. At the moment, I’ve been adding to the collection with lots of Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and Eartha Kitt. Music plays an important role in my process and keeps the creative juices flowing.

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Eating good food is an essential part of my everyday life and right now, I can’t get enough of Thai curry, especially at So Yum in Hyde Park Corner and Erawan Thai Restaurant and Bar in Bedfordview. Although I’m not the best cook, I’m trying to master foolproof recipes. Learning how to use spices and flavours is a bit like being in a laboratory – because getting the correct combinations in the right quantities makes or breaks the end product.

My eyes are my treasures and I love stimulating them. Experimenting with different colours, textures and forms keeps me excited about my art, and dabbling with light and shadow in my photographic and performance works allows me to expand how I relate to my studio practice. My formal training is in sculpture, but I’ve been teaching myself how to paint, working on creating large canvases with layered black humps and gold leaf. This technique results in works that are primarily dark with illuminations and portions that glimmer. I want to understand light and dark by playing with these contrasts.

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Currently I’m reading Louise Bourgeois: Maman, published by The Wanås Foundation in Sweden. Bourgeois is such a driving force in my art-making history, and I’m influenced by the themes and materials she uses in her work. Her exploration of the relationship between herself and her mother and how she expresses anxiety, love, abandonment and longing touches my head as well as my heart. nandiphamntambo


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BUILT against a rock face ON A FORESTED piece of land, IT IS THIS SWISS VILLA’S closeness to nature THAT MAKES IT SUCH A SUCCESS

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T H I S PAG E , F RO M T O P Instead of concealing the adjacent rock wall of this villa in Lugano, Switzerland, its Swiss architect Mario Campi chose to highlight it; homeowners François Droulers and Chiara Costacurta stand in front of an artwork by Emilio Vedova and a vintage lamp. The Seconda chair is by Mario Botta for Alias (alias.design). PR EV IO U S S PR E A D The north-facing living room was originally an artist’s studio and features large glazed windows in their original frames.


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T H I S PAG E Despite the roughness of the exposed concrete, the ceiling is a decorative presence that grounds the interconnected spaces. All furnishings were custom designed by Droulers Studio, with the exception of the Barcelona daybeds by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for Knoll (knoll.com). In the centre of the living room is a soft table that doubles up as additional seating.


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T H I S S PR E A D Measuring over 5m tall, the walls in the living room were covered with green-painted wooden panels to maintain continuity with the outdoors and the exposed resin floor. On the right wall is lighting supported by two steel bars, which reference the building’s industrial aesthetic and Campi’s original design.


T H I S PAG E When François and Chiara expanded the villa, they added a long and narrow indoor pool that echoes the water features outside. O PP O S I T E PAG E , C L O C K W I S E F RO M T O P L E F T The outdoor water features were realised later with respect to the main building; landscaper Sophie Ambroise was the mastermind behind the villa’s gardens; designed by Droulers Studio, the kitchen includes a marble-topped table and dark wood-clad cupboards. Elegant Venetian blinds filter the sunlight during the day, and at night, the room is illuminated by a twoarm Applique wall sconce by Serge Mouille (sergemouille.com).


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CAMPI’S DESIGN ESTABLISHES A STRONG AND DIRECT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE BUILDING AND ITS ENVIRONMENT. Brutalist in its appearance. Structurally rigid and modular principles have been employed throughout, which can be seen in the use of raw materials and the bare walls. ‘For the interior, we tried to maintain a sense of minimalism, with few decorations or embellishments needed,’ says Nathalie Droulers. In the large living room, for example, there is deliberately no carpet on the resin floor, and the walls are clad in greenpainted wooden panels that echo the outdoors. Perhaps the most notable feature of the construction is the building’s proximity to its natural surrounds, with parts of the tactile exterior so close to the rock face that they become one. ‘At first, the closeness of the rock might seem threatening but, in fact, the house communicates positive energies and a calming sense of wellbeing,’ says Chiara. Campi’s design establishes a strong and direct relationship between the building and its environment, and the couple embraced the mineral objects and vegetation already present on the site. The living room and guest bedroom are fronted by two lush gardens, and there is a rock wall-facing balcony from which visitors can examine its surface and form up close. From the main bathroom you can look into the glass greenhouse, complete with potted plants and skylights that have been employed throughout the build to encourage visitors to admire the greenery overhead. Water flows into a tank below the ground floor, and in the entrance hall, the floors don’t touch the perimeter walls, allowing a glimpse of the gushing stream below. Behind bold design choices such as the decision not to conceal the rock face and instead highlight it with big glass windows, there is a strongly conceptual attitude. And this is what makes the villa so fascinating: by combining the rigidity of architecture with the unpredictability of nature, the owners have achieved a spectacular cohesive home that wholly embraces its architect’s unique vision. mariocampi.ch; droulers-architecture.com O C T O B E R 2 0 1 7 | HOUSE AND LEISURE

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T H I S S PR E A D, CLOCKWISE F RO M T O P L E F T The main bathroom looks into the glass greenhouse; from 1940s armchairs to the Empirestyle bed, the large main bedroom is full of family furniture. A Madonna and Child painting from the 1600s adorns the far wall, and on the gueridon that serves as a nightstand is a blackand-white photograph by Man Ray; in the main bathroom, pear wood wall panels contrast with a contemporary freestanding bath by Agape (agapedesign.it).

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T H I S PAG E A painting by South African artist John Murray stands out against charcoal walls in the entrance hall of Joshin Raghubar’s home in Green Point, Cape Town. The hanging Torch light is by Sylvain Willenz for Established & Sons (establishedandsons.com), and the rug was custom designed for the space by Nakara Carpets (nakaracarpets.com). O PP O S I T E PAG E Set on the slopes of Signal Hill, the house was expanded vertically and makes clever use of layered spaces that gradually retreat from the street. The views are maximised and at the same time, a sense of privacy is achieved.


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hen Joshin Raghubar purchased this 291m² property in 2011, he was instantly smitten with its prime position and ocean and city views. ‘I love the area and the fact that the gym, local outdoor pool, Sea Point promenade and my favourite neighbourhood deli are all within walking distance,’ says Joshin, who owns digital marketing businesses with offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg. ‘But while I love the connectivity and convenience of living here, I also wanted a house in which I could retreat from my busy schedule – and escape the city’s noise and traffic.’ Inspired by the use of space in Japanese architecture, Joshin immediately saw an opportunity to extend his narrow plot’s footprint vertically. ‘Japanese use of space is genius as it constantly references nature and is designed with light and shadow in mind,’ says Joshin, who was very involved in the year-long design process. He counts himself lucky to have collaborated with Dawid Augustyn of Establishment, a design company based in Cape Town. ‘It helped that we share an appreciation for design principles such as shakkei and wabi-sabi,’ he adds. ‘Not to mention Establishment’s instinct for simplicity, beauty and naturalism.’ Shakkei is the Japanese term for incorporating a background landscape into the design of a garden. Set as it is on the slopes of Signal Hill next to the iconic Lion’s Head, the house’s facade and front garden read asa series of layered experiences, each a gradual remove from the road. The first layer is the view itself, followed by the hedge line of the garden wall, the edible garden, the lap pool, the deck, the terrace and finally the various rooms – all with shutters at every level. ‘The idea was that the layers would form a puzzle that when viewed together, echo the surrounding landscape,’ says Joshin.

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H O U S E green point T H I S S PR E A D True to Joshin’s brief for warmth, light and colour, the living areas are vibrant and inviting, with a yellow TV cabinet by Swiss furniture company USM (usm.com) dominating in the lounge. A large Persian carpet and two vintage Danish armchairs balance out the contemporary coffee table by Anatomy Design (anatomydesign.co.za) and steel sidetables by Dawid Augustyn of Establishment, with whom Joshin collaborated on the interiors. A painting by Blessing Ngobeni makes a statement in the dining room beyond, with its wooden floors, table by Establishment and leather chairs by Piers Mansfield-Scaddan.


And so his brief to Augustyn was for a flexible, spacious home that pushed the physicality of the site and both embraced and retreated from the city – no mean feat considering the narrow erf size and its position on a busy thoroughfare. ‘Luckily, the plot sits at the top of a cross street, so there’s no danger of a high-rise development obscuring the views in years to come,’ says Joshin. Augustyn’s vision for generous rooms filled with natural light was realised with lofty proportions, a series of interconnected areas and capacious ceiling heights. ‘We had to make space in other ways by raising the ceilings and creating flexible areas that could easily be closed off,’ says Augustyn. Laid out over two floors, the lower level at the front of the house is given over to living, with every room leading off the kitchen. The lounge area is another flexible, inclusive space that can open up to the front terrace and back courtyard when all the doors are open. When it came to the aesthetic direction for the interiors, Joshin looked to wabi-sabi – the Japanese way of living that focuses on finding beauty in the imperfections of life – to make his home feel welcoming and liveable. ‘Since the structure is bold and monumental, I wanted the interiors to be simple, unpretentious and to reference the environment wherever possible,’ says Joshin. ‘There was an existing concrete retaining wall in the courtyard that is highly textured with an irregular, rough-hewn quality and it grounds the grand proportions of the space.’ A warm colour palette, striking artworks and a contemporary collection of furniture add another layer to the home. ‘I did some travelling through Spain, Jordan and Morocco at the time we were planning the renovation, so I came back with myriad references, such as burnt orange and saffron, as well as old textured walls and mosaic tiles that were hugely influential on the interiors,’ says Joshin. Because he worked with local designers, much of the furniture in the house is custom made, while his art collection has been personally curated for the space. It is this sense of consideration throughout that makes the house an eloquent expression of both Joshin’s creativity and his philosophical vision. establishment.co.za 54 6

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H O U S E green point T H I S PAG E In an effort to save space in the lounge, Augustyn designed a built-in sofa and bookcase with recessed shelves. ‘It was a reference from a yacht design that I’d seen and loved,’ says Joshin. Mottled grey couch cushions introduce texture to the area, and scatters by Ardmore (ardmore-design.com) along with traditional Basotho blankets add yet more colour and pattern. O PP O S I T E PAG E , C L O C K W I S E F RO M T O P L E F T Mosaic details reference Joshin’s travels through Spain, Jordan and Morocco; the built-in staircase was designed so that it conceals the treads of the staircase leading upstairs. The lamp is by Artemide (artemide.com) and the painting above the stairs is by Blessing Ngobeni; in the kitchen, white handle-less units paired with glossy metro tiles help make the room feel bigger, and an open shelf built into the breakfast counter provides additional storage. The pendants are by Vibia (vibia.com) and are available locally from Establishment.


T H I S PAG E , F RO M L E F T Natural references have been included in the main bathroom in the form of an ink butterfly-wing artwork by Stephen Rosen and wallmounted glass terrariums from Opus Studio (opusstudio.co.za); Joshin enjoying his shady front terrace on custom outdoor furniture by Dark Horse (dark-horse.co.za). O PP O S I T E PAG E In the main bedroom, the design tensions between separateness and openness, warmth and minimalism are harmonised through the integrated floor-to-ceiling wood-panelled bath and shower area. The bookcase bath unit, hanging mirror and bedside tables are all Augustyn’s designs, and the low-hanging pendant is by Porky Hefer (animal-farm.co.za).

BECAUSE JOSHIN WORKED WITH LOCAL DESIGNERS, MUCH OF THE FURNITURE IN THE HOUSE IS CUSTOM MADE, WHILE HIS ART COLLECTION HAS BEEN PERSONALLY CURATED FOR THE SPACE.

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T H I S S PR E A D A copper-clad wall makes a striking statement in the living area of this family home in Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal, where changes in levels of the floor and ceiling demarcate zones in the open-plan space. The light fitting was made by Morgan Associates (morganassociates.co.za) and designed by Ruth Duke of Ruth Duke Interior Design, who was instrumental in updating the house.

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‘The three children have grown up, so we could change the functionality of spaces as well as add some texture and depth to give it a reboot,’ she says. ‘The homeowners both have a highly attuned sense of design and style, and they travel extensively. They know exactly what they want, so it was a great collaboration.’ Although the living area is open plan, it is cleverly demarcated into distinct zones with changes in the levels of floor and ceiling. While designing it, the homeowners carefully considered how they would live in the house, and a kitchen table where the family and guests could gather while meals were prepared was a must – as was a cosy TV room. ‘The wallpaper of family moments in here is special and personal,’ the homeowners say, demonstrating that style and sentiment don’t always need to be mutually exclusive. ‘The furniture in the living area is classic South African contemporary modern,’ says Duke. ‘The pieces are tonally neutral with the odd bit of colour, and accessories and soft furnishings are kept to a minimum to allow the furniture to make a statement.’ The interiors blend seamlessly into the outdoor zones, where timber screens and pergolas create intriguing patterns against the backdrop of sea and sky. A bar and dining area lead on to a concrete daybed, which invites repose next to the pool.


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T H I S PAG E It was important for the homeowners that the abode had a seamless indoor-outdoor flow, so smart design choices were employed to achieve this. In the living room, for example, the backs of the custom-made sofas upholstered in Ivory Slubby Linen from St Leger & Viney (stleger.co.za) were kept low so as not to interrupt the sea views. Attention to detail is key and the concrete on the veranda ceiling was both a functional and aesthetic choice. This industrial feel is mirrored inside in the form of a standing lamp from CÊcile & Boyd (cecileandboyds.com). O PP O S I T E PAG E , F RO M L E F T Displayed on a marble and brass console table from Egg Designs (eggdesigns.co.za) is a carefully curated collection of objets d’art, while a mirrored wall makes the space feel bigger and reflects an artwork by Olga du Toit; sleek geometric lines contrast with an organic, textured timber backsplash in the kitchen, where a dining table and chairs from Okha (okha.com) provide a convenient spot for the family to gather.


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‘I am, in my soul, a gardener,’ says Duke, who updated the outdoor space by adding planters, reupholstered cushions and new accessories. ‘We also planted a Erythrina latissima, or coral tree, to create a focal point on the perfectly flat front lawn,’ she says. Reflective surfaces inside beckon the outdoors in, with mirrors echoing the greenery and sunlight bouncing off copper wall panels. The house is just as visually stimulating at night, with considered lighting used to great effect. ‘We love the outdoor lights, which are located in columns of small stones that produce a lovely filtered effect while appearing very earthy in the daylight,’ say the homeowners. The interior light fixtures are also as attractive during the day as they are lit up after dark. Presiding above the dining room table is a collection of tubular steel rods finished with rounded bulbs that Duke designed and had manufactured by Morgan Associates, while a gilded lattice fitting from Cobinlight beautifully illuminates the kitchen table. It is clear that the homeowners have an appreciation for art, and standout pieces by Olga du Toit and Leila Jeffreys bring much of the colour to the space. They have also selected items of furniture by top South African designers such as Egg Designs, Okha and Wiid Design that hold their own in the bold rooms.

Upstairs, the main bedroom and bathroom have been conceptualised with simplicity as the guiding principle, allowing the views of the rooftop garden and the sea to star. Neutral colours and natural textures create a tranquil hideaway where Duke has added stylish touches including patterned scatter cushions, jewel-toned glassware and a cluster of copper pendants in place of a traditional lamp. It is Duke’s deft touch at layering interesting details like these that ensures that, although sleek and modern in many respects, this contemporary house remains a welcoming home. ruth-duke-interior-design.business.site

T H I S PAG E , F RO M L E F T A teal wall ensures that another artwork by Du Toit is a prominent feature in the lounge, which includes an occasional chair from Okha. On the veranda is a bench by Wiid Design (wiiddesign.co.za); this rough-hewn wooden vessel makes for an unusual drinks tray. O PP O S I T E PAG E Timber and concrete have been fashioned into durable yet stylish seating and shading alongside the pool, and the geometric shapes create dynamic accent points in the outdoor spaces.


UPSTAIRS, THE MAIN BEDROOM AND BATHROOM HAVE BEEN DESIGNED WITH SIMPLICITY AS THE GUIDING PRINCIPLE, ALLOWING THE VIEWS OF THE ROOFTOP GARDEN AND SEA TO STAR.

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T H I S PAG E Neil Roake’s Bakoven property in Cape Town is home to two abodes, making architect Willem Bosch’s giant privacy screen with opaque glass panelling an essential element of the design. In the Japanese courtyard, water from the eco pool – designed by architect Jason Muller and installed by EcoPools (ecopoolsonline.com) – is filtered into the vertical garden-cum-water feature.


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he energy of ad man, chef, author, retailer and hotelier Neil Roake knows no bounds. In the creative arena, there is very little that he doesn’t tackle and in which he doesn’t wildly succeed. Take, for instance, The Space, a retail store that was the first to support local designers 20 years ago, which is still going strong today. Or The Concierge Boutique Bungalows, his award-winning designdriven hotel in Durban. Consider Neil’s Life’s A Beach Cottage cookbooks as well as the demands of his advertising and marketing agency Modern Museum, plus a new retail offering called Now Showing about to launch in Cape Town, and you’ll begin to understand the magnitude of force that propels this man forward. And yet, when it came to building his new home in Cape Town’s sought-after suburb of Bakoven, Neil admits to feeling a little overwhelmed. ‘There were times when I stood looking up at what was then a mess of a building site and thought it impossible that we would ever get it right,’ he says. By all accounts it was a complicated brief, because the steep, slightly awkward plot had to accommodate two separate houses – both of which had to look out onto the mountains at the rear and the seascape in front. ‘In order to accommodate two dwellings, they had to share a level, and our challenge was to give them both privacy,’ says Neil. ‘As it was a new build, I also wanted to incorporate a sense of soul by using raw materials and lush landscaping.’ In addition, he desired a simple palette that would employ a mix of off-shutter concrete, locally quarried blue-slate cladding and rock walls with wood and marble underfoot, as well as gleaming copper accents. ‘If that weren’t enough, it also needed to take in views while offering respite from the sun and noise of the beach,’ he says. ‘And did I mention a dream kitchen in which I could cook and relax with my children and friends?’ Enter Stellenbosch-based architect Willem Bosch, whose fluid and dynamic approach found solutions to all of Neil’s requirements. ‘Willem is probably the most enigmatic and positive person I have ever met,’ says Neil. ‘His first version for the design was almost perfect, and I was amazed that within days of the sketch plans being approved, there was a 3D version in my inbox.’ There was also a distinct absence of the machinery frequently used to get equipment or materials onto similar Atlantic Seaboard sites. ‘Building this home was like constructing the pyramids,’ says Neil with a wry smile. ‘In a town where no one seems to build a house without a crane, our bricks were thrown one by one onto the property and we were still finished on time.’ The entire 900m² plot now holds a development comprising two dwellings laid out over four levels. Neil’s 350m² home is set to the back of the property and spans three storeys, with

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T H I S S PR E A D, C L O C K W I S E F RO M FA R L E F T Set against hand-chipped, local blue-stone walls that frame the house throughout, the steel shelves in the kitchen area were designed based on an old industrial model that can flat-pack entirely; as a chef and cookbook author, Neil wanted the cooking space of his dreams – and he got it; the units in the glass conservatory-style kitchen were also created by Muller. Above the Pitt gas burners (pittcooking.com), copper-clad cupboards are set into honed black Zimbabwean granite at the rear; Neil Roake rests against a floating granite island with a central iroko cutting board. Overhead is a Cox Yeats hanging light by Egg Designs (eggdesigns.co.za).


a glass conservatory-style kitchen on the first floor that boasts a walk-in pantry and fridge, as well as a scullery. Off the kitchen are the open-plan living and dining areas, which lead onto a leafy sunken courtyard complete with a natural swimming pool and vertical garden-cum-water feature. Since the abodes share a level where both living spaces coexist, privacy was a big issue. ‘If there was one thing we were concerned about, it was how to separate the outdoor areas of the two homes,’ says Bosch. ‘We threw many ideas around until we decided to use a screen that I had initially designed as a balustrade for my own home.’ Opaque glass panels were added to maintain the flow of light, at the same time ensuring that both dwellings retained their privacy. Neil’s home is also very much a family space where he catches up with his grown-up children. The first floor houses two en suite bedrooms, with the balcony room allocated to Neil’s daughter, Jordan Alexandra, and the twin bedroom next door reserved for his son, Tyler Hope. ‘When my son first saw the house, I knew that we had done something right because he beamed from ear to ear,’ says Neil. ‘Jordie, on the other hand, was a regular visitor during the building process.’ Occupying the entire top level is Neil’s bedroom suite, which includes a dressing room and large shower area, and affords wide vistas of the Twelve Apostles mountain range and Bakoven beach. ‘The Camps Bay area is full of amazing white-washed villas with large panes of glass all designed to take in the panoramas of the Atlantic,’ says Neil. ‘The only problem is that come late afternoon, the entire house has to be closed up to keep the interior spaces cool.’ Using concrete, wood and stone, Neil and Bosch have created a calm oasis in which natural light pours in through the conservatory and at night, dimmable LED lighting adds another dimension to the space. ‘This project has changed me and I like that,’ says Neil. ‘Often I’ll be downstairs when I’ll suddenly realise that there’s magic happening over the ocean, and I’ll nip up to see the sun setting on the horizon – like a firecracker leaving its mark.’ The same could well be said for this house. wpboscharchitects.co.za; modernmuseum.co.za 80

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H O U S E bakoven T H I S PAG E , CLOCKWISE F RO M T O P L E F T The two African thorn sculptures atop a Little Miss Fat Marble Round dining table and the Wire 60 chairs are all by Egg Designs; entertaining is a given for Neil; white gum floors in the living and dining areas are offset by concrete ceilings. O PP O S I T E PAG E , F RO M T O P In the living space, the walnut Shaker sofa and leather Sling chairs are also by Egg Designs, and Jan Botha of Botha+Roake (botharoake.co.za) designed the black standing lamp; Egg Designs’ Wicker Swing hangs in the garden.

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T H I S PAG E , C L O C K W I S E F RO M T O P L E F T The armchair in Neil’s daughter Jordan’s bedroom is an old favourite of his from La Grange Interiors (lagrangeinteriors.co.za); the Adelaide bath (dadobaths.co.za) in the main bathroom offers views out to sea; Egg Designs’ Sun Goddess lounger in the entrance hall is the perfect place from which to admire the swimming pool – and Lion’s Head in the distance. O PP O S I T E PAG E Displayed above the Safari bed from Weylandts (weylandts.co.za) in the main bedroom is a wall mural inspired by undersea creatures that was handpainted by Neil’s design studio Modern Museum (modernmuseum.co.za).

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SHAVED DAIKON AND APPLE SALAD WITH FISH ROE For the salad 1 large daikon radish, julienned or shaved 2 Golden Delicious apples, peeled and cut into matchsticks 100g edamame beans A handful of fresh mint, roughly torn 2T finely chopped chives For the dressing 45ml freshly squeezed lemon juice 5ml fresh ginger, minced 5ml soy sauce 45ml light vegetable oil Salt and pepper, to taste To serve 12 quail eggs, boiled and peeled 50g trout or salmon roe

In a large bowl, combine the salad ingredients and toss lightly. To make the dressing, whisk the lemon juice with the ginger, soy sauce and vegetable oil, and season with salt and pepper. Toss the salad with the dressing and place into bowls. Top with the quail eggs and fish roe and serve immediately. SERVES 6 as a starter

GRILLED LETTUCE WITH GORGONZOLA DRESSING AND ALMOND PRALINE For the Gorgonzola dressing 125g Gorgonzola cheese 125ml cow’s milk or almond milk 75ml almond or light vegetable oil Salt, pepper, Tabasco sauce and a few drops of fresh lemon juice, to taste For the praline 100g sugar 100g almonds For the lettuce 3 medium heads of romaine lettuce Olive oil, for brushing

Liquidise the Gorgonzola with the milk and oil until it has the consistency of a smooth sauce. Add seasoning and lemon juice to taste, thin with a little more milk if required and set aside for later use. To make the praline, gently melt the sugar in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring until it caramelises. Mix in the almonds and pour out onto well-greased baking

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or parchment paper. Allow to cool and chop the praline roughly into small pieces. Place a griddle pan on high heat. Halve the lettuce heads, brush lightly with olive oil and place the heart sides onto the hot pan. Cook for 30 seconds until charred, remove from the pan and set aside. Dip each lettuce head into the dressing and sprinkle with almond praline. Serve immediately with crusty bread or bread wafers. SERVES 6

OVEN-BAKED FISH WITH WATERCRESS CREAM For the watercress cream 375ml cream 125g butter 2T fish sauce 1 shaving of lemon peel 100g watercress 1t Dijon mustard

For the fish Olive oil, for brushing 6×120g mackerel or sustainable fish portions, bones removed Salt and pepper, to taste 300g ready-made cauliflower and kale ‘rice’, steamed and tossed with a little butter Steamed seasonal green vegetables and fresh lemon wedges, to serve

Preheat the oven to 220°C. In a saucepan, bring the cream and butter to a boil over medium heat. Place the fish sauce, lemon peel, watercress and mustard in a liquidiser, pour the hot cream mixture over them, blend until smooth and set aside. Brush a little olive oil over the fish, season with salt and pepper and bake on a tray in the oven for 12-15 minutes until just done. Spoon the watercress cream onto serving plates and arrange the fish on top. Serve with the cauliflower and kale ‘rice’, steamed green vegetables and some finely sliced pieces of celery heart. Accompany with generous wedges of fresh lemon. SERVES 6

SPRING VEGETABLE AND COCONUT BROTH WITH LITCHIS AND SCALLOPS For the broth 125ml vegetable oil A handful of fresh coriander 2.5cm piece of fresh ginger 1 Thai lime leaf 1 mild green chilli, to taste 3 curry leaves 2.5cm-long lemongrass stalk, chopped

1 garlic clove 3×410g tins coconut cream 25ml fish sauce 25ml soy sauce 12 fresh litchis, pitted and juice reserved 300g spring vegetables (such as mange tout, tender-stem broccoli, fine beans and exotic mushrooms), shaved or finely sliced For the scallops 25ml vegetable oil Salt and pepper, to taste 6 large or 12 medium scallops A squeeze of fresh lime juice

To make the broth, blend the vegetable oil, coriander, ginger, lime leaf, chilli, curry leaves, lemongrass and garlic with a dash of water until it forms a paste. Pour into a saucepan and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Add the coconut cream, fish and soy sauces, litchis and shaved vegetables, bring to the boil and remove from the stovetop. Heat a frying pan until hot and add 25ml vegetable oil. Season the scallops and sear for a few seconds on each side. Remove from the heat and set aside. Spoon the vegetable broth, litchis and shaved vegetables into serving bowls and place the scallops on top of the broth. Squeeze fresh lime juice over each bowl and serve immediately. SERVES 6

SPRING GRILLED OYSTERS 18 medium oysters, opened 50g baby spinach 2T finely chopped celery heart 1T finely chopped fresh parsley Zest of half a lemon 10 drops Tabasco sauce 200g butter, softened 50g water biscuits, crushed Salt and white pepper, to taste Coarse sea salt and fresh lemon slices, to serve

Preheat the oven grill. Clean the oysters to remove any grit, loosen each with a paring knife and place them on an oven tray (or use a muffin pan to keep the shells upright). Blend the spinach, celery heart, parsley, lemon zest, Tabasco, butter, biscuits and seasoning into a smooth paste. Spoon over the oysters and place under the grill for 5-7 minutes until they begin to brown. Serve warm immediately on a bed of coarse sea salt with fresh lemon slices. MAKES 18


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Meet Farrel Hirsch, the impressive new chef at View restaurant in Joburg’s Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff who has worked alongside some of the finest cooking masters in South Africa and Europe. Describing his culinary style as ‘classic food done differently’, Hirsch presents innovative offerings such as a sous-vide hen’s egg dish inspired by eggs Florentine. ‘It’s a 62°C poached egg with a sweetpotato nest, crisp kale, shiitake mushrooms, chilli, ginger and a miso mayonnaise,’ he says. ‘There is a vast selection of ingredients to play with in South Africa – what’s difficult is choosing a few that will work well on the menu.’ With his ‘local is lekker’ approach, we can’t wait to see what else he has up his sleeve. viewrestaurant.co.za

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collection, I was in minimalist mode – all hardcore succulents and big, thorny offerings. The good news is that we’re revisiting the plants that worked in the past, gems such as peace in the home and aspidistras. Everything’s cyclical; we’re just looking at them in a more contemporary and considered way.’ In the digital world, #succulents has over 3.6 million posts on Instagram alone. ‘I think older Millennials, in particular, are warming up to plants,’ says indoor plant curator Sylvia McKeown. ‘Our lives are heavily techfocused, and we’re finding a balance by bringing nature into our homes. We’re also open to the responsibility

of caring for living things. Plants breathe life into a space in a way that simply can’t be replicated.’ Sylvia runs Betty’s Botany, a Joburg-based firm specialising in curated solutions that best suit her clients, their homes and, most importantly, the plants. ‘We’ll always look closely at the natural light and the time people have to dedicate to gardening,’ she says. ‘From there we recommend a list of entry-level plants that are known to handle some stress, plus a more unusual selection – not just the basics. Why go for a standard green ficus when you could have one with pink-variegated leaves?’

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THIS PAGE In a light-filled loft, shelves stacked with philodendron and Boston ferns create vertical green zones. Delicious monster leaves provide distinctive forms against the white backdrop. O PP O S I T E PAG E Indoor plants are enjoying a healthy resurgence as a way to soften interiors and bring nature inside. Use contrasting foliage and pots in varying shapes and textures: product designer Joe Paine recommends the range of high-quality planters from Indigenus (indigenus.co.za).


Sylvia also advises interior designers on plant choices for their clients. ‘Designers may be insanely cluedup on modern Italian furniture, but won’t necessarily have all the plant knowledge that they need. We’re able to match their vision (such as beautifully geometric forms) with plants that fit the homeowner’s lifestyle and location.’ Unapologetically plant-mad, Sylvia sources both exotic and indigenous plants for indoor use. ‘My late grandmother had a country garden on a plot near Pretoria. It was a cacophony of wild things, completely un-curated, and every inch of the house was filled with garden flowers. Later I would spend extraordinary amounts on cut flowers to replicate that, but I soon learnt that potted plants offer so much more reward – and value for money.’ From her first string of pearls succulent to an exotic staghorn fern collection and favourite air plants, Sylvia is now part of a thriving plant-obsessed community. ‘I gradually unravelled the hidden world of specialist plant breeders on Facebook,’ she says. ‘I’ve travelled across the greater Gauteng area to find the best suppliers for my clients, and they in turn shared their contacts in other provinces. If you need a large-leafed Judas palm from KZN, I know where to find it!’ Where there are plants, there have to be pots, and product designer Joe Paine is no stranger to the world of modern planters. ‘Indoor gardening is still pretty niche, but the emergence of high-quality containers, like the range from Indigenus, is a good indication of where it’s heading,’ he says. In a collaboration with Betty’s Botany, Joe now offers his clients a fully customised planting service. He’s also just launched the Drippp planter – a semi self-watering system that effectively avoids root rot. Sylvia will curate the plants for his new showroom space at 99 Juta Street in Braamfontein, opening early in October. ‘I think the key to indoor gardens is choosing vessels that are sculptural, varied and interesting,’ says Joe. Ultimately, it’s about softening harsh environments, cleaning the air and filling a house with live art.’ 98

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Perhaps one of the biggest changes since the 1970s plant era is the move towards textural, layered greenery. Rather than choosing varieties for their fleeting blooms, those in the know are creating zones of healthy, leafy abundance. ‘Right now, look out for variegated plants – they’re the best way to add a more graphic presence,’ says Sylvia. The spider plant (a ’70s classic that propagates well), mother-in-law’s tongue (a hardy, sculptural succulent) and philodendrons (quick-growing, trailing plants) all have bi-coloured foliage. ‘I think there’s definitely a move towards dramatic foliage rather than flowers,’ agrees James. ‘The trend for clusters of colourful cymbidiums, for instance, seems to be making way for bold leaf shapes. Take retro plants such as the delicious monster – it’s definitely crept back into my heart, and I’m not ashamed to admit it.’ If you’re after the tumbledown appeal of hanging or trailing species, opt for easy-going greenery such as chain of heart, peperomia (radiator plants), Boston or sword fern, or pothos, the ivy arum. ‘The old-fashioned wandering Jew is very rewarding, too,’ says Sylvia. Where height is required, try standing plants such as ficus, fan palms, croton and tree philodendron. And for the budding plant enthusiast, Sylvia recommends pots of begonias. ‘There are hundreds of varieties, and they are super low-maintenance and relatively inexpensive,’ she says. If gardening has never been your forte, don’t despair. ‘Identify the areas of strong and low light in your home, and position your plants accordingly,’ says Sylvia. ‘You’re trying to replicate their natural environment. They will grow towards the light and will indicate what they need. It’s a good idea to turn your plants on a regular basis so that they receive light from all angles.’ Ever-popular succulents do best on sunny windowsills and should be watered once the soil has dried out completely. ‘As a rough indicator, when any leaves turn yellow, you’re watering too much,’ says Sylvia. ‘If leaves turn black, you’re watering way too much, and if the leaves droop, you’re not watering enough. I always use a catching dish and add felt to help retain water.’ She also advises to watch out for mealybugs – the furry aphids that appear as white fuzz on your plants. ‘Combat them right away by spraying with a weak solution of dishwashing liquid.’ With care, patience and a little luck, a rewarding green space is well within reach.  bettysbotany; joepaine.com; James Barry: 071-304-1159

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supernature_nursery A Joburg-based nursery that specialises in unusual and hard-to-find indoor plants. magdavandervloed.co.za The capsule collection of striking planters by James Barry ( skaamhaai_) and Magda van der Vloed is made to order from recycled tyres. lecactusclub.fr This Paris-based concept store is a treasure trove of cacti, succulents and exotic plants – and a great source of inspiration for how to display them. Urban Jungle: Living and Styling with Plants by Igor Josifovic and Judith de Graaff (Callwey, R579). This brilliant book came out of the plantobsessed global blogging platform Urban Jungle Bloggers; urbanjunglebloggers.com. fernhaven.co.za A wholesale nursery in Pretoria that is known for its wide selection of ferns and bromeliads.

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T H I S PAG E , C L O C K W I S E F RO M T O P Like many young rebellious cities, Havana in Cuba features beautiful street art – some of which looks as if it was commissioned by the government, with communist scrawls and other declarations of fealty to the sovereign; central Havana is full of rundown buildings that are slowly being renovated by the state; the oldest hotel in Cuba, Hotel Inglaterraʼs colonial-era building dates back to 1875; roadside produce stands offer bags of fresh bargains. PR EV IO U S S PR E A D The Malecón esplanade is the biggest social spot in the city, where locals lounge on the wide walls that stretch for 8km.

HOLIDAY SPIRIT Cuba conjures up images of rum-fringed sunny beaches, palm trees and billowing communist flags, and the reality may not be too far off. Everything you eat and drink has been influenced by the communist state, and the only rum you’re likely to find is the state-owned Havana Club and the occasional sipping rum Legendario. The selection may be limited, but there are cocktails aplenty, from mojitos and rum daiquiris to more specialised offerings. For excellent vistas of the harbour and the city, head to Hotel Nacional de Cuba, central Havana’s famous 1830s Art Deco hotel. It’s also known for its impressive outdoor cocktail lounge, Bay View Bar, with a view over the Malecón esplanade, a hot spot that runs along the ocean’s edge. Now a national monument, the establishment boasts its fair share of palm trees, delicious Cuban sandwiches (like those in the movie Chef ) and a nuclear fallout shelter, just in case. HOT WHEELS Yes, there are vintage cars everywhere and no, they never get old. For a hefty fee, you can catch a ride in your choice of Cadillac, Buick or old Russian classics from the 1940s to the 1960s, because most of them operate as taxis. You’ll find the slickest, most pimped-out cars in front of the touristy Che Guevara and Fidel Castro facade sculptures at the Ministry of Interior building in Plaza de la Revolución, or outside the Gran Teatro de La Habana in Paseo del Prado. But the big petrol guzzlers of the 1950sʼ American dream (known locally as cacharros or ‘pieces of junk’) are not the only way to get around the city. The Coco taxi is a small, yellow, hollowed-out shell powered by a buzz bike and a Lothario-type character, and is a key part of tourist transportation. 


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T H I S S PR E A D, C L O C K W I S E F RO M O PP O S I T E PAG E Thanks to his efforts in the Cuban Revolution, Argentinian revolutionary Che Guevara is considered a national hero in Cuba. The most famous depiction of him is on the exterior of the Ministry of Interior along with his iconic quote ʻHasta la victoria siempreʼ (Until the everlasting victory, always); Havana has a bustling youth culture, and the warm weather means that children mostly play on the streets and beaches; a Cuban sandwich includes three different types of pork, cheese and a hefty serving of mustard on a toasted bun; you can find good live salsa and an infectious atmosphere in virtually any bar on the island; a treehouse lifeguard hut; although there isnʼt a wide variety to choose from, rum is available practically everywhere, including from vendors on the beaches. O C T O B E R 2 0 1 7 | HOUSE AND LEISURE

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TAKE THREE 1. FRENCH PRESS Coarse grounds steeped in almost-boiling water. Coffee plunger R79 (350ml), Home etc 2. MOKA POT Concentrated under steam pressure on the stovetop. Eetrite 6-cup espresso maker in Gunmetal Grey R146, Binuns 3. DRIP FILTER Less intense style made with finer grounds. Drip coffee and tea maker R599, Woolworths

T H I S PAG E , C L O C K W I S E F RO M T O P 1. Breville Barista Express BES870XL espresso machine R9 999, @home 2. Stone spice grinder in Marble and Brass by Tom Dixon R1 900, Créma Design 3. Ceramic espresso cups and saucers in Black from the Café collection R350 (set of two), Le Creuset 4. (from left) Indriya from India, Ciocattino and Ristretto Nespresso coffee pods from R80/sleeve (10 capsules/sleeve), Nespresso Boutique 5. Boma kitchen cloth in Black Sand R225, Mungo 6. Lennox rectangular mirror trays from R1 650 each (small), La Grange Interiors 7. Green decal lidded ceramic jar R1 595 (small), Weylandts 8. Nespresso Pixie Clips Automatic espresso machine in Black R2 250, Nespresso Boutique 9. Urchin Art mugs in Black R179 (set of two), Superbalist.com 10. Stainless-steel flatware teaspoon set in Old Gold R550 (six pieces), Haus by Hertex. 114

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For the dedicated minimalist, sleek design meets intelligent storage solutions in the new Dolce Stil Novo collection by Smeg (below). Included (from left) is the Pyrolytic Classic electric oven (R24 999; 60cm), the compact microwave oven (R29 999; 45cm), an angled extractor (R23 999; 90cm), a stainless-steel hob (R29 999; 75cm) and an under-counter wine cooler (R46 999), all available at Smeg.

T H I S PAG E , C L O C K W I S E F RO M T O P 1. Victoria chimney hood in Vintage Cream R17 999 (90cm wide), Smeg 2. Breadbin in Black R950, Pedersen + Lennard 3. ’50s Retro Style stand mixer in Vintage Cream with optional pasta roller and cutter available separately R7 999, Smeg 4. Wire basket in Brass R550 (small), Anatomy Design 5. Kitchen knife set in Blonde Buffalo POR, Officine Gullo 6. Pizzico salt castor in White by Busetti Garuti Redaelli for Alessi R599, Spilhaus 7. Internal drawer with stainless-steel sides, LED lighting and bespoke internal organising systems from the Motif luxury range POR, Blu Line 8. Hansgrohe Metris Pull-Out sink mixer R3 567, Flush Bathrooms 9. Stainless-steel flatware cutlery set in Matte Anthracite R1 600 (16 pieces), Haus by Hertex 10. Cutlery drawer insert in Nebraska Oak from the Ambia line range by Blum R1 870, Eclipse 11. 2-part eco recycle bin R1 699 (48L), @home. 116

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2. SAVE TIME Smoothies are a great way to get your daily nutritional intake in a jiffy. With its powerful 1 000W motor, Breville’s The Boss to Go blender (R2 999) delivers results that are up to 42% more fine – just blitz, grab the travel mug and go.

1. JUICE MORE The Breville Juice Fountain Cold (R2 799) minimises damage to delicate vitamins and minerals from heat and processing using Cold Spin Technology. Pop the 2L jug in the fridge for fresh juice daily.

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5. CELEBRATE CHOICE Creating the supreme cuppa can be tricky – but not with the Breville Temp Control Milk Jug (R399), with its integrated thermometer indicator strip that assists in warming milk to the optimum temperature range.

3. GO SLOWLY It’s worth waiting for delicious, flavoursome food prepared in the Breville MultiChef slow cooker (R1 899), which also functions as a risotto maker and rice and vegetable steamer.

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4. TREAT YOURSELF This super-efficient kitchen helper does all the hard work so you don’t have to. With the Breville Kitchen Wizz Food Processor (R3 199) you can perfect pestos, purées, cake batter, pasta doughs or soups – and take all the credit.

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COLOUR REVOLUTION

Complement your white Corian counter top (POR) with black accents and rotating tall cabinets (POR) finished in yellow and white lacquer. fabri.co.za

SQUARE DANCE DOUBLE DOSE

A shelf and heated towel rail in one, the Tangent M Shelf Rail (R5 065) is a master at multitasking. jeeves.co.za

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INKYI IDEAI Update your bathroom with sleek matt black fittings, such as this swivel wall-mounted spout (R2 456) by Meir. flushbathrooms.co.za

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AVAILABLE IN 33 FABRICS, SEVEN LEATHERS AND FIVE SIZES, THE COLEFORD SOFA IN MAGICAL EVERGLADE (R24 995; THREE SEATER) COMBINES FUNCTIONALITY AND COMFORT WITH GLAMOROUS STYLING. SHF.CO.ZA 120

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DOWN TIME

It’s easy to incorporate natural materials into your rooms with the oak Atela clock (R699) by Country Road. woolworths.co.za

MATERIAL WORLD

This Cabana blanket (R395) is the perfect mix of bold hues and geometric prints. hertexhaus.co.za

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The Provenza porcelain mosaic tile in Amarillo (above) and Azul Cielo (below; R25 each; 13×13cm) will brighten any space. douglasjones.co.za


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ON THE BUTTON

For the latest in blind and curtain motorisation, turn to Luminos’ Elettrico range, which features wall-mounted and hand-held remotes that can control up to 16 different motors (from R1 950/ motor) separately or in combination. luminosblinds.co.za

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GIVE YOUR LIVING ROOM AN EXOTIC MOROCCAN FEEL WITH A MODERN RAINBOW KELIM (R3 500; 1.6×2.3M) BY FOTAKIS BROTHERS. VINTAGERUGS.CO.ZA

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LIGHT WORKI If you ever needed a reason to gaze upward, this Three Armed Satin Gold pendant (R6 650) is it. klight.co.za

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GILDED ROMANCE

Featuring refined offerings such as this Pomegranate wallcovering in Tigers Eye (R2 299/roll), the Damask wallpaper collection by Zoffany is elegance personified. stleger.co.za

SOFT TOUCH

Romo’s Black Edition scatter cushion collection includes printed-velvet designs as seen in the Kaleido scatter in Rosewood (left) and the Herbaria Jacquard scatter in Cinnabar (right; R2 650 each; 50×50cm). romosouthafrica.com

TWO TONE

Small yet striking, the East River chair (R40 450) by Hella Jongerius for Vitra casually blends contrasting colours and materials such as wood, metal, leather and fabric. cubegallery.co.za 122

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TOP BRASS

The oak Nathaniel coffee table with brass legs (R15 000) is an understated way to introduce metallics into your home. detailtwentyfour.co.za


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BACK TO BASICS

This stainless-steel and timber BBQ set (R349 for four pieces) is so hard-wearing that it comes with a six-month guarantee. home.co.za

DURABLE DINING

Designed to withstand most weather conditions, the Luxor outdoor dining table (R39 999) features a marble-look porcelain top and aluminium A-frame legs. mobelli.co.za

THE THICK OF IT

Studio Masson’s new QuietStones Maximum tiles are characterised by their strong composition, natural appearance and larger size (all three variations are 6mm thick). From floors and walls to counter tops and doors, lay them anywhere. studiomasson.co.za

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The beauty of natural marble is that no two tiles will ever look the same, making the Rain Grey polished natural marble tile (R1 311/m2; 61×122cm or available in a slab) a unique choice for your veranda walls. womag.co.za

SITTING PRETTY Traditional steel outdoor furniture gets a modern spin in the Tibidabo High-Back sofa (R49 820) by Calvi and Brambilla for Varaschin. inovacontracts.co.za 1 24

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KISS THE COOK Made out of 100% cotton, the Valter apron set (R549; includes a matching tea towel) by Country Road boasts a unisex, linear design and neutral hue. woolworths.co.za

THANKS TO THEI INCLUSION OFI QUICK-DRYINGI FOAM IN THEI FABRIC SLING,I THE TEAK ANDI ALUMINIUMI BELLO SUNI LOUNGERI (R16 999)I CAN BE USEDI STRAIGHT FROMI THE POOL.I MOBELLI.I CO.ZAI

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SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND

Light up your little one’s bedroom with a Maxi Floor lamp in Chrome (R2 600). lightingwarehouse.co.za

SITI TALLI The 25-year-old Classic Toddlers Diner highchair (R2 522; 55cm high) by Woodbender proves that good design never goes out of style. Timber finishes and fabric can be customised. woodbender.co.za

TROPICAL PARADISE

If you want to create tailored yet fun walls, try the Jungle Puzzle wallpaper in DW2300 (R1 879/roll; 10m on the roll; 52cm wide) from the DwellStudio Baby + Kids collection by York Wallcoverings. Complete with crocodiles, koala bears, aardvarks and other cool critters, its playful pattern will keep your child entertained for hours. halogen.co.za

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Colourful Disney-character duvet sets have been replaced with more subtle, sophisticated bed linen, such as the Safari double quilt cover (R1 099) and Safari pillow case (R229), both by Country Road.

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THE NEW NUTRI

Blend your own allnatural baby food in a flash with the 22-piece Baby Bullet MiniBlender (R1 599) by Nutribullet. yuppiechef.com

JAIME HAYON HAS TEAMED UP WITH NANIMARQUINA TO PRESENT A QUIRKY COLLECTION OF WILD AND DREAMY OFFERINGS, SUCH AS THIS HAYON X NANI 2 RUG (R22 608; 1.2×1.2M). CREMADESIGN.CO.ZA O C T O B E R 2 0 1 7 | HOUSE AND LEISURE 125


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KWENA BALOYI CREATIVE director. FASHION THERAPIST. Liker of NICE THINGS COMPILED BY KHOLEKA KUMALO PHOTOGRAPH TREVOR STUURMAN

I was born and raised in Ga-Makibelo in Limpopo. My work involves being a stylist, fashion therapist, consultant and creative director. I love what I do because it gives me the freedom to be me. I started in my field of work because of the need to have, feel and touch nice things. I so badly wanted to have everything, from shoes to clothes. Maybe this was due to my coming from a disadvantaged background, but now it’s more like I was born for it – I was created to create. My earliest memory of spring is lining up buckets of water to throw at everyone I saw. It was the best! My favourite South African musicians are

Stimela (the late bab’ Ray Phiri), Simphiwe Dana, Thandiswa Mazwai and bab’ Hugh Masekela. There is no such thing as ‘dress to impress’ in my world. I dress to tell stories and, whenever possible, include elements from many different cultures. My go-to comfort food is pasta with lots of sauce. My kitchen-cupboard staples are all in my fridge – bacon, eggs and Russian sausages. My favourite spring drink is white wine. 128

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The one thing I always travel with is myself. A country I’ve travelled to that I will never forget is Italy, because the people there

appreciated and loved my culture. There was never a day when I felt as if I needed to fit in and be like them. My next dream holiday destination is Cuba. From my travels, I always like to bring back a zeal to do and be more, as well as experiences to fuel my living. My greatest regular indulgence is food. I eat almost anything.

If money were no object, I’d treat myself to travelling, because it’s an expensive mirror in which to see your life. I am currently reading everything written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I hate it when people don’t communicate. I am definitely

not an ‘it’ girl. In my next life, I’d come back as a doctor, because I love helping people. If I could change one thing about South Africa, it would be to make education free. The thing I love most about living in SA is

that there is a movement. We have freedom, even if it’s under difficult circumstances.

Don’t leave Johannesburg without trying to adapt to the culture. When I was younger, I used to think that life was easy. All I need to make me happy is music,

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