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HOMEWORKS Publisher invites us into the apartment that started it all (pg 026)

contents 015 Reader Letters & Competition 017 Home News 021 Trend Spot: Summer 2013 023 Greenworks 026 In the Beginning 036 Adapt 044 Refined Space of Simple Honesty



052 Summer Styling 056 Made In Malta 064 Super Shelves 075 Home Ideas 089 Garden News 090 Garden: Get It Covered 097 Food News 098 Cuisine & Wine: Season for Seafood 104 A-Z Directory



114 Address Book




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Welcome to the big issue on small spaces. In this edition of HOMEWORKS, we focus on maximising limited space. As Architect Simon Grech states during his interview – ‘We’re interested in small spaces and how we can make the most out of them – this is where architectural challenge truly lies’ – good architecture and design is becoming increasingly linked to the maximisation of space, particularly in Malta. With space becoming such a commodity, so much can be achieved through clever design. The divergent homes in this issue illustrate different ideas and solutions for small spaces. Furthermore, we’ve packed in some great features, inclusive of Summer Styling (page 052), Made In Malta (page 056), and Super Shelves (page 064). This issue is also the very first to hold the new and improved A-Z Directory (starting on page 104). The section is extremely helpful with a myriad of different suppliers, alphabetised by service and product subject. Finally, a quick and easy reference for home improvement!

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FIRST ARMCHAIR The First armchair from Vibieffe is a relaxing upholstered seat that’s deliberately combined with a chrome-plated metal frame to achieve a totally contemporary look.

NEW BAMBOO New bamboo parquet stock is now in at M. Demajo Timbers. The natural surface covering material is the least expensive of sold flooring, yet one of the strongest and most resistant to humidity. Find it in two different shades; natural or carbonized.


NEW STUDIO Chris Briffa Architects have recently launched their new studio, doing their “best to shape this project around our ideals of sound functionality, contemporary design and attention to detail; while preserving the original building and enhancing its attributes.”

camilleriparismode recently held the official presentation of the élitis collections by Julie Maraud des Grottés – a beautiful ménage of wallpapers, wall coverings and fabrics. The French company combines advanced technologies to design and produce innovative fabrics and wall-coverings, creating provocative collections of incredible beauty and luxury.

CREATIVA The new Lube ‘Creativa’ modern kitchen model offers fine shadow movements generated from its double door thickness, which revolutionizes the flatness of the traditional doors. For endless creativity, the model offers a combination of colours and materials. Find Lube at CarmeloDelia 017

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VGB have just launched the new free app for iPad, which is designed to create mood boards. It allows users to snap images of inspiring visuals in order to then create a mood board around them. Colours can be chosen from the complete Dulux palette, and images can be incorporated and moved, along with the function to add captions. The mood boards can then instantly be shared with clients and colleagues by email.

HADID’S ARIA World-renowned architect and designer Zaha Hadid has just launched her design of Aria – a light piece that’s charged with her dramatic sense of motion combined with the intrinsic weightlessness of technically advanced materials. With its 50 layers of Crystalflex®, this suspension light has a complex harmonic, yet fluid contemporary quality. Find it at Light Design Solutions,

HEAT The new “Heat” four-burner is a premium gas barbeque with excellent performance and consumption. Integrated within the barbeque is a gas storage compartment and serving table. OK Home,

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SUMMER 2013: Nature neutrals with earthy accents. Think water, earth, air, and fire

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HOVE CLUB By Cameron Fry and the Liqui Studio, the Hove Club Chair and Sofa take a loved traditional style and give it a modern twist. Made with sustainably sourced Birch ply, sustainably sourced solid Beech, 70% recycled foam, and stainless steel or Beech legs, this isn’t just another pretty sofa.

GREEN WEEK 2013 The 2013 edition of Green Week, the biggest annual conference on European environment policy, just took place recently, with this year’s theme being air quality. ‘Despite progress in recent years, several air quality standards are still widely exceeded in the EU’s most densely populated areas, especially from pollutants, such as particulate matter, ground-level ozone, and nitrogen dioxide. 2013 will be a year in which the Commission’s current air policy is reviewed, with a focus on finding ways to improve the quality of the air we breathe.’

SUHAROBA The practice of using wooden utensils and kitchenware dates back to the early ages. Now, an ancient wood crating technique from Europe (SuharRoba) is being bought back into prominence by Leis Inc in Slovenia, who are manufacturing kitchen utensils from a locally sourced wood called Leech.

TONDA The 1400W Bagless Eco Vacuum is part of the Panasonic Eco Max range with the Eco Max motor making the most of energy, increasing cleaning power while saving money. The motor uses power efficiently to pick up dirt and dust with a 3D inducer fan, which generates superior suction power and a dynamic air stream.

VILLA 4.0 Winner of the Residential Interiors category of the Interiors News Annual Award 2013, Villa 4.0 is a simple bungalow dating to 1967 on a hexagonal ground plan, which has been radically altered and modified through the years. The principle guiding this most recent intervention by Dick van Gameren Architects, is one of sustainability and a drive to reinstate the lost relationship between house and landscape. Preservation of the existing house was paramount, which gave the first step towards a sustainable end-result. The physical bond between house and landscape has been consolidated by an all-glass pavilion attached to the living hall that reaches out to the brook flowing past the house.


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The big issue on small spaces, the three homes featured in this issue of HOMEWORKS are all impressive examples of how well space can be designed to maximise the use of it. The first apartment featured was designed by our very own Publisher. Not only is the space a great instance of unobtrusively stolen space, but it’s also the inspiration behind the birth of HOMEWORKS (page 026). Meanwhile, Grech & Vinci Architects achieve a light-balanced, ever-moving and interesting space, with just under 50 square metres in Valletta (page 036). Also in Valletta, Architect Kenneth Zammit Endrich from Architect’s Studio brings us a striking bachelor’s pad, which is all about the materials, maximising space and sunlight (page 044).





in the beginning... HOMEWORKS creator and publisher, Marc Spiteri converted a Sliema apartment pre-HOMEWORKS era, maximising a small space, as well as designing it to accommodate his lifestyle (without the help of the magazine!). As a result, HOMEWORKS was born Photography: MAS Words & Styling: Lisa Borain

A fireplace flue was discovered upon renovation. This, together with the high ceilings and windows, makes it reminiscent of a modern Parisian style apartment. White pot and flowers in corner, Sia table centrepiece, and Sanderson scatter cushions from Retroforma. Plants on mantle and pots from Floreal Home. Tables from BoConcept. Fireplace from EdilKamin. Reclaimed sofa and armchair (armchair salvaged from a field) upholstered with materials from camilleriparismode 027


“There weren’t any credible local resources, or even just insights into the local industry. I wanted to see examples of other homes to see what was possible...”

Marc built the floor to ceiling shelving himself. Its white colour and wellthought out measurements make it extremely functional, yet not interfering with the room in any way



Open plan, yet well zoned; the dining area is clearly a space of its own, even though it’s sandwiched between the kitchen and living area. Marc’s extensive collection of wine is housed in a rack he built himself by deconstructing many little wineracks he bought from Homemate and reassembling into a 500 bottle wine rack


n 2002, HOMEWORKS creator and Publisher Marc Spiteri found himself in a small Sliema apartment that was in dire need of renovation. Having relocated first from Toronto, and then from a few years in Gozo, his knowledge of interior shops and services was limited. Marc, “There weren’t any credible local resources, or even just insights into the local industry. I wanted to see examples of other homes to see what was possible, but unless I talked about it at a party or social event, it was difficult to find out.” The moment Marc saw the Sliema apartment, he realised the potential of it. “I was really excited about it when I first saw it. In Toronto, it’s extremely difficult to find a place with such high ceilings and with detailing reminiscent of the twenties. Even if you do find them, everyone wants them, which makes them very expensive. In Malta it seemed that the locals didn’t appreciate the value or splendour of the Art Deco style. As a result, it wasn’t very expensive, and it was mine.” Even if he didn’t know exactly how to go about it, Marc knew what he wanted. “I always had a conversion in mind. Because the rooms were large – five metres squared – they afforded me to split the living/dining room.” 029


Beautiful antique pieces like the solid mahogany wardrobe by Carmelo Delia built in the 1920s, which were once part of his grandmother’s dowry, present themselves in the most unexpected places. Room divider and hat boxes from Organised Living; dresses, hats and shoes from Monsoon; flowers and pots on the window ledges from Garden-It

Marc’s priority was a bright and airy space. Second to that – a comfortable room for his young daughter. With books and wine being two of his favourite collections, it was important for him to create a place to house them. He also wanted an overall cosy atmosphere, yet with an open-plan feel. Marc was keen on preserving the Art Deco nuances throughout the apartment, as well as adding his own pieces from different eras. Most notable are the orange Memphis chairs in the living area. Beautiful inherited antique pieces present themselves in the most unexpected places – the upholstered sofa, the wardrobe and armoire in the bedroom, for instance – working exceptionally well amongst the impossibly high south-facing windows that are largely responsible for the bright feel of the apartment. Inspired by the potential of the high ceilings and windows, Marc saw how such a bright and airy atmosphere could be created. He kept everything as white as possible, but then added in colour through strong accents, primarily playing off the colours in the patterned tiles. He designed and built the coveted chunky, floor-to-ceiling square-shelved bookshelf himself. Its white colour and well-thought out measurements make it extremely functional, yet entirely without interfering with the room in any way. A real Iroko wood parquet floor connects the rooms; the richness of the colour a striking contrast against the white. Each room carries different flooring, which helps to zone the areas. Both bedrooms and the living room carry the original Maltese tiling, which is a surge of colour against the white backdrop. The kitchen floor is home to an easy maintainable glossy beige gres tiling, while the dining room is a continuation of the connecting passage’s Iroko wood.

High windows painted in white bring in a feel of air and space. A retro chair taken from Marc’s mother’s dowry sits comfortably next to a modern desk and chair from BoConcept. Flamant table lamp and chair throw from Retroforma; boxes on desk from Organised Living; Sia plant from Floreal Home; flowers and pots on window ledge and watering can from Garden-It

A definite foodie and wine lover, Marc’s dining room was important to him. He wanted a layout that would enable him to chat to his guests while finishing off in the kitchen. Not a tidy cook by any means, the notion of a window overlooking the dining and living room was ideal – large enough to be in plain sight to guests, but small enough to conceal the worktop surface mess. 031

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A bespoke kitchen from Carmelo Delia now sits where the bedroom used to be. A soffit was installed over the dining area which leaves about a metre in height between the ceiling and roof. This is a brilliant idea for storage space, as it’s entirely concealed, and doesn’t take up any floor space

The floor to ceiling wine rack in the dining room is highly functional, but is also an interesting focal point. Art Decoinspired dimmer pendant lights illuminate the table, creating a moody atmosphere when needed. In order to help define the space, as well as to keep the dining room cosy, Marc installed a soffit overhead, which leaves about a metre in height between the ceiling and roof. This is a brilliant idea for storage space, as it’s entirely concealed, and doesn’t take up any floor space. Originally the hallway was long and dark, with the rooms mainly off to one side. Marc’s solution to the darkness and waste of space was to create large opaque glass windows that open out with the courtyard below. This solved a lot of problems; it brought ample light into the space, turned a boring space into an interesting one, and offered ventilation. 033


The bathroom offers a spa-like feel with its earthy colours and materials. Jacuzzi from Satariano; towels from Next Home

“The problem previously was that if you wanted that extra light in, you had to open the windows, which led on to the courtyard, and all the noises of the neighbours that came with it. It was chaotic and loud. By installing the opaque windows, I got the light in without the noise.” A surprise bonus was the discovery of a concealed fireplace in the living room. “I was so excited to realise that I had a proper wood burning fireplace! All of a sudden, in addition to high ceilings, I had this amazing feature as well. The tall windows in the same room make it suggestive of a Parisian apartment.” It took him approximately a year, but he ensured that every area of this apartment was either designed to accommodate his lifestyle, or to maximise the space, or both. Working full time and also taking care of his daughter, forced him to carry out the conversion at his pace. As a result of doing most of the renovation himself, it granted him time to fully realise what he wanted and what was needed – as well as to source exactly what he was looking for. As a result of this project, Marc invented HOMEWORKS, with the idea in mind that it would be a source of information to offer people like him a direction of how to go about things and where to find them. Mission fully accomplished. And hats off to this high-ceilinged, tall-windowed, space maximised, fireplace-equipped apartment in Sliema.



The living room’s open plan offers a sociable area for relaxing. The material palette here and throughout the apartment is humble and customised, with glass, steel and wood. Modular sofa elements and a variety of stools and coffee tables offer flexibility. Studio Collection geometric dhurrie ‘Haveli Chevron Black’, ‘Skull Gold’ cushion by Alexander McQueen, and patterned silk cushion from The Rug Company; original artwork by Teresa Scibberas; solid oak stools ‘J&W’, designed by Violet Kulewska, available from Retroforma; black floor lamp, coffee table and board games from One Two One Interiors




With just under 50 square metres, Grech&VinciArchitecture&Design achieves a light-balanced, ever-moving and interesting space in Valletta Architecture: Grech&VinciArchitecture&Design Design Team: Simon Grech, Andrew Vinci, Andrea Pisani Styling: Jennifer Jo Barth Photography: Alan Carville Words: Lisa Borain



“That’s what’s interesting about the space, though – that it’s small and humble. We tried to keep the spirit of that.”

The ease of movement throughout the apartment is highlighted by the three partially hidden access points to the central box. When open, these points afford views throughout the entire apartment. Here, the living room looks on to the bedroom, and then further, the entrance courtyard. Glass vase, white steel and timber top side board from One Two One Interiors; folding table with removable tray and small patterned cushion from Retroforma

A variety of dining and occasional seating, which can transform into a guest bedroom when needed. The customised white cabinetry offers storage space and minimises clutter. Coffee table from One Two One Interiors 038


View on to the old ‘Biccerija’ (abattoir), which is a striking contrast from within the minimalism of the apartment


his St. Dominic Street apartment is the response to a seemingly simple brief: a flexible space for a single man that visits Malta frequently, allowing for both privacy and entertainment space. In a single floor apartment measuring fewer than 50 square metres in total, this request takes on a greater complexity. The architects’ reaction to the brief was to create a space that was as open as possible when the homeowner was in it alone, but which could then break down to create privacy for the accommodation of guests.

View upon entrance, which runs along the side of the box, past the kitchen. To create ventilation and light balance, the rear windows were converted into doors

Forming part of an old apartment block with a central courtyard, the original layout kept the space dark and poorly partitioned. The building was formerly a retreat for some priests from Gozo, which is why the apartments were broken up into such small units. Architect Simon Grech at Grech & Vinci, “That’s what’s interesting about the space, though – that it’s small and humble. We tried to keep the spirit of that.” The first step was to remove all of the interior partition walls. The architects wanted to delineate the space by using an offset glass and steel box containing the bedroom and ensuite shower room. As a result, the remaining space was largely self-defining. The entrance was reorganised so that the visitor comes in from one end and travels in, reminiscent of a snail shell.

Although the architect designed the kitchen predominantly in white, the beech top and backsplash softens the hard architectural lines and adds warmth 039


South-west facing bedroom, which means that it’s bathed in natural light all day long. Here, inside the box, the sense of temporary movement is highlighted. Even the customized open wardrobe hints at a lack of permanence. Bed linen and throws from One Two One Interiors; dhurrie from The Studio Collection at The Rug Company

As the vortex goes round and the centre is approached, areas can be shut and broken off, eventually reaching the centre – the private sleeping zone. Somewhat inspired by Jean Nouvel’s Lumieres kitchen, in which ‘surfaces engage in original dialogues in light’, the fact that shadows can be seen behind the glass box indicates simultaneous movement and privacy. “For instance, when someone is showering, you get this movement and can still see the human figure, which is interesting.” Upon entering the apartment, a glimpse in the space between the glass and the kitchen wall offers a partial view onto the dining area beyond. Walking towards this dining area and rounding the corner of the box, the dining and living areas are revealed. In an effort to provide further privacy – to accommodate guests for instance – there is a concertina door that can span the entire space dividing it into two rooms. This, along with the changing container of a glass box, is another indication that this is a space that lacks permanence, in which things can transform. The space is not static, but rather adapts to the needs of the moment. Another feature that highlights the ease of movement throughout the apartment are the three partially hidden access points to the central box. When open, these points afford views throughout the entire apartment and minimise repetitive movement.

Originally, the entrance balcony held louvered windows, while the rear held translucent windows. In order to create cross ventilation across the entire apartment (yet still maintain privacy), the windows were transformed into doors to the rear and the front of the apartment. The translucent box acts as a privacy barrier so that not all is revealed upon entrance when open. If the sun is coming from the back, or the light is coming from the courtyard, the box lights up. The muted light from the courtyard side, and the strong sunlight from the rear come together to create a balance of light. At night, everything reverses and the centre box illuminates from within, which can also change colour according to mood. The material palette was humble and customised, with glass, steel and wood. Plain local cement tiles in black and white were used for the flooring, whilst the glass box and custom fixed furniture elements were manufactured in steel and painted with a white finish. The hints of wood throughout bring in a sense of warmth (the standard marine plywood in the bedroom and on vanities, as well as the kitchen Beech wood). “Pierre Chareau’s Maison de Verre (which was also designed for a doctor) was something of a starting point for us. The homeowner’s profession and culture definitely made a difference to how we designed for him. The doctor side of him implied cleanliness and organisation, while the Dutch 041


Originally, the entrance balcony held louvered windows, which have been converted into doors. The space is a complete contrast to the building’s surroundings and what’s presently there. Aloe Vera and ferns by Sherries

side implicated an openness to space. The Maltese like to be contained and private, whereas the Dutch’s understanding of space is different – they’re far more open to being overt. Even the clothes rail in the bedroom is exposed, which would be odd for a Maltese person. ” The space is a complete contrast to the building’s surroundings and what’s presently there. Inside a swirl of old and dilapidated, here lies this sparkling vortex of a space; organised and minimal. The architects have managed to create a tremendously light-balanced, ever-moving and interesting space with under 50 square metres. Simon concludes, “We’re quite interested in small spaces and how we can make the most out of them – this is where architectural challenge truly lies.”



REFINED SPACE OF SIMPLE HONESTY With the challenge doing nothing to diminish the appeal, Kenneth Zammit Endrich at Architectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Studio took an opportunity to strike out in a direction uninhibited by tradition, yet embedded within a historical environment. The site was a post war top floor duplex unit set in the heart of Valletta Architecture: Kenneth Zammit Endrich, Architectâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Studio Words: Kenneth Zammit Endrich Photography: MAS Styling: Lisa Borain with Ideacasa, Krea, NEXT Home, Retroforma

The lower level was cleared of all internal walls. All spaces were organised and defined with the introduction of a continuous seventeen metre furniture element that provided all the storage needed, starting up from within the second bedroom, cutting across the main entrance that doubles as a second, cosy TV area before it turns at right angles to create the main bedroom area space [and storage wardrobes], and then flows in the open adjoining ensuite forming the main ensuite vanity / storage unit. True Grace bath oils, soaps and candles on vanity, and bath sheets from Retroforma





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The upper floor level has a totally different feel with carefully chosen travertine floors slabs that flow into the outer front and back terraces giving the whole space a seamless homogenous feel between internal and outdoor spaces. The kitchen design was dictated by the limited space availability at this level with a shorter but wider angular worktop providing ample work space. Plates, glasses and water carafe from Next Home



The rich texture of the floors and the veneered timber panelling surrounding the cabin effect TV area coupled with the warm honey colour glow of the light filtering through at sunrise and sunset times give the whole space an ethereal feel. Cattelan Italia Yoyo centre table, Calligaris Key dining table, and Calligaris Bloom chairs from Ideacasa; Noble Sofa from Krea; candleholders on Yoyo table, wooden place mats and bowls from Next Home; Sia candles on dining table, and geometric FermLiving cushion on sofa from Retroforma

he client set a simple brief: simple forms, modern outlook but functional elements with a special emphasis on his deep affinity towards ‘natural’ materials and his love for the city where he was born and bred.


With this in mind, an approach where the qualities of all materials employed, whether natural or manufactured [glass, steel, etc.,] had to be of prime importance and natural textures, colour, outlook, and their ductile qualities had to be crafted into the design process leading to a calm, yet stimulating architectural space that encapsulated the surrounding sense of rich history whilst exploiting the location and opportunity to admire and be in contact with the city‘s everyday hum and drum. We talked, analysed, listened, explained, sketched, and modelled until finally sharing a vision. A spatial hierarchy was set with the entrance level lower floor housing the two bedroom areas with bath facilities. This level had to exude a “grounding” feeling, an entrance level that would serve as a platform to lead one to the upper level where the main living activities where accommodated. An abundance of natural light descending from the upper level via a cleverly designed staircase emphasised this sense of axis and direction, naturally leading one towards the upper, airy open plan levels. The materials used in the main staircase reflect the transitional effect between the solid grounding lower level to the lighter light filled upper spaces. The lower half being in solid raw lacquered steel plate profile follows from the effective nero corona floor slabs

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The Architect took an opportunity to strike out in a direction uninhibited by tradition, yet embedded within a historical environment. Bicycle and bird cage black and white cushions, and stack of linens on side table from Retroforma; bedding, side lamp, and pitcher from Next Home

across the main entrance that doubles as a second, cosy TV area before it turns at right angles to create the main bedroom area space [and storage wardrobes], and then flows in the open adjoining ensuite forming the main ensuite vanity / storage unit. This unit was designed to house the apartment storage needs from clothing, iron board, to an enclosed TV station etc., etc. The monolith continuous design of the unit keeps the entrance area clean and uncluttered whilst the introduction of backlit marble elements provides for an element of interest and material richness that complements the rich, dark, brushed effect finish nero corona stone floor slabs. The unit itself, though spray painted, was manufactured in veneered oak and pre brushed before the application of the spray painting in order to preserve the natural graining to the oak veneer. A recessed mirror skirting gave the unit a floating and lighter effect. A mix of Carrara marble and a deep red floor tile was used for the second bedroom area where the marble was used in a variety of finishes and textures depending on where it was being applied, as this flowed into the translucent glass clad shower suite. Carrara marble wall elements were mostly in either brushed effect or forced graining enhancing texture and material ductility. The bed floats over the red tiles, which complement the rest of the calming colours and timber textures within the room.

Guest bathroom on lower level with a striking mix of materials. Yellow bath sheet from Retroforma

The materials used in the main staircase reflect the transitional effect between the solid grounding lower level to the lighter light filled upper spaces. The lower half being in solid raw lacquered steel plate profile follows from the effective nero corona floor slabs. A floating landing then leads to the second half of the staircase thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s designed in a composite structure of spray painted lightweight steel 049


A floating landing leads to the second half of the staircase thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s designed in a composite structure of spray painted lightweight steel sections supporting glass threads allowing the natural light to flow down to the lower level. The stairs, materials and detailing emphasise the transition between spaces with the juxtaposition of the changing and increasing light intensity. A seamless stucco plastered vertical wall brings together the different staircase elements and the two levels

sections supporting glass threads allowing the natural light to flow down to the lower level. The stairs, materials and detailing emphasise the transition between spaces with the juxtaposition of the changing and increasing light intensity. A seamless stucco plastered vertical wall brings together the different staircase elements and the two levels. The upper floor level has a totally different feel with carefully chosen travertine floors slabs that flow into the outer front and back terraces giving the whole space a seamless homogenous feel between internal and outdoor spaces. The rich texture of the floors and the veneered timber panelling surrounding the cabin effect TV area coupled with the warm honey colour glow of the light filtering through at sunrise and sunset times give the whole space an ethereal feel. The kitchen design was dictated by the limited space availability at this level with a shorter but wider angular worktop providing ample work space. The approach towards all materials used, as well as the drop ceiling designs, furniture elements, lighting design and the management of natural light as it flows between the two levels has resulted in a powerful, yet refined space of simple honesty. 050

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From left to right: Red patched chest trunk (€44.50) from PISCOPO GARDENS, Dark grey wicker Oleander armchair (€256) from INSPIRATION ART DECO, Low red patched side table (€46.50) from PISCOPO GARDENS, Tumbler glasses (€4 each) from NEXT HOME, Pitcher (€18) from NEXT HOME, Bombay Blue Sapphire Dry Gin from P.CUTAJAR & CO, Outdoor cane St Malo dining chair, behind (€255) by Riviera Maison from INSPIRATION ART DECO, Small Bonsai tree in blue pot on wicker chair (€33.50) by France Gifts from ONE TWO ONE INTERIORS, Large Ficus Bonsai potted plant from SHERRIES, Solid wood reconstructed coffee table (€625) from INSPIRATION ART DECO, Sia tealight holder collection with silver and gold tray (€150) from RETROFORMA, Small grey potted round Bonsais, in front of coffee table (€53.50 each) by Sia from ONE TWO ONE INTERIORS, Sculptures on coffee table (€69.90 each) by Sia from ONE TWO ONE INTERIORS, White Elinor lanterns (€34.15 for small and €75.50 for large) from SHERRIES, Metal lantern (€19.95) from PISCOPO GARDENS, White hardwood chair (€130) & white hardwood armchair (€175) from INSPIRATION ART DECO,



White orchid (€26.90) by France Gifts from ONE TWO ONE INTERIORS, Rattan trunk 1928 (€150) by Riviera Maison from INSPIRATION ART DECO, Metal/leather folding chair with embroidery (€155) from INSPIRATION ART DECO, Blue & white ceramic pot (€98.50 for a set of two) by Coach House from ONE TWO ONE INTERIORS, Solid hardwood New Orleans flat screen dresser (€1,200) by Riviera Maison from INPSIRATION ART DECO, Large Buddha head inside dresser (€105) by Sia from FLOREAL HOME, White Buddha on top of unit (€9.99) from PISCOPO GARDENS, Tang Dynasty Ladies on top of unit (€52 each) from FLOREAL HOME

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Who’s Got It? 01 Bonsai tree in blue pot (€33.50) by France Gifts from ONE TWO ONE INTERIORS

07 Tang Dynasty Lady by Sia (€52 each) from FLOREAL HOME

02 Round Bonsais by Sia (€53.50 each) from ONE TWO ONE INTERIORS

08 Sia tealight holder collection with silver and gold tray (€150) from RETROFORMA

03 White orchid (€26.90) by France Gifts from ONE TWO ONE INTERIORS

09 Ceramic pot (€98.50 for a set of two) by Coach House from ONE TWO ONE INTERIORS

04 Pitcher (€18) and tumbler glasses (€4 each) from NEXT HOME

10 Sculptures on coffee table (€69.90 each) by Sia from ONE TWO ONE INTERIORS

05 Buddha (€9.99) from PISCOPO GARDENS

11 Patch chest trunk (€44.50) from PISCOPO GARDENS

06 Patch side table (€46.50) from PISCOPO GARDENS

FIND IT FLOREAL HOME, Triq il-Parocca, Naxxar. Tel: 2747 0744 / 7747 0777. INSPIRATION ART DECO, Park Towers Mall, Level 1, Triq Gorg Borg Olivier, San Giljan. Tel: 2138 3712. Caraffa Vaults, No. 3, Xatt il-Birgu, Birgu. Tel: 2166 4168.

P. CUTAJAR & CO. LTD, Capital Business Centre, Triq TazZwejt, San Gwann. Tel: 2144 8466 / 2248 3400. / PISCOPO GARDENS, Triq Toni Camilleri, San Pawl il-Bahar, Burmarrad. Tel: 2158 3755 / 7909 2848. /

NEXT HOME, Triq Bisazza, Sliema. Tel: 2134 4156 / 2132 0221.

RETROFORMA, 81, Triq il-Kbira, Sliema. Tel: 2131 2173. /

ONE TWO ONE INTERIORS, Vjal il-Wiehed U Ghoxrin Ta’ Settembru, Naxxar. Tel: 2142 2948. Ix-Xatt Ta- Qui Si-Sana, Sliema. Tel: 2132 3155. /

SHERRIES, Triq Burmarrad, Burmarrad. Tel: 2158 0021. /







These designers and manufacturers create and produce brilliant furniture and interior finishings. Why are we overlooking Maltesemade when it not only looks great, but is of such a high standard? HOMEWORKS celebrates and supports our local industryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s talent

From left to right: Chris Vassallo Cesareo and Marika Camilleri from Domestica, Carlo Fino from C. Fino + Sons, Adrian Micallef from AM Design, Vanessa Bonnici and Andrew Galea from Joinwell, Stephen Hunt and Emma Armstrong from Stem Interiors, Paul Camilleri and Andrew Camilleri from camilleriparismode Shoot location & a special thanks to: Salina Rehabilitation Project Photography: Tonio Lombardi



AM DESIGN ADRIAN MICALLEF Adrian’s product designing began with his father, when he worked with him in limestone decorating. At the tender age of 10, his father had began empowering him to gain experience by giving him the opportunity to assist in creating various limestone products, such as fireplaces, decorative pots, niche features and sculptures. These were then installed as water spouts in various decorative stone balconies, light features, garden water features, and stone stoves, amongst others. After finishing his studies at university, Adrian travelled to the US for a year to further his studies and gain experience working with various materials. There, he finished various products, which he made from tree trunks, different types of woods, plastics, metal, clay, and fibre. Today Adrian designs and builds a myriad of unique/ feature products at his workshop, such as light fittings, chairs, dining tables, stools, cloth hangers, shelves, distress furniture and anything that his clients require.



For over a century, the Camilleri family has retailed fine dress and furnishing fabrics. Over the years, the company has developed from one trading solely in fine fabrics to one that also offers quality furnishings and lifestyle products for beautiful interiors. Today, camilleriparismode continues to run as a family business specialising in the multifaceted business of sourcing quality items. The three shops – Sliema, Valletta and Rabat – provide various services, including manufacturing quality furnishings, such as sofas and other bespoke items, to offering interior design services. A varied selection of both classical and contemporary furniture, interior and fashion fabrics, home accessories, furniture, tableware and lifestyle accessories remain the core of the camilleriparismode business.


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DOMESTICA CHRIS VASSALLO CESAREO & MARIKA CAMILLERI Domesticaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history begins over 35 year ago when founder Leo Vassallo Cesareo opened a factory producing high quality, durable, custom-made furniture. The company is now run by the children of the founder; Chris Vassallo Cesareo and Francesca Cassar. Before import liberalisation, Malta was the only country that built Berloni furniture under license. Today Domestica imports the full range of Berloni home and office furniture directly from Italy. On top of this, the Domestica factory in Attard produces a variety of tailor-made furniture pieces, kitchens, and wardrobes in any wood finish.

FINO + SONS CARLO FINO Established in 1935, C. Fino + Sons Limited is one of the oldest and largest furniture houses in Malta. Its traditional core business was furniture manufacturing before diversifying to enter the property and construction sectors in order to undertake major turnkey projects. The tradition of workmanship is safeguarded by the current Fino third generation who continue to build on the vision of the founders to ensure the production of quality furniture and works. The companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s aim is to continue mixing old traditions with the determination to keep ahead of future trends in home, office, and hotel furniture and furnishings.


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JOINWELL ADRIAN GALEA & VANESSA BONNICI Founded in 1947 in the aftermath of WWII, Joinwell began winning contracts for the repair of war damaged doors and apertures. Contracts were won from the British services in Malta, as well as in Libya where a showroom was eventually set up by George Galea and his brothers Louis and Joseph, followed into the business by their younger brothers Vincent and Albert. In the 60s the brothers were joined by Maurice de Giorgio who brought in new products and expertise to the company. A contract with Gomme Industries of the famous G Plan brand allowed Joinwell to manufacture furniture under license. The company flourished and the product range continued to expand. In the 70s another license agreement was signed with Bevan Funnell to allow Joinwell to manufacture Reprodux furniture. This was another successful range, which kept the company’s workforce of 350 busy. In the 90s the company moved back to contract furniture and bespoke commissions, as well as the fit out and refit of super yachts. The company also began importing some of the best brands of furniture from Europe. In 2008 the company moved from its iconic showroom to a new, larger state of the art showroom designed by Demicoli & Associates in Qormi, which has already become a landmark.

STEM INTERIORS EMMA ARMSTRONG & STEPHEN HUNT After finding it very difficult to purchase large colourful lampshades for their own home, Emma Armstrong and Stephen Hunt set about designing and making them themselves. In 2006 they set up Stem Interiors and began producing lampshades for both residential and commercial properties. With Emma’s Soft Furnishings and Textile Design education at the London Guildhall, and Stephen’s professional cabinet making skills, the couple combined their talents to run Stem Interiors – the lighting and interiors shop that offers an exceptional selection of lighting, wallpaper, fabrics and various other interior items. Stem Interiors is one of the few shops in Malta to offer a style that can work in modern, contemporary and vintage settings. Their range of lighting is their true forte, with totally customisable lampshades, with sizes starting from 18cm shades, suitable for a table lamp, up to a super large 1.2 metre shade suitable for a floor lamp or pendant. What’s great about Stem Interiors is that you can match a lamp to any existing fabric or wallpaper – or get the exact design you want. Due to expansion, Stem Interiors is moving their premises from their Sliema shop to the Ta’Xbiex seafront.


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ABITAT, Triq Abate Rigord Ta’ Xbiex. Tel: 2123 0982 / 2133 0978. /

LOFT, Triq San Pawl, Naxxar. Tel: 2099 9966. /

CASANOVA, Triq San Tumas, Luqa. Tel: 2180 0214. /

PETROLEA, Triq il-Wied ta’ l-Imsida, Msida. Tel: 2144 4478 / 2144 5728. /

FORM, Triq il-Wied ta’ l-Imsida, Msida. Tel: 2144 6000 / 2144 2535. /

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To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Rosenthal meets Versace, a Limited Edition of 20 decorative designed plates have been produced representing a journey through time, space, cultures and myths. Price: â&#x201A;Ź60. Raphael Azzopardi â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ibrag. Tel: 2137 3812.



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New Tub – the moulded dish rack with integrated water drainage and a built-in utensil holder, which holds various dish sizes and can sit in or out of the sink. Available in lime, grey, white, or red. Price: €24.50. Gifts & More, Level 1, Topline Centre, St. Andrew’s (parking opposite at Luxol). Tel: 2137 2256. 

Perfect for serving soups, salads, and snacks, each Fair Trade Indus wooden bowl by Nkuku is handcrafted and made from sustainable mango wood and coated in beeswax. Price: starting from €23.95. La Coccinella, 65 Triq Il-Kbira, St Julians. Tel: 2756 3031. Facebook: LaCoccinellaMalta

The Mdina Glass Lifestyle collection now includes a variety of handcrafted bowls suitable for all occasions, and available in 14 colours, as well as a clear or frosted finish. Price: starting from €18. Mdina Glass Outlets. Tel: 2141 5786.

Using materials such as platinum, Swarovski crystals and 14k gold; L’objet dinnerware is created by the hand of a master who adheres to the L’objet guarantee – the perfect way to add a dash of luxury to a wedding list. Price: starting from €20. camilleriparismode, Pjazza tal-lunzjata, Sliema. Tel: 2134 4838. you@camilleriparismode. com / www.

The versatile JOSEPH JOSEPH Slice & Serve bread and cheese board with integrated condiment dishes is removable, reversible and easy to clean. Price: €32. Home & Gift Centre, Triq il linja, Attard. Tel: 2143 6285. / 077

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A variety of striking cushions and home accessories at Next Home. Price: ‘Catch Of The Day’ cushion, €18 / zig zag teal cushion, €21 / stripe teal cushion, €21/ teal and white truf cushions, €26 / boat houses print cushion, €18 / deck chair print cushion, €18 / flower vase, €36 / boat houses, €21 (set of three) / deck wall art, €41 / teal check throw, €51 / teal check rug, €66. Next Home, Triq Bisazza, Sliema. Tel: 2134 4156 / 2132 0221.

The Atmosphere Collection by Prestigious Textiles - geometrics, embroideries, velvets and embellished sheers in tasteful tones. Made-to-measure curtain and blind service, and home consultations available. One Two One Interiors, Vjal Il-Wiehed U Ghoxrin Ta’ Settembru, Naxxar. Tel: 2142 2948/9. Ix-Xatt, Sliema. Tel: 2132 3155/65.

Moments by the lagoon with summer in mind – the new Bahamas range by carréblanc. 100% cotton pillow cases and quilt covers with matching sheets and embroidered towels. Price: double duvet cover, €158. carréblanc, Tal-Balal Road, San Gwann. Tel: 2138 8880 / 2738 8880. Facebook:

A reflection of the blue Mediterranean – Gouache; just one of the ranges in the fabulous new carréblanc Summer 2013 Collection. 100% cotton bed linen with bath and beach towels to match. Price: single duvet cover, €89. carréblanc, Tal-Balal Road, San Gwann. Tel: 2138 8880 / 2738 8880. Facebook:

New to Malta, the Danish design company fermLIVING offers Scandinavian design traditions and retro charm, with wallpapers, cushions, kitchen and bathroom accessories. Price: paper napkins, starting from €5 / tea towels, starting from €12 / cushions, starting from €47. Retroforma – Story of your home, 81, Triq il-Kbira, Sliema. Tel: 2131 2173 / 9955 3581. 079

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The new Fresco Chrome: cutting edge style and advanced functionality, designed for the modern family. Inclusive of a three-position recline system, 360 degrees swivel, and easy up/ down height adjustment, and can be used from birth to school age. Price: starting from €410. Rockababy (Bloom sole agents), 156/158, Triq il-Kbira, Mosta. Tel: 2701 3823 / 9976 2529.

Electronic scale by SALTER – a 250 year old company specialising in kitchen and personal scales – with large, toughened glass platform, easy-to-read LCD display, a tap start for increased reliability and accuracy. Price: €29.99. RPL Enterprises, The Big Apple, 81 Triq San Pawl, Naxxar. Tel: 9949 9066.

Introducing the new Euro Design NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Machine – the first-ever NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Melody® Machine to be designed by the fans. This winning machine design came all the way from Portugal and is available for a limited time only. Price: €168.

SALTER, a 250-year-old company specialising in kitchen and personal scales, introduces an electronic scale that measures weight and body fat percentage, body water percentage, muscle mass, Body Mass Index and Basal Metabolic Rate with a 12-user memory. Price: €55.99. RPL Enterprises, The Big Apple, 81 Triq San Pawl, Naxxar. Tel: 9949 9066. 081

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Eye-catching crystal ‘Chimney’ candlesticks by Orrefors – available with two or four arms, which can be put together to create a unique candlestick. Price: €186. Raphael Azzopardi – Ibrag. Tel: 2137 3812.

A clear, close and bright makeup mirror allows users to see themselves properly for a good make up application – includes features such as 10 x magnification, optical quality glass and LED lighting. Price: €95. VCT Ltd, Triq Ponsomby, Mosta. Tel: 2143 2571 / 2143 6186 / 2143 2951.

Armonia Collection – handmade square crystal adjustable ceiling light with a chrome base and LEDS incorporated. Price: €238. D Gypsum & Lights, Triq il-Palma, Paola. Tel: 2166 3636. www.

The range of handmade lighting solutions by Mdina Glass has grown with custom-made chandeliers in various sizes in various colour combinations. Price: lighting solutions, starting from €40 / chandeliers, starting from €1,500. Mdina Glass. Tel: 2141 5786.

All-plastic luminaire ceiling light for circular tubes. Price: €67 / €72. VCT Ltd, Triq Ponsomby, Mosta. Tel: 2143 2571 / 2143 6186 / 2143 2951. 083

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Various MHZ sun protection blinds and screens that offer shade, control light incidence, permit outside views, guarantee privacy, and have a strong aesthetic appeal due to delicate hardware. One Two One Interiors, Vjal Il-Wiehed U Ghoxrin Ta’ Settembru, Naxxar. Tel: 2142 2948/9. Ix-Xatt, Sliema. Tel: 2132 3155/65.

High quality bespoke awnings with a variety of options, such as manual and motorised mechanisms, intelligent wind protection sensors and integrated lighting and sound. Price: motorised awning measuring 3.6.m wide by 2.5 extension, starting from €1,159. camilleriparismode, 54, Triq Santa Katerina, Rabat. /

Established in 1917, Vincent Sheppard still uses traditional techniques today to manufacture truly exceptional pieces – unrivalled comfort and a wide selection of colours make Vincent Sheppard the obvious choice for a versatile product with hardly any maintenance. Price: starting from €227. camilleriparismode, 54, Triq Santa Katerina, Rabat. /

A wide range of outdoor furniture that’s durable for any season and very easy to store. Price: €389 (including four folding chairs). Petrolea Showroom, Valley Road, Msida. Tel: 2123 4501 / 2123 5487. /

Now available at Forestals, Weber barbeques are built to the highest specifications using premium grade materials and components. Price: starting from €120. Forestals Showroom, Mriehel. Tel: 2343 6000. 085

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Start saving on your electricity bill and get a €2,500 grant when installing a BISOL PREMIUM Photovoltaic System. BISOL PREMIUM panels are all positively sorted, salt misted, ammonia resistant, TUV certified, and made in Europe. (Free on-site quote.) Clever Homes, Triq Testaferrata, Ta’Xbiex. Tel: 2132 4473 / 7949 6097. /

The Scorpion electronic pool cleaner operates independently from the main pool filtration, eliminating the need for bulky hoses. Charles Micallef Pools Ltd, Triq In-Naxxar, Iklin. Tel: 2141 5115 / 9989 8055. info@ /

The BALI water feature not only provides acoustic and optical enrichment to the bathing experiences, but the powerful veil of water on the neck and shoulders instantly helps to forget all the stress and strains of everyday life. Price: starting from €860. Charles Micallef Pools Ltd, Triq In-Naxxar, Iklin. Tel: 2141 5115 / 9989 8055. /

Leisure Pools offers a Lifetime Structural and Osmosis Warranty on all its Kevlar Carbon Fiberglass composite pools, with a vast range of models, sizes and colours to choose from. Price: Upon request. LEISURE POOLS EUROPE, No 25, Triq Victor Denaro, Msida. Tel: 7947 3922. / 087


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GARDENNEWS HANDSOME HAMMOCKS Piscopo has now brought in a striking new variety of quality hammocks – from traditional styles to hanging chairs – and all the accessories that come with them.

NEW WATER FEATURE The new Oriental themed water feature at Sherries includes LED lights and is UV resistant. One wire for both the light and pump ensures that there’s no mess or hassle.

SOME KIND OF WOODCARE WONDERFUL NEW NKUKU The new Kamira lanterns by Nkuku offer eastern elements of design, which make for a lovely addition to the garden or balcony. Find it at La Coccinella

The new Crown Woodcare range provides quality wood care products for both exterior and interior wood stain and varnish applications. Whether the need is for a hardwearing, scuff resistant interior varnish, or a long-lasting exterior solution for windows, doors or landscaping, the range offers a solution.

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ssentially trailing, ground-hugging plants, ground covers are the lowest form of vegetation, acting as a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;floorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; or foundation that supports more active elements in the landscape, such as trees and shrubs. Ground covers have a multitude of valuable uses. Planted en masse they have the function of visually tying different parts of the landscape together, creating unity. They soften the harsh architectural edges of paths, drives and steps and create a transition between a lawn or paved surface and taller plants. They are in fact the lowest tier of layered planting, where a gradual build up of height is developed usually from front to back, from ground covers through to the tallest shrubs and trees.

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Their typically rapid growth rate makes them a quick fix for brand new gardens or to cover unsightly patches of bare soil around mature shrubs and trees in older ones, providing an instant revamp. Although usually thought of as fillers, they can also be used on their own to emphasize interesting ground surface topography or to create two-dimensional patterns of colour and texture, while still allowing free vision and sometimes movement.





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The practical uses of ground covers are even more numerous. Perhaps the most important one in our climate is that of reducing or eliminating the use of turf. As well as being better for the environment, this also drastically cuts down costly and time consuming maintenance. When fully grown, ground covers form a dense mat, which retains moisture in the soil, acts as an insulating cover, prevents weed growth and even promotes the formation of nutrient rich humus; rather than being cleared away, organic matter made up of leaves and other debris is concealed by the plants and is allowed to rot and return to the earth. This important natural cycle is often disrupted with a great deal of hard work to keep bare soil clean. Some densely rooted ground covers are also very helpful in stabilising slopes and controlling soil erosion. Ground covers are available in plenty of forms, colours and textures, from deciduous to evergreen, succulent to herbaceous, blooming or not. The lowest carpeting varieties form a neat, dense mat of constant height, sometimes barely a few centimetres thick. These are perfect planted between stepping stones or along paths and steps â&#x20AC;&#x201C; especially some varieties, such as creeping thyme, which release their fragrance when stepped on. Slightly taller varieties are ideal as edgings, to add interest and fill in the gaps between shrubs and trees, or tumbling over the edge of retaining walls or planters. Combined with fillers or bulbs they make an attractive lower layer of planting.

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also a practical reason behind this. Different ground covers have different growth habits, some being extremely vigorous and fast-growing. Daintier and slower growing plants would soon be smothered and overrun by their stronger neighbours. Whatever the growing condition, there is surely a ground cover, which will thrive in it. Usually very tough little plants, they not only require little maintenance, but greatly reduce it as already mentioned. Even in shade and under trees, where little else will grow, plants such as Vinca minor (periwinkle) and Hedera helix (ivy) will thrive. Succulent ground covers are perfect in full sun while most others do well both in full sun and semi shade. When planting, make sure the soil is free of weeds that must be removed from the roots. Mulching around the newly placed plants will help prevent weed germination during their growth, and once they are established little or no weeding will be required.

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COSY & TRENDY Cosy & Trendy Chopping Boards offer an extremely handy categorisation system, which minimises different food crosscontamination. Each chopping board has four colour-coded boards with non-slip index-type tabs. The surface of the main board can also be used for chopping, and it’s easy to clean as well as store. Find it at CoseCasa,

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8pc calamari 4pc razor clams 4pc wild meagre fish 200g french beans 1pc chilli basil mint 40ml Dante extra virgin olive oil Method For the meagre fish, sprinkle the skin with sea salt and grill the skin side until it becomes a nice colour and crispy. Then, finish in the oven for about five minutes. Clean and score the soft side of the calamari and marinate in olive oil, minced garlic and fresh herbs. Grill until soft. For the razor clams, cook in a pan with white wine, chilli and fresh herbs for about four minutes. Cook the French beans in boiling water for four minutes and season with salt, pepper, and extra virgin olive oil.

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FISH SOUP Ingredients (serves 4) 100g fresh mussels 30g onions 130g tomatoes, chopped 200g fresh white fish 4pc prawns 2L fish stock mint Method Sweat the chopped onions until soft in a teaspoon of butter, and then add the tomatoes and cook for two minutes. Add the fish stock and reduce on a low heat for 15 minutes. Add the fish, mussels and prawns, and cook for ten minutes on low heat. To finish, adjust the seasoning and add some freshly chopped mint.

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VANILLA PANNA COTTA WITH FRUIT COMPOTE Ingredients (serves 6) 1pc 570ml 250ml 180g 2pc 150g

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Method Bring the fresh cream, milk, sugar and vanilla pod to a boil, and then reduce for four minutes. Leave to cool for 15 minutes, and then add the gelatine that has been soaked in cold water for ten minutes. Set the mix in glasses and leave to set in the fridge for eight hours before serving. For the compote, cook the fruit gently on low heat for ten minutes in a saucepan with one spoon of castor sugar. Leave to cool well before using.


BEST WINE ACCOMPANIMENT GELLEWZA ROSÉ FRIZZATO I.G.T. MALTESE ISLANDS “This delightful creamy dessert, with vanilla and mixed fruits of the forest, will benefit from a chilled flute of something sparkling, of medium sweetness, overtly fruity and cold. The Maltese Gellewza grape, when vinified as a medium rosé wine, is perfect with red fruits, especially black currents, black berries, logan berries and strawberries. When it’s a semi sparkling wine to boot, there will be an added lift on the palate that will refresh this creamy dish.”



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A&A Mizzi, Triq is-Salib ta’ l-iMriehel, Mriehel. Tel: 2148 8168. AM Design, Triq Giuseppe Briffa, San Gwann. Tel: 2720 3557 / 9946 3557.   Abitat, Triq Abate Rigord Ta’ Xbiex. Tel: 2123 0982. Akkwarjumalfa, Triq Testaferrata, Ta’ Xbiex. Tel: 2133 5214. Alberta, Triq San Gwakkin, Mriehel, B’Kara. Tel: 2144 3538 Apex Lifts, 14 Triq San Mikiel, Rabat. Tel: 9944 7545. Armstrong, Triq Gdida fil Bypass ta’ l-iMriehel, Mriehel. Tel: 2144 7377. Asia Arts, 114, Triq il-Kbira, Sliema. Tel: 2133 4564. 39, Triq Abate Rigord, Ta’ Xbiex. Tel: 2133 5688. Astral, Marina Court, Triq Abate Rigord, Ta’ Xbiex. Tel: 2134 0562. Banju Boutique, Triq L- Arkata, Paola. Tel: 2180 9111/2. BDI, 1, Triq Pietru Felici, Qormi. Tel: 2149 1727/2. Biggie Best, Triq tal-Balal, San Gwann. Tel: 2138 8880. Bitmac, Xwieki l/o Naxxar. Tel: 2141 8411. BOV, BOV Centre, 58, Triq il-Kanun, Santa Venera. Tel: 2131 2020. Brighter Solutions, 2/3, Triq Tal-Balal, Gharghur. Tel: 2142 4750. BT Commercial Ltd, 300 Triq San Tumas, Tarxien. Tel: 2180 6614. Calamatta Landscapes, Wied l-Gharghar, San Gwann. Tel: 2201 8000. camilleriparismode, 54, Triq Santa Katarina, Rabat. Pjazza Annunzjata Sliema. Tel: 2010 2030. Carmelo Delia, Triq il-Wied, B’Kara. Tel: 2147 2882. Casanova, Triq San Tumas, Luqa. Tel: 2180 0214. C.E.F (Trading) Co, it-Telgha ta’ Spencer, Marsa. Tel: 2123 6732 / 9949 7651. Ceramax Int’l, Triq il-Mosta, Lija. Tel: 2142 0536 / 9942 9591. Charles Micallef Swimming Pools, Triq in-Naxxar, Iklin. Tel: 2141 5115.


Chris Briffa Architects, 179, Triq ir-Repubblika, Valletta. Tel: 2122 1407. Christine X Artitude Gallery, Triq Tigne, Sliema. Tel: 2131 6708 / 9984 4653.

Grech & Ellul, Vjal Sir Paul Boffa, Paola. Tel: 21828 059 / 2167 7571.

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Rintal Malta, 8 Triq Fra Giuseppe Zammit Pembroke. Tel: 9947 6595.

GRF, Bellavista Court, Block B, Triq Bellavista, San Gwann. Tel: 2137 7378 / 7942 4422.

Maison, Triq B’Kara, San Gwann. Tel: 9905 2428.

RPL Enterprises, The Big Apple, 81, Triq San Pawl, Naxxar. Tel: 9949 9066.

Clever Homes, Triq Testaferrata, Ta’ Xbiex. Tel: 2132 4473 / 7949 6097.

Grima Furniture, Sqaq l-Ghadam, Qasam Industrijali, Mriehel, B’Kara. Tel: 2144 9947.

Clima 755, 18, Triq Guzepp Licari, B’Kara. Tel: 2723 4567.

Grixti Mobili Ltd, 1 Triq il-kanun, Qormi. Tel: 2148 6511 / 9988 2233.

Comfort Furniture & Joinery, Triq Pantar, Lija. Tel: 2141 7420 / 7941 7420

Heirloom Furniture, Triq il-Qortin Nadur, Gozo. Tel: 2155 6954 / 9986 6682. facebook:

Contemp Interiors, 119, Triq in-Naxxar, B’Kara. Tel: 2144 2116. Cose Casa, Triq it-Tilet Knejjes, Balzan. Tel: 2144 7672. Creations Omni, Triq L’Mdina, Attard. Tel: 2141 1541 / 2141 7616. Cutrico Services Ltd, Bypass ta’ l-iMriehel, Mriehel, B’Kara. Tel: 2149 8658. D Gypsum and Lights, Triq il-Palma, Paola. Tel: 2166 3636. Triq Matteolo Saliba, Zurrieq. Tel: 7905 2100. Dical House, Triq San Anton Abbatti, Mosta. Tel: 2142 4601 / 9942 0059. Triq il-Kbira, Sliema. Tel: 2766 3665.

Home & Gifts, M4, Shopping Complex, 194, Triq il-Linja, Attard. Tel: 2143 6285. Hometrends, JPR Bldgs, Qasam Industrijali, San Gwann. Tel: 2144 5654. Hydrolectric, Triq il-Kappillan Mifsud, Hamrun. Tel: 2124 1111. Ideacasa, Il-Wied ta’ l-Imsida, B’Kara. Tel: 2278 600. Inspiration Art Deco, Park Towers Mall, Level 1, Triq Gorg Borg Olivier, San Giljan. Tel: 2138 3712. Caraffa Vaults, No. 3, Xatt il-Birgu, Birgu. Tel: 2166 4168.

Dimech Enterprises, Centre Point, Bypass ta’ Birkirkara, Birkirkara. Tel: 2132 0433/4 / 7942 6798.

JMartans Automation, Ivy, Flat 1, Triq Salvu Barbara, Mosta. Tel: 7987 7645. / Joe & Jerry Furniture, Triq Hal-Tarxien, Gudja. Tel 2169 6669.

Domestica, Triq il-Wied ta’ l-Imsida, Msida. Tel: 2144 7604.

Joinwell, Triq il-Mithna, Qormi. Tel: 2278 2000.

Elbros’, Triq l-Industrija, Kirkop, Tel: 2298 1225 / 7933 3325

JTS Trading, Triq il-Kummerc, Qormi. Tel: 2149 6415 / 9944 6951.

Emmanuel Delicata Winemaker, The Winery on the Waterfront, Paola. Tel: 2182 5199.

Just, 3 Sardinella Crt, Triq il-Qantar, Swieqi. Tel: 9949 0109.

Farrugia Lighting & Interiors, Triq Dun Karm Xerri, Iklin. Tel: 2141 9111. Ferralco, Triq il-Birrerija, Mriehel. Tel: 2144 4937. FGP Ltd, 109. Triq Valletta, Luqa. Tel: 2166 7107.

Kenneth Darmanin, Triq Joseph L. Zerafa, Zurrieq. Tel: 9947 4786. Krea, Triq I-Imdina, Qormi. Tel: 2146 3501. La Coccinella, 65, Triq il-Kbira, San Giljan. Tel: 2756 3031.

Fino, Triq Notabile, Mriehel, B’Kara. Tel: 2549 3000.

Leisure Pools, No. 25, Triq Victor Denaro, L-Imsida. Tel: 7947 3922.

Forestals, Bypass Mriehel, Mriehel, B’Kara. Tel: 2343 6000.

Light Design Solutions, Triq Emmanuel Schembri, B’Kara. Tel: 2149 6843.

Form Ltd, Triq il-Wied ta’ l-Imsida, Msida. Tel: 2144 6000.

LOFT, Triq San Pawl, Naxxar. Tel: 2099 9966.

Garden It, 26, Triq is-Santwarju, San Gwann. Tel: 2137 7448. Gifts & More, Level 1,Topline Centre, Triq Sant Andrija, St. Andrews. Tel: 2137 2256.

Lux-it, 105, Triq Hal-Luqa, Paola. Tel: 2166 5544. Luxonas, 16, Triq il-Fejgel, Nigret, Rabat. Tel: 2780 0578.

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Rockababy, 156/158, Triq il-Kbira, Mosta. Tel: 2701 3823 / 9976 2529. S&S Bathrooms, Triq il-Mosta, Lija. Tel: 2141 2222. Satariano, 122, Triq il-Wied, B’Kara. Tel: 2149 2149. Scavolini, The Atrium, Bypass ta’ l-iMriehel, Mriehel. Tel: 2147 0000. Seamless, 4, Triq Guze Duca, Qormi. Tel: 2144 0404 / 7940 0404.

NK Woodworks, 7, Triq il-Ballut, Mosta. Tel: 7940 2368.

Shaker, Triq il-Gibjun, San Gwann. Tel: 2138 7686 / 2738 7686.

Nestlé Malta, Triq Pantar, Lija. Tel: 2338 9000. facebook: NESCAFEDolceGustoMalta

Spot On Supplies, Triq il-Palmi, Paola. Tel: 2166 8880 / 7981 7777.

Next Home, Triq Bisazza, Sliema. Tel: 2134 4156 / 2132 0221. slmbisazza@nextmalta.

Stem Interiors, The Quay, Ix-Xatt, Ta’Xbiex (opposite Mamma Mia). Tel: 2133 2019.

OK Home, Triq Rue d’Argens, Gzira. Tel: 2134 3865/6.

Stoneage Concrete, 153, Triq is-Saghtar, Mellieha. Tel: 9942 2197. www.stoneageconcrete

One Two One Interiors, Vjal il-Wiehed U Ghoxrin Ta’ Settembru, Naxxar. Tel: 2142 2948. Ix-Xatt Ta- Qui Si-Sana, Sliema. Tel: 2132 3155.

Summit Importers & Distributors, Triq tal-Balal, Tax-Xwieki, Limits of Gharghur. Tel: 2141 1206 / 7999 0112.

Organised Living, 33, Ix-Xatt, Sliema. Tel: 2133 1157.

The Atrium, Bypass ta’ l-iMriehel, Mriehel. Tel: 2147 0000.

Petrolea, Triq il-Wied ta’ L’Msida, Msida. Tel: 2123 4501 / 2123

The Curtain Studio. Tel: 7960 0367. facebook: The Curtain Studio

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