Ideas May/June 2019

Ideas is all about MAKING your world more beautiful. Packed with creative inspiration, fresh ideas, easy projects and step-by-step instructions, this magazine is the go-to guide for crafters, stitchcrafters, makers, cooks and DIY home decorators.

South Africa
Lire plus
20.36 CHF
6 Numéros

Dans ce numéro

2 min.
from the editor

Travelling has always been one of my favourite things to do. Whether it’s a day-long (and these days increasingly expensive) flight to a far country or a road trip through the Karoo, travel makes me happy. It’s the anticipation beforehand (apparently for many people the best part), the planning, the packing, the journey and the destination – everything forms part of a package that simply makes my heart sing. If I can travel for an exciting reason – even better. And so I headed off to Germany in the middle of February, with layers of clothes on hand to help me transition from the Cape summer into the European winter. After long negotiations, the first of two editions of Ideas was to appear on the shelves there on 20 February, and…

1 min.

EDITOR Terena le Roux EMAIL terena@ideasfactory.co.za STUDIO AND STITCHCRAFT Dala Watts MARKETING AND FINANCES Marweya Smal INQUIRIES info@ideasfactory.co.za COPY EDITING Diana Procter and Marié Smidt STYLING Hannes Koegelenberg, Dala Watts and Carin Smith PHOTOS Ed O’Riley CONTRIBUTORS FOOD Louisa Holst and Tani Kirsten CRAFT & DIY Carin Smith, Germarie Bruwer, John Letherbarrow, Dala Watts and Hannes Koegelenberg BEAUTY Elsa Krüger STITCHCRAFT Karen Adendorff, Jennifer Jacobs Elizabeth Fester, Anneke du Toit and Gina Ross CREATIVE CALENDAR Lara Foreman RETOUCHING Willie Koen SOCIAL MEDIA Carien Eloff PUBLISHER & SALES Terena le Roux…

3 min.
creative calendar

May 01 May Workers’ Day 08 May Elections 13 May Mother’s Day GAUTENG 24 April - 4 May The Suid-Oos Gift Market takes place at the Nederduitsch Hervormde church in Witbank. Browse crafts, art, décor and food. For more information, search for Geskenke Mark on Facebook. 26 April - 1 May Shop for proudly local handcrafted items at Kamers/Makers in Sandton at St David’s Marist Inanda between 9am and 5pm. For more information, go to kamersvol.com. 1 May The Brooklyn Square Rooftop Antique Fair, formerly known as the Melrose Museum Antique Fair, offers a great selection of collectors? treasures. Search for Brooklyn Square Rooftop Vintage & Collectables Fair on Facebook. 3-4 May The Capital City Wine Show takes place in Pretoria from 5pm to 9pm. For more information, visit www.outsorceress.co.za. 11-12 May Enjoy contemporary art, and food and wine from the Franschhoek Valley at…

2 min.
things to do

creativecalendarideas@gmail.com 25 May The Shiraz & Charcuterie festival takes place at Anthonij Rupert Wyne in Franschhoek. For more information, go to www.rupertwines.com. Tickets are available from Webtickets. 29 May - 1 June The 21st Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival takes place at The Baxter in Rondebosch. Tickets are available from Webtickets. For more information, go to ctbigbandjazzfest.co.za. June 16 June Youth Day 17 June Father’s Day 21 June Solstice 22 June End of second school term 24 June July/August Ideas on sale GAUTENG 1 June Shop for arts and crafts, health and wellness products, homebaked goods and more at the Bryanston Organic and Natural Market. For details, go to www.bryanstonorganicmarket.co.za. 4-5 June The Juliet Cullinan Standard Bank Wine Festival takes place at Hyde Park Centre in Johannesburg. Meet the cellar masters and taste and buy wines. Tickets are available from Webtickets. 6-8 June The Tops at…

1 min.
in season in may and june

Herbs: bay leaves, fennel, garlic chives, lemongrass, marjoram, mint, parsley, rocket, rosemary, sage, thyme. Vegetables: artichokes, asparagus, beetroot, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chives, courgettes, cucumber, gem squash, green beans, Jerusalem artichokes, kale, leeks, lettuce, marrows, mushrooms, onions, parsnips, peas, potatoes, pumpkin, radishes, spinach, sweet peppers, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips. Fruit: apples, avocados, bananas, Cape gooseberry, grapefruit, guavas, lemons, limes, naartjies, oranges, pawpaw, papaya, pears, pineapples. In flower: alstroemeria, arum lilies, asiatic lilies, asters, calendula, carnations, chincherinchees, chrysanthemums, daffodils, delphiniums, gerbera, germini, golden rod, heliconia, hypericum, iris, Irish bells, kangaroo paw, konfetti, St Joseph lily, larkspur, nerine, orchids, oriental lilies, roses, sea holly, snapdragons, statice, strelitzia, stocks, sunflowers, sweet peas, tuberose, tulips, veronica, some proteas and fynbos including pincushions, heather and ericas.…

5 min.
books to read in may/june

diana@ideasfactory.co.za Fiction Queenie Malone’s Paradise Hotel by Ruth Hogan (Two Roads, R315) The new novel from the bestselling author of The Keeper of Lost Things is an uplifting story of mothers and daughters, families and secrets, and the astonishing power of friendship. Tilly was a bright, outgoing little girl who loved living in Brighton in Queenie Malone’s magnificent Paradise Hotel. But her childhood was shattered when her mother sent her away to boarding school with little explanation and no warning. Many years later, Tilda has grown into an independent woman still damaged by her mother’s unaccountable cruelty. When her mother dies, she goes back to Brighton and sets about unravelling the mystery, only to discover that her mother was not the woman she thought she knew at all. Ellie and the Harpmaker by Hazel Prior (Bantam Press, R290) Dan…