December 2021/January 2022

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Media 24 Ltd
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dear reader

My good friend Lindi is celebrating her 50th birthday and we’ve all relocated to a house right next to the beach in St Helena Bay. It feels like we’re on holiday in an exotic destination. The kids are swimming and canoeing, the seagulls busily foraging the shallow waters of the bay. It rains buckets on Friday. But on Saturday morning the skies start to clear, and by sundown the weather is perfect. We all gather around the fire in front of the house with our toes in the sand, the waves gently rolling in with musical regularity in the background. “It sounds just like Greece,” someone says, “the waves lapping softly.” Indeed, these are not the crashing waves we’re accustomed to on the Cape coast, where the South-Easter whips the sea into…

your space

WINNING LETTER A labour of love Barbara Briggs-Davies of Melkbosstrand writes A year ago, my wife and I found out that our attempts to spark life with a combination of love and science had been successful, and our family of three would grow to a family of four. As a keen amateur woodworker, Iimmediately began planning the cot for the nursery. I opted for a Scandinavian design with simple clean lines. Made with a saligna frame, birch ply on the head- and foot-boards, and hardwood dowels for the slats, the cot was everything I’d hoped for. I also decided on a number of other nursery items I wanted to make for our little bundle. I made a simple standing lamp from PAR pine ripped down to 22mm square and fitted it with a nude…

set the scene

#1 A theatre of blooms A few hundred thousand stalks of dried Ranunculus, Salvia, Amaranthus, Helichrysum and herbs are just some of the plants that leave visitors awestruck in Louise Steenkamp and Conrad Conradie’s attic in Wellington. The scent in the air is amazing and the atmosphere almost sacred – a dream world in which to celebrate. It took floriculturists Louise and Conrad and their team about a year to set up the 300m² attic as a drying room for their business, The Wild Bunch Flower Farm. The light and temperature were specially adapted to keep the dried flowers well preserved for many years to come. “Because no one knows exactly what to expect, they’re quite amazed at the extent of it all,” says Louise. “We call it the Flower Theatre and plan…

what’s new

Waterwise beauties Based in Pretoria East, Earthbound’s mini succulent gardens are planted in specially designed structures containing soil. Each creation is a splendid living community of waterwise plants that only need replanting after two to four months, depending on the time of year. Prices for their gorgeous living wreaths (22cm D) start at R420; for more details, check out earthboundsucculentdesign.com. Take root A beautiful handcrafted rosewood propagation station with test tubes (from R85 for a single tube; R275 for 4 tubes, minimaalenmooi.com) allows you to watch cuttings grow roots and blossom. They come in different sizes with the option to customise your choice of wood and engraving – a stunning gift! OUT OF AFRICA Dreamy and functional Kiwinet Mosquito Nets, standard or bespoke, can be used indoors (over your bed) or outdoors. They’re designed and…

create, innovate!

WHO Lindy Kriek WHERE Wellington BUSINESS Kiekie Kuns HER WORK With a keen eye for detail, lifestyle photographer Lindy is designing a range of products to display photos, art and even dried flowers in a unique and creative way. Kiekie Kuns photo holders (from R340) are 40cm long and reinforced with Perspex to keep pictures upright. They’re also lightweight enough to stick to the wall with high tack. “I love changing my décor around (my husband tends to stick things down to deter my redecorating) and with Kiekie Kuns it’s very easy to create an arty display that can be mixed up when the mood strikes,” says Lindy, who you might know as half of the dynamic duo (Elmarie Berry forms the other half) behind the fabric brand Samesyn. Order online at…

barefoot and fancy-free

If you’re longing to escape to an out-of-the-way cottage at the seaside with its own solar power and not a soul in sight, then “Houthuisie” is the destination for you. This wooden house is located on a 6ha plot of land near Churchhaven in the West Coast National Park. The area is known as Schrywershoek and here you can enjoy young stingrays swirling around your feet in the shallow turquoise waters, an eagle’s nest between the reeds, flamingos putting on a colourful display and diverse wildlife that’ll exceed your wildest expectations. This spot is hidden from the main routes, with a private entrance within the park. A winding pathway leads you to the foot of a slope with the Langebaan Lagoon on your doorstep. Although this wooden house has been here…