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Ideas Sept/Oct 2018

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.

Country:
South Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
Idees Fabriek
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from the editor

The question that I hear most often is: ‘Where do your ideas come from?’. And sometimes ideas come from the most unlikely places. Like when my financial advisor asked me, a few months after we went independent, ‘How will you ensure that you keep your team?’ His focus was on risk management, but my head worked differently - by making this an attractive place to be, naturally! And what could inspire and motivate a person more than to spread your wings and travel? And so we started to plan a trip to refill our tanks with ideas once more. We jumped onto Instagram and looked at which Europeans inspire our readers. (Yes, we know your names.) We discovered the artist Nathalie Lété in Paris and Corine Postma in Sassenheim - both…

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‘What if everything you are going through is preparing you for what you asked for? Two weeks of inspiration led to this extra-thick issue. Terena, Dala, Hannes and photographer Anelle Britz went to absorb and capture, to look, eat and walk around for hours, and to find new ideas. From Amsterdam’s canals, gabled houses and modern approach to Paris’s blossoms, street cafés and wall art. Then to Italy for a shot of culture, cathedrals and Venice (overflowing with sunseekers). From there we went to Portugal - the loveliest place with the friendliest people and most delicious food. What an experience and how wonderful to be able to relive it through the compilation of this edition.…

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things to do

creativecalendarideas@gmail.com SEPTEMBER 21 September Sunflower Day (sunflowerfund.org.za) 23 September Spring equinox 24 September Heritage Day and National Braai Day 28 September School term ends WESTERN CAPE 24 August - 2 September The Clanwilliam Wild Flower Show takes place in the Flower Church, Main Street. Go to clanwilliamwildflowershow.co.za. 30 August - 2 September The Homemakers Expo is on at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Go to homemakersonline.co.za. 31 August - 2 September The Voorkamerfest Performing Arts Festival takes place in Darling. Email tasha@thedarlingtrust.org or call 022 492 3384. 1 September Enjoy the De Krans Spring Blossom Festival in Calitzdorp. For more information, go to dekrans.co.za. 1-2 September Don’t miss the Bot River Spring Weekend. Book at Quicket. For more information, email melissa@genevievemcc.co.za. 1-2 September The Street Food Festival takes place in Woodstock. Book on Quicket. For more information, go to streetfoodfestival.co.za. 5-9 September The Open Book Festival takes place at…

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in season in september and october

Vegetables Asparagus, artichokes, beetroot, broad beans, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, courgettes, cucumber, garlic, green beans, leeks, lettuce, mealies, mushrooms, new potatoes, onions, parsnips, peas, potato, pumpkin, radishes, rhubarb, spinach, Swiss chard, squash, spring onions, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips, waterblommetjies. Fruit Avocados, apricots, bananas, Cape gooseberries, grapefruit, guava, kiwi, lemons, limes, mulberries, naartjies, oranges, pawpaw, pineapple, rhubarb, strawberries. Herbs Basil, bay leaves, calendula, chives, dandelion, dill, fennel, garlic chives, lavender, lemon grass, majoram, mint, nasturtiums, nettle, oregano, parsley, perennial basil, rocket, rosemary, sage, sorrel, tarragon, thyme, winter savory. Flowers available Agapanthus, alstroemeria, anemone, anthuriums, Asiatic lilies, carnations, celosia, chincherinchees, cornflower, chrysanthemums, delphiniums, everlastings, freesias, gerbera, gladiolus, germini, golden rod, heliconia, hypericum, iris, kangaroo paw, konfetti, larkspur, lisianthus, orange balls, orchids, oriental lilies, roses, snapdragons, statice, stocks, tuberose, tulips, watsonias, some proteas and pincushions, some fynbos, heather and…

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books to read in september/october

diana@ideasfactory.co.za Fiction So Much Life Left Over by Louis de Bernières (Random House UK, R290) Rosie and Daniel moved to Ceylon with their little daughter to start a new life at the dawn of the 1920s, attempting to put the trauma of the First World War behind them, and to rekindle a marriage that gets colder every day. However, even in the lush plantation hills it is hard for them to escape the ties of home and the yearning for fulfilment that threatens their marriage. Back in England, Rosie’s three sisters are dealing with different challenges in their searches for family, purpose and happiness. By turns humorous and tragic, gripping and touching, So Much Life Left Over follows a cast of captivating characters as they navigate the interwar years both in England…

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gorgeous on instagram

@MRCHANDLERHOUSE Cape Town, South Africa Michael Chandler, artist, curator and owner of Chandler House, shares his personal paradise with photos of his work, the most gorgeous blue-and-white painted tiles, and antiques - with a healthy dose of humour thrown in. @THEBLOMBOY Stellenbosch, South Africa With spring around the corner, we are all on the lookout for ideas to brighten up our homes. The colourful Instagram page of floral designer Alwijn Burger, aka Blomboy, will open new flower doors for you. @ANDIEREEVES Cape Town, South Africa Textile artist Andie Reeves inspires everyone with her embroidery and weaving. Her playful work with, among other things, sweet packaging will rekindle your desire to take out your embroidery hoop.…

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