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Condé Nast House & Garden

Condé Nast House & Garden October 2020

Condé Nast House & Garden offers the best in contemporary design, decorating, renovating, architecture, gardens, travel and entertaining. We focus on beautiful interiors, the people inspiring the design scene and the know how to help you decorate and live stylishly.

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8 Issues

in this issue

2 min
from the editor

What’s the best part of your job?’ it’s a question people often ask me. the first thing that comes to mind is the privilege of getting to visit some of the most incredible homes in the country – truly a unique perk to the role. But no, for me, it always comes down to the people, particularly the designers, creatives and makers whose work brings these pages to life. That’s why this month, we wanted to celebrate the people behind the craft and tell their personal stories. Unintentionally, in doing so, the journey has been quite a personal one for me, too. Some of the homeowners featured in this issue are old friends, like Cape town opera artistic director Matthew Wild, who i’ve known for longer than either of us would…

1 min
main squeeze

Lemon’s expansion has been the result of the gradual growth of its scope and a strategic shift to service as much of the design community as possible which, most recently, includes cape Town. A stylish new showroom in the city Bowl is the latest step in the plan to share the brand’s design philosophy with a broader audience. Founder Kevin Frankental chose the space in Bo-Kaap for its charm and location. a beautiful heritage building with brick floors, elegant arches and lots of natural light, the architecture serves to complement the classic contemporary design ethos of Lemon’s products. The showroom is a short distance from the retail hub of Bree and Kloof streets but is set apart just enough to make it a tranquil studio-meets-showroom space. ‘I like the idea of it…

1 min
california dreaming

California Dream, the new fragrance from Louis Vuitton, celebrates the delight of a sunset – that special moment that prolongs the joy of a summer’s day. It was created by Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier-Belletrud and designed by multimedia artist Alex Israel, and is an ode to the American West Coast. Inspired by California’s picturesque sunsets, California Dream harmonises with the polychromatic marvel of the setting sun. Seizing the incandescence of the sun’s last rays, glorifying their seemingly infinite shades of pink and, finally, recasting the serenity of summer’s blue, evening sky. The dreamlike fragrance succeeds in encapsulating the resonance and depth of a sunset with its warm, citrusy and oriental notes. Notes of musky ambrette give the fragrance its joyfulness and warmth; mandarin notes provide a fruity and floral, charming energy; while…

2 min
switch to digital

HERE’S HOW 1 DOWNLOAD THE APP Visit the App Store or Google Play and download the free Zinio or Magzter app. If you’re browsing on a desktop or laptop, head to or 2 CREATE AN ACCOUNT Once you’re on the app or web page, click on the icon in the top right-hand corner to create a new account. Once the form is complete, you’re ready to shop. 3 FIND YOUR FAVOURITE MAGAZINE Search for GQ South Africa, Glamour South Africa, or Condé Nast House & Garden using the search icon at the top of the page. It’ll show you the latest and previous issues. 4 BUY IT When you select the latest issue, you’ll see two price options: one for that issue only and another for a one-year subscription. Online editions, for both single copies and…

1 min
all on the table


5 min
a projekt with impact

VERONICA CHIBAYA, STUDIO MANAGER, ZIMBABWE I joined the project in 2011 through my aunt, Lizzy. I began by sewing the eyes of the crochet monkeys at home, and then I came to work at handsewing in the studio. In 2013, I went home to zimbabwe for a year but came back to cape Town the following year as the studio manager – by then, I had learnt a lot about the workings of the project and the studio. I learnt more about working in a team, business and management skills, being in charge of running the studio and the production side of orders, which is very important. By working in the studio, I have gained a lot of self-confidence. Part of my job is teaching needlework, which requires a lot of…