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Condé Nast House & Garden

Condé Nast House & Garden May 2021

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

3 min
from the editor

Recently, while idling through a market on one of the last summer days, I bought my first record. It is, by all accounts, a very uneventful story. More of a fact, even, than a story. Except for one small detail: I do not own a record player. Before we get into the why, let’s start with the which, specifically, which record had I found in a box at a makeshift record store on a clement Saturday morning that would make me part ways with my money (happily, I might add) when I knew I had no means to play it? Well, how could I not? Every December holiday, my father, mother and I would road trip to the coast, and it was on one of these give-or-take six-hour drives that I first heard…

3 min
cork & cacau

The historical relationship between Portugal and South Africa started in the late 15th century with the ‘Portuguese Age of Discovery’ when the Portuguese explored South African coasts, nominally claiming them as their own. Here, in Cape Town, some centuries later, exists a contemporary collaboration between a fine artist and a high-end designer. But, what’s the connection with Portugal? For artist Robyn Denny of Berman Contemporary and designer Laurie Wiid van Heerden of Wiid Design, Portugal, as a source, has figured centrally in their recent work and its shared core principle of sustainable practice. In Robyn’s case, the fruits of grappling aesthetically with the legacy of colonialism is evidenced in her series of paintings and video stills – ‘Traces of Untold Stories’ (curated by Els van Mourik). Robyn’s series, which includes a…

2 min
face value

There are few names that better embody joie de vivre than Julia Roberts. In 2016, on the steps of the Palais de Festival at the Cannes Film Festival, the actress was barefoot and wearing an off-the-shoulder black dress highlighting a Chopard Haute Joaillerie emerald and diamond necklace – it is little surprise that Julia’s naturally graceful demeanour caught the eye of Caroline Scheufele, artistic director and co-president of the Swissbased luxury brand – as well as a passionate film lover. ‘It was her and nobody else,’ says Caroline, who invited Julia to embody the face of the new iterations of the Happy Sport women’s collection. ‘Julia Roberts was the only person I felt could convey the spirit that I see in Happy Sport.’ Charmed by the boldness of the Happy Sport creations,…

1 min
miro effect


11 min
creative forces

As countless speculative definitions of the ‘new normal’ relentlessly bombard our fatigued attention spans, we can all agree that the last year has been challenging. However, on a cautiously optimistic note, it also saw human ingenuity pushed to newfound territories in problem-solving, adaptability and resilience. Upon further reflection, creativity was perhaps the unifying, collective driver that kept the world afloat during a myriad of hardships spanning all aspects of our lives. Creativity as a human characteristic has long since broken the confines of perception as a miraculous trait found only in the realms of what the West considers to be ‘high art’. Now, there is a shared understanding that this driver of optimal human performance can be found across the spectrum. As a skill, creativity is equally valued – if not…

2 min
switch to digital

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