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Visi is a celebration of living well. It is committed to bringing readers the best of South African design, decor and architecture, together with the latest international trends. The innovative magazine prides itself on quality and integrity in design and editorial content. Readers enjoy news about today’s decor and design trends, new products and ideas, as well as features on South Africa’s most beautiful homes and spaces.

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ed’s letter

HOLIDAYS… They will forever remind me of Scottburgh. And Benoni. Scottburgh, on KZN’s South Coast, was about the Blue Marlin – the quintessential South Coast family hotel, back then it was all kinds of faded ’50s glory with huge mealtime buffets and tons of organised activities for the kids. Most of these involved the big hotel pool … which was also the focal point of Decembers in Benoni. During the school holidays, I’d travel up there from Cape Town to see my dad. Like those described by our columnists this month, they were days spent at the pool, either with mates, swimming in it, or – suddenly with no mates around – cleaning it. Smith the Elder did not believe in those newfangled Kreepy Kraulies. Swimming pools, as you’ll notice, are also…

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NAFISA AKABOR, TECH JOURNALIST Describe your perfect summer’s day. “I’d be holidaying on an exclusive private island in the Philippines – listed on Airbnb – where all my meals are prepared by a cook. My morning will include short boat trips to other villages, then relaxing on a private beach with a book, followed by a late-afternoon massage.” Just in time to stream your summer soundtrack, Nafisa reviews the Beosound Stage, Bang & Olufsen’s beautifully designed all-in-one speaker system, on page 174. MARTIN JACOBS, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, STYLIST AND CONTENT CREATOR Describe your perfect summer’s day. “Nothing beats an Italian summer, so it would be a day spent on the Amalfi Coast’s photo-op island of Capri. Bliss is taking in its cove-studded, rugged coastline from a traditional wooden boat, and swimming in its inky-blue seas. Perfection follows…

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WIN WITH LE CREUSET Le Creuset recently launched the Cocotte Every, a brand-new piece designed with versatility top of mind. This compact 18cm cast-iron cocotte, which comes with a stoneware inner lid to prevent the contents from boiling over, is perfect for cooking rice, simmering soup or baking bread. We have one to give away in the colour of your choice, worth R2›990. To enter this competition, go to VISI.co.za/win. SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE SUBSCRIBE TO SIX ISSUES OF THE DIGITAL EDITION OF VISI TO GET 50% OFF – AND PAY ONLY R225! Email subs@magsathome.co.za OR CALL 087 405 2005 FOR MORE INFO. OFFER VALID UNTIL 31 JANUARY 2020. WE ASKED YOU ONLINE WHEN YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A HOUSE, WHAT COUNTS THE MOST? More than 750 of you took our poll online. Here are the results: #READERLOVE Savouring the latest…

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water babies

“I AM DIVIDED BY TWO OPPOSITE WAYS OF THINKING: SUPER MODERNISM AND PAST DESIGNS.”– FRANCESCO ROTA RIPPLE EFFECT Wave is a contemporary outdoor chaise longue sunbed designed by Francesco Rota for Paola Lenti. Hand-woven with rope cord, its adjustable backrest can be set to two positions. Available locally from Il Lusso. paolalenti.it/en | illusso.co.za PORSCHE PROFILE “The 356 is a collection of outdoor furniture inspired by the sinuous and elegant curves of the first Porsche 356 made in the 1940s and 1950s, which bestow ergonomics and comfort on the product,” says José Antonio Gandía-Blasco Canales, who designed the 356 chaise longue with Pablo Gironés. It’s made from 100% recyclable rotation-moulded polyethylene. Available locally from Limeline. diablaoutdoor.com | limeline.co.za BEANBAG REDUX As a tribute to the bean bag of the 1970s, designer Héctor Serrano came up with…

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off the floor

STUDIO AN & CANNATA’S MORPH Price: POA Cannata’s Dialogue Room is an explorative and interactive space featuring works by local designers, architects and creatives. Currently, it is housing the terrazzo-inspired Morph range by local architecture and interior design brand Studio AN. The range was conceptualised by Jan de Wet and Jeanne Scholtz around the connection between terrazzo stone and jelly sweets. The pieces in the collection include the Morph light, stool, bench, cabinet and mirror. cannatagranite.co.za | studio-an.co.za TERRAZZO DOORSTOP R129 It may have been a while since you’ve seen a doorstop, but this terrazzo version brings a trendy element and a retro throwback to your space. The cylindrical cement base is heavy enough to keep the door steady and the rope handle means it can easily be moved to where you need it to be. home.co.za For…

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primary objectives

For all its Victorian-cottage charm, the architectural landscape of the Mother City suburb of Observatory has a fairly desaturated palette. Lately, however, the Streetopia festival – an initiative by AfrikaBurn, which involves the Observatory Improvement District and a host of NGOs and artists – has brightened up the ’hood. The latest addition is a modernist mural emblazoned on the walls of the Cape Town & District Association for the Hearing Impaired. “It’s the first and last thing you see when you go over the bridge into or leaving Obs,” says its creator, artist and architect Lorenzo Nassimbeni. To involve the community connected to the site, Lorenzo conducted a creative workshop with 12 art students aged 10 to 12 from the Mary Kihn School for the Deaf. Inspired by the late Dutch architect…