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House and Leisure January 2018

House and Leisure – For those who want to celebrate all aspects of contemporary, stylish living in South Africa. House and Leisure is more than just a décor magazine. It’s the local premium brand with authority on Stylish SA at Home and Play. A source of warmth and pride, loved for celebrating the positives of life in South Africa, it’s the only decor home magazine that also offers strong leisure and lifestyle editorial content. Please note: this digital version of the magazine does not include the covermount items you would find on printed newsstand copies.

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6 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
editor’s letter

It’s here – our Trends issue is out, and it’s amazing! This edition goes way beyond just a listicle of the hot items you need to look out for in 2018. Of course, we give you that as well – at House and Leisure, it’s important for us to know what’s happening in interiors this year – but, most importantly, we explain why we’ll be following and implementing said trends. We began the process by being super indulgent: the Joburg team flew down to Cape Town and we locked ourselves in a room for an entire day to flesh out the trends list. For this compilation, we don’t sit and simply thumbsuck ideas, or google ‘what is the colour for 2018?’ a week before we go to print – it takes…

1 min.
houseandleisure .co.za

IN BED WITH EVER WONDERED WHERE SA’S MOST STYLISH SLEEP? WE GO INSIDE THE BEDROOMS OF SOME OF OUR FAVOURITE LOCAL CREATIVES TO GET IDEAS ON HOW TO TRANSFORM YOUR OWN INTO A SLEEP SANCTUARY WITH LOADS OF PERSONALITY. Want a curated dose of House and Leisure online? Sign up at houseandleisure.co.za to get our weekly newsletter straight to your inbox. ON THE CARDS The best minds in food, art, fashion and design share the trends they’ll be exploring in 2018. SNEAK PEEK View exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of select homes featured in House and Leisure with our new online video series. Download the latest version of the Facebook app and snap this code using the app’s QR code reader to go to the page. SO HOT RIGHT NOW From wall treatments to design must-haves, follow @houseandleisure on Instagram…

2 min.

SYLVIA MCKEOWN A Joburg-based lifestyle journalist and indoor-plant enthusiast, Sylvia has worked for publications including The Times, The Sunday Times and Wanted. For this issue, she shares her insights on the Japanese art of bonsai on page 102. What are you looking forward to in 2018? Starting my part-time pastry chef course at Prue Leith s . Any you big coming year? Fabric-covered electronics. Which three words best describe your home? Comfort, rabbit, plants. What are you cooking this summer? I’ll be reheating something delicious from Andrea Burgener’s The Leopard deli in Melville. Your top summer tipple? MCC rosé. If money were no object, what would you treat yourself to in 2018? A month-long tour around Iceland’s Ring Road. When is your favourite time of day? Breakfast. Actually, you’ll most likely find…

2 min.
big in japan

8 min.
the 2018 trend report

1. THAT ’70S SHOW After decades of coveting linear sofas with slender legs, we’re suddenly into chunkier shapes. The iconic Togo couch (pictured) – designed in 1973 by Michel Ducaroy for French furniture company Ligne Roset – caught our eye in the beautiful Joburg house that once belonged to sculptor Edoardo Villa (featured in our December 2017 issue). And now we’re spotting variations on it everywhere from Coricraft and Weylandts (where the style is toned down and modular) to Roche Bobois (check out their gloriously colourful Mah Jong seating). GO ONLINE TO DISCOVER FIVE OF OUR FAVOURITE NEW COUCHES 2. FRESH PERSPECTIVE Tactile woven tapestries are stealing the show as the new ideal works of art to hang on your walls – and as this offering by Jonathan Anderson for Loewe proves, the larger…

6 min.
curator’s eye

Often the work of the curator is invisible, hidden within the overall assimilation of objects and artworks in an exhibition. But this role forms an important part of the art ecosystem, framing the exhibition’s context, theory or focus. While curators approach their work in a variety of ways, generally it can be understood as the framework upon which an exhibition is built. This has the effect of creating the context for the objects on display and facilitating or suggesting how this should be understood by viewers. Curators work in different ways and, depending on the institution, space or platform, to different ends. In a commercial gallery, the curatorial objectives will differ from a group show conceptualised for a public institution; similarly, a presentation at an art fair will differ from an…