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House and Leisure October - November 2019

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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Here at House and Leisure we often look back at past issues, reflecting on the design and style of the spaces featured in them (does anyone else remember the 1993 launch issue?). We’re always amazed at how some looks never seem to go out of fashion, while others really need the boot. But sometimes it’s more than just surface appeal or style. Reflection is always good for evaluating our present way of life, and to give us a nudge in the right direction, or simply just to explore ‘the new’ with a sense of understanding, appreciation and responsibility. So, what better way to introduce the theme of this issue than to signal a goodbye to luxury as we know it, and champion the new luxury: nature as luxury. Enter environmental activist and…

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ed’s mood

COLOUR WATCH Cape Moss (See more of this colour in our Misty Cliffs home on page 92). BLUE SKIES A voyage across 16 blue skies by Joe Rudi Studio. DALI MEETS CRAB Inspiration for our Beyond the Sea curate shoot on page 63. STYLE CRUSH La Cobalta (design brand based in Barcelona). SHELLEGANCE by Lucie De Moyencourt (new show of ceramic sea shells to open at Chandler House, early December). WEST COAST WANDERINGS The patchwork mohair rug by Karu Collections and Frances V.H. FROM PARIS WITH LOVE! Oursin (which means sea urchin in French), is the newly opened restaurant in Paris by fashion designer Simon Porte Jacquemus. LIFE AQUATIC Fiat 850 Spiaggetta with wicker car seats. STYLIST TO FOLLOW @gabrielescamez from Cobalto Studio FRENCH AFFAIR French brand Atelier Vime@ateliervime. DOWN TO EARTH Cobalto Studio for Zara. BANANA FEVER! Banana bowl by artisinal Portuguese brand Bordallo Pinheiro. BAREFOOT LUXURY New luxury villa on the island of…

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CAREER UPGRADE, ANYONE ? If you have decided that it’s time to redesign your career, you’re in luck: House and Leisure readers currently get R2 000 off a selection of GetSmarter online short courses presented by top SA universities. Scan the code to find out more – and secure your discount. ON VIDEO Discover the unique worldviews of traveller extraordinaire Lisa Storer, and iconic South African architects Gawie and Gwen Fagan, whose very different but exceptionally beautiful homes are featured in this issue (see pages 54 and 74). Simply scan the code to view the videos – and while you’re on YouTube, remember to subscribe to House and Leisure’s channel. SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE Subscribe to House and Leisure in print and get 35% off – or get a digital subscription for just R152 for six…

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all aboard

HOW TO USE THE QR CODES IN THIS ISSUE Wherever you see a QR code on a page, you can scan the code to either shop items featured there directly from the related online store, or view additional digital content including videos, profiles and Q&As on our website. Find the QR code scanner in your Facebook app by typing ‘QR code’ and scan the code. If you have an iPhone, use your camera app to scan QR codes with ease. Android users can also download a QR code scanner app from Google Play. FOR SUPPLIERS’ DETAILS, SEE THE STOCKISTS PAGE…

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somewhere out there

RWANDA WHERE Singita Kwitonda Lodge is set in the lush wetlands of northwestern Rwanda, right on the edge of the Volcanoes National Park. WHAT There are eight luxurious suites at the lodge, and each is filled with elements that celebrate local artisans – from hand-fired terracotta brickwork to woven ceilings. With ecotourism at the heart of the lodge’s reason for being, the farm-to-table food journey celebrates local Rwandese cuisine and features vegetables freshly grown in the lodge’s kitchen garden. WHY This is the place to go for that once-in-a-lifetime gorilla-trekking experience. Kwitonda Lodge has been conceptualised to make guests feel as if they are immersed in the surrounding landscape, and designer Geordi De Sousa Costa, from Cécile & Boyd, has done a stellar job with the meticulously crafted interiors. It’s all about handcrafted pieces such as…

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salt of the earth

'Stacking Stones is a sculpture that draws inspiration from the art of balancing stones. We designed the individual clay pieces so they can be stacked in different ways to become various functional objects.' - Marissa Pretorius, Opus Opus Botanical Florist & Design Studio recently released its Earth Collection, a range of botanically inspired items designed to imitate the collage of the earth's surface. Shot by Anke Loots on textural landscapes, the results are both dreamy and intoxicating. GROUND LEVEL 'SCULPTURAL FURNITURE BREAKS THE MONOTONY OF RIGID WALL LINES.' - SUMARI KRIGE, LA GRANGE INTERIORS La Grange Interiors is known for its large-scale furniture and lighting that fills voluminous spaces with dynamic form. EXPERT ADVICE Bring attention to your floors with feature rugs that create underfoot interest through striking shapes and linear patterns. GROWING OUT THE REVAMPED RETRO MODULAR…