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House and Leisure

House and Leisure March 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.

South Africa
Associated Magazines (Pty) Ltd
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6 Issues

In this issue

3 min.
editor’s letter

I’m sure there are those who would say it’s more difficult living in smaller houses where space is an issue and storage a struggle, but some of my favourite memories are from when I lived in tiny homes. My first was a one-room flat in Johannesburg close to where I studied – down a dingy street filled with motor repair shops and defunct buildings that used to house sleazy dance clubs in the ’90s. It definitely was not the swanky new art mile it is today. But I loved that petite space, even if it meant I had to sprint home after a late-night movie screening at the nearby Cinema Nouveau. In my apartment, I had a single bed that doubled as a pattern table and – when a sheet was…

1 min.
houseandleisure .co.za

1 DESIGNER PAD Get a glimpse inside the urban abode of renowned fashion duo Malcolm Kluk and Christiaan Gabriël Du Toit of KLûK CGDT. Download the latest version of the Facebook app and snap the code below using the app’s QR code reader to go to the page and see a video of their superb space in Cape Town’s CBD. 2 ENDURING ENVIRONMENTS Discover how some Western Cape gardens are thriving despite the drought – and how you can implement better water practices in your own outdoor space. 3 ALL ABOUT COPENHAGEN WHAT TO EAT, SEE, BUY AND DO IN DENMARK’S ULTRA-COOL CAPITAL. 4 MY FIRST HOME Introducing our new video series that explores where creatives live countrywide. 5 CLASH MOB In this issue, we’re embracing all sorts of pattern and print: follow House and Leisure on Pinterest for…

2 min.

JULIET MCGUIRE Juliet is motoring contributor to all the brands at Associated Media Publishing, including House and Leisure. She is also a judge and presenter on cars.co.za and has her own YouTube channel where she reviews cars. For this issue, she evaluates the much-anticipated Mazda MX-5 RF on page 34. Compact urban living or a spacious farmstead? Can I choose untouched coastal living instead? What’s the smallest space you’ve lived in? My first solo student flat in Stellenbosch – it was all of 25m . Which three words best describe your home? View (of the ocean), compact, inviting. If you could change anything in your house, what would it be? The carpets (they’re currently faded green). If price were no object, where would you live? Wind-free Fresnaye or Bantry Bay in Cape…

2 min.
pattern maker


2 min.
karabo poppy moletsane

FEET My feet are my carriers when I explore areas of inspiration: city barbershops and hair salons of Hillbrow and Pretoria CBD, the market and arcade of Church Square in Pretoria, and food trucks all over Johannesburg. I also like sneakers, and have a collection consisting of over 30 pairs – I enjoy wearing great design on my feet, and celebrate this in my everyday life. KNEES AND LEGS In November last year, I was invited by the University of California and the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive to paint a wall within the museum. I spent close to a month working and climbing scaffolding while completing an Afro-Futurist mural made up of portraits of people in South Africa whom I had photographed. My knees and legs played a large role…

4 min.
new forms

Lucille Lewin has crammed many lifetimes into one. She grew up in the Western Cape before moving to Boston, USA, and later settling in London in 1972. She became a buyer at the luxury department store Harvey Nichols and established the fashion brand Whistles in 1976, which she built into a national chain by the time she sold the business in 2001. Lewin then went on to be a creative director at the exclusive London department store Liberty, and later set up her own award-winning wholesale showroom Chiltern St Studio in the trendy heart of the English capital. At an age when most people are retiring, (and having recovered from a benign brain tumour) she found her calling as a fine artist, working in porcelain, glass and metal to create intricate,…