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House and Leisure

House and Leisure May 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 not sure what is about craft that piques my interest but I’m preoccupied with it, and while I know that designers and creatives like me bandy the term around rather too readily these days – perhaps without considering what it really means – the fact remains that I’m obsessed with craft. It all started with long trips to the Kruger National Park as a kid, journeys that usually took place in the Easter holidays. Looking back now and knowing the limitations of my own child’s tolerance of long drives, I think that it was perhaps to offer me relief from the back seat that my parents would stop at all the roadside stalls. They would buy hand-carved wooden bowls, embroidered cushion covers, woven tapestries and leather cutouts that ended up…

1 min.
houseandleisure .co.za

1 FOOD FOR THOUGHT Discover out of the ordinary recipes by Wes Randles of The Shortmarket Club in Cape Town on page 98, and learn more about the chef with our online interview. Download the latest version of the Facebook app and snap the code, left, using the app’s QR code reader to watch the video. SEE OUR INTERVIEW WITH WES RANDLES HOUSEANDLEISURE.CO.ZA 2 FROM THE GROUND UP A look at the latest and greatest contemporary flooring trends that will inspire you to transform your own – and hashtag many a photograph with #ihavethisthingwithfloors. 3 ON THE WILD SIDE GET READY TO EXPLORE THE GREAT OUTDOORS WITH OUR PICK OF TOP SAFARI DESTINATIONS ACROSS AFRICA. 4 OVER THE SEA Honouring the heritage that defines their homes, the finesse of European interior design lies in an artful balance of…

5 min.
a new craft


3 min.
the sky's the limit

‘invent yourself and then reinvent yourself, don’t swim in the same slough. invent yourself and then reinvent yourself and stay out of the clutches of mediocrity. invent yourself and then reinvent yourself, change your tone and shape so often that they can never categorise you. reinvigorate yourself and accept what is but only on the terms that you have invented and reinvented. be self-taught.’ The above is an excerpt from No Leaders, Please, a poem by Charles Bukowski. I came across it around the same time I decided I was going to learn computer coding and build an app. I watched YouTube videos by self-taught coders saying how anyone can master the skill in as little as three months. A speaker was talking about the magic of living in this century where, if you…

4 min.
curated collaborations

‘Turkey was my comfort zone, and I find comfort zones uncomfortable,’ says Yelda Bayraktar, sounding out each syllable of the word in her accented English as if to emphasise her distaste for a simple, easy-going existence. The notion of curiosity strongly resonates with the Turkey native, who fled Istanbul for life in Africa – from Morocco to Dakar, Nigeria to South Africa – 17 years ago and who, as an experienced interior designer and buyer, never saw herself launching a lifestyle brand at this stage of her life. ‘I was consulting for an international company interested in investing in South African fashion, and they had such a vague, clichéd idea of what African design is, so I put together a presentation of what I know and understand from the continent,’…

3 min.
body of work madoda fani

LEGS AND FEET When I work, I sit at a table with my pieces placed on top under sponges because they are so fragile. There’s always music playing in my studio and sometimes I dance while I’m sculpting, but because I can’t risk nudging my pots, my legs and feet will do the moves while I’m sitting down. HEART Since I was a child, I’ve loved art, and when I was 10 years old, I painted a mural in a Cape Town township for the ‘Keep the Cape in Shape’ campaign of the 1980s. It stayed on that wall for more than 20 years, and every time I walked past it, it told me I was capable of being an artist if I wanted to be. NOSE I smoke-fire my pots and the aroma of…