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House and Leisure September 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

The contemporary art scene in this country has grown tremendously. This is evident in the existence of two major South African art fairs in this dynamic space – Investec Art Fair in Cape Town and FNB JoburgArtFair – as well as by the boom of recent art pop-ups; the boozy First Thursdays; artists collaborating with commercial brands; and financial institutions and their growing art collections. You can even get a quick art fix with your flame-grilled chicken at Nando’s – showing the fast-food chain’s commitment to reflecting the zeitgeist via art, which, by the way, is a great anchor for a brand that prides itself on being a real part of local culture. In contemporary South Africa, art is a sign of education and culture, and corporates gravitate towards this –…

1 min.
houseandleisure .co.za

1 WHERE IT’S AT JOBURG OFFERS A PROFUSION OF WATERING HOLES THAT CATER TO THE CITY’S MOST STYLE-CONSCIOUS DENIZENS. WE UNCOVER A FEW OF THE HIPPEST NEIGHBOURHOOD FAVOURITES. 2 MARKED UP Cape Town-based multimedia artist Olivié Keck (left) prides herself on being a ‘creative juggler’. She is a big advocate of working with Copic and Posca markers, and chats to us about these lesser-known mediums. 3 SHOWTIME Subscribe to the House and Leisure YouTube channel and never miss a house tour, unique profile or glimpse behind the scenes at our most beautiful shoots. 4 ART MEETS TECH We visit TMRW digital gallery in Johannesburg, where art and technology intersect to blend the boundaries of augmented and virtual realities. It’s an art experience unlike any other. 5 ART AND ABOUT Don’t forget to check out our social feeds this month…

1 min.
shop our pick of prints & neutrals

3 min.
go figure


3 min.
the age of the creative

First, a confession. Among a number of character flaws, most of which I am blissfully ignorant, there’s one in particular that I’ll divulge up front: I occasionally hold grudges. I’m not vengeful, I just struggle to move on when I feel wronged by someone I’d trusted. Fortunately it takes a lot for me to feel aggrieved, so my grudge bag is very light. In fact, it’s empty at the moment. However, a resentment that I held on to for a while was against the world in which I grew up, where choosing to pursue a career in fashion design or fine art or similar was shunned and caused sleepless nights for parents. Add to that mix South Africa’s political history and you have even more panic, especially for black parents. Imagine…

1 min.
generation next

‘EATING DESIGN’ Netherlands-based Marije Vogelzang is the world’s first self-proclaimed eating designer. Her work concerns the origin and preparation of food, as well as the etiquette, history and culture around it. Her design practice focuses on the experiential side of eating food. marijevogelzang.nl ADDING VALUE According to a 2014 study, the creative industry contributed more than R90.5 billion to South Africa’s economy over a 12-month period – not exactly small change… and another very good reason to support creativity in all its myriad forms.…