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Grey is here to stay

Crowned ‘the colour of the decade’, grey has banished it’s ‘bland’ brand for quiet confidence, sophistication and glamour. According to the colour calendar, the colour of the month, named after our very own African animal, is Plascon’s White Rhino.  Although, some experts advise us that grey is neutral, impartial and…

DECO Diary: What you should be doing this week

The Editions Show

Diary Date: 24th July – 24th August

Venue: Salon 91 (Cape Town)

The Salon 91 Gallery presents an eclectic collection of Editions and Multiples; prints, sculptures, photography, etches and engravings from some of Cape Town and Johannesburg’s emerging artists will be on show.


A Home for us all: Nelson Mandela

Our dear former president Nelson Mandela, national treasure, most beloved man, guided by example and showed us how to live together, peacefully and democratically, in this beautiful, complicated land.

Nelson Mandela led us out of the dark corridor of the past into a bright, light-filled home of a democratically free South Africa.


African-Inspired Gift Guide

You must have caught on by now – we are madly in love with Africa. Africa is NOW! In our Summer Issue 93, we select the most beautiful African gifts to give in our gift guide. We show you a variety of gifts from rhino-shaped cookie cutters, ?Pichulik bangles, bamboo Nguni puzzles to a Joburg taxi route cushion. Get the magazine to see more and to find out where to buy them in time for the festive season!

A Graphic Treat: Liquorice Wallpaper range from RR Studio

Renee (@ReneeRossouw) from RR Studio is one of Laureen‘s uber talented daughters. Architect and artist-designer, her work focusses on colour, geometries and patterns, which she thinks are all inspired by the lego sets of the 1980s and a gigantic atlas her parents gave her for her 7th birthday called Its…


This time of the year is notoriously associated with over-indulging! Too much food, drinking, partying, spending! ELLE Fashion’s online editor, Holly Meadows (@HollyMeadowsSA) asks Gareth Powell, a qualified nutritionist at USN, for his top ten food tips for the festive season: