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Greening the wall

In any urban setting, our spaces are defined by walls. They contain us within our homes and delineate boundaries between our neighbour’s and us. As our cities densify, we have less horizontal space.  Yet the walls, which...

Oriental Spirit: How To Make The Basic I...

Ikebana has been practised in Japan for more than 600 years, infinitely refined into an art form but losing none of its significance over the centuries. Born of the Buddhist ritual of offering flowers to the spirits of ...

New Year, New Garden Inspiration: Wabi-S...

By Lily Elliott Japanese legend tells of a young man, Sen no Rikyū, who in learning the elaborate set of customs known as the ‘Way of Tea’, went to his tea-master, Takeno Jōō, who tested the younger man b...
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Three Floral Arranging Ideas For Your Fe...

Dané Erwee from Okasie gives us his best tips for fun floral arrangements for your festive table. Using foraging as inspiration, these looks are easy to replicate and relatively inexpensive, so you'll be able to ...
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Palm Springs-Inspired Décor

With the arrival of summer, it's only natural that you want to freshen things up at home to welcome in the new season. If ever there was a style that personified summer, it's Palm Springs in California. The small city, w...

Toolbox: White Heat

Long days, warm nights and balmy breezes.. Summer is finally here and the outdoors await. No longer solely for sun downers or a braai, contemporary outdoor spaces have become infused with all the comforts and convenience...

Make The Best of The Su...

Summer is here and quality time outdoors with family and friends is customary, e...

Take It Outside: Easy W...

The days are warmer and longer, and it's finally time to embrace the outdoors ag...

The Best Spots To Buy Q...

There really is nothing more civilised than having a vase of fresh flowers in th...

Green Design: Making Ho...

Despite its unfounded association with recreational drugs and anti-fashion, hemp...

5 Easy Ways To Get Your...

The warmest season is slowly creeping in and while we are shopping for dresses, ...

Best Of The Bunch

For Botanicus, a Johannesburg-based fine florist, good design has always been th...

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