What do you think about our new #DECORead page? In each issue this year, we have introduced you to some of the most exciting design, decor and lifestyle books and podcasts that have inspired the team. These are just a few more…

makers

Makers: The New Industrial Revolution (Penguin Random House, 2014) By Chris Anderson
The future of manufacturing is all about inventing and producing goods from scratch utilising DIY technologies. Now available as an e-book, this is a must-read for trend spotters and riders of this new wave.
R263, Exclusive Books

 

South African Artists at Home

South African Artists at Home (Penguin Random House, 2015) by Paul Duncan
An SA design maven takes us along as he journeys into the places where life and art intersect in the homes of fifteen local artists. Art-loving voyeurs will thrill at sneaking a peek behind the canvas and into the abode of the likes of Conrad Botes, Beezy Bailey and Brett Murray.
R383, Exclusive Books.

 

cabins

Cabins (Taschen, 2014) by Philip Jodidio
This has to be the coffee table tome of the year for anyone who has ever dreamt of heading to the hills and living on nature’s doorstep. Through stunning photography and illustration, it showcases some of the most exceptional examples of architectural low-impact huts, cabins and container homes.
R1082, Exclusive Books

 

IndigenousPlants

Indigenous Plant Palettes (Quivertree, 2014) by Marijke Honig
At last, a reference book that is equal parts information and inspiration, by a local botanist and landscaper in the know. This accessible step-by-step guide provides the lowdown on planning a garden, selecting plants and nurturing them, from seedling to tree.
R495, Exclusive Books.

 

cook

Cook. Better (Quivertree, 2014) by Nikki Werner and Brandon de Kock
The Capetonian foodie couple that created this straightforward compendium of recipes, tips and techniques describes it as less of a cookbook, and more of a book about cooking. Designed to help everyone get the basics right, it contains the kind of advice you wish you’d inherited from your mom.
R403, Exclusive Books

 

Compiled by: Benita Kursan Zive | email: benitakursan@gmail.com  | mobile: +27 82 372 5159
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