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5 Things to See at the Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2019

Taking place from 15-17 February at the CTICC, the Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2019 boasts more than 100 galleries and exhibitors from around Africa and the world, with shows, live performances and talks thrown into the mix. 

Heavenly CC-Tapis Rugs at Maison & Object 2019

Bliss Round Blue by Mae Engelgeer for cc-tapis

Existing cc-tapis collections were given new life at this month’s Parisian design trade fair, Maison & Objet. The heavenly contemporary hand-knotted rugs made in Nepal are born from collaborations with high-profile designers.

5 Concept Stores to Add to Your Travel Itinerary

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Images courtesy of nysm.co.za & vooberlin.com

One of the best parts of travelling is experiencing the design a city has to offer, so we’ve compiled a list of local and international concept stores to add to your travel itinerary immediately.

Malene Birger’s Advice on Personalising Your Home

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Birger’s love of strong silhouettes and black and white styling is immediately apparent in the master bedroom Image: Birgitta Wolfgang/Sisters Agency

A modern nomad who has lived in Stockholm, Majorca and London, world-renowned Danish fashion designer and artist Malene Birger tells us how she has made this impressive villa on Italy’s Lake Como her own.

Shop The Look: A Moroccan Atlantic Coast Home

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Image: Nicolas Mathēus

In a family home on the Moroccan Atlantic Coast, unnecessary furnishings and adornments have been deliberately omitted to let the building’s natural materials – and remarkable surrounds – shine. Here’s how you can shop the look:

De Beers Diamond Heiress’ Sustainable Mansion

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The heir of the De Beers diamond fortune, the company that created the famous ‘Diamonds are Forever’ tagline and controlled much of the world’s diamond supply for many years, Rebecca Oppenheimer is selling her 80-acre self-sustaining Tenino, Washington property.  

Design Indaba 2019: The Stellar Speaker Line-up

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Creative Directors Tin&Ed

This year’s Design Indaba, the annual creative conference for celebrating the best in design and creativity, runs from February 27 – March 1 at the Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town.

Shop The Look: A 1930s Johannesburg Bungalow

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Photographs: Greg Cox Styling: Sven Alberding / Bureaux

A bold renovation reinvents a 1930s Johannesburg bungalow in Parktown North as a gallery for art and life. Here’s how you can shop the look.

Salsify: Luke Dale Roberts’ Avant-Garde New Restaurant

Leather-clad walls, rugs from Gonsenhausers and antique pieces hint at Salsify at The Roundhouse’s hunting-lodge past; Emblematic of the restaurant is the 1,3m bronze sculpture by Otto du Plessis of Bronze Age, which depicts Lord Somerset’s secret lover, Dr Barry, with the head of a pheasant.

The hallmark of creativity is curiosity. Always asking, ‘What would happen if?’, Luke Dale Roberts’ team at Salsify at The Roundhouse in Cape Town, led by Head Chef Ryan Cole, is rooted in an inquisitive desire to explore and experiment

Shop The Look: Calming Neutrals of this Strand Home

Image: Adam Letch

The beautiful simplicity that defines the Strand home of Eduan Roos and Melissa de Villiers has been perfectly curated to suit their personal design aesthetic. Here’s how you can get the look.

Refresh Your Instagram Feed with These Creative Accounts

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Images courtesy of fragmentouniverso.com

Is your Instagram feed feeling a bit stale? Monotonous scrolling getting you down? We’ve rounded up four creatives from different backgrounds, both local and international, for some mid-week inspiration.

Anna Glover’s Collection Inspired by the Silk Route

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The Silk Route Collection unveiled at Decorex UK 2018

For their latest collection, British design studio Anna Glover was inspired by the rich history, cultural exchange and textiles of the historic trade route between China and the Mediterranean.

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