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An Archival Celebration of Immortal Aesthetics

An Archival Celebration of Immortal Aesthetics

The cover of the first issue of Habitat – which appeared in May 1973 – an airbrush work by the renowned South African artist Norman Catherine, Electric Still Life.  In a dingy litho print shop in Doornfontein, Johannesburg, the first printed issue of...

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Osmosis with Lake Annecy’s Paradise

Osmosis with Lake Annecy’s Paradise

Carole and Fabrice Gibert, Archidomo’s founders, have chosen to embrace an exceptional surrounding and sunshine panorama in Haute-Savoie, France. The site overlooks the Talloires Bay and Lake Annecy, which is a perialpine lake and the third largest in the country....

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Award-winning Moscow Apartment for Jazzaholic Clients

Award-winning Moscow Apartment for Jazzaholic Clients

Designed by Oksana Salberg-Vachnadze, from the prestigious O2 Design Moscow Studio, this exceptional residential project earned the International Property Award in the Apartment Interior Design category. Its owners are jazz aficionados. The clients asked the designer...

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Worth Your While

Worth Your While

Setting up a lockdown location is essentially plug and play, but the other key brushstroke to master is how the ergonomics function to contribute towards maximum efficiency and productivity. Unforeseen distractions abound – bright moving sunlight, screen glare,...

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Amplified Liveability

Amplified Liveability

Situated in the sought-after suburb of leafy Bellevue Hill in Rosebay, Sydney, this newly built home has rapid access to public transport and back routes that avoid main roads and heavy traffic. The property sits on the edges of a park and reserve where a long...

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California Sunrise

California Sunrise

location: Sonoma California architects: Feldman Architects interior design: Studio Collins Weir landscape architect: Arterra Landscape Architects photography: Adam Rouse We’ve featured the work of San...

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The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary location: Palo Alto, California architecture and interior design: Feldman Architecture landscape architecture: Ground Studio images: Joe FletcherAptly named ‘The Sanctuary’, thanks to the Zen spirit that pervades the entire property, this private home...

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Sticks Mosaico by Massimo Nadalini

Sticks Mosaico by Massimo Nadalini

Mosaic is transformed into pattern, where pieces we perceive as small are processed, subdivided and modified and finally multiplied until it is completely integrated with what were once the joints between pieces, in a seamless surface.The crucial new features include...

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Colour – Palettes and Creativity

Colour – Palettes and Creativity

Kim Williams is a local South African entrepreneur, behaviour specialist and interior creative, whocelebrates the use of vivid colours as a way to create a unique identity for interior spaces.Ms Williams is well known for her ability to include sentimental pieces, and...

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Interior design Nikki Hunt – Design Intervention

Interior design Nikki Hunt – Design Intervention

This project was recognized in the category of ‘Best Use of Colour’ in the recent Tatler Design Awards. Design Intervention was established in 2004 and is helmed by partners Nikki Hunt and Andrea Savage. Over the years this design firm has made quite a name for...

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Stunning New Villa Verte is Open to Guests

Stunning New Villa Verte is Open to Guests

When Jim Brett and Ed Gray decided to launch a sister property to their exclusive-use Villa Maison Noir in Hout Bay, Cape Town, it was with the intention of creating yet another sanctuary-like space that was inspired and informed by the natural beauty of the bordering...

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Lifestyle by Design – for the Durban Homemaker

Lifestyle by Design – for the Durban Homemaker

Decorex Durban is set to take place at the Durban Exhibition Centre from the 19th to the 22nd of March 2020, and it promises to showcase an array of exciting home décor exhibits and features. This year’s Decorex Durban theme is ‘Lifestyle by Design’ – suggesting that,...

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Classic Angularity

Classic Angularity

location: Hawaan Estate, Umhlanga, Durban, KZN | architects: Kevin Lloyd Architects – Kevin Lloyd / Rowan Parry | interior designers: M&M Designs – Michele and Mark Metior | landscaping: Phil Page | photographer: Peter Oravecz Originally coastal forest before...

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Preview #276: Hillside Cascade

Preview #276: Hillside Cascade

location: Camps Bay, Cape Town | architecture: GSQUARED Architecture + Interior Design | interior design: GSQUARED Architecture + Interior Design | photography: Niel Vosloo Photography A young Norwegian couple relocated to South Africa in 2010 and sourced this...

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