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Sublime Stinger

Following growing public interest after its surprise appearance at the 2017 SA Motoring Experience at Kyalami, KIA Motors South Africa has confirmed that the multiple award-winning KIA Stinger is set to make its local debut later this year. A runaway success across...

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Avoova – Luxurious Africa

Tom Goddard, the UK born CEO of luxury brand Avoova, tells Habitat about his passion for furniture design, appetite for creating quality pieces with an African twist - and working with ostrich eggshells. Having no formal training in design, Goddard’s career was...

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Haldane Martin – Kunjani Wines

An innovative interior design project by Haldane Martin Iconic Design has opened on the Stellenbosch Wine Route  –  a new wine estate called Kunjani Wines. Combining traditional architecture with contemporary design and a distinctive African flavour, Kunjani Wines is...

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Sealy – Sleep With Better Rhythm & Less Blues

The slogan for World Sleep Day 2018 is “Join the Sleep World, Preserve Your Rhythms to Enjoy Life”. This emphasises how achieving healthy sleep requires us to respect the circadian rhythms that prompt humans’ age-old cycle of sleep and waking. This is so important,...

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BMW X2 – Classy Compact

overview: Colin Sharp BMW’s new X2 is a clever vehicle in more ways than two. X2 shares some underpinnings with the Mini Countryman and duplicates certain power units – so is it a Mini with a new BMW body slapped on? Not at all. For me Countryman is an ugly steroid...

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FABER Welcomes Chef Dale Stevens

As Autumn begins to settle in at the Cape, FABER Restaurant on Avondale Wine Estate welcomes in the season with extra enthusiasm with the news that Chef Dale Stevens is to take up the reins in the kitchen. Born and raised in Mossel Bay under the strong guidance of his...

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OKHA – Speak To Me

In the world of OKHA Design Studio, the acronym STM is often used, it literally means 'SPEAK TO ME', and is a request for further dialogue, a desire to communicate and explore the subject further with the aim of finding the optimum solution, the best possible result....

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Architecture – Villas Winterberg

location: Neuastenberg, Winterberg, Germany | architecture: Third Skin Architecture by Joel Rosa | engineering and cooperation on architecture: Ing/Arch Veldhuis | photography: Steffi Rost

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Southern Guild Celebrates Collectible Design

Southern Guild launches its 10th anniversary with Extra Ordinary, an exhibition of specially commissioned pieces by a group of multidisciplinary artists, opening 14 February 2018 at its gallery in Cape Town’s Silo District. In the spirit of bold originality that has...

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Introducing Arpino

After four years of development, the new urban furniture brand, ARPINO is here. A collaboration between Portuguese industrial designer Carlos Pereira and Angolan architectural studio, Cipro-Group, ARPINO’s OX and Urban Office collections combine art, technology and...

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Arpino at #cocreateDESIGN festival

Cultural-neutral design that compliments urban placemaking Urban placemaking was the point of discussion at The Silo District’s The Yard, 22 February 2018. Architects, designers and property developers gathered for talks by Macio Miszewski from VDMMA Architects,...

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Essence of Provence

This extensive villa is patently Provençal. The original owner farmed lavender on the property to extract its oil. A new front entrance was installed in line with reformatting of the ground floor spaces.

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The Finest Kind

Driven by an endless quest to create visible, yet sensitive perfection, this house of 800 square metres is testament to international interior design and decoration of the highest ilk.

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Waverley Hills

A few years into this millennium, Waverley Hills was singled out for both exemplary farming practices and exceptional wine. It was the first organic wine producer to achieve the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative’s Champion status with a string of other awards included...

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