• bar and bistro: the two sides of the moveable feast

    Walk through one door and you enter a chic bistro with small white tables and large angled mirrors. Walk through another door and you’re in a cool bar complete with a stage for live entertainment and space to roam about. These are not two separate places. It is the two sides of The Moveable Feast, the newest restaurant and bar to hit Kloof Nek in Cape Town.
    the bistro
    Enjoy relaxed dining at the French-inspired bistro that offers a short but memorable menu made in an open kitchen. Contemp
  • noa’s nursery: a monochrome sanctuary by jenna mcarthur

    Digital strategist, brand specialist and glamorous trend creator Jenna McArthur recently gave up her bespoke communications company to take on her life’s newest and biggest adventure: motherhood. As she prepared her nursery, piece by curated piece, Jenna shared her mom-to-be experiences with her friends and family on Instagram, including the completion of her elegant, all-white nursery.
    We caught up with Jenna mere days after Noa, Jenna’s beautiful and healthy daughter, wa
  • celebrating small producers, big on quality at the publik wine fair

    Choosing to endorse the increasingly favoured philosophy of natural winemaking – wines made with minimal cellar intervention by winemakers intent on honouring the fruit, the soil and the land – Publik Wine is offering oenophiles and enthusiasts yet another chance to experience these lesser known grapes in a relaxed setting. The inaugural Publik Wine Fair, taking place at Publik’s distribution centre in Salt River, Cape Town, will feature over 100 different wines poured by more
  • copenhagen for days

    Restaurant Palægade in the heart of the historic city centre in Copenhagen. 
    Copenhagen is regularly voted one of the world’s most livable cities with some of the planet’s happiest inhabitants – plus it has superb art and design museums, gorgeous contemporary buildings and innovative food. House and Leisure‘s deputy editor Robyn Alexander rounds up the very best of København – what to eat, where to stay and how to shop.
    eat & drink
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  • elegant empowerment: new gallery focuses on female artists in sa

    Located in De Waterkant, close the centre of Cape Town’s CBD, is No 5 on Hudson, a new art gallery spearheaded by former Miss South Africa, Sandy de Bruin.
    No 5 on Hudson was born from De Bruin’s time in London. She had always had a penchant for fine art, and her time in London revived her passion for painting as De Bruin was immersed in artistry – from painting porcelain dolls to writing and painting – while living in the city. This period inspired her to subsequen
  • into rich mnisi’s bold new underworld

    If you haven’t seen it yet, you’re about to fall in love with Rich Mnisi’s new look book — an otherworldly trip to the spirit realm that explores the memory of his late great-grandmother, Nwa-Mulamula.
    In the look book, models become alien fashion creatures, dressed in the hypermodern, hyperluxe looks from Rich’s ‘transeasonal’ 2018 collection, while sporting prosthetic pixie ears and elaborate headgear. NWA-MULAMULA: MOTHER LOOK 7 – Looking f
  • turbine art fair is back and more exciting than ever

    A firm favourite with Joburg’s next generation of art scenesters, the Turbine Art Fair (TAF) is an annual must-attend creative showcase that offers a curated selection of accessible art from both established and up-and-coming artists. Owing to its attainable pricing strategy, TAF is a bit different from other South African art fairs in that the pricing of artworks generally falls between R1 000 and R50 000, presenting savvy investors and new buyers with plenty of opportunities t
  • sight lines: a sydney harbour enclave gets a luxury monochrome revamp

    The new galley-style kitchen that can be accessed from the entry hall flows through to the dining area and takes in the view of Parsley Bay, a Sydney Harbour enclave.
    ‘This is not the project we expected to be building,’ says architect and interior designer Brooke Aitken as she walks me through a recently renovated home overlooking Sydney’s Parsley Bay. Brooke’s name had been given to the owners after they saw renovations she had done for their friends, and she was engage
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  • #hldiscovery: wine and art

    Art lovers and wine appreciators, this week’s #HLDiscovery list features a mix of things that are sure to tickle your fancy. We look at a new art gallery, rediscover a classic red wine and have found a way for you to increase your wine knowledge.
    1. roodeberg wineIt’s the season to be drinking red wine. A good red wine to be sipping on us the iconic Roodeberg Red Blend that has been delighting wine lovers since 1949, and should be rediscovered by all wine lovers. Whether you ar
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  • hl diary: what to do in ct, jhb and dbn this week

    A little bit of art, a little bit of laughter and a whole lot of fun – whether you’re in Cape Town, Durban or Joburg here are a series of events to check out this week.
    DurbanJoburgCape Town
    Viva Flamenco
    In celebration of an impressive 35 year legacy, the Linda Vargas Flamenco Dance Company promises to thrill audiences with a special gala season called Viva Flamenco. This week you can catch energetic performances by Spanish dancers who will be showcasing highlights from thei
  • this week’s top find: skinny laminx pops the pincushion

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  • swanning about at the new crêperie in cape town’s east city

    In Cape Town’s ever evolving east city, a new eatery has raised the bar when it comes to design. Bold artwork, detailed patterned tiles and stunning light fixtures give Swan Café a unique charm that delights anyone who walks into to.
    The café is a traditional French crêperie that brings a touch of Parisian flair to the city, conceptualised beautifully by South African interior designer Haldane Martin.inspiration and art
    The blue swan logo is at the
  • the elemental, sculptural design of rick owens and michèle lamy

    Minimalism has always found one of its most inspired expressions in the Rick Owens atelier, where near-brutalist design has long been the cornerstone aesthetic. And the US-born, Paris-based designer’s approach has found a new channel in the past eight years: the house’s furniture line, which is designed by Owens and produced by his wife Michèle Lamy.
    For the Rick Owens furniture line, enormous planks of petrified wood become beds, moulded concrete formwork is fashioned i
  • q&a with twankey bar mixologist melrick harrison

    This is the first of a series of upcoming features on drinks and lifestyle news, by House and Leisure’s Art director and ‘concierge’ Ian Martin.I chat to mixologist, Melrick Harrison, who’s taken over the lead of the well-known Twankey Bar, at The Taj Hotel in Cape Town.
    what drew you to mixology
    It was the love of serving guests with drinks unique to them. The satisfaction on their faces pleased me so much that I could not get enough of it.
    what is the most excitin
  • q&a with the twankey bar mixologist melrick harrison

    This is the first in a series of upcoming features on drinks and lifestyle news by House and Leisure‘s art director and ‘concierge’, Ian Martin.
    I chat to mixologist, Melrick Harrison, who’s taken over the lead of the well-known The Twankey Bar, at Taj Hotel in Cape Town.
    what drew you to mixology
    It was the love of serving guests with drinks unique to them. The satisfaction on their faces pleased me so much that I could not get enough of it.
    what is the most exciting tr
  • deep dive: a study of brutalism

    In the House and Leisure Back to Black July issue we feature an exclusive interview with Michèle Lamy, who with fashion designer Rick Owens, produces an extraordinarily minimalist furniture line. Lamy describes the furniture as ‘brutalist’, but what is brutalism? Rick Owens bench / sculpture in marble. Love the artwork. #rickowens #rickowensfurniture #rickowensaccessories #marble #art #artwork #sculpture #interiordesign #interior #fashion #custommade #simplicityeverywhere
  • a trio of places to see, eat and shop in lisbon, portugal

    Visiting the luminous city of Lisbon soon? Here’s a good way to spend an easy-going yet utterly memorable day in this historic location.
    Museo Nacional do Azulejo
    Slightly off the beaten track but very much worth the shortish bus or Uber ride to get to its bougainvillea-framed door is Portugal’s National Museum of Tiles. Unless you come here directly from the airport and have entirely ignored Pinterest in the run-up to your trip to Lisbon, you’ll have already notice
  • style profile: vika shipalana

    I was born in Mount Coke in the Eastern Cape, and grew up in Bhisho. I am the Prestige director of Pernod Ricard South Africa. We target high-net-worth and affluent individuals in the country, and introduce them to our portfolio of brands by having them available in five-star hotels, restaurants, private members’ clubs, bars and, most recently, nightclubs.
    I like what I do because I love luxury, beauty, excellence and creating experiences for people to enjoy. My earliest memory of summer
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    When she is not decorating, Keesha’s dream is to create a window that changes the narr
  • 5 top renovation tips from architect pieter-ernst mare

    A work by Peter Mammes hangs above the bed in the main bedroom. Crisp white linen, walls and curtains offset the room’s black accents.
    Architect Pieter-Ernst Mare’s Johannesburg apartment might be in the heart of Sandton’s CBD, but you’d never guess it. It’s not in a residential skyscraper, but rather an artefact of the past – one of 25 double-storey units surrounding a private park that somehow persists in the heart of the glass-and-iron jungle. ‘It doe
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  • delicate and delicious dishes at tomo japanese restaurant

    From the moment you walk into TOMO Japanese Restaurant, you know you’re about to experience something exceptional. Wooden steps lead you to an entrance surrounded by beautiful Japanese illustrations drawn or painted on bamboo paper.
    Open a white curtain cloth to be greeted by an incredible Izakaya-inspired interior that consists of light wood panels, large canvases with writing on and a stunning glass staircase that leads up to space that will soon be a Japanese tea room
    the look
    After co
  • talking trends and tap couture with ISCA

    ISCA, South Africa’s leading brand for high-quality taps, mixers and accessories – everything you need for kitchen and bathroom fittings – has recently partnered with three young, talented South Africans – fearless design duo, Abiah Mahlase and Bradley Muttitt, and all-round creative blogger, Kari Kelly.
    Abiah, Brad and Kari each share a unique and on-the-minute take on fashion and design. As the fresh new faces of ISCA, they are helping to show everyday South Africa
  • art fix: HL editor tiaan nagel shares his favourite jozi art spots

    David Krut Projects, Keyes Art Mile.
    If you, like me, miss out on exciting art openings during the week because you’re held up at work, have a small child to hurry home to or simply don’t feel like fighting the First Thursday throng, try out these Johannesburg art precincts on weekends – with the family fully in tow.
    My first stop is usually Keyes Art Mile in Rosebank…
    For two Saturdays mid-month, visit Joburg’s newest art precinct, Keys Art Mile, for Art and
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    1. tomo japanese restaurantNew Japanese eatery TOMO is located in the heart of Cape Town’s CBD. It serves up a variety of Asian fusion cuisine, includin
  • joburg’s kate otten up for world architecture festival award

    Law on Keyes works to connect the building directly to the landscape.
    Kate Otten Architects, known for designing some great South African buildings such as the Women’s Jail Museum and Gabriel’s Garden Pavilion, among others, has just been shortlisted for the prestigious World Architecture Festival Award – for outstanding design in various categories.
    Otten’s building ‘Law on Keyes’ in Rosebank, Johannesburg, has been nominated in the Office Category of th
  • plan your week with the hl diary

    Whether you are looking for a delightful wine tasting or an interesting furniture showcase, here’re 15 events happening in Durban, Joburg and Cape Town that should be on your radar.
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    ECR House and Garden Show
    It’s the last week of the East Coast Radio House and Garden show, happening at the Durban Exhibition Centre. This year’s theme is Home is Where the Heart is which focuses on redefining the home by showcasing timeless trends t
  • discovering the art of kintsugi

    I recently discovered a showroom so novel and unique, that the minute I stepped inside I immediately saw myself refurnishing my entire home with its contents… ‘Can I win the Lotto and start over, please?’
    The Bofred showroom, located in a charming Victorian house in Cape Town’s hilly Vredehoek, is the place. I don’t dislike anything in it. From the beautiful Alberto armchair to the bronze Twins Mirror – everything is 100% my vibe. 
    Originating from a fi
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  • architecture appreciation: 10 magnificent historic buildings in SA

    Buildings bare witness to the events that happen inside and around them. The older the building, the more stories it has to tell. South Africa boasts incredibly beautiful, significant buildings and monuments that honour, display and share its storied history. We’ve rounded up 10 of the most magnificent historic buildings and monuments in the country.
    1. castle of good hope, cape townMore than just a tourist attraction, the Castle of Good Hope is known as the oldest surviving building in S
  • a moment in time

    Mercado do Bolhão, Porto, Portugal, Henri Cartier-Bresson.
    There’s something arresting about black and white photography. For decades, its subjects have challenged, terrified and connected us at the same time.
    From hard-hitting images of the Vietnam War, the Sharpeville uprisings, controversial United Colors of Benetton advertising campaigns, to moments of hope captured in film forever (like the famous Black Power Salute at the 1968 Olympics).There are black-and-white images th
  • ‘i take pictures in order to see the world’

    Wolfgang Tillmans Self portrait, August 2005
    Wolfgang Tillmans (RA) is used to firsts. He was the first non-British person to win the Tate’s annual Turner Prize in 2000. (He was also the first photographer to take the award.) And the first person commissioned to create a photographic portrait by the British Museum in 2015, breaking with their 250-year long tradition of paintings. And now, in July, Tillmans will exhibit in South Africa for the first time… after showing in Kinshasa a
  • 5 reasons to embrace your dark side with the #HLBacktoBlackIssue

    Inspired by the works of Rick Owens and Michèle Lamy – a fascination with all things dark, nomadic and ritualistic – birthed the perfect narrative for our annual ‘Back to Black’ Transformation issue. We’ve lined up homes that touch on the spirit of eccentricity and boldness: spaces that march to their own drum, design-wise, and homeowners who love all things monotone.
    We hope you enjoy getting Back to Black with us and the #HLBacktoBlackIssue.
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  • under construction: a new look at congolese artist patrick bongoy’s gripping work

    Bongoy’s recent exhibition Where Are We? Where Are We Going? at Cape Town’s Ebony/Curated gallery explores themes of migration and the resulting effect on human interaction.
    For Patrick Bongoy, the zero-waste movement and social consciousness take an unusual form. Creating things from discarded rubber, bound together by hand and curated to make work that is at once gripping and gentle, the Cape Town-based artist is shifting the way art, environment and society come together
  • iconic campaign: adidas originals samba sneaker by trevor stuurman

    When adidas Originals South Africa decided to bring back the Samba sneaker, one of the most beloved silhouettes in the brands history, they turned to SA’s hottest photographer and influencer: Trevor Stuurman. Together they created a campaign that draws inspiration from South African grass-roots soccer culture.
    The partnership with Stuurman is a continuation from the ‘adicolor’ launch, which began in January 2018. This time round the campaign features Samba, the minim
  • knit together: introducing the new laduma x ikea rug

    South African designer Laduma Ngxokolo’s new carpet for Ikea.
    The last time knitwear designer Laduma Ngxokolo released a rug design, he broke Twitter (The Ubuhle Busintu rug made the #Maxhosa hashtag trend for days on social media), and now the brand’s latest foray into floorware is sure to do the same.
    Teased out as part of his forthcoming collaboration with Swedish furniture giant Ikea, the Laduma x Ikea collaborative line – due to be released in 2019 – will feature two
  • go back to black with our latest obsession: novel noir

    Bold. Elemental. Dramatic. Black speaks to black with striking basics plus energetic patterns and tactile extras for contrast.
    In this month’s #HLCurate shoot, be inspired by bold, monochrome decor that beguiles your dark side #HLBacktoBlackIssue.The post go back to black with our latest obsession: novel noir appeared first on House and Leisure.
  • through his lens: a photomontage in memory of David Goldblatt

    Photograph: Mikhael Subotzky, taken January 2018
    A legend, a teacher, a national icon and a man of integrity, David Goldblatt died peacefully at his home in Johannesburg, aged 87, in the early hours of Monday morning. ‘David Goldblatt’s death is a very sad day for us all at Goodman Gallery and indeed for South Africa,’ says Liza Essers of Goodman Gallery, the exhibition space that’s represented Goldblatt’s work for the latter part of hi
  • black magic: house and leisure designs a botanical wallpaper inspired by hendrick’s gin

    For this month’s #HLBackToBlack issue, we entered into a creative partnership with iconic brand, Hendrick’s Gin to design a wallpaper that would serve as an accompaniment to the Bordeaux cocktail. The brief? The wallpaper needed to make visual reference to the two ingredients that have come to embody the aroma and taste of Hendrick’s Gin – rose and cucumber.
    House and Leisure graphic designer, Victoria Meder got to work on the brief, delving head first into the peculiari
  • dos and don’t when introducing colourful furniture to your home

    Bold statement walls are not the only way to introduce a pop of colour to a space. Add a touch of finesse to your home by introducing colourful pieces of furniture; a contemporary look to transform your space.
    The use of colour is essential to add personality and flair to the room and even a even a dash of colour can enhance an indoor space dramatically.
    As with any interior decorating, there is a guide of dos and don’ts. Alon Sachs, co-founder of Mobelli Furniture and Livi
  • #hldiscovery: cocktails, curry and home-away-from-home

    Causes and comfort are order of the day in this weeks #HLDiscovery list. We explore one of the newest @home stores, learn about a new food delivery service and see how Outrage of Modesty is exploring new flavours whilst simultaneously doing some good for the community.
    1. oom cocktails for a cause Hidden speakeasy Outrage of Modesty (OoM) is committed to social change. This winter they are dedicating their winter menu to creating awareness and delivering support to women who suff
  • building heritage, brick by brick

    The new uMkhumbane Cultural Museum at Cato Manor, Durban.
    House and Leisure’s obsession with beautiful brickwork continues this week after we discovered the extraordinary central column of the uMkhumbane Cultural Museum at Cato Manor, Durban.
    Designed by Rod Choromanski and Dean Ramlal of Choromanski Architects, the building’s five-storey museum tower saw approximately 500 000 clay bricks used to create the sculptural monolith.
    ‘Because of its inherent strength, brick achi
  • party perfect: 3 delicious cocktail recipes

    A good cocktail is not only nice to drink, it can be a work of art and add to the vibe of any occasion. If you up the level of your event, here are three cocktail recipes to serve at your party.
    1. bloody geishaPrep time: 10 minutes / Mix time: 40 minutes / Serves: 4
    4–8 tots sake1t wasabi paste500ml tomato juice1t Tabasco sauce1½t soy sauce½t celery salt2 limes, cut into wedgesblack pepper to season1T dry sherry4 celery stalks with leaves to serve8 baby rosa to

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