The house that Chris built

Black and White and Chic all over

Black and White is an iconic colour scheme in the style scene. I consider it to be the most classic of combinations, representing a modern, cool and assertive look. From catwalks and closets, to interiors and style blogs, it’s making […]

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Chairs to Complement Your Lifestyle

  • 28 May 2015    
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Consider for a moment how a chair can fit you and your home. A chair collection, capable of complementing the most diverse of décor styles, exists. Think unique pieces, iconic styles, and functional designs that turn a simple chair into […]

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THE SARTORIALLY INCLINED ANATOLIANS ARE HERE

  • 16 March 2015    
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A collection of modern heirlooms for your floor with a sartorially inclined elegance that ups the ante.

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STILL LIFE WITH NATURAL HISTORY

  • 24 February 2015    
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This Alpine ski lodge is evidence of a renewed fascination with objects steeped in a natural history. Collections of bone, horns, antlers, skulls and found objects such as these remind me of the plains and the outback, bush and bundu.

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FIRE. EARTH. WATER. AIR.

  • 16 February 2015    
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Look what Portugal has brought to the table now. A style of stoneware that speaks of that era of robust honesty. Nothing trying too hard to be anything but useful, strong and beautifully formed. Good values, those.

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OLA PORTUGAL

  • 15 February 2015    
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Blue, white and natural all over. A look that defines the height of summer and the space to just be. When it’s thirty in the shade, and the pages of your book curl up to the sun, this kind of cottage feels like the natural place to be. Rustic charm in huge abundance.

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STOCKHOLM 2015: A FRAME FOR LIFE

This week all eyes are on Stockholm Furniture Fair 2015, as the design community honours Ilse Crawford for her indelible impact on contemporary design.

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ELLE DECORATION TRENDS ISSUE

  • 4 February 2015    
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The story of our Cape Town apartment, as told in pictures by Elle Decoration in their latest Trends issue, which is also their 100th.

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BOM DIA! SANGRIA VERDE

  • 31 January 2015    
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A refreshing take on the classic Spanish – Portuguese summer fruit punch, all this Sangria Verde needs is a nice hot day. As we head into Feb, keep the recipe close at hand and bring out your lab jars, carafes and Portuguese ceramic pitchers to make it pukka.

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PORTRAIT OF A CERAMICIST

  • 28 January 2015    
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A ceramicist’s conversation with his materials at the wheel results in achingly simple, inspired forms.

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A BASKETFUL OF HOI AN

The colourful baskets now at Weylandts are such vivid reminders of our travels in Vietnam last year. Entering into the sprawling markets of ancient cities like Hoi An and Hanoi sets the senses alight. The colours, the smells, the noisy natter of bargaining filling the air.

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A PHILOSOPHY OF PALETTE

  • 18 January 2015    
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A snapshot of eternal elegance, in ivory and charcoal, black and white. Cool, calm and devoutly disciplined.

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WHATEVER YOU ARE, BE A GOOD ONE.

  • 11 January 2015    
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As the cogs begin to turn on this newly minted year, I’m enjoying revisiting Irving Penn’s ‘Small Trades’ series, a study that includes more than 200 different artisans and traders. Romancing the idea of old school graft in a way that makes it no wonder the artisan-maker is now so in vogue – and bigger than ever.

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OUR YEAR IN PICTURES

  • 30 December 2014    
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It feels great to be able to pay tribute to the year with a visual summary of images. This is a snapshot of our world in 2014, captured so eloquently by our photographic team. These are some all-time favourites. Twelve of them.

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THAT’S THE SPIRIT

  • 23 December 2014    
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Are you chopping nuts, whitewashing the guest cottage, stacking beach towels and piling up the fire wood? Feet up yet? Not really? Get into the spirit of things this way.

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This is where the line is, says Vogue

  • 12 December 2014    
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Australian Vogue Living looks at ‘2-D line design’, where modernists are pitching their tents now. Our Croco table is there.

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WHAT TO GIVE?

  • 7 December 2014    
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Good question. Perhaps all we need to ask is: Would I like to unwrap this? We just need to follow our instincts. And avoid the seasonal gift-hunting frenzy. It’s easy when you know how.

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CLOTH WITH MEMORY

  • 4 December 2014    
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Not just layers of cloth. But layers of life, memories, generations. The linens of 2014 have arrived.

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THE LADY WEARS TM

  • 2 December 2014    
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A short film interview with Teresa Martins, designer in chief of TM Collection clothing of Portugal. Official supplier of apparel to Weylandts, and creator of this rather extraordinary dress for Lady Gaga, made of cork, gold and silver.

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HIGH DESIGN-ART: THE AFROMODERNS

  • 22 November 2014    
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The royalty of Southern African design-art, as showcased by Southern Guild. An extra special package of cleverness, beauty and style.

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