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5 South African ceramicists on our radar
Get to know the ceramic artists behind a few of our current handmade favourites
new additions to the contemporary spati range at weylandts
Fans of this sleek, sophisticated range will be thrilled to discover these new designs
urban cities inspire fabrica’s new range of rugs
Translating the road maps and architecture of Johannesburg and Cape Town into graphic patterns
love milo’s printed fabrics are now available by the metre
Grab some locally designed patterns for your next upholstery update
our must-have interior design books this month
From remarkable heritage houses to all things patterned, HL's top reads of March 2017 are jam-packed with inspiration
1. bookmark ready One of the most jaw-droppingly beautiful books to be published about South African domestic architecture and decoration in the past few years, Remarkable Heritage Houses of South Africa is by renowned photographer Craig Fraser and writer Nini Bairnsfather Cloete. Ranging from an exquisite apartment in Joha
Go graphic with The Urbanative
This local brand's new Afro-Midcentury collection of homeware items is inspired by Ndebele patterns
achieve a natural aesthetic with coral & hive
This Somerset West-based studio is bringing age-old techniques into contemporary living
Beds go old-school at Design Store
We’re smitten by Design Store’s range of vintage-inspired steel beds
Le Creuset’s new Colours of Spice collection
Inspired by the vivid colours, fragrant aromas and incomparable warmth of spice
In the hot seat with Yinka Ilori
Get to know the Nigerian-born furniture designer whose colourful creations tell meaningful stories
Colour, heritage and a sense of playfulness are all at the heart of the work coming from Nigerian-born, London-based furniture designer Yinka Ilori, who exhibited at the 2016 London Design Festival. In an installation called Swimming Pool of Dreams, Yinka showed six bold chairs made from different found materials and which straddle the line between art and design. His upcycled creations channel memories of time spent on the Margate coast with his family's church congregation. In a culture obsessed with the 'new', Yinka holds a deep appreciation for the old and worn-down, transforming discarded and broken chairs in