News and Trends

News and Trends
5 reasons to own House and Leisure’s Small Spaces issue
A sneak peek of the special features that make our March 2017 issue a must-have
Master of her craft: Shay Stark
The visual architect at SHF is a dynamic mix of creativity and logic
The Great Zambezi: An exhibition by Ardmore
The studio will be showcasing new fabrics, wallpapers and ceramics in Cape Town this February
Give your skin a natural boost with Deity Skin
We sit down with the vegan brand's founder, Ashleigh-Jane Denton
Taking tea with Matcha by Mei
Samantha Ahhee shares two recipes - one sweet, one sinful - so you can get in on the matcha mania
The Pantone colour of the year for 2017 is Greenery – a shade not far off from the distinctly verdant hue of matcha. What's this strangely named superfood about? Matcha is a green tea in finely powdered form, used in just about everything from detox drinks to decadent delights. About as high in wow-factor on Instagram as it is
Vote for the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa
The 10 nominees have been announced - now it's time to have your say
Discover our favourite stores at Menlyn Park
These are six of our go-to shops at South Africa's largest retail destination
Start looking out for LOMA Studio
Meet the jewellery design duo conjuring up statement wearables that are beautiful, bold and wholly unique
All eyes on Littlegig
A 24-hour festival celebrating the best in music, food and fashion comes to Cape Town this January
Masters of their Craft: Craig McAlister
We invite you to #FollowTheMasters and meet SHF's expert weaver
Having been in the furniture business since he left school, Craig McAlister, supplier for leading designer furniture producer SHF, is practiced at making things with his hands. Whereas aluminium and timber were his earlier materials of choice, he picked up the age-old skill of weaving in the early 2000s, determined to take an ancient tradition and propel it into the future in the form of beautiful, modern home pieces. A stately man and the manager of outdoor furniture company Macalli, Craig adopts a can-do attitude and keeps his factory and showroom in Umhlali, KwaZulu-Natal, extremely neat and orderly – a tendency th