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5 top reads in the Design Issue

The month of May sees us turning our focus to all things design and importantly, celebrating South African design talent, particularly when it comes to those designers and artists finding recognition internationally, just as Andile Dyalvane prepares for his first international show in New York. Here are five top highlights you’ll find between the covers of House and Leisure in May:

Love this look

Local design – both avante-garde and traditional – gets the spotlight on page 15 onwards. Expect to see incredible wood carvings by Robert Sherwood Design, Buhera baskets, artwork by Andrzej Urbanski, and much more.


Flip to the Solutions pages from page 107 to find 15 great ideas for bathroom updates.

Design homes

Four beautiful homes offer up a range of perspectives on how design can be made to fit in everyday life. From artist Rodan Kane Hart’s curated apartment in Cape Town city bowl to a sleek Sandhurst home that’s filled with beautiful items by interiors specialists Anatomy Design. Find them from page 44.

Talk of design

Read about all our favourite things from top interiors show Maison et Objet (on page 24) and the revelatory design ideas out of Design Indaba (page 33).

Break your fast

Give the first meal of the day a revamp with these utterly delicious recipes from page 90. designcover HL May issue 2016 is on shelves from 18 April. Subscribe to receive your issue of House and Leisure every month at