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6 reasons to get your hands on our 2018 Compact Living issue

our 2018 Compact Living issue is about living comfortably in small spaces

Although there are those who say living in small spaces isn't easy: it's not comfortable, there's not enough storage, it's claustrophobic and you can't quite have that expansive rug or L-Shaped couch in coal leather you've always dreamed off. In our March 2018 issue, however, we prove those assumptions wrong. Featuring four micro homes that may be small in size, are big in personality. From a Copenhagen city guide that explores Scandinavia's most design-centric city, to a pattern collision combining floral prints and bold tropical motifs, not to mention illustrator and designer Karabo Poppy Moletsane tools for creative expression, you want to get your hands on this issue.

pattern maker: clash of the wallpapers

From delicate floral prints to bold tropical motifs, the key to combining wallpapers today is simple: the more the clash, the better. Decor editor and stylist Chrizanda Botha and HL editor work to create a bold assemblage of colour, pattern, organic prints and geometric discordance that, although wild, work (page 15).
Photo: Karl Rogers

tour designers Malcolm Kluk and Christiaan Gabriel du Toit's city apartment

What was a simple working space overlooking Cape Town's bustling Bree Street is now a sleek, chic apartment that powerhouse creative duo Malcolm and Christiaan Gabriel du Toit call home. The renowned designers, internationally acclaimed for their fashion label KLûK CGDT, favour an aesthetic that once might have ben called 'swish'. Although their fashion designs are contemporary and forward-looking, their craftsmanship is of the time-honoured kind, evident in the opulent styling and attention to detail that the pair relish. Naturally, their city apartment also features elements of that style (page 64).
Photo: Toby Murphy

exploring melville, Joburg's new foodie hangout

Foodie hangouts are once again breathing new life into one of Johannesburg's most bohemian suburbs. Use our guide to eat and drink and drink your way through Melville.
Photo: Graeme Wyllie

South African-born sculptor Lucille Lewin talks to HL about her autobiographical art

Britain-based (but South African-born) sculptor Lucille Lewin left a career in fashion to create autobiographical art – and isn't looking back. Inspiringly, at an age when most people are retiring, (and having recovered from a benign brain tumour), Lucille found her calling as a fine artist, working in porcelain, glass and metal to create intricate, ethereal sculptures. We speak to the Renaissance woman at her holiday home in Plettenberg Bay to discuss her latest life, just begun (page 24).
Photo: Sylvain Deleu, Paul Plews

star quality in TV personality and actress Bonnie Mbuli's colourful Cape Town loft

TV personality and actress Bonnie Mbuli proves that it's more than possible to enjoy loft living in the Cape Town CBD with a young family. Despite her glamorous life and demanding schedule,  the well-loved personality has opted to settle her family in an upmarket loft apartment. Find out her take on urban living (page 74).
Photo: Greg Cox

add it to your bucket list: Copenhagen for days

Copenhagen is regularly voted one of the world's most liveable cities with some of the planet's happiest inhabitants – plus it has superb art and design museums, gorgeous contemporary buildings and innovative food. HL deputy editor Robyn Alexander compiles the ultimate Copenhagen travel guide featuring the perfect mix of everything (page 102).
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