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#hldiscovery: food, fabrics and design

#HLDiscovery With all the impressive product launches and trends happening in the home and lifestyle spaces, it's difficult to keep track. Resultantly, HL has decided to do a weekly round-up of interesting stories discovered in this space. Every Monday, we'll share three to five #HLDiscovery items with you; from new menus or products, to interesting designs, trends – anything new and exciting! Here is the first #HLDiscovery list.

1. fior di latte cheese bar

Fior di Latte Cheese Bar is the first of its kind. Sharing an entrance with the Cause & Effect cocktail bar, it is owned by cheesemaker Davide Ostuni. It offers fresh fior di latte mozzarella that is made while you wait. It also features an array of dishes that are all based in cheese showcasing the versatility of Puglia Cheese. It's open for brunch and lunch. ALSO READ: A taste of Italy with Puglia Cheese

2. iziqhaza dining chair by mpho vackier Design Joburg took place last week and, drawing on the success of last year's inaugural design show featured an energized compendium of items, ideas and concepts. One of our favourites was the Iziqhaza dining chair by Mpho Vackier. Inspired by Zulu geometric patterns, the chair's design is bold and epitomises contemporary African art – both functional and pleasing.

3. samesyn

Samesyn Samesyn is a new homeware and lifestyle brand that prints original styled food photography on raw linen. It is a collaboration between stylist Elmarie Berry and food photographer Lindy Kriek. The prints are made into linen tea towels, aprons, art and fabrics. MOST READ: Samesyn: transforming food photography into functional art

4. waza shop

Waza is an online store that sells quality Japanese household goods in South Africa: for the home, garden and kitchen. If you're in Cape Town this week, catch the owners of Waza shop  at the Skinny laMinx shop in Bree Street on Thursday 7 June 2018. They will be talking about the people who make the products they sell and host a pop-up shop there that will run until Saturday 9 June 2018. ALSO READ: The Skinny laMinx store gets a revamp