The October issue of House and Leisure is now on sale and this edition is overflowing with green goodness, from wild interiors with bright jungle motifs to beautiful mod-tropical homes and greening up your spaces with indoor plants. We also reveal Cape Town’s new Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA), which symbolises a structural and cultural rebirth in the Mother City. For a peek inside our brand-new issue, keep reading, and follow #HLGoesTropical on Instagram for more fresh inspiration.
1. keeping it local with 100% Design
At this year’s 100% Design South Africa showcase in Joburg, Source IBA presented a unique hotel-design proposal that illustrated a new approach to African hospitality. Named the Afrotel, the space strikes the ‘perfect balance between minimalist interiors and imaginative, characterful rooms’ as Tiaan Nagel puts it. We explore the innovative concept even further on page 34 of this month’s magazine.
2. art and soul at the Zeitz MOCAA
The recently opened Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa was designed by world-renowned English designer Thomas Heatherwick, and the newest addition to Cape Town’s creative scene has transformed an historic disused grain silo into a cultural institution of global standards. We capture aspects inside the magnificent new building on page 36.
3. explore four mod-tropical inspired homes
Take a tour through an intriguing villa in Lugano, Switzerland, that has been built on a rock face on a forested property (page 50). A spacious home in Green Point has employed the principles of Japanese architecture to transform a narrow plot into a contemporary three-bedroom abode (page 60). Bold and modern design sits comfortably alongside tactile texture and personal touches in a revamped residence in Umhlanga (page 68). And, finally, the adventurous family home of award-winning cookbook author and ad man Neil Roake features a mix of raw materials, lush foliage and clever design (page 76).
4. real refined recipes
Giving delightfully simple ingredients a fresh and sophisticated appeal, Jacques Erasmus of Hemelhuijs, Cape Town, fame presents spring-inspired dishes that brilliantly balance taste, texture and colour. Refreshing twists include grilled lettuce, shaved daikon with fish roe, and litchis paired with coconut. Turn to page 88 for more.
5. travel to the heart of Havana
With its easy-going Latin American vibe, ever-flowing mojitos and unique classic-car culture, the capital of Cuba is every bit the picture of faded island bliss. From page 102, we discover the best things to see, do, eat and experience in this hot holiday spot.
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