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6 local jewellers we love
From clean-cut androgyny to colourful beadwork, these South African jewellery designers know how to make a statement
judging a book by its spine
We show you how to create areas of visual interest in your home using beautifully designed books and magazines
Your Yuletide wish list from Poetry
A range of festive gifts handpicked from one of our favourite design destinations
Pick of the week: Clinton Friedman’s #1 Zero rug
This limited-edition hand-tufted fine art rug by Clinton Friedman features playful critters in warm tones
Calling all stationery nerds: you need to check out PB&Co soon
This charming range of illustrated writing supplies is delightfully local
If you get a thrill out of stylish writing supplies, you’re in for a creative treat with PB&Co‘s inspired and very special stationery. Founded in 2013 by painter and illustrator Jozelle McLea, the range includes calendars and greeting cards, notebooks and gift tags – all featuring her own charming drawings and
Look forward to spring with SHF
Bring warmth in your home with sumptuous textures, brass accents and feel-good fabrics in bright yellow tones
Dive into Le Creuset’s newest colour range
Le Creuset's brand-new Ocean collection brings the calming influence of the sea into the kitchen
La Fede creates heirloom toys for adults and kids alike
After being retrenched from her corporate job in 2014, Chantelle Beukes started La Fede, a small heirloom toy company for all ages
inner-city rooftop gardens inspire Skinny laMinx’s new collection
The shapes, colours and textures of a spiky rooftop garden informed this fabric range
5 bookshelves you need this winter
These inventive storage solutions will seriously cosy up your living space
Winter is for curling up with a good book and settling down for a few hours of comfort and warmth. But if you’re going to be adding new titles to your collection, you’ll also need a place to store them – which is why we’ve rounded up 5 inventive and interesting ideas to try at home. making waves The undulating contours of this bookshelf are contemporary and soothing on the eye, and its clever design means it can accommodate books of varying widths and heights. A white base keeps it elegantly understated, while vertical blue-green panels add just the right amount of visual impact. creative curves A