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combining design with endurance at The Tool Room
A signature range of alluringly industrial cookware from an Art Deco forge in Observatory
Q&A with designer collar-wear founder nicole reichlin
Hunter Bennington makes genuine handcrafted leather collarwear for dogs who love to get out
groundwork: indigenus’ new collaborative ranges
Indigenus’ new collaborative ranges bring the best of all worlds to outdoor design
Book review: The Garden of Babylonstoren by Franchesca Watson and Heidi Bertish
A visual tribute to the iconic farm in the Drakenstein Valley of the Cape Winelands
6 local jewellers we love
From clean-cut androgyny to colourful beadwork, these South African jewellery designers know how to make a statement
Following in the footsteps of established local brands like Pichulik and Kirsten Goss, South African jewellers are taking centre stage. Here, we’ve decided to highlight six of our favourite lesser-known jewellery makers: from subtle elegance to bold power statements, these creatives are well worth keeping an eye on. wa
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
Look forward to spring with SHF
Bring warmth in your home with sumptuous textures, brass accents and feel-good fabrics in bright yellow tones
Clockwise from top left: Sunburst mirror, Lincoln Double Chaise sofa in Vintage Charcoal, Lloyd server with almond top and base in Jet Brass, Habicus rug in Grey, Solar throw, Magical Solar scatter cushion, Idol Zest scatter cushion. An industry leader in providing carefully curated furnishings for every space in your home, SHF prides itself on its innovative approach to staying ahead in the ever-shifting milieu of interior styling. Positive thinking is a key factor in creativity, and the trend-setters at SHF know that sunny days and clear skies are never more than a season away. Though rooted in the reality of winter with