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#HLCrush: The HL Team's Top Finds for March 2019

From decor to accessories, here are some of the designs that the HL team is crushing on.

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Chuma Maweni's Imbizo collection.


The House and Leisure team is fortunate enough to spend much of our time hunting down interesting, unique and beautiful items from the home, art, design and food arenas, and our team loves scouring the scene (and internet) to find the very best of what's out there in order to showcase them to you. While we do this, we stumble upon pieces that particular team members can't help but fall in love with – so they show them off on our Instagram account in our weekly #HLCrush posts. If you missed March's crushes or would like to admire them again, here are the House and Leisure team's top finds for the month. 

1. #HLCrush: MPINs by Maxhosa 


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Story editor Annzra Denita is obsessed with the MPINS from Maxhosa. She says: ‘I love badges and pins. They let you customise your clothing so it’s more “you”. These pins from Maxhosa are the dream. Not only are they stunning, they immediately make your look more couture thanks to the signature style of the iconic brand – and they are affordable too’.

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2. #HLCrush: Helen Nabukenya's textile installation


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Senior story editor Garreth van Niekerk was blown away by Helen Nabukenya's textile Installation in Stellenbosch. He says: 'I'm crushing on the extraordinary textile installation by Ugandan artist Helen Nabukenya that launched the official proceedings for the upcoming Stellenbosch Triennale – one of the local art scene's most anticipated events of the 2020 calendar. Check it out yourself at 116 Voorgelegen in Dorp Street, Stellenbosch.'

ALSO READ: Helen Nabukenya Covers Stellenbosch in Giant Textile Installation for Triennale

3. #HLCrush: Chuma Maweni's Imbizo stool 


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When selecting her #HLCrushoftheWeek, managing and copy editor Karen Tennent turned to the recent Design Foundation Awards for inspiration. 'I was delighted that Chuma Maweni's Imbizo stool won him the Object That Moves award. Intricately carved out of ebonised timber and clay, this beautiful piece reflects Maweni's innate ability to create precise and alluring forms by hand. The Imbizo stool forms part of the greater Imbizo collection, which includes a dining and coffee table as well as individual vessels.'

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