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Art: Greenhouse

Compiled by Bambina Olivares Wise Photographs Supplied OUT WITH THE NEW Motivated by a desire to provide job security in the community, Eastern Cape manufacturer Decorative Details (image 1) employs a team to repurpose and upcycle old furniture and fittings by hand. They use gilding and paint techniques to enhance tables, chairs and objetsdecorativedetails.co.za POP THE CORK Cork has many properties, such as high insulation, compressibility and durability. A cork recycling initiative between Cape Town’s The Vineyard Hotel & Spa and Amorim, a leading cork supplier, has resulted in the collection of over 25 000 used corks in just three months. The corks (shown off by Vineyard food and beverage duty manager David Wibberley), (image 2) were used to make a new playroom floor for underprivileged school children. vineyardhotel.co.za For more eco-friendly ideas see page 144 of our 2012 Art issue, on sale now...