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Habitat Magazine The Mall of Africa, in partnership with Julie Miller, presents the Africa Art Collective Returning once more to offer a feast for the senses and food for the soul, Africas Art Collective will proudly showcase over 500 pieces of magnificent work from 130...
Habitat Magazine Genevieve MCC and Luddite set to sprinkle ‘feastive’ cheer Get set for a happy time as Luddite Wines and Genevieve MCC pile Santa’s sleigh high and wing their way to Cape Town. The recognised duo will sprinkle...
Habitat Magazine Forest Tranquility location: Simbithi Eco Estate, North Coast, KwaZulu-Natal | architects: Metropole Architects | design architect: Tyrone Reardon | interior design: Louise Metcalfe of Storehaus Design | photography: Chris Allan On KwaZulu-Natals verdant...
Habitat Magazine Ceramic Expo to be presented at Art.b Gallery Art.b Gallery, the Arts Association of Bellville, will present the Ceramic Expo from Wednesday, 30 October to Wednesday, 20 November this year. The exhibition, curated by designer and visual...
Habitat Magazine Casalgrande – Prize on the River The architect Birgitta Hjelm-Luontola won first prize in the Residential Buildings category at the 11th edition of the Grand Prix for her project Lux Line. The project is located...
Habitat Magazine Bentley Blackline Flying Spur Bentley Motors is introducing a striking Blackline specification for the all-new Flying Spur the British marques driver-focused four-door model that combines sports sedan agility with modern...
Habitat Magazine antoniolupi OSSIMORO – Past & Future antoniolupi is a Tuscan company, which has stood out in the design and manufacturing of bathroom furniture, both in Italy and globally, for the past fifty years. The distinctive features...
Habitat Magazine Beijing Daxing International Airport Beijing Daxing International Airport is a new airport in the Daxing district 46km south of the city centre (20 minutes by express train). Photography: Hufton+Crow Developed to alleviate congestion...
Habitat Magazine Ramn Esteve Retrospective. Feria Hbitat 2019 Ramn Esteve is an Architect and Designer, one facet having arisen as a consequence of the other. In 1991, he founded Ramn Esteve Estudio under the belief that...
Habitat Magazine Afro Argentina: A multi-media exhibition by Argentine visual artist, Gaby Messina The Market Photo Workshop together with the Argentine Embassy presents the multi-media exhibition, Afro Argentina by Gaby Messina. Messina reflects on the politics of Afro-Argentine visibility based on...
Habitat Magazine New A-Class 200 and 250 Sedan The family of compact cars from Mercedes-Benz continues to grow with the launch of the A-Class Sedan. A four-door sedan car that is based on the hugely...
Habitat Magazine The Westwood – Brand new development to launch in Observatory Always one step ahead – Rawson Developers – realised the need for affordable yet luxurious apartments in Observatory. With The Winchester already fully occupied, they will be launching another development ...
Habitat Magazine Karen Stewart Karen Stewart studied Fine Art at Wits University in the late 80s and after her second year changed to Graphic Design, registering as a student at the Johannesburg Art Foundation,...
Habitat Magazine Discoveries from Africa Expo Plettenberg Bay A curated collection of intricately handcrafted basketware, jewellery, handbags, photography, ceramics, furniture and other glorious examples of contemporary African design will be showcased and for sale in Plettenberg Bay this...
Habitat Magazine Neolith – Eternal elegance in luxury Rome residence When leading architects Roberto Bassignani and Stefano De Vecchis were asked to create a design concept for a sixth-floor apartment in central Rome, Il Fascino DellEleganza, the client...
Habitat Magazine Prime Heerengracht building redeveloped into luxury apartments The Mosaic Group, a housing developer responsible for redeveloping several inner-city buildings in downtown Durban, is bringing its insight, expertise and technical wizardry to Cape Town, releasing the first...
Habitat Magazine Lamborghini at Goodwood Festival of Speed SantAgata Bolognese, 9July 2019 Automobili Lamborghini celebrated with fans and customers at Goodwood Festival of Speed, with its one-off Alston SC18 and the Minardi Formula One car...
Habitat Magazine LATITUDES Art Fair launches in Sandton 13-15 September 2019 LATITUDES Art Fair is a new platform for African art in international times. “By African, we mean anyone who has a meaningful connection to Africa and the diaspora, and...
Habitat Magazine Jaguar XE SV Project 8, the worlds fastest sedan, beats its own Nrburgring Nordschleife record The Jaguar Special Vehicle Operations-developed XE SV Project 8 has demonstrated its breadth of performance capability by setting the fastest Nrburgring Nordschleife lap time for a four-door...
Habitat Magazine Rondebosch Oval – a luxury estate in the middle of the Suburbs Rondebosch Oval is a desirable secure lifestyle estate with 41 upmarket homes situated in the leafy family-focused suburb of Rondebosch. The estate is nestled between table mountain and the...
Habitat Magazine An Italian Fiesta of LiveMusic & Flavour-Full Dining For one night only, on Friday 26 July 2019, Cape Towns Urban Oasis – 15 On Orange Hotel, Autograph Collection – will transform into a little slice of Italy,...
Habitat Magazine Tribal Art London | 4 – 7 September 2019 Tribal Art London is the UKs premier collectors event in the field of ethnographic culture and indigenous tribal art. The fair opens 4-7 September 2019 at Mall Galleries,...
Habitat Magazine Breede River Valley’s BOSJES Kapel wins international architectural award South Africa, Breedekloof, 11 July 2019; THE iconic BOSJES Kapel set within the BOSJES Estate and located in the Western Capes Breede River Valley has been acknowledged by the...
Habitat Magazine 2019 Worlds 50 Best Restaurant Extended List awards Cape Towns La Colombe This year The World’s 50 Best Restaurants extended its list of restaurants ranked between 51st and 100th to 120. Acclaimed Cape Town restaurant La Colombe took the 114th...
Habitat Magazine The 2019 Eat Out Woolworths Sustainability Award entries are now open Entries for the 2019 Eat Out Woolworths Sustainability Award, South Africas most prestigious accolade for restaurants contributing to more socially and environmentally responsible practices, are officially open. Introduced in...
Habitat Magazine The Hunt for SAs Hottest Young Emerging Creatives Has Begun Are you the future of South Africas design industry? The Design Indaba Emerging Creatives Programme aims to unearth fresh new talent across a multitude of sectors. A chosen group...
Habitat Magazine The Continental GT Convertible Number 1 Edition by Mulliner Bentley has created a unique, Limited Edition model that pays homage to the legendary No. 1 Bentley Blower of 1929. The Continental GT Convertible Number 1 Edition by Mulliner is...
Habitat Magazine History Redesigned Australia and New Zealand were long established colonies of the British Isles and as such borrowed much from the old country. Architecture is an easily recognised example in this existing...
Habitat Magazine MINI Clubman showcases South African design flair MINI South Africas first local edition of the MINI Clubman, called the Modern African Gentlemen edition, made its stylish debut at a gala event in Johannesburg on Thursday, 27...
Habitat Magazine Living with Art Previously the site of an old family home in suburban Morningside, Sandton, this tract of land was acquired to develop surrounding plots into a high-end cluster development. The resulting...
Habitat Magazine Summer 2019 London Art Week Highlights Summer 2019 London Art Week is the biggest yet with 50 different dealers and auction houses from Mayfair & St Jamess, Europe and the US participating. The galleries are staging...
Habitat Magazine Flexform – Miami Penthouse The vast floor-to-ceiling windows in the light-filled living room of this Miami penthouse offer unparalleled views of the city.Brazilian architect and interior designer Andrea Chicharo created...
Habitat Magazine New Lexus Sport Coupes Hit SA Lexus is excited to announce that a substantially-revised RC F range will be officially available for the first time in South Africa. The range is all about race-bred...
Habitat Magazine ORMS Collaborates With 16 SA Artists Best known for being a leader in supplying photographic equipment and digital printing to a myriad of happy customers, ORMS recently decided to join forces with 16 South African artists...
Habitat Magazine Officine Gullo – Back to the Future This old farmhouse, skilfully restored in a definitive contemporary style, features a new and notable design project by Officine Gullo RUBIN RED & BRUSHED NICKEL. Its located in a patently...
Habitat Magazine Ian Callum, Jaguar Director of Design, awarded CBE in Queens Birthday Honours list Ian Callum, Jaguar Director of Design, has been awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queens Birthday Honours List 2019.Awarded for services...
Habitat Magazine Leeto: A Sam Nhlengethwa Print Retrospective at Wits Art Museum Leeto: A Sam Nhlengethwa Print Retrospective surveys the print work of renowned artist Sam Nhlengethwa from 1978 to 2018. Leeto is a seTswana/seSotho word for journey and, as the...
Habitat Magazine A Theatre of Life: Jan Neethling Teams up with Graham Modern & Contemporary for 4th Solo Exhibition Graham Modern & Contemporary, Johannesburgs premier gallery destination for African Art, is set to unveil the latest body of work by accomplished Johannesburg-based artist, Jan Neethling. Images, which will...
Habitat Magazine Citco at Salone del Mobile At this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan, the Italian natural stone company Citco showcased beautiful and elegant pieces for two new collections within its Citco Design and...
Habitat Magazine Multi-faceted canvas: works of art on SaphirKeramik In cooperation with the Basler Brasilea Foundation, the Swiss bathroom brand Laufen has launched an art project that combines material and design innovation. The works of art called “Impress...
Habitat Magazine New Lexus RX Makes World Debut Lexus unveiled the upcoming RX luxury SUV today, revealing evolutionary changes to the brands core model, which helped establish the luxury SUV segment when it was first introduced in...
Habitat Magazine TBAD Architects and Design Every so often a designer or architect comes along whose unique style makes a statement to such an extent that you cant help but take notice. One such person...
Habitat Magazine More on Volkswagens new SUV, the T-Cross With world premieres in Amsterdam, Shanghai and So Paulo, Volkswagen presented its new compact SUV to further progress the companys global SUV offensive. The T-Cross, which...
Habitat Magazine Some of the Top Stands from Design Joburg 2019 in 3D Once again, South Africas best designers, architects and style shapers transformed the Sandton Convention Centre into Africas hotspot for the most innovative and covetable interiors. This year, visitors...
Habitat Magazine New Jaguar XE is a hyper-real work of art Jaguar revealed the new XE sedan in unique fashion, by commissioning a series of highly detailed paintings which blur the lines between art and reality. The trio of hyper-real...
Habitat Magazine The All-New Flying Spur: The Dynamic Grand Touring Sedan by Bentley Bentley Motors celebrates its 100th anniversary and the British creator of extraordinary Grand Touring cars is promising to once again set new standards of both driving enjoyment and luxury when...
Habitat Magazine Design Holding Wall: the making of A playful, interactive wall to celebrate the designers and their iconic design which built the history of Flos, B&B Italia and Louis Poulsen, together as Design Holding. The three...
Habitat Magazine A feast for all senses: CapeGin goes on tour with The Travelling Art Gallery! capegin has dedicated itself to the many fine handcrafted gins that are produced with devoted craftmanship in South Africa. For the Swiss online retailer with a soft spot for South...
Habitat Magazine Guarded Transparency Zimbali Coastal Forest Estate was originally sugar cane land and part of an old colonial farm. This location was one of the last sections of the estate to be released...
Habitat Magazine Discovery Sport enhanced for family adventure The new Discovery Sport, the compact premium SUV, has been transformed to make it more technologically-advanced with greater practicality to keep its occupants safe and comfortable in all conditions....
Habitat Magazine Julia Day Julia Day, interior designer and founder of Generation, returns to Design Joburg featuring Rooms on View with a CoLab stand: For In-Residence the designer is creating a lounge that...
Habitat Magazine Ultimate Townhouse location: Kensington, London | interior design: Susan Knof | photography: David Cleveland Miami-based KNOF Design recently completed a major London commission: the unification of two separate townhouses in Kensington to create...
Habitat Magazine The new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman and the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman The British premium car manufacturer MINI presents what is by some measure the most powerful models ever approved for public road use in the brands sixty year history. The...
Habitat Magazine Michelin-star Chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen comes home Bornand raised on a farm, first South African Michelin-star Chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen always knew he would one day return to the bush; to the campfires...
Habitat Magazine Mercedes-AMG 53-Series Models: A perfect combination of performance and design Mercedes-AMG is extending its product portfolio with the 53-series models of the CLS, E-Class Coup and E-Class Cabriolet which combine powerful performance with sporting style and...
Habitat Magazine Design Joburg 2019 featuring Rooms on View presented by Sanlam Private Wealth Once again, South Africas best designers, architects and style shapers transform the Sandton Convention Centre into Africas hotspot for the most innovative and covetable interiors. This year, visitors...
Habitat Magazine 405kW Jaguar F-PACE SVR now in South Africa Jaguars highest performance SUV, the F-PACE SVR, is now available in South Africa. With 405kW and 680Nm the F-PACE SVR is capable of launching from 0-100km/...
Habitat Magazine Passing of Genius I M Pei – 1917-2019 I M Pei, the architect behind iconic buildings globally, including the glass pyramid outside the Louvre in Paris (1989), died aged 102 at his home in Manhattan, NY yesterday 16...
Habitat Magazine Design Joburg 2019 – Top 5 Must-see Features Back for its third edition, Design Joburg, featuring Rooms on View is presented by Sanlam Private Wealth, and promises to flip the traditional notion of a dcor and design...
Habitat Magazine Flexible Legacy location: Bardon, Queensland, Australia | architecture: Shaun Lockyer Architects | interior design: Kalka | photography: Cathy Schusler A palette of sandblasted concrete, spotted gum timber and natural stone creates a robust, warm and...
Habitat Magazine ARTS TOWN Riebeek Valley awakens with annual Solo Studios event Solo Studios, an annual event that has firmly made a name for itself on the events calendar, will be taking place in the Riebeek Valley from the 8th to the...
Habitat Magazine J.P. Morgan celebrates Abadali Art Development Programme with exhibition J.P. Morgan unveiled a new exhibition of artworks by South African artists. The Abadali Art Development Programme was launched by the firm in 2018 in an effort to assist...
Habitat Magazine Nandos fires-up a spirited collective of South African Design at Milan Design Week 2019 International food franchise Nandos, which has outlets in over 35 countries, is adding a new item to its menu of exciting social investment projects that accompany the spicy Portuguese-...
Habitat Magazine Handcrafted Perfection Having debuted the reinvented flagship sedan in 2018 – the all-new LS – Lexus is putting an exclamation point on this signature model with the new F Sport. The...
Habitat Magazine Meet 100% Design South Africa’s first feature artist of the year – r1 With large-scale public artworks located anywhere from Azerbaijan to Brighton, the internationally recognised and locally celebrated street artist, r1. is set to be 100% Design South Africas first-...
Habitat Magazine Executive chef Guy Bennett to open Gigi Rooftop at Gorgeous George in Cape Town Design HotelsTM will be introducing Gorgeous George, Cape Towns first cool downtown property, to its group in April. Only a select collection of privately owned and run establishments make...
Habitat Magazine Funke Media Headquarter in Essen, Germany A true exclamation-point! The recently opened headquarter of the international Funke Media Group defines a coherent urban-design ensemble, which – like a well-proportioned body – is articulated...
Habitat Magazine Chef Guido Brambilla – Bocca Born in Milan, Italy, Guido Brambilla studied Business Management and Law in England. Eventually trading his spreadsheets for oven sheets, he enrolled at Le Cordon Bleu London. Rooted in an...
Habitat Magazine Contrast of Form location: Waterfall Country Estate, Midrand | architecture: Louise O Architects | interior design: Tiggs Crozet Interior Design | landscaping: Urbanic Landscaping (Pty) Ltd | photography: Elsa Young On an open piece of land, with...
Habitat Magazine Coastal Opulence location: Hawaan Forest Estate, Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal | architecture: Kevin Lloyd Architects with client | interior design: KLA Architects; client and Baronie Pretorius of Urban Fabric Interior Design | contractor: R and...
Habitat Magazine Adam Schlosberg Gallery owners reckon that the South African art scene is intoxicating currently. Its a period in which the country is producing wildly impressive talent. One of these up-and-...
Habitat Magazine Electrifying I-PACE Jaguar has introduced South Africa to the future of motoring with their first all-electric vehicle (EV), launched together with a rapid public charging network to enable long distance travel...
Habitat Magazine Chef Amber-May Deetlefs – Bobos Brasserie Currently Executive Chef for The Kove Collections array of distinguished hotels, restaurants and bars, Amber-May Deetlefs is an ambitious and talented 29-year-old chef who worked and...
Habitat Magazine Visionary Platform location: Waterfall Country Estate, Midrand | architecture: Studious Architects Derick Brits | interior design: owners Sharon Green Franco & Sergio Franco | photography: Rene Walker Waterfall Country Estate is a recent residential development combining...
Habitat Magazine Elphick Proome Architects – Design for Living Elphick Proome Architects (EPA) is an internationally acclaimed, Durban-based practice with three decades of experience. Led by George Elphick and Nick Proome, 75 talented staff contribute to the studio...
Habitat Magazine La Vinya Villa location: PGA Catalunya, Girona, Spain | architecture: Studio RHE| photography: Roger Casas This new villa is one of a number to be built around the perfected landscape of the PGA Catalunya...
Habitat Magazine Lamborghini Urus – Revolutionary Raging Bull Many have heard the story: Lamborghini Trattori S.p.A., produced tractors from surplus post-WWll military hardware. Then Ferruccio Lamborghini already a successful entrepreneur opted to begin making cars...
Habitat Magazine Trellidor – Redefining the Barrier Trellidor is known for traditional security gates and burglar proofing, but for over eight years the company has been introducing more lifestyle-influenced designs to its range. The first of...
Habitat Magazine CREMA, Tom Dixon & Friends – After Dark. CREMA is thrilled to announce an immersive design experience that takes the pop-up display over to the dark side. Thursday 7 March 2019 will see the official launch of...
Habitat Magazine Introducing Irish Drumshanbo Gunpowder Gin In the province of Connacht in the West of Ireland, on the shores of Lough Allen, at the foothills of Sliabh an Iarainn, lies the tiny rural village of Drumshanbo....
Habitat Magazine British Airways – Freedom Flying The British Airways Executive Club is uncomplicated and free to join on ba.com. Join, and there are immediate benefits from exclusive privileges and rewards (upgrades, hotel stays and car...
Habitat Magazine Neolith goes back to the future Neolith, a market leading brand of Sintered Stone, was recently specified for two very special projects as part of the latestUK primetime TVseries, George Clarkes Old House,...
Habitat Magazine Kohler’s Components Collection KOHLER is putting the freedom of choice into the hands of South African consumers and specifiers with their latest Components line of interchangeable tap elements. This collection offers a wide...
Habitat Magazine Deepest Darkest by Suzaan Heyns & Krisjan Rossouw Opening just ahead of the 2019 Cape Town Art Fair, Deepest Darkest is a boutique contemporary Art Gallery in the historical heritage village of De Waterkant, within the Cape Town...
Habitat Magazine SAA and Nedbank launch world first with the SAA Voyager Cheque Card South African Airways (SAA) Voyager and Nedbank today launched a first in the world – a cheque card which guarantees users to earn air miles per transactional swipe. The SAA...
Habitat Magazine IKEA launches VERALLT collection during Design Indaba Festival Two years ago IKEA teamed up with a group of designers, architects, artists and creatives from five African countries to collaborate around modern urban rituals and the importance they play...
Habitat Magazine Design Indaba Nightscape Design your February diary around Nightscape, an open-hearted public festival of design, creativity and performance that takes place after working hours to make it easier for everyone to attend....
Habitat Magazine Dulux introduces the new LOVE palette Global leader of premium quality paint, Dulux , has curated an earthy, rich palette of stimulating tones called LOVE in its trend forecast for 2019. Every year, the colour specialists at...
Habitat Magazine Caesarstone – Kramerville Design Studio Now Open Perfectly located in the heart of Joburgs design district, the Caesarstone Design Studio provides consumers with an inspirational and experiential space with expert advice and one-on-one service,...
Habitat Magazine Investec – Zero Jeopardy With Investec Life Investecs long-term insurance business Investec Private Banking clients now have exclusive access to the appropriate level of cover for themselves and their families, depending on...
Habitat Magazine Plewman Architects – Game Lodge to Cityscape Nicholas Plewman Architects, based in Johannesburg and having recently opened an office in Stellenbosch, was founded and is directed by Nick Plewman. This architect has combined his life-long passion...
Habitat Magazine Casarredo – Design Distinction Since 1956 Giorgio Collection has been creating a distinguished level of furniture intended for luxury lovers. Currently present in 52 countries, it has become a landmark in the world of...
Habitat Magazine California Modern location: Healdsburg, California, USA | architecture: Feldman Architecture | interior design: by clients | photography: Joe Fletcher Forty acres of undeveloped rolling countryside was the site for this modest yet distinctly different build,...
Habitat Magazine Enza Home – Art Deco Renaissance Enza Home, a concept brand whose products have the strength of Yata Groups years of expertise, meets all expectations of comfort and quality, durability and elegance, affordability and good...
Habitat Magazine Chris Soal – Sticks and stones create a master piece Chris Soal is an award-winning artist living and practicing in Johannesburg, South Africa. Using found materials as the departure point for his works, Soals sculptural and spatial approach...
Habitat Magazine Lay of the Land This vacant plot on an estate in Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands measures 910 square metres. Architect Hugo Hamity was tasked with designing a contemporary family home that would meld...
Habitat Magazine Design Indaba 2019 – design activism and creativity takes center stage Design Indaba, the internationally acclaimed creative conference, will take place in Cape Town from Wednesday 27 February to Friday 01 March 2019 and will once again set the standard for...
Habitat Magazine Stiles – Super Surfaces This contemporary home in George is an exercise in coastal practicality, in synch with aesthetically considered architecture and interior design. As is often the case, in such environs, finishes are...
Habitat Magazine Gorgeous George on St Georges Mall Gorgeous George, a new cool downtown hotel in the heart of Cape Town, will officially open in March this year. Created out of two beautifully restored heritage buildings, its...
Habitat Magazine Woodbender introduces the Cala Last year Woodbender was inspired to bring you the Malmo after noticing that low backrest seating was becoming increasingly popular. In 2018 theyve adapted the Malmo and are now...
Habitat Magazine Radisson Blu – Celebrating Summer Finding cool solace from summers consuming heat is a favourite South African pastime and summer is all about chilled days spent outdoors and even more chilled beverages. When mirages...
Habitat Magazine Miele – Dishwasher Buyers’ Guide We speak to Liam Gawne from leading appliance manufacturer, Miele, on his top tips on what to look for when investing in a dishwasher. There is no denying that a...
Habitat Magazine Willowlamp – The Love Clovers Part of Adam Hoets most recent range of pendants and chandeliers, the Love Clover collection is a whimsical take on the striking similarity between the silhouette of a clover and...
Habitat Magazine Blancpain celebrates Chinese New Year Blancpain’s Traditional Chinese Calendar is a watchmaking masterpiece combining the fundamental principles of the age-old lunisolar calendar stemming from Chinese tradition with the date according to the...
Habitat Magazine Design Joburg, featuring Rooms on View announces CoLab designers for 2019. For its third instalment, Media 10s Design Joburg, featuring Rooms on View, is thrilled to announce the 9 designers set to transform the Sandton Convention Centre into the nucleus...
Habitat Magazine Poltrona Frau – Auspicious Decades A hundred years after Achilles birth anniversary and 50 years after Pier Giacomos death anniversary, Poltrona Frau wanted to celebrate Castiglioni brothers with the launch of a Limited...
Habitat Magazine Design Indaba – Most Beautiful Object in SA This February, the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa will be decided by public vote. The polls officially opened on Friday 25 January 2019 and members of the public can...
Habitat Magazine L’Abysse – Perfect Synchronicity LAbysse in Paris has been awarded with its first prestigious Michelin star. Designed by gallerist and artist Laurence Bonnel, the decor echoes the delicate Japanese-inspired cuisine of Michelin...
Habitat Magazine Duravit – Oodi Central Library The new Oode (English: ode) central library in downtown Helsinki opened on December 5, 2018, the day before the 101st anniversary of Finlands independence. The parliament building, concert hall,...