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A Total Facelift

“My grandparent’s apartment was stuck in a time warp,” said Jess Colepeper, “so we decided to do a total face lift."
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Inspired by ancient ruins, Frankie Pappas crafts a green-roofed, brick guesthouse that connects deeply with nature.

Hidden amidst the dense trees of a private reserve in Waterberg, South Africa, is a long, narrow building that appears to grow from a steep cliff out into the treetops. Crafted from local brick that evokes the sandstone rock face and capped with a green roof, the House of the Tall Chimneys is a guesthouse by Johannesburg-based architecture studio Frankie Pappas that celebrates a visceral connection with nature.
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Bathrooms Can Be Beautiful

The importance of a beautiful bathroom is a sound interior design strategy.
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The Heart of the Home

Perfecting your kitchen design is a big and exciting job – and can be expensive too. Hours can be spent dwelling over ‘mood boards’ and design variations, and there's no denying that it can get stressful.
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Pushing Traditional Culture

It’s inspiring to see South African creatives using our vernacular elements in their designs, and Laduma Ngxokolo is an exciting example.
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Downtown Urbanism and Subtle Sophistication

I’ve mentioned in a previous post that there are bohemian elements to Joburg shopping, and one of the most established precincts is 44 Stanley in Milpark, a mixed-use development that fuses downtown urbanism with a subtle sophistication.
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Out of Africa

Joburg is a retail heaven; from factory shops to exotic car dealerships, bohemian suburbs and exclusive shopping centres, but to me, the most interesting place of all is Amatuli, which the owners describe as an ‘off-the-wall trading store’. It’s much more than that, it’s a venture into unknown Africa, its arts, crafts and culture.
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Home Office Ideas

Many of us are still locked-down, working remotely, or our companies are consolidating and allowing their employees to work from home. Schools too have decided to continue education online, and the ‘new normal’, albeit abnormal, has changed the way we live and work.