The last month of the year can feel like a rally of conflicting focus for us all. Wrapping up at work coincides with getting your head around Christmas, gift shopping, entertaining for days, festive friendly decor styling, and probably gearing up to go away on a proper vaycay. Making space for downtime takes creative application and I felt this issue should supply a spectrum of inspiration, dreamy distraction and a little reflection. There is a swoon fest of gift ideas, a visit to designer Donald Nxumalo’s swish studio in Jozi, first-hand feedback on standout international design products and concepts from contributing editor Julian Treger and a story to take to heart on the people passionately driving alternative altruistic projects within our communities.
The interiors are an edit of jazzy saturated colour statements in artist Kurt Pio’s funky apartment, the alluring appeal of superb style in a coastal holiday house, a very exciting way to live simply and mindfully in a compound of glass pavilions and a gorgeous example of artisanal craft and collections in the Cape. Plus, something to think about to really take summer’s la dolce vita next level. Outdoor kitchens! We show you how in eight compelling ways.
So, holidays, welcome back, we are ready for you!
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