Art & Design Matters

Art & Design Matters

Vlisco's Eye-catching Exhibition of Africa

Vlisco’s Eye-catching Exhibition of Africa

A visual feast! And tribute to Africa by Coolhunter. See Vlisco's bright & bold exhibition in celebration of its 170-year iconic history ... Read More
Carnivals and water celebrations

Carnivals and water celebrations

Cape Town just celebrated its very own Carnival with a multi-coloured festival of lights and costumes that gave citizens something ... Read More

Accolades in Spades

Inclusion in Travel + Leisure’s 2017 Best New Hotels in the World - and Diners Club 50 Best Discovery Series of must-visit restaurants in the Middle East and Africa ... Read More
Wordless storytellers

Wordless storytellers

It is a thousand words in one instant. A flash of emotion or a stirring of the heart. The powerful ... Read More
What To Expect - Cape Town Art Fair 2017

What To Expect – Cape Town Art Fair 2017

An array of over 75 exhibitors of contemporary art - from the foremost South African galleries to top international displays & a stimulating talks programme ... Read More

Cross Paths. Connect.

Open Streets: Car-free Bree Street brings colour & life to Cape Town ... Read More

‘The hottest art capital in the Southern Hemisphere’

Cape Town is on travelers’ bucket lists for many reasons, including its natural beauty, cutting-edge design & most recently, its exceptional food scene ... ... Read More
To Miami, with love from Africa

To Miami, with love from Africa

Southern Guild always do South African's proud at Design Maimi. Their theme this year was "Future Primal" featuring our local showcase of award-winning designs ... Read More

Why Cape Town is the new … Brooklyn / London

See why Shortmarket feels like you’re in Brooklyn, London or Japan rather than Cape Town, with distinctively local new eateries, bars & galleries popping up on its cobbled road ... Read More

Saluting A Giver of Hope & Courage

South African humour. An advert in tribute to outgoing Public Protector, Advocate Thuli Madonsela ... Read More

A Celebration of Colour and Texture

‘Fabrics are to Africa what monuments are to the West’: Yinka Shonibare. See fibre art produced by colossally talented artists harmonising materials & colours ... Read More

Changing perspectives about Africa

Images that speak eloquently about the historic change underway in Africa and the opportunities for African businesses and the world … ... Read More

P is for People, not Parking Bays

PARK(ing) Day is an annual, open-source global event to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into temporary public places, or 'parklets' ... Read More

Compelling Design Platforms

Shaping the continent’s contemporary art and design scene and bringing its spectrum of talents to the international arena ... Read More

Showcasing SA design collectibles

Johannesburg's artistic landscape ignited by art dealers Justin Rhodes & Ashleigh McLean / WHATIFTHEWORLD & Southern Guild gallerists Trevyn & Julian McGowan ... Read More

In ”World’s Top 5 LGBT Destinations”

This ranking further validates why Cape Town is considered the gay capital of South Africa (and the continent)! ... Read More

Tribute to brilliant satirist

A documentary that captures a man and his lifetime commitment to South Africa by using satire to affect change ... Read More

The 10 Best Travel Apps

Apps to change the way you travel from booking, to boarding, and back with just a touch, tap, or flick of the finger ... Read More

T&L’s World’s Best Cities Award

Add to your bucket list! T&L's awards of the most beloved cities on earth show how dynamic our world really is - especially in Africa ... Read More

Contemporary Yet Timeless

It all started with a garden. The latest addition to Babylonstoren in the Cape Winelands is a symbol of its enduring hospitality ... Read More

Top Creative City of 2016

Discover where the world’s creatives are congregating in 2016 ... no, it's not San Francisco or Paris ... Read More

A Compelling Exhibition

''Home Truths'': Domestic Interiors in South African Collections, curated by Emeritus Professor Michael Godby, on show at Cape Town's SA National Gallery ... Read More

Shooting Stars in Africa

When on safari .. Look Up! There’s a good chance the stars will be brighter in Africa than they are wherever you’re from - & Look Down! for the 'Little Five ... Read More

Cape Floral Kingdom’s Gems

A secluded garden that's a little piece of paradise, a ‘window’ onto South Africa's fascinating biodiversity and gateway to the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve ... Read More

The Big Frieze – Epic Undertaking

'The largest work of art created in Rome since the Sistine Chapel' - William Kentridge's most ambitious project to date ... Read More

Crowing About Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the world’s top places in which to ''be & see'', but don't just take our word for it, see the accolades and awards the city has received ... Read More

Southern Guild’s Newest Design Investments

Making design waves are highly collectible South African pieces that were exhibited at Design Miami - both Basel and Miami, & Design Days Dubai ... Read More

Treasure Hunting for Curiosities

An alternative take on Easter egg treasure hunts - a collection of unmistakably African curiosities in an eclectic building ... Read More

Inspiring Luxury Brands

Ardmore is collaborating with French luxury brand Hermès to produce a collection of silk scarves ... Read More

Reconnection to Nature’s Blueprint

Acclaimed sculptor Dylan Lewis' garden expresses the deep seated themes of his work, including the notion of an 'untamed wilderness' ... Read More

Sizzling Destination

Find out why Cape Town is a compelling destination for art / craft lovers in the month of February ... Read More

Creative Collabration

Monkeybiz & The Haas Brothers in an exciting exhibition at New York's Cooper Hewitt that's changing the face of traditional beading in Africa ... Read More

Micro projects with major impact

Design innovations for incremental informal settlement upgrades in South Africa’s townships redefine the socio-economic system to overcome the challenges of rapid urbanisation ... Read More

Most Beautiful Object in SA 2016

Look through this year's nominations and get voting - we're keen to see what's selected as SA's most beautiful object for 2016! ... Read More

A Fitting Tribute to Mandela

A giant tapestry provides a constant reminder to the millions of people passing through Cape Town International airport about Mandela's legacy ... Read More

Caught our eye – Kalk Bay

Kalk Bay is a quaint fishing village on the coast of False Bay, loved by both locals and visitors alike. This creative haven has plenty of great restaurants, coffee shops, galleries and an assortment of quirky shops from second-hand antique stores to unique local designer stores ... Read More

Evolutionary Chicanery

How smelly seeds outsmart dung beetles! A deceptive piece of evolution and one of the best examples of biomimicry for seed dispersion anywhere in the world ... Read More

Join Us for An Unforgettable Weekend of Art

Enjoy the cream of contemporary portraiture in South Africa. View 100 selected portraits on an art-filled weekend in choice spots around Cape Town & the Winelands ... Read More

Symbol of South Africa’s Pre-colonial Past

Described as South Africa's equivalent of Tutuankhamun's mask, the golden rhinoceros of Mapungubwe is the defining symbol of its pre-colonial civilisation ... Read More

Solving A Real Challenge In Real Time

A simple, yet visionary way to increase the number of cancer survivors through early detection, BreastIT is a mobile breast cancer diagnosis tool ... Read More

Refreshing perspectives on design

Some have been around for a while and are well established, others are hot, new property with the brightest futures ... Read More
Kassena

Inspired by African Architecture

The fascinating architectural structures created by the Kassena people in West Africa inspired the design team Dokter and Misses who have just launched an exciting new range ... Read More
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The Most Beautiful Object in South Africa

A deserved recognition for Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden's popular treetop walkway, aka The Boomslang! This favourite experience for locals & tourists alike has just received this top vote from Design Indaba Expo 2015 ... Read More
Africa is now

Africa is Now

Africa is rejecting the descriptions that have historically defined it and is instead becoming the new benchmark for growth and ... Read More
Arts and craft exhibition

”Make It New”

What a striking timeline of the Cape’s rich craft and design heritage - a must see exhibition currently on display at the V&A Waterfront's just-opened Watershed ... Read More

In Flower – and Blossoming

The Keiskamma Art Project is part of a wider thrust to rejuvenate and restore a landscape and a people fractured ... Read More
Zenzulu Visi

A Bite of the Big Apple

What a wonderful opportunity to showcase the quality and diversity of South African design to the world for 15 local companies! ... Read More
Fresh Produce Market

Planting The Seeds

Urban or city farms aren’t a new concept, globally. You can find them on rooftops in Bangkok, San Francisco and London ... Read More
Beaded-iPhone-case

A New Take On Beading

Man of the moment Vukile Batyi, a graphic designer, was inspired by his late aunt and her beading skills to create a range of quintessential accessories ... Read More
Top US prize for local SA Students

Top US prize for local SA Students

Students from the University of Cape Town win top prize at the Global Social Venture Competition for a low cost fire-detection device for informal housing ... Read More
Arts and crafts

Bridging a divide

How communities across geographical and economic divides can support each other ... Read More
Chelsea Flower Show 2014

Chelsea garden winners inspired by history

Congratulation to No Man’s Land, designed by Charlotte Rowe for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, with a Warhorse puppet & its handlers stealing the show on press day ... Read More
Hand made art work and crafts

Food for thought – ”Design & Making”

On show at The Castle of Good Hope is  an exhibition that highlights the congruencies between 'craft' and 'design' and explores 'design and ... Read More
Kirstenbosch initiatives

The Journey of Water

Lyall Strong and Marc Nicolson's installation at Kirstenbosch brings awareness to water's extensive journey to miraculously emerge from a tap ... Read More
Africa is now

Africa is Now! Design Indaba Expo 2014

A ground breaking exhibition of African design, creativity & innovation ... Read More
Table Mountain

Cape Town named No 1 place to visit this year by The New York Times

The award is particularly significant with 20 years of democracy being celebrated & Cape Town's title as World Design Capital 2014 ... Read More
World Design

Bring On The Modern, Colourful & Quirky

New York's design goods e-tailer Fab.com debuted its first focussed pop-up shop of jewellery, homeware & fashion items with cutting edge South African design ... Read More
Art work

A Refreshing Slice Of What’s To Come

The Cape Town Art Fair promises to be a multi cultural layer cake in a great location - not just high brow art but a good cross-section - the 'real deal'. ... Read More
Artwork

Topical Collaboration

The Keiskamma Kuru Exhibit at the 2013 Kirstenbosch Biennale is a botanical display based on the medicinal and traditional use of plants of southern Africa ... Read More
Nelson Mandela Arrives At The InterContinental Hotel

Icon for peace, freedom, leadership,

The power of visual communication through the use of universal symbols and icons transcends language barriers and connects people everywhere ... Read More
Superette - Woodstock, Cape Town

Globe Trotters’ Hot List

Cape Town's semi-industrial neighbourhood Woodstock is a spark of urban gentrification and Superette café is pioneering its metamorphosis ... Read More
Courtesey Visi magazine

A Festive Kickstart

The Foodwinedesign Fair, an annual oasis of style that brings together high-quality, artisanal fare in a convivial atmosphere & sets taste buds alight ... Read More
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Ardmore – A Ceramic Powerhouse

''Fresh combinations of whimsy fused with Zulu folklore'' ... as Fraser Conlon, director of Amaridian, a New York City gallery observes ... Read More
Cape Town City Hall

Lesson from Times Square

Exploring the concept of what constitutes a successful public space: Tim Tompkins on Times Square's transformation & Mokena Makeka on revitalizing CT station ... Read More

Take a craft-inspired road trip

South African craft collectives transgress social divisions to make things of beauty that sustain lives, with “story telling used as a fundamental thread'' ... Read More
Ceramics safari

Dynamic & Diverse – South African Ceramics

Discover the world of South African ceramics on a highly interactive 11-day tour around the Cape - in summer time ... Read More