Art & Design Matters

Art & Design Matters

Art's Voice Returning to Africa

Art’s Voice Returning to Africa

Another good day in Africa. Yinka Shonibare's multifaceted oeuvre grapples with the lasting legacy of colonialism ... Read More
Double Cool

Double Cool

Forbes Magazine names 12 "cool" new neighbourhoods around the world. And South Africa happens to get TWO mentions: one in Cape Town & a Johannesburg counterpart just as vibrant ... Read More
Quality With A Conscience

Quality With A Conscience

A paper cutout inspired by the pincushion protea - and a play on the word “froufrou” - generating two local initiatives we love ... Read More
Endangered Fun

Endangered Fun

''It’s important to show what beauty humans are capable of with their hands rather than the destructive mass production” ... Porky Hefer ... Read More
Human-Centred Design

Human-Centred Design

Opportunities pave a way for innovation unlike any other. See how a human-centred approach to design enhances ways to make magic happen ... Read More
Another Chelsea Gold

Another Chelsea Gold

South Africa's culturally-oriented display features not only our unique flora, but also the Cape Flats, where Apartheid shunted people to divide black from white ... Read More
A Modern Day Treehouse

A Modern Day Treehouse

The latest winners of the 2018 Corobrik SAIA Architectural awards have been announced, and this gem of a structure is just such a design to behold in Constantia, Cape Town ... Read More
More Glorious Art

More Glorious Art

The Norval Foundation is a just-opened centre dedicated to 21st-century visual art from South Africa, with world-first retrospectives of Kumalo & Legae ... Read More
State of Grace @ Zeitz MOCAA

State of Grace @ Zeitz MOCAA

A most magical musical evening at Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa. The Chanticleer Singers enchanted. Richard Cock conducted inimitably. Classical guitarist James Grace beguiled.     ... Read More
An Academic Fashion Moment

An Academic Fashion Moment

South African cultural warrior, artist Esther Mhlangu, with her Ndebele art collaborations across the globe, receives an honorary doctorate ... Read More
An "Ubuntu" Celebration

An “Ubuntu” Celebration

We love a celebration!  And when it is wild, whimsical and just wonderful, we raise our glasses even higher ... Read More
Fuelling African Innovation

Fuelling African Innovation

Michelle Obama: ''You can choose to go along with what everyone is doing, or you can become whatever you want to be in this life. That’s what Siya Xuza did'' ... Read More
Changing the World - One Story at a Time

Changing the World – One Story at a Time

Do write. Do right. A business that's providing a canvas to kick-start ideas to develop the minds of young children via story books ... Read More
Ardmore’s Voyage of Discovery

Ardmore’s Voyage of Discovery

Cape Town is hot & happening - basking in long hot summer days & a creative vortex peaking with the Cape Town Art Fair, Design Indaba & host of design-related events  ... Read More
Among The World’s Best New Buildings

Among The World’s Best New Buildings

The prestigious 2018 RIBA International architecture award features 62 projects from around the world, with 2 from South Africa: Zeitz MOCAA & the “Empower Shack” ... Read More
Opening A World Of Wonder

Opening A World Of Wonder

A remarkable talent building method to develop innate musical abilities that can open a new world for disadvantaged kids, as it did for their visionary teacher Maria Botha ... Read More
Distillation of Nature

Distillation of Nature

Sculptor Dylan Lewis has moulded 7 hectares into an undulating landscape that mirrors the contours of Stellenbosch Mountain towering above it, and displays his sculptures to perfection ... Read More
Best of the Best, and a lady!

Best of the Best, and a lady!

You don't have to believe us, but the award for the world's Best Female Chef at The Best Chef Lady ... Read More
Socially Engineering Love

Socially Engineering Love

The Secret Love Project ... just imagine changing the image of hearts to swastikas or to the word “hate” and sticking those all over town ... Read More
An Arch for "The Arch"

An Arch for “The Arch”

Cape Town will unveil the Arch for "The Arch", a structural tribute to our beloved Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Made from 14 arching strands of wood, the 9-metre high structure will reside outside St. George’s Cathedral in Cape Town ... Read More
Insights behind Zeitz MOCAA

Insights behind Zeitz MOCAA

Hear how this groundbreaking contemporary art museum in Cape Town's V&A Waterfront came about - its design highlights and architectural challenges ... Read More
Giving Art Life

Giving Art Life

More buzz / art news, prior to the Zeitz MOCAA opening in Cape Town next week: the prizewinners of L'Atelier, one of Africa’s most prestigious art competitions ... Read More
Shortlist: World Architecture Festival 2017

Shortlist: World Architecture Festival 2017

“World Architecture Festival is the epicentre of architectural thought, bringing together leading designers & emerging practices into one forum” - See some contenders ... Read More
The Story of a Ceramic Wall

The Story of a Ceramic Wall

''In two hundred years time people may gaze on our wall and wonder what some of the creatures are, as they were last seen in 2074" ... Read More
Accolades & Awards

Accolades & Awards

Cape Town gathers prestigious awards around the globe for its magnificent beauty and tourist offerings. Venture south and see why! ... Read More
Visionary Plan By Pioneering Women

Visionary Plan By Pioneering Women

Migration to Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront's Silo district is a clever paradigm shift around the desirability & economic potential of local South African design ... Read More
South African Creative Energy

South African Creative Energy

See the electric pulse of South African creative energy - right in the heart of Paris - where 38 local brands are on exhibit at Galeries Lafayette ... Read More
''Under the Shadow of Wings''

”Under the Shadow of Wings”

A striking contemporary chapel in South Africa created as an inclusive space where people of all religions can find spiritual connection ... Read More
And the winning photo is ....

And the winning photo is ….

If you followed the Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year's weekly summary, you'll be delighted to see who the 2017 winners are! ... Read More
Eye-catching Exhibition of Africa

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

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.

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’

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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''

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Sizzling Destination

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

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

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

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 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

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

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