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Condé Nast House & Garden - - CONTENTS -

Au­gust. For some of us, that means school hol­i­days, sweat­ing through Europe, feel­ing the freeze at home, or lan­guish­ing in zero hu­mid­ity KZN bliss. But for all of us, Au­gust means that 2018 is two thirds done. That’s a maths fact you can­not fight, sorry. So why not treat Au­gust like the cram­mer month of cool stuff and fill up on the many de­sign, art and style hap­pen­ings go­ing on at the mo­ment. To help you nav­i­gate, we packed this is­sue with a mother load of fea­tures, pro­files and re­ports that un­pack the buzz, the in­flu­ences and hot spots for you.

Jozi owns Au­gust with two stand­out events that al­ways in­spire, stim­u­late and set the bar each year. 100% De­sign is one of them, and this year CNHG has col­lab­o­rated with Motherci­ty­hard­ware for a su­per fresh in­stal­la­tion called 100% Apart­ment. Of­ten de­sign is tricky to trans­late in real life, es­pe­cially if you don’t have or want a dec­o­ra­tor, de­signer or ar­chi­tect. If you re­late, then 100% Apart­ment is a whole new deal in DIY, down­town cool, and a lib­er­at­ing eureka mo­ment in ur­ban liv­ing. Check out Lofty Ideals, page 41, for a preview of the in­stal­la­tion and the prin­ci­ples be­hind this snappy con­cept.

The other un­miss­able hap­pen­ing in Jozi is the FNB Joburg Art Fair, the gutsy vi­sion of Mandla Sibeko, who has turned this event into a world-class plat­form for the con­tem­po­rary cul­ture of the con­ti­nent. Read about the galaxy of nova and su­per­nova art stars you’ll see in How to Art Fair like a Pro, page 31, and then flip to the last page for Mr Sibeko’s mus­ings on pas­sion, val­ues and re­la­tion­ships.

And in Cape Town? The streets are alive with new plea­sure zones and ren­dezvous Xanadus, which we share with you in Streets Ahead, a guide to the Har­ring­ton Street hood, and A Fare To Re­mem­ber, page 36, an ex­clu­sive, un­curbed, en­thu­si­as­tic Piet Sm­edy-penned salute to A Move­able Feast’s spe­cial brand of se­duc­tive din­ing and de­sign style across town in Tam­boer­skloof.

An­other ex­clu­sive in this is­sue is the new-look Sin­gita Pa­mushana Lodge, page 70, which is once again a drum-roll tri­umph of cre­ative cul­tural in­spi­ra­tion by the Cé­cile & Boyd team.

But prob­a­bly the most sig­nif­i­cant de­sign in­flu­ences are hap­pen­ing on the home front, in the kitchen. We de­voted 11 pages to bring you the lat­est di­rec­tions and doable ideas for the space, that with the new de­sign de­vel­op­ments, is fast be­com­ing both en­gine room and sanc­tu­ary for our homes.

En­joy the is­sue. We loved putting it to­gether for you.

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