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Win an Optiphi hydration hamper to the value of R2 118!

Give your skin the best care with Optiphi Because Optiphi products undergo extensive research and development, it has become a leading skin care brand...
19-03-2018 22:10

Expert Advice on Easy Ways to Embrace Tropical Modernism

Interior trends are nothing new. People are always looking for inspiration from what’s new and fresh, but recently a number of styles have transcend...
15-03-2018 22:08

Beautiful, versatile vinyl flooring

A classic, stylish and durable flooring solution for South African homes Beautiful, long-lasting flooring is the foundation for any stylish interior, ...
15-03-2018 22:08

On our radar: Ini Archibong

Having captivated the Design Indaba audience in Cape Town last month, Ini Archibong has been the name on everyone’s lips recently. We chat to... The...
14-03-2018 22:08

Travel: Bisate Lodge in Rwanda

Bisate Lodge is located in the natural amphitheatre of an eroded volcanic cone ? the word bisate means ?pieces? in Kinyarwanda, describing how the con...
13-03-2018 22:07

A Studio Tour with Hush Interiors’ Noks Nxumalo

The banker-turned-designer, Noks Nxumalo invites DECO into her moodily stylish Kramerville Hush Interiors studio. As a prime location to find the best...
13-03-2018 22:07

A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Art

Neman Nassib shares her tips for the first time art buyer. How to Figure Out ?Your Style? Setting the intention to discover and educate... The post A ...
12-03-2018 22:08

Win a Clarins Hydra-Essentiel skin care hamper

Clarins Hydra-Essentiel quenches skin from within and ensures ample hydration. Every day your skin is exposed to factors such as temperature change, p...
12-03-2018 22:08

Where are all the female artists in today’s galleries&

Here’s a question for you, can you name 5 female artists" Are they alive and currently working" It’s pretty challenging, isn’t it" This is... Th...
08-03-2018 22:06

Prolific female artists making waves in South Africa

In honour of International Women’s Day, we’re looking at some of the female artists currently shaking up the status quo of the art scene in... The...
08-03-2018 22:06

A Closer Look at Rich Mnisi’s Furniture Design

At the anticipated opening of Southern Guild?s Extra Ordinary, prolific local fashion designer Rich Mnisi furthered his impressive repertoire with the...
08-03-2018 22:06

Work & Co. hits the streets with their NOVA mobile offi

After first launching Cape Town?s most desired collaborative workspace on Cape Town’s Bree Street, Work & Co has done it again. NOVA, the country?s....
06-03-2018 22:05

Win a set of 4 Porsche long drink glasses worth R1 330

Update your home bar or bar cart with these stylish Porsche glasses The elegance of Porsche is no longer limited to cars only. The... The post Win a s...
05-03-2018 22:05

Urban Style Defined at This Maboneng Home

Rising 17 floors above the frenzied streets of New Doornfontein in the east of Johannesburg, Hallmark House is the much-anticipated newcomer to the Ma...
05-03-2018 22:05

Olivia Hean: true blue

[FEATURED] The newest face to join the #shfgeneration is entrepreneur, mother and wife, Olivia Hean Beautiful bold hues, reminiscent of the ocean, is ...
02-03-2018 22:02

On our Radar: Sunu Gonera

Fresh from hearing his goosebump-inducing talk at The Design Indaba conference last week, we are still trying to process the force that Sunu Gonera......
01-03-2018 22:06

What to Look Out for at First Thursday in Jhb and CT

First Thursday is always a cultural feast for the eyes, and tonight’s offering is no different. Here are four exhibitions in Johannesburg and Cape.....
01-03-2018 22:06

Recapping Li Edelkoort’s Trend Talk at Design Indaba 2

The Design Indaba is always hotly-anticipated every time it rolls into Cape Town. It’s been formally called the best design conference in the world,...
28-02-2018 22:13

Travel: The Fleming Hotel in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has long been a place to draw in the modern traveller. There’s something about the city that pulls you in, be it... The post Travel: The F...
27-02-2018 22:06

Win a Pure Cup tea hamper worth R1 200!

Proudly South African company Pure Cup?s loose-leaf tea is sugar free, rich in anti-oxidants and contains real fruit pieces. Their new Pyramid Tea Bag...
26-02-2018 22:08

Win tickets to KAMERS/Makers in Cape Town

[FEATURED] If unique, artisanal items are your thing, enter to win tickets to KAMERS/Makers 2018 in Cape Town ?Year Of The Open Hand? KAMERS/Makers......
22-02-2018 22:01

Record Prices for Local Art at Strauss & Co. Contempora

The hubbub of a working harbour provided the backdrop for Strauss & Co?s inaugural contemporary art sale, the first such auction in South Africa... Th...
22-02-2018 22:01

The Launch of The Trenery Guild

On the 8th of February, a collection of South African artists and creatives were celebrated at the launch of The Trenery Guild. This event... The post...
22-02-2018 22:01

On Our Radar: Waste-Free Living

With single-use plastics being discarded at an alarming rate, the world’s landfills are quite literally at maximum capacity. It’s reported that a ...
21-02-2018 22:04

What To Expect at Design Indaba 2018

It’s that time of the year again when the ‘best design conference in the world’ returns to Cape Town on the 21st of February,... The post What T...
21-02-2018 22:04

Win a QMS skincare hamper!

It?s never too late to start looking after your skin. Stand a chance to win a #QMSMedicosmetics skincare hamper by entering the competition below... T...
19-02-2018 22:04

DECO Aesthetic: Miami Deco

Rihanna?s recent Grammy set piece, which combined Art Deco touches and 1920s silhouettes in a simmering Miami palette of sea-blue-to-sunset-red gradie...
19-02-2018 22:04

Everything To Know About The Design Indaba Festival

Design Indaba 2018 is back. Once again you’ll be able to experience the world’s leading creative currency driving design for a better world with.....
15-02-2018 22:00

WIN a Drostdy Hof Adelpracht hamper!

You could be the winner of a Drostdy Hof Adelpracht gift set worth R1000 Two lucky readers will win a Drostdy Hof Adelpracht gift... The post WIN a Dr...
15-02-2018 22:00

Win a bottle of Georgio Armani Pour Homme 100ml fragrance wi

[FEATURED] Win Giorgio Armani fragrances with Sony Channel this Valentine?s Day In partnership Sony Channel If you?ve chosen to stay at home on Valent...
14-02-2018 22:03

Obamas Portraits Unveiled at Smithsonian National Portrait G

Former US president, Barack Obama, attended the unveiling of his and former first lady’s, Michelle Obama, official portraits at the Smithsonian Nati...
13-02-2018 22:06

Culture Fix: The Art Events You Need To Be At This Week in C

Art week in Cape Town has arrived with an exciting schedule of the best and most cutting-edge exhibitions. But, where to start" This is... The post Cu...
13-02-2018 22:06

Win a bottle of Crystal Head vodka!

Encased in a stylish skull-shaped bottle designed by American artist John Alexander and made in Italy, Crystal Head vodka is instantly appealing to th...
12-02-2018 22:08

DECO Aesthetic: New Minimalist

Krone Tasting Room, created by architect Rick Stander and interior designer Tracy Lynch, is the inspiration for a New Minimalist aesthetic.  A strippe...
12-02-2018 22:08

Hitlist App is Here to Revolutionize Modern Travel

Hitlist is a mobile app that allows users to add travel destinations to their own personalized travel wishlist. Hitlist then alerts users via email......
08-02-2018 22:05

On Our Radar: The Fagans

Architects Gwendoline and Gabriël Fagan have been creating economical, intelligible designs that respond to the environment for more than 50 years, pr...
07-02-2018 22:05

Food for Thought at Convivium 2018

On Sunday, 4th February, Convivium, the most collaborative food event of the year, took place once more in the Swartland. This year’s event saw... T...
07-02-2018 22:05

The Land of The Rising Sun: Japan

Japan’s popularity has been on the rise for a while now and tops many travellers bucket list. But when a place becomes so popular,... The post The L...
06-02-2018 22:05

Man About Town: Architect Bryce Henderson

[FEATURED] SHF introduces Cape Town architect Bryce Henderson as the new face of the #shfgeneration and #shfdefineyourself campaign Bryce Henderson an...
06-02-2018 22:05

Two Local Buildings Nominated For ArchDaily Building of the

Two impressive local buildings have been nominated for ArchDaily’s Building of the Year 2018. Both the Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town and Bosjes in... The...
06-02-2018 22:05

The Art of Making Butter

There is something deeply satisfying about transforming something into something else. It is an act of creativity ? whether it?s kneading dough or chu...
02-02-2018 22:03

Arpino’s Urban Furniture To Launch in South Africa

ARPINO?s OX and Urban Furniture collections, which launch in South Africa in February, combine art, technology, sustainability and contemporary design...
01-02-2018 22:08

On Our Radar: Beyond The Sea

This is Radar, Elle Decoration’s weekly round-up of the cutting edge and forward-thinking design news taking place all over the world. This week, we...
31-01-2018 22:08

Travel: La La Land

As the gateway to the Pacific Ocean and the Mojave Desert, the sprawling metropolis of Los Angeles has a mythical quality. From Beverly Hills... The p...
30-01-2018 22:03

Culture Fix: News in Arts, Design and Culture This Week

The world of arts and culture can move so fast, blink and you might miss it. We’d hate for you to be out of... The post Culture Fix: News in Arts, D...
29-01-2018 22:04

Plett Home Decor Inspiration

Striking just the right balance between a Mediterranean and Moorish aesthetic, Yvonne O?Brien?s dream home, situated in an older part of Plettenberg B...
26-01-2018 22:06

Win accommodation with Afristay for your dream trip

[FEATURED] Walk away with a R3 000 voucher for accommodation in one of 2 000 locations Afristay has over 20 000 listings across 2... The post Win acco...
24-01-2018 22:09

Interior Trends We’re Already Seeing in 2018

With January all but finished and klaar, 2018 is well on its way to taking shape. With that, so are the interiors trends for the... The post Interior ...
24-01-2018 22:09

Travel: London Lives On

High-street shopping, luxe hotels and tag-worthy restaurants ? London?s iconic travel destinations are the gems in the crown of this capital city   E...
23-01-2018 22:06

Local Art Exhibitions To Diarize This Month

What better to kickstart your 2018 creativity than with an inspirational art exhibition" We look at some of the best exhibitions across the country......
22-01-2018 22:10

Win a hamper from L?Oréal Paris

You could be the lucky winner of a L?Oréal Paris Clay mask hamper worth R599! Ladies, there are many things that take its toll... The post Win a hampe...
22-01-2018 22:10

Around The World with Lee Litumbe of Spirited Pursuit

Self-taught Cameroonian photographer and founder of travel and lifestyle site Spirited Pursuit, Lee Litumbe, has travelled widely. In the past few yea...
22-01-2018 22:10

Fine Lines and 100 Hours: Leila Walter’s Absorbing Dra

Cape Town-based artist Leila Walter?s Monologue series of drawings expresses continuity between the lines and forms of cityscapes. The meditative deta...
18-01-2018 22:06

7 Netflix Documentaries to Jumpstart Your Creativity

Need a boost when it comes to creative inspiration for the new year" Here’s a selection of documentary films and series available on Netflix... The ...
15-01-2018 22:09

Win one of two SIX travel hampers worth R809!

You could be the lucky winner of one of two SIX travel hampers which includes a cleanser, toner, and moisturiser. This is an absolute... The post Win ...
15-01-2018 22:09

Total Exposure: 10 Exposed Clothing Rail Ideas We Love

For fashionistas, the exposed clothing rail has been coveted for decades and now the storage method is finding its way into more Instagram feeds... Th...
15-01-2018 22:09

Exit Through The Gift Store: The Zeitz MOCAA

What is it that makes a product particularly covetable" Platform Creative Agency?s Cathy O?Clery explains the process of developing and creating merch...
15-01-2018 22:09

Shweshwe Blueprint: A Review of Siwa Mgoboza’s Materia

Shweshwe, the iconic textile that emerged as a product of contact and trade between Africa, Asia and Europe, underpins South African contemporary mult...
12-01-2018 22:07

Massimo Bottura Opens Restaurant At The Gucci Garden

Iconic Italian fashion house Gucci has always been known for producing the most covetable items, be it their fashion, home decor or accessories. Gucci...
11-01-2018 22:05

New Year, New Garden Inspiration: Wabi-Sabi

By Lily Elliott Japanese legend tells of a young man, Sen no Rikyu?, who in learning the elaborate set of customs known as the... The post New Year, N...
09-01-2018 22:09

Life and Soul: Tina Fuyana

[FEATURED] SHF introduces passionate engineer Tina Fuyana as one of the faces of the #shfgeneration and #shfdefineyourself campaign Tina Fuyana, a qua...
09-01-2018 22:09

Win a Schick hamper!

Get summer ready with smooth legs, using the Schick Hydro Silk Disposable Razor Long summer days on the beach call for impeccably smooth, but moisturi...
08-01-2018 22:11

Refresh Your Home For The New Year

New year, new you, right" Well, even if this isn’t quite your 2018 motto, it can still relate to your home. As with all... The post Refresh Your Hom...
08-01-2018 22:11

Christmas Lunch Ideas from Giles Edwards

Still looking for last minute Christmas lunch inspiration" La Tete’s Giles Edwards has you sorted. ROAST QUAIL, BRUSSELS SPROUTS & CARROTS 4 jumbo q...
24-12-2017 22:01

Last Minute Christmas Ideas for The Foodie in Your Life

How many times have you been to the shops this week" We’re betting a lot and it can be hard to find inspiration for... The post Last Minute Christma...
22-12-2017 22:01

Win a Celltone hamper worth R1 030!

Celltone is a unique skincare range made with snail gel extract. Stand a chance to win a hamper to pamper yourself Celltone?s skincare products... The...
18-12-2017 22:29

Convivium 2018: More Than Just an Event

Convivium, the most inspiring food event in Cape Town, returns to the Badenhorst wine farm in the Swartland for the third time in February... The post...
15-12-2017 22:04

The Makhelwane Festival 2018

Returning for the third time, Soweto residents will be transforming their neighbourhood into a street celebration for the Makhelwane Festival 2017. Th...
15-12-2017 22:04

Cape Town Voted Best City In The World

The annual Telegraph Travel Awards were held again earlier this month and 90,000 readers voted Cape Town as the best city in the world,... The post Ca...
14-12-2017 21:59

Product of the Week: Cut Pendant Light by Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon, the iconic British design house known for its clever, futuristic creations, recently added to their incredible lighting range with this Cut...
13-12-2017 22:03

Project Runway heads to SA

[FEATURED] Already an international sensation, reality TV show Project Runway is coming to South Africa Those who have dreams of being South Africa?s ...
12-12-2017 22:02

Three Floral Arranging Ideas For Your Festive Table

Dané Erwee from Okasie gives us his best tips for fun floral arrangements for your festive table. Using foraging as inspiration, these looks are... Th...
12-12-2017 22:02

Caperitif Cocktails for Summer

The fine art of mixing a drink just keeps on getting better. Whether you?re into aromatic flavours, sweet or sour, these Caperitif cocktails will... T...
12-12-2017 22:02

Travel: Freewheeling in Amsterdam

I was never the most confident bicycle rider, the result of an unfortunate incident as a nine-year-old attempting to take on a steep hill... The post ...
11-12-2017 22:01

WATCH: Zodwa Kumalo shops her story with Visa Checkout

[FEATURED] Find out how convenient it is to use Visa Checkout when shopping online More and more merchants are using Visa Checkout for online... The p...
11-12-2017 22:01

Ultra Violet Named Pantone’s Colour of The Year 2018

Cult colour company, Pantone, has announced Ultra Violet as its colour of the year for 2018. Described as a dramatically provocative and thoughtful pu...
08-12-2017 21:59

Lighten the mood

[FEATURED] More than a candle, SoyLites scented candles create an experience, lifting the mood in your home and benefitting your body and mind Scents....
08-12-2017 21:59

Peeking Inside December’s Palma Home

There’s nothing quite like the Mediterranean, be it the food, the people or the endless blue oceans, there is no denying that the Med... The post Pe...
08-12-2017 21:59

Woodbender Settles Into A New Home In Parkhurst

Woodbender has opened a new showroom in Johannesburg and is now proud to call Parkhurst home. The lively suburb, which is a mecca for... The post Wood...
07-12-2017 21:57

Southern Guild at Design Miami/ 2017

Southern Guild, the dynamic and progressive South African gallery, returns to exhibit at Design Miami 2017. Southern Guild, which has spearheaded the ...
07-12-2017 21:57

Urbane Ornamentation: COUTH

Yelda Bayraktar?s COUTH brand offers home, art and apparel collections for a global audience. In the beautifully curated COUTH showroom in Cape Town, ...
06-12-2017 22:06

Minimalist Christmas Decoration Inspiration

Whether your tree was up on December 1st or you’re waiting until the last minute to do it, there’s no doubt that the time... The post Minimalist C...
06-12-2017 22:06

Product of the Week: Hope on Hopkins Christmas Gin Pack

It’s time to celebrate the festive season and the end of another (hopefully) successful year and what better way to do that than with... The post Pr...
06-12-2017 22:06

Palm Springs-Inspired Décor

With the arrival of summer, it’s only natural that you want to freshen things up at home to welcome in the new season. If... The post Palm Springs-I...
05-12-2017 21:58

The 5 MCCs You Need to Celebrate This Festive Season With

The festive season has finally arrived and most can say that 2017 has been a long year with its fair share of up and... The post The 5 MCCs You Need t...
05-12-2017 21:58

The dreamer: Fabiana Hoy

[FEATURED] SHF introduces Fabiana Hoy as one of the next faces of the #shfgeneration and #shfdefineyourself campaign Peruvian architect, decor stylist...
04-12-2017 22:05

Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2018

The annual Cape Town Art Fair exhibition, to be known as Investec Cape Town Art Fair, is renowned as a leading destination in Africa... The post Inves...
01-12-2017 21:59

Studio Visit: Urbanative

A towering black-and-white photograph of a young woman with a luminous smile, taken by David Ballam, welcomes you into the hallway of the Centurion......
01-12-2017 21:59

Sipping Pretty: Beautiful South African Wine Bottle Design

The local wine scene has never been more exciting ? or delicious. With an industry that seems to be bursting with young, experimental winemakers,... T...
30-11-2017 22:00

Our December Issue: The Art of Entertaining

As we approach the final month of the year, people all over the country are gearing up to entertain family and friends. It’s a... The post Our Decem...
30-11-2017 22:00

The 5 Things You Need in Your Picnic Basket this Summer

Summer is here and everybody is ready to go out and be rightfully kissed by the sun. If you are not going to the... The post The 5 Things You Need in ...
29-11-2017 22:02

Product of the Week: Not Just a Comb

Hamzeh Alfarahneh, the Jordanian-born designer, has unveiled his latest innovative collaboration with Africa?s leading design platform, GUILD Store, e...
29-11-2017 22:02

Dreaming of Singita Sweni Lodge

Sweni Lodge?s location ? on a riverbank in a private concession in the Kruger National Park ? has always been a source of inspiration... The post Drea...
28-11-2017 20:05

Nandipha Mntambo’s ‘The Snake You Left Inside Me

For her seventh exhibition at the Stevenson Gallery, Nandipho Mntambo presents ‘The Snake You Left Inside Me’. Mntambo uses paintings, sculpture a...
27-11-2017 21:35

The Design Foundation Awards 2017

The fifth annual Design Foundation Awards, held on Saturday 25 November, marked a new wave in the industry as each of the seven awards... The post The...
27-11-2017 21:35

Make The Best of The Summer Sun with Sleek and Stylish Daybe

Summer is here and quality time outdoors with family and friends is customary, especially as the holiday season nears and you find yourself winding......
24-11-2017 21:33

Celebrating Time-Honoured Tradition With The Slow List

From woven baskets to reinventing the willow pattern, using an old-world technique to bend wood and an airport lounge dedicated to slowing down, here....
24-11-2017 21:33

Win tickets to a masterclass!

[FEATURED] You can experience a fascinating masterclass if you win our competition ELLE Decoration hosting a masterclass, Cook like a Pro, in associat...
23-11-2017 21:34

SaySay.Love’s ‘The Gift of Water’ at Galle

In what seems like the perfect time to have a conversation about water and our dependency on it, SaySay.Love, the enigmatic artist, unveils his... The...
23-11-2017 21:34

Product of the Week: Ritual Coffee Brewer

We always love when someone local makes something we can’t live without and this week’s featured product is certainly just that. We can’t get......
22-11-2017 21:35

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