We are all aware that Italian luxury brand Salvatore Ferragamo is not all about shoes, even though that’s how it all began in the ‘Roaring 20s!’ Having said that, they are still famed for their beautifully handcrafted shoe collection with a difference, longevity and comfort!
On the coastal road by the Melkbosstrand beach, just 30 km from Cape Town, stands Melkbos House, a comfortable two level family residence designed by the practice of SAOTA. The weather beaten African coastline is the inspiration for this residence, expressed in the road facing screen wall, textured and untamed like its dynamic surroundings.
A project undertaken by the practices of Pitsou Kedem Architects and Axelrod Architects, G House exceeds the accepted limits of a simple minimalist design. Constructed on a small plot in a suburb of Tel Aviv, Israel, the two level plus basement family home follows a horizontal framework punctuated by vertical and horizontal strips of glazing.
Another about turn from Tomas Maier, Creative Director of Bottega Veneta, as we saw in the runway show for the brand’s Spring 2014 RTW collection. The pretty flowered prints of 2013 have vanished into thin air and in their place is a collection of voluminous silhouettes...
There is nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread on a warm spring morning and the anticipation of enjoying a chunk of that crusty loaf spread with butter and fresh honey! Although the production of that beloved staple has been taken over by the method of mass production, in many countries, the tradition of the family bakery is still alive and well!
It is in the north east city of Greece, Komotini, that architect Minas Kosmidis, chose to leave his design mark of stimulating vibrancy and electrifying playfulness, an element easily identified in all his projects. This time, it is the Away Café Bar that worked as a canvas for the architect’s inventive imagination, leaving us pleasantly astounded once again..!
In the Mexican countryside of Yucatan, the number of ruined and abandoned buildings remains as a testament to the ever changing economic environment of the country.
‘Pinned Up’ - a daring title for this upcoming, groundbreaking exhibition! It conjures up thoughts of a rare specimen, a creature pinned to a board, restrained for closer examination under a microscope; awaiting judgement through scrutinization and at the same time enhancing our knowledge of this subject.
Much has been written about the island of Santorini, poets have waxed lyrics and songs have been sung about the sunsets, the light, the mystery and the history of this ancient volcanic land. There is an undeniable magnetic attraction for this island of mis-shapen rocks, which draws thousands of eager visitors to its shores every year.
There are so many factors to consider when purchasing a home; will we get on with the neighbours and will it suit the needs of our future family? The answers are an unknown quantity and only time will tell, until things come to a head and we realize that our once comfy home is now bursting at the seams!