Anura Vineyards

    Kicking off the last week of July with some interior inspiration, this time from the beautiful new vineyard events venue at Anura in the Cape.

    This space will be so amazing for weddings, launches and conferences – I’m totally obsessed with the floor to ceiling windows! Inhouse Brand Architects were at the helm of this beautifully designed space and they kept it local by commissioning industrial designer, Ryan Matchett, to create steel pendant feature lights – HOT!

    The venue has a bar attached which sees refurbished wine barrels hung from the ceiling, as well as deconstructed wine barrels cladding the bar, with metal hoop lights suspended overhead.

    Going to have to stop over for a look see when I’m next down there.

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    100% Design South Africa

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    First Thursdays with Savior

    Last month I attended a Savior Brand Co leather-making class, as part of their First Thursday’s event. This working leather studio + coffee shop + retail space was one of the first spots…

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    Win with Thandana

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    Before + After

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    Life is a Garden

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    Let’s talk about sex with Désir

    In the past, if you mentioned the words ‘sex toys’ or ‘adult shop’ to most people, you’d get a few raised eyebrows with images of some seedy old guy manning a…

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    Wavescape Festival 2016

    It’s Durban International Film Festival time again and with it the Wavescape Programme which includes 21 surf and ocean films from all over the world. The opening screening takes place on…