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Traveling in Southern Africa and trading here is a blog for the design minded adventurer in: Architecture, African furniture and Decor, Travel, Art, Photography, Fashion, Food, Cars, Wine, Current Trends and Events. We'll even cross the borders of South Africa periodically to bring you related stories from our neighboring countries on the continent of Africa.
Tuesday, 31 January 2012
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
Experience the extravagant elegance of rail travel on the most luxurious train in the world. Rovos Rail’s unique train safaris through the heart of Africa combine some of the most magnificent scenery with the glamour and excitement of the golden age of rail travel. These beautifully rebuilt trains offer accommodation of the highest standard combining the opulence of a bygoneera with subtle modern innovations.
Monday, 23 January 2012
A fine portrait by Ruth Everard-Haden is scheduled to go under the hammer at Stephan Welz & Co’s auction on the 21st February 2012, The work has attracted a pre-sale estimate of R800 000 – 1 000 000.
Wednesday, 18 January 2012
|ZEBRA SKIN AND GLASS CHAIR by: PHASES AFRICA|
This stunning all glass and Zebra hide chair is not available on our website yet- contact Phases Africa directly at the email address provided above; for more information. We also ship door to door across the globe. Thank you, Noleen Kutash
Monday, 16 January 2012
Travel and Trade South Africa, will feature only one of Sabi-Sabi’s four multi-award winning private game lodges in this post. The Earth Lodge, the most recent of the four lodges, with it’s very earthy contemporary design, often addresses as “Tomorrow” lodge.
Wednesday, 11 January 2012
Tuesday, 10 January 2012
Credited with making a significant contribution to the evolution of the modernist house, this building never loses contact with the expansive views of the man-made landscape of Johannesburg and the Magaliesburg beyond. As one drives past the squat, mushroom shaped columns supporting the water body of the swimming pool above, one is constantly aware of the interconnection of landscape and built form...
Thursday, 5 January 2012
Powered From Behind
In the early 1930’s, Central European car designers believed that a rear engine would suit a small car best. This was because it permitted an aerodynamically-efficient body design and it was thought to be cheaper to build. Mercedes-Benz built a few experimental rear-engine cars and even a three-cylinder Diesel, but they proved costly to build. The 130H, with its engine at the rear, made its debut in 1934. It was the first Mercedes-Benz with a central tubular frame and like the 170, had independent suspension all round and hydraulic brakes on all four wheels. Sales were disappointingly low and production was terminated in 1936. At least three of these cars were imported to South Africa but weren’t too popular due to price. This vehicle was purchased for the Museum from the Chrysler agents in Cape Town - traded in originally by a Dr. Du Toit.
Last month Maison’s opened their much anticipated new tasting room and restaurant called The Kitchen in the scenic Franschhoek Valley. Maison’s claimed South African’s Young Wine Show award for champion Shiraz of 2009. Antwan Bondesio, is the wine maker on the estate and renowned chef Arno Janse van Rensburg can be found in The Kitchen preparing fresh and sumptuous dishes that includes wood-fired pizza. Maison Estate is owned by Chris Weylandt, founder of Weyland furniture, and his wife Kim Smith; they call this intentional minimalistic yet spectacular site home.
MASION'S THE KITCHEN TASTING ROOM AND RESTAURANT
Wednesday, 4 January 2012
Mikhael Subotzky was born in 1981 in Cape Town, South Africa, and is currently based in Johannesburg. Subotzky’s most recent body of work, Beaufort West, has been published in book form by Chris Boot Publishers and was the subject of the exhibition, New Photography: Josephine Meckseper and Mikhael Subotzky at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Mikhael Subotzky: Beaufort West