Babylonstoren's garden is famous for having over 300 edible plants. Once the food bowl of South Africa for passing ships, in the 1600s, this recently converted Dutch Farm is now a stunning hotel with one of the most beautiful vegetable gardens I have visited. Having written about the hotel last year and a paid a visit in July, I had to revisit this remarkable place. By Susan Harte.
Private Houses to rent, Cape Town and Surrounds, South Africa
Sometimes hotels, reception desks and mini bars don't cut it. When in an area of such natural beauty as Cape Town and its surrounds, we like to make ourselves at home in super stylish houses. Susan Harte uncovers the finest-grade of shelters available for rent.
3D printing is a real thing, folks, of which artist and scientist, Ping Fu, is one of the original founders. We catch up with the highly successful and dynamic woman to find out the level of innovation and creativity it takes to technologically spearhead the world. By Susan Harte with additional reporting by Natasha Gammell.
Red Location Museum, 2005 & Staff Residences For Vredenburg Hospital, 2012
Wolff Architects is a socially-engaged design studio based in South Africa. Their practice straddles research, academia and an intriguing catalogue of built projects which address local cultures and politics with both sensitivity and skill. By Rachel Ang.
Vissershok Container School is the result of a very cool competition asking high school students in Johannesburg to hatch innovative designs for converting shipping containers into schools. By Rachel Ang.
Emily Kucukalic, Managing Director of boutique branding and marketing agency, Brand New You, raises questions about twenty first century women and gives some very clever insights to parents of GenY. Listen up.
An old friend in NYC , Lauri Freedman was always the woman who knew best how to help out - be it a broken arm, a dying friend or helping a homesick Kiwi. It was never with flowers or cards - she was thoughtful, practical and totally original. Beth Whitman talks with Lauri about her new line of condolence gifts and online journal, where she updates timeworn traditions and creates new rituals to commemorate death and loss. Photos by Alison Rosa.