Living: WHAT MEN WANT… TO SET APART, TASTEFULLY

Written by | Found in: Living Style | Posted on: 13 Dec 2016 - 9:21 am
  • NOLAN GRAPHITE 24 PIECE CUTLERY SET IN TITANIUM GRAPHITE, R1999.00, COUNTRY ROAD

TO SET APART, TASTEFULLY!

Your choice in flatware has the ability to transcend mere dining. It also has the ability to do you just as much disservice. Set your self – and the table – apart in tasteful style with the Country Road Nolan Graphite 24 Piece Cutlery set in titanium graphite.

The effortless modern design make it eternally stylish and will always look right in any man’s home.

See more of the GIFT eDition here. 

Living: WHAT MEN WANT… SWANKY HANKY PANKY

Written by | Found in: Living Style | Posted on: 11 Dec 2016 - 2:16 pm
  • OUD & BERGAMOT HOME CANDLE, R1045.00, JO MALONE

SWANKY HANKY PANKY!

Some men scoff at the idea of making their place smell better. But these are usually dudes with apartments that reek of pepperoni pizza, dank sneakers and cheap deo.

Then there are those who appreciate the subtle but effective environmental improvement that a good candle provides. Along with the aesthetic benefit of a handsome jar, they supplement the air with a genuinely pleasant scent.

Keep it manly. Jo Malone’s Oud & Bergamot home candle is woody and smoky, crisp and citrusy – just what you need to set the right mood.

See more of the GIFT eDition here.

Living: WHAT MEN WANT… SOMETHING SCANDI

Written by | Found in: Living Style | Posted on: 9 Dec 2016 - 10:07 am
  • THE VERA LAMP, R750.00, CREATIVE DUO AT STABLE.ORG

SOMETHING SCANDI ALWAYS WORK!

When buying a lamp – not unlike buying a watch – you want to strike the right balance between price, quality and a design that won’t look out of date in a few years. The simplicity of Scandinavian design principles is always a fail-safe choice and blends easily into most environments.

The minimalistic, Scandi inspired Vera Lamp, by Emerging Creatives duo, is equally unique and interesting when in use or not and makes a fine addition to any mans space.

See more of the GIFT eDition here.

eDition: GIFT GUIDE | WHAT MEN WANT…

Written by | Found in: eDition Fashion Grooming Living Style | Posted on: 8 Dec 2016 - 6:32 am

WHAT MEN WANT!

To minimise your festive season gifting quandaries we’ve put together a guide of fail-safe, no-brainer, must-have, can’t-go-wrong stuff men always want. From the only socks and jocks you should ever give (or receive, hopefully) to the perfect timepiece every man would wear proudly. And to make it more convenient you can shop online immediately on some of the items featured. Easy.

See the MrDoveton Gift Guide: What Men Want here. 

Living: CYBERCELLAR.COM: HOPE ON HOPKINS

Written by | Found in: Living | Posted on: 24 Jun 2016 - 11:58 am
  • HOPE ON HOPKINS DISTILLERY LONDON DRY GIN, R330, CYBERCELLAR

THE LATEST HIPSTER TIPPLE

There appears to be nothing they won’t meddle with but fortunately for you we’re all winners here. The recent trendy upsurge in the gin market has brought the humble spirit from its historically white bread roots to its current assault on the floral kingdom.

The best part is the local offerings – particularly the London Dry Gin from the Salt River distillery, Hope on Hopkins. It’s a clean, classic london-dry style gin with a ‘secret’ collection of botanicals that makes it the perfect go to base for a simple GnT or Martini. No need to go overboard with trimmings – jdd a little citrus and/or rosemary to get the most out of it.
Tip: When tasting a gin neat try it at around 12-15˚C and add a splash of cold water – this releases the botanicals.

Living: DARK HORSE | STRETCH BACK BARSTOOL

Written by | Found in: Living Style | Posted on: 10 May 2016 - 2:23 pm
  • The Dark Horse Stretch Back barstool, R2, 950.00, Dark Horse
  • The Dark Horse Stretch Back barstool, R2, 950.00, Dark Horse

THE STRETCH BACK BARSTOOL

With winter almost here we’re guessing you’ve also begun entertaining indoors. And there’s no better way to do so than at a cosy kitchen counter or mancave bar, right? Use your dining-out budget to upgrade your barstools and make your space the hot place to be this winter.

We’re fans of the stylish Dark Horse Stretch Back barstool – it’s the perfect synergy of sleek, masculine aesthetics and comfort. The genuine leather seating and nylon woven base offer maximum comfort whilst the strong angular design of the frame adds a unique character.

Living: LOCALLY MILLED

Written by | Found in: Living Style | Posted on: 18 Mar 2016 - 12:57 pm
  • The Philip Pikus ‘Contemporary Classics’ fabric collection is available at Lula Fabrics (www.lulafabrics.com) in Cape Town and T&Co (www.tandco.co.za) in Johannesburg.

CONTEMPORARY CLASSICS COLLECTION

Planning a little pre-winter home enhancing? Look no further than the debut fabric collection by esteemed designer Philip Pikus; ‘Contemporary Classics’. Offering a range of fabrics in a neutral, contemporary palette of taupe, grey, bone and linen (charcoal to follow) the collection provides the perfect foundation to create timeless interiors in any man’s home.

Making extensive use of cotton, linens, and blends thereof, the Contemporary Classics collection also plays with sustainable Bamboo fiber – resulting in a boast-worthy bamboo boucle. From 100% linen sheers to chunkier blended weaves, in a wide variety of textures and tones, the collection coordinates effortlessly. Better yet – it’s milled locally.

Living: 5FIVE

Written by | Found in: Living Style | Posted on: 22 Jul 2015 - 8:57 am
  • Image credit: VISI
    Shop AO35, 1st Floor, The Palms Centre 145 Sir Lowry Rd Woodstock

5FIVE OPENS IN CT

Gauteng’s little secret has now become Cape Town’s with the addition of 5FIVE to the mise en scene of décor stores in Woodstock.

5FIVE is a stylish collaboration between décor stalwarts including Julian Décor, Sasi Wallpaper, Bosco Timber Flooring, Sisal and Jute Flooring and Lamps on Line. You’ll find everything from natural fibered and timber flooring to décor accessories, lamps, furniture, Smink dinnerware, wallpaper and art in collaboration with Arteye Gallery.

If you’re spending the wintery weekends decorating your home, make sure 5FIVE is on your list of stores to visit.

5FIVE will service both the trade and public directly. Contact: info@5five.co.za

Fashion: NEWS | STUDIO DYLAN THOMAZ

Written by | Found in: Fashion Living News Style | Posted on: 8 May 2015 - 2:41 pm
  • Studio Dylan Thomaz
    STUDIO DYLAN THOMAZ practices the art of curation as well as consulting to various clients in the design and interiors industry. Address: 142 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town

STUDIO DYLAN THOMAZ

Studio Dylan Thomaz has opened in Cape Town and the result is a striking manifestation of Thomaz’s passion for well-curated and inspiring spaces. At the space, situated in the heart of the city, Thomaz collaborates with artists and designers to co-develop a range of pieces inspired by their work.

Launching with a joint collaboration with esteemed artist Kurt Pio, the “Black on White” exhibition comprises of a series of abstracts designed by Pio with textiles curated by Dylan Thomaz. Pio will present a series of 7 abstract works, complimented by a range of limited edition scatter cushions curated by Thomaz.

A welcome and stylish addition to the streets of Cape Town!

‘Black on White’ runs to 29 May 2015 – don’t miss it.

 

 

Living: OKHA STM SWIVEL CHAIR

Written by | Found in: Living Style | Posted on: 19 Feb 2015 - 7:09 am

The masculine lines, solid wood frame and leather finish of the STM Swivel Chair has an air of distinguished, yet unstuffy, elegance about it. Take a glimpse into the world of OKHA in this short film, showing the thought, design, time and the effort that goes into the making of the STM from concept to completion. The STM Swivel Chair is designed by Adam Court and manufactured locally.