Business Day - Swan Cafe

Business Day: Swan Café – La crème de la crème

Fifteen years ago, ex-Parisian model Jessica Rushmere created and ran La Petite Tarte. It was a cosy French café in Cape Town’s De Waterkant suburb. She later sold up, started a family, and offered a service as a personal wardrobe shopper and stylist. In 2018...

Phakalane Retreat Centre interior

The Phakalane Retreat Centre in Hout Bay, Cape Town uses Haldane Martin's iconic Songololo Sofa as a centrepiece. Interior Design: Claudia Rauber Architect: Mano Kalos Cape Town 2008...

My furniture manifesto

I strive to offer a sense of belonging to our world and the times we live in by creating contemporary pieces of furniture that strongly express our emerging South African identity and human-centred values. As a contemporary designer I try to meet the needs of the...