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CASA BRUTALE

Casa Brutale: the concrete cliff-face villa. Embedded in a cliff face, OPA’s Casa Brutale is a daring Greek villa like no other. By John O’Ceallaigh It’s not just the unrivalled sea views that make Casa Brutale stand out. Designed by Holland- and Rhodes-based architects OPA (Open Platform for Architecture), the one-of-a-kind holiday villa has been proposed for construction in a …

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70 JUTA

70 Juta is a collection of boutique stores and offices at the heart of Braamfontein’s new-found cultural precinct. Showcased are South African design talents, from fashion, to flowers, to fine art. It’s playing home to Guillotine designer Lisa Jaffe’s new pop-up retail space, Summer Reign, as well as design duo Dokter and Misses’ workshop and ‘Co-Op’ Gallery space, shared with …

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THE ART OF THE BRICK

The Art of the Brick® museum shows tour North America, Asia and Australia. These are the first major museum exhibitions to focus exclusively on the use of the popular toy, LEGO® bricks, as an art medium and artist Nathan Sawaya has taken it to new heights. This New York-based artist has multiple unique exhibitions created solely from standard LEGO bricks …

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MELVILLE’S 27 BOXES

Melville’s R30m 27 Boxes unveiled. This retail centre is set to rejuvenate the once vibrant area. By Ray Mahlaka Citiq CEO Paul Lapham speaks at the media launch of the 27Boxes Shopping Centre, 1 July 2015, in Melville. Over 100 traders have opened their doors at this unique shopping complex constructed using disused shipping containers, the first in South Africa. …

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BANNISTER HOTEL

Owned by former photographer Andrew Bannister, his artistic touches can be seen throughout the design of the Bannister Hotel, and his iconic album cover image of Zimbabwean singer Oliver Mtukudzi hangs in the entrance. The hotel is located in Jozi’s hip Braamfontein area, which is thriving with stores, bars, coffee shops and the popular Neighbourgoods market which is a perfect …

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STEVEN COHEN HANGS HIS CHANDELIER

Controversial performance artist crashes CanStage’s Spotlight South Africa closing party. By Jeremy Willard “It looks like nothing, but it’s complex and demands a lot, being in those too-high shoes and wobbly chandelier,” Cohen says. South African performance artist Steven Cohen — who made international headlines when he was arrested in 2013 for leashing a rooster named Franck to his cock …