Of the zillion incredible man-made things I loved in Capetown, I offer up a few. Clean and contemporary architectural lines set against an astounding natural landscape is what I think makes Capetown so unique. Plus the easy aesthetic the entire city seems to have in making its houses, restaurants, pubs, parks, shopping centres, markets, streets, toys, trinkets, furniture, food, everything.
There is also an eco-aesthetic at play in a lot of their design - recycled, re-purposed, re-used, vintage-fied, restored, re-invented - these are all words that describe this creative philosophy that you stumble upon at every turn.
Style in Africa is something of a luxury, yet effortlessly executed in this most unlikely of places. Colonial, contemporary, traditional all find their place in Capetown City. Joy!
SHOPS & STORES & PUBS
|Back-to-nature interiors store|
|Shop front at the Cape Quarter|
|Clean & crisp|
|Kenyan design line La Lesso on sale|
|Kenyan nik-naks made from recycled flip-flops|
|Bead Emporium at the old Biscuit Mill|
|Melissa's Food Shop on Kloof St.|
|Checkered bathroom floor at the Cape Quarter|
BITS & BOBS
|from close up|
Images courtesy of Gita Fuchsova (I was with her!)