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REFLECTIONS ON CAPE WINTER

Dear John,

This late winter at Jenny Mills Architecture we ask ourselves, “What, in design, shows a great handling of light?”. Please join us as we consider the use of light and water in architecture and design.

Kind wishes,
Jenny

REFLECTIONS - LIGHT

REFLECTIONS - LIGHT
Winter in Cape Town. The play of light at this time of year is mesmerising. Welcome collections of water can be found throughout the city and surrounds. Pools, streams and dams mirror images of our varied surroundings. Whether in the early morning or at dusk, vermilion clouds fill our skies and both dappled and striking shafts of light play across …

WHAT WE ARE THINKING ABOUT

WHAT WE ARE THINKING ABOUT
As we welcome the winter rains, there is no doubt that the topic of water (and its conservation) remains firmly in our minds. During the previous severe drought we designed a house that utilised filtered rainwater for hot water using a solar-powered system. This water was then recycled to greywater and fed the toilet cisterns. The greywater recycling plant was …

LOCAL INSPIRATION – MEMA DESIGNS

LOCAL INSPIRATION – MEMA DESIGNS
Our latest lighting inspiration comes from South African design studio, Mema Designs, who use woven aluminium mesh fabric to create astonishing pieces of lighting art. Business partners Ari Geva and Sian Eliot’s work has been featured in some of South Africa’s top design magazines. In their studio in Johannesburg, electronics engineer (Geva) and industrial designer (Eliot), build upon their practical …

THE ART OF LIGHT

THE ART OF LIGHT
Photography. An art form that is ever conscious of light. It is the art of light and the playfulness of shadows, ideas that are intricately linked to the design process. These images by photographer Rob Mills provide daily inspiration and feature on the walls in my office. Dance, a central theme to Rob's work, is captured here on Clifton beach …

As we move forward toward spring, light remains a reminder of winter and the season almost passed. This winter light a captivating display during the blood moon eclipse in July; the longest eclipse this century. The proximity to the earth causing a long moon shadow. The moon is initially concealed by the outer shadows, the penumbra, then the umbra, the …

EVENTS AND HOTSPOTS IN CAPE TOWN

Hexpo

HOMEMAKERS EXPO 2018

The 2018 Cape Town HOMEMAKERS Expo will showcase the very latest home, décor, design and lifestyle trends to over 32 000 visitors looking for inspiration and new ideas.
30th August to 2nd September 2018.
afro

THE AFROFEST 2018

The AfroFest is a movement that supports Local African Culture makers, by building awareness about local artists and businesses that uphold African Culture on a
daily basis.
22nd September until 24th September 2018
south

SOUTHERN

GUILD

Colour Field Exhibition, is inspired by the Colour painters of the 1950s and 60s, which included Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman, Helen Frankenthaler, Kenneth Noland and
Frank Stella.
19th July Until 12thSeptember 2018.
SAAS

OPEN NIGHT OBSERVATORY

Open Night at the Observatory - presents a talk concerning the stars, galaxies and the universe, followed by a chance to look at the night sky with the telescopes.
Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month.
pecha

PECHA KUCHA NIGHT

An event open to anyone who wants to do presentation about something they love. Talks are informal and inspirational. Each presentation consists of 20 slides in 6 minutes 40 seconds to keep things concise and interesting.
Every first Tuesday of the month.
food

THE STREET FOOD FESTIVAL

is all set to hit Joburg and Cape Town next week. From the 31st of August to the 9th of September you can enjoy a whole range of food experiences leading up to the two big market weekends, where you can indulge in street food in every shape and form.
H

HEMELHUIJS

HOT SPOT
"Ever since it opened back in October 2010, Hemelhuijs has been a restaurant of many faces. Now, as the seasons change, artist and chef Jacques Erasmus has transformed the Cape Town eatery once again. Guest writer Eugene Yiga tells us about his visit..."
ASH

ASH RESTAURANT

HOT SPOT
"Chef and Owner of ASH, Ash Heeger was born in Mthatha and raised in Cape Town. Ash knew she wanted to be a professional chef by the time she was ten years old. No other career was ever an option for her..."

cafe

CAFÉ DU CAP

HOT SPOT
"Inspired by a French-Bohemian design style, together with owner Sam Mellor, we created a light filled and intimate cafe for all times of day. The bar is finely detailed and exquisitely crafted with bespoke details, to create a space which exudes warmth and comfort..."
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