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The Coen Brothers' soundless masterpiece was a film for the ages. Running over two hours without a single musical note, it creates tension with every on-screen movement. Jumping through all the hair raising moments as we sit on the edge...
Mokena Makeka is the founder and owner of Makeka Design Lab, an internationally recognised design practice founded in 2002, that deploys innovative design solutions at the urban, architectural, cultural and installation scale. Raised in Maseru and New York, he...
It was only a matter of time till we had a fanatical outburst about this contemporary classic. The Harbin Opera House by Beijing-based firm, MAD Architects is a sculptural masterpiece. Located in the Northeast Chinese town of Harbin, it...
Jason Butler is a British figurative painter based in Jersey. He studied at Bristol University and Cheltenham Art College. In the last years, Butler has stepped outside of his portraiture work and into a more conceptual approach that has...
Widely considered as a masterpiece and the epitome of a visual narrative; this intro sequence not only transcended the motion picture capture of spaces, it also created a sense of mystery that set the tone for the plot. It gently...
Tracy Lynn Chemaly is a writer and former Managing Editor at Condé Nast House and Garden; currently she is Special Programmes Director at The Guild Group, a South African company focused on promoting, exporting and retailing design from the...
The kitchen; the one space in a house that witnesses the emotional spectrum of a relationship - a range of intimate engagements and exasperating encounters. In 1990, American photographer, Carrie Mae Weems staged a series of scenes around her...
Through history, the incredible contributions that women have made towards architecture are sometimes unnoticed and have been largely overlooked. The structures in place during the early 20th saw the overshadowing of female architects and all their efforts and accomplishments....
It might be far-fetched to consider African cities as distant relatives, better still as half-siblings; all from the womb of Mama Africa, yet bearing a vague resemblance to different ‘fathering’ concepts. A stretch, perhaps… but walk with me for...
“Of the infinite things I’ve collected and experienced over three decades, it’s almost impossible to select three objects to pedestal,” says Cape Town-born, Joburg-based journalist and editor Stefanie Jason, making reference to her stacks of jazz and soul LPs,...