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Everyone loves a great painting. While art has become a buzzword in the past few decades, some works of art have transcended cultures and defined eras.  The debate about the 'greatest painting' is a highly subjective one; exciting and...
The last surviving member of Hollywood's golden era  just turned 100. Truth be told Miss de Havilland will probably outlive us all. She constantly portrayed sympathetic and compassionate lead roles. Olivia had a warm charm and ladylike aura on-screen. Off...
Malcolm is a Cape Town based illustrator and animator. His work has steadily evolved over the years as he refines his studies of different characters as products of their respective environments. We caught up with the Rocketboi himself and tried...
Many tributes have flooded in for Bill Cunningham; the celebrated long time photographer of the New York times, who passed away a few days ago after suffering from a stroke. Cunningham was a visionary 'street fashion' photographer (a term he...
The past 30 years have seen a surge in street art around the world. Influential artists like Basquiat and Keith Haring (who began as homeless graffiti artists), inspired a generation of anarchic works of art. The use of stencils in...
Martin Kruger is one of the most influential and revered design thinkers in South Africa. An architect, artist, and urbanist; Kruger has been practicing in Cape Town since 1991. He led renowned design practice KrugerRoos Studio (now Martin Kruger...
Everybody stop talking now, attention... As a tribute to the legend of Muhammad Ali, we look back at some of the moments that defined his career. This is a carefully selected photographic essay, coupled with a selection of quotes by...
For architects, the name Norman Foster is synonymous with high-tech innovation. As, arguably, the single most revered living architect, Mr. Foster exudes modesty in his continuous search for a means to better the world and rethink the way we...
This remarkable ode to cinema was created by Jacob T. Swinney. 100 Years/100 Shots captures an iconic movie scene from each year, dating back to 1915. So many memorable classics; from Nosferatu's shadow (00:27) to Gloria Swanson's "I'm ready for my...
Lianne Burton is a respected design champion, speaker, trend analyst and proponent of African creativity. She distinguished herself as founding editor of the South African edition of Elle Decoration magazine, editor of House and Leisure, and head of communications for...