It was not until an American friend pointed it out to me that I realised that South Africans are obsessed with Italy and all things Italian. Why is it, asked the friend during a visit to South Africa last year, that everything that is meant to be something in South Africa has either an Italian name or Italian as an adjective? writes Jacob Dlamini.
The global décor scene is about to be floored by a unique blend of style and originality in the form of South African-born Allhide leather tiles.
The shells of a chicken’s egg are considered a fragile material but an ostrich egg is made of sturdier stuff and an artist in the Karoo is using these discarded shells to make sought-after mosaic art works.