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Interview | Artist Neo Matloga - the next Big thing...

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It was such a delight to meet Artist Neo Matloga recently. I stopped by his booth at Joburg Art Fair and it felt like I was witnessing the Next Big thing. His works reminded me a little bit of the incredible Nigerian Artist Yinka Shonibare. As we were having a casual chat, a group of Art lovers o[read more]

Joburg Art Fair 2016 - a Great success...

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Joburg Art Fair 2016 Wow, what a show. The Joburg Art Fair this year took African Art to the next level. There was so much excitement leading up to the events, and they did not dissapoint. With Mandla Sibeko at the helm, as Director, the fair was filled to capacity with a well curated programme. [read more]

Interview | Andile Dyalvane - beyond ceramics...

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As a young boy growing up in rural Eastern Cape, Andile was fascinated with objects, and mainly the bone china that most mothers would keep for special guests. Out of curiosity he tried to understand what was so special about this beautiful material. So he tried to carve shapes out of animal bon[read more]

DESIGN

Timeless and Sophisticated: Luxury Fashion Made in Africa...

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If the number of fashion weeks, art exhibitions and increasing attention and exposure to African fashion and design is anything to go by, I think its fair to say that it’s a buoyant time for creativity and artistic expression within the continent. For this reason I find fashion-weeks happening in[read more]

Review | If Chairs could talk...

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Nich attended the latest exhibition for artist Yinka Ilori 's September exhibition in London. The exhibition, "If chairs could Talk" is an artistic exploration that goes beyond the object itself. Indeed, when we think of a chair, the fact that it might be a piece of art filled with emotion does [read more]

Architecture | David Adjaye's new project in Rwanda...

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The Cancer center by David Adjaye David Adjaye is currently the most respected and sought after African Architect with works that span the globe. Born to a Ghanaian Ambassador father in Tanzania, David studied in Britain and is a recipient of the Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the Bri[read more]

LIVING

Scents of Summer : 5 Fresh Fragrances to try...

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As we beckon summer to come into full swing, we can’t help but get excited about the fresh scents that will occupy the better half our beauty shelves. After all, your chosen fragrance is the final touch to your look as it stays with you all throughout the day and well into the evening. These are[read more]

Trend | Taking to the waters...more Africans purchase Yatchs...

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Owning a yacht or cruising on a yacht is quite a pleasure. After all, that is what luxury is about, enjoyment. It is pleasure to be enjoyed with beautiful champagne; Krug or Cristal or an elegant wine; Puligny-Montrachet Les Combettes, a grand white wine with oysters and great company. Whethe[read more]

Luxe event | Versace fragrance launch...

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Nich recently attended the launch of the new seductive fragrance by Versace hosted by African Sales Company.   The setting: All white, picture perfect, panoramic Sea views. The invitation: An evening of opulence and decadence with Versace. The theme: Attraction, Desire, Passion [read more]

THE LIBRARY

Book review | Sweet Medicine by Panashe Chigumadzi...

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Summer is here (almost) and wether you opt for the Beach, the Bush or lazing by the Pool - a good book is as good a companion as any. Sweet Medicine is set around the life of a young woman, Tsitsi in modern day Zimbabwe. It is about love, family, religion, African tradition and  a woman's fig[read more]

Book review | We need new names by NoViolet Bulawayo...

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This is the type of book that's hard to put down once you open the first page in the bookshop. It forces you to find the nearest Cafe, order a cup of tea and keep reading. Set in modern-day Zimbabwe, we see life through the eyes of a 10year old Darling and her friends trying hard to survive i[read more]

Book review | Ghana must go...

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Author, Taiye Selasi's first novel is quite a page turner. From the moment you start to read the first page and meet the Patriach of the Sai family dying in the garden, you're immediately captivated by the thoughts going through his mind and enticed into all the events that led him there. The b[read more]

TIMELESS HERITAGE

Explore | Senegal's Goree Island Street Art...

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  No matter how attractive of an idea it is to make a living from one’s creativity it requires a great deal of courage. From one country to another the value of artistic work varies: art can be a hobby, a profession, a source of wealth, or simply considered craziness. Nonetheless it i[read more]

Profile | SWAAV - Tailored Magnificence...

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The age old tradition of tailored looks for men goes back quite a few centuries. The Italians have perfected the craft and now Saville Row has taken the tradition to new Bespoke levels. In South Africa, the brand SWAAV created by Motselisi Silindane - affectionately known as MC, is using these [read more]

Designer Thabo Makhetha making Basotho style fashionable...

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September is Heritage month in South Africa, and on 24 September South Africans are encouraged to partake in different ways of celebrating our diverse cultures. At Nich we believe that your heritage is your inheritance and should be celebrated as a matter of course. The mountain people of Les[read more]