Design inspiration from Cape Town


Sherlock’s Rich was recently over in South Africa so took the opportunity to snap a few bits of inspiration from the streets and the stores he visited…

This taught string feature (see photo 1, left) in The Woodstock Exchange breaks up the space, diffuses the light and provides a textural and colour contrast to the black and red background. It’s also a pretty cost-effective way to add an eye-catching, temporary feature to a space.

These coloured triangles (see photo 2, left) provide a simple way to cheer up an otherwise uninspiring roof space.

Photo 3 (left) represents a great way to utilise a parking space to add a touch of greenery and seating in an inner city sidewalk.

Photos 4 & 5 (left) are a lesson in working with the space you have: using steps as a wayfinding tool / unusual comms device.

Photos 6 – 9 are from the coffee roaster and retailer Truth’s steampunk-inspired coffee bar in Cape Town.

Photo 10 shows a plant wall in a Cape Town bar.

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