Kate’s favourite things for you to own –
prints, paintings, design, craft and books, all from South Africa.
Often it is possible to meet the artist, maker and writer, as part of a tour.
Glorious crochet by consummate crochet queen, Laura Summs. Choose what colours and design you want, while supporting Cape Town talent. Laura uses cotton, bamboo and wool, locally hand-dyed. Bags start at R540, slippers R696, cushion covers R1 200, baby blankets R2 400 and blankets R7 200, including postage within South Africa (Postnet). Lead times – a week to 10 days for slippers and bags; cushions 14 to 21 days. 50% deposit. Large blankets need more time and 100% deposit.
Give a Culture Connect experience or a treat from this page, Kate’s Collection. Personalised vouchers start at R250 to join a public, open tour. Or have your own customised tour at a time and place to suit you (prices start at R2 000). Valid for a year. Enquiries warmly welcomed, including for charity auctions in Cape Town.
by Paul Duncan and Alain Proust
These two books are hard to put down! Large, stunning photographs and fascinating info on Cape Town’s and Joburg’s architectural wonders, most not open to the public. Written by Paul Duncan, design writer and former editorial director at Condé Nast. The images are by acclaimed photographer Alain Proust. (Both are based in Cape Town.) The 30 interiors in Hidden Cape Town include Mutual Heights, Sendinggestig Museum, South African National Library, City Hall, Palm Tree Mosque, Welgelegen, the Observatory, Bertram House, the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St George, Groote Schuur, the Old Synagogue and Cape Town Rifles officer’s mess. In Hidden Johannesburg you’ll be transported to 28 amazing places including Park Station, City Hall, Villa Arcadia, Nelson Mandela House, Northwards, Nizamiye Masjid and Whitehall Court. R450 + postage; alternatively collect from Kate’s in Rosebank (Cape Town) or a Culture Connect tour. Both books are signed by the author (see image) and photographer who also did Secret Kimberley, also available (R420).
by Suzie Joubert
Facts, figures and fascinating stories about the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.
Aimed at families, this paperpack book is easy to read and use – full of pictures and with large text. There is a page of stickers to mark off key landmarks.
The author, Suzie Joubert, has led tours for Culture Connect at the Waterfront where she used to work as a publisher.
R200 + postage (alternatively collect from Kate’s at Rosebank, or at a tour).