Lifestyling.co.za is South Africa’s newest online magazine dedicated to a life of style.

This new magazine is all about taste, talent and ideas. They look to the past, present and future (and often combinations thereof) to inspire a more considered world. Lifestyling.co.za examines architecture, design, décor, travel, art… a life of style. But they don’t just convey this by showcasing “pretty” things – they also seek out the real opinions of thought leaders, innovators, disruptors and influencers.

Lifestyling is not a prescriber of style, either. Rather, they’re purveyors of it. Their mission is to share the good stuff with their readers. They are champions of the enduring aesthetic, time-honoured artisanal skills and storytelling. Readers can expect the eclectic.

For the layman or vaguely intrigued, they’re hoping to open eyes and minds to what goes on in creating things and spaces; sharing the seeds of inspiration and the complex skills that go into their growth. For the already style-converted, they’re hoping to offer inspiration and celebration, joy and camaraderie.

In an age of more conscious capitalism, Lifestyling has found that style requires a bit of redefinition. It’s no longer about mass production and throwaway consumption: the New Style is ethical, accountable, considered, concerned, meticulous, intricate, anecdotal, motivational and enduring.

At its heart is the idea of authenticity, especially during this pertinent time for authenticity. Everyone has their own definition, but they believe integrity, mindfulness and a focus on what a human-centred society looks like, are major contributors to being authentic.

Hop over to lifestyling.co.za for a style feast!


Together with our client Design Joburg, we are thrilled to be part of the winning team to be awarded ‘Best Marketing Campaign’ (in the shows Under 6000m2 category) at the recent ROAR Awards.

The ROAR Awards are a platform for talented and dedicated industry professionals on the African continent to celebrate their achievements and to facilitate the creation of opportunities to grow their businesses within the continental exhibition arena.

In addition Design Joburg won the highest accolade for ‘Best Trade and Consumer Exhibition’ (also under 6000m2) whilst exhibitor Belgotex was honoured in the ‘Best Stand’ category. The awards were held at a glamorous event on 31 January 2020 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, and are hosted by the Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO).


Answering calls from the décor and design industry – as well as Design Joburg’s followers and fans across all their platforms – Design Joburg is launching this event to satiate the appetite of like-minded, design-savvy visitors. ‘Design Joburg Collective’ is a suburb-sized showcase to be held in the Kramerville Design District from the 3rd to the 5th of June 2021.

The showcase will be a mix of both outdoor and indoor attractions, using Kramerville’s various galleries, showrooms, venues and outdoor spaces. Visitors will be able to explore at their leisure and attend complimentary (socially distanced) scheduled talks, giving it a truly international feel.

Those familiar with the likes of Media 10’s Clerkenwell Design Week (based in London), and the Fuorisalone (the fringe events that make up Milan’s Design Week), will have an idea of what to expect.

We have called on the insights of the show’s current Creative Director, Donald Nxumalo, as well as past creative collaborators, to produce an experience to which both the trade and public are invited. Speaking of collaborations, Design Joburg Collective is working with several sponsors, with Sanlam Private Wealth already confirmed as one of the event’s partners and others to be announced in the coming days.

Given the enthusiasm so far, and with full adherence to all Covid-19 protocols, Design Joburg Collective is set to be a celebration of South African, continental and global design in the epicentre of Joburg’s décor and design scene.



Evolution is not unfamiliar to the Cannata brand. Since 1910, four generations of the Cannata family have supplied, manufactured and installed the best quality natural, engineered stone and porcelain products.

Backed by more than a century of adaptation and innovation, Claudia King and Italo Cannata Jr. (great-granddaughter and great-grandson of founder Liborio Cannata) have collaborated with Aimee Wolfaardt of Haardt Design Studio to bring you The Dialogue Room.

Answering the call for an exploratory space in which designers, architects, creatives and their clients can cross-pollinate and create, The Dialogue Room is a sensory and interactive space that eschews the typical showroom model. The trio envisages this as fertile ground for discussion and discovery, a fluid environment that’s as dynamic as the Cannata brand.

Beyond Cannata’s expertly conceptualised floors, walls and countertops in marble, granite and stone, Cannata and Haardt aim to showcase local talent. In collaboration with other formidable creatives, they’ll offer clients a glimpse into the extent of Cannata’s capabilities by way of new collections of furniture and decorative stone products. The idea here is to team up with established or emerging designers every quarter to launch exciting new collections.

These collaborations have included Studio AN and Make Studio with further colabs planned over the coming months.