Monday, 14 January 2008

Daddy Long Legs

Cape Town’s Daddy Long Legs hotel's latest addition to its array of rooms kitted out by local artists is a rather nice new courtyard space.

Young designers Liam Mooney and Christie Fels have transformed an inner courtyard into a ‘Granny conservatory’, reminiscent of suburban South African stoeps and patios, complete with concrete water feature and hanging garden.

“We wanted to create a space that evoked nostalgia and humour but it was also a chance to showcase some exciting local design pieces,” says Mooney, “We hope everyone will recognise some part of their life in this space, whether its visiting aging relatives or stopping at a tea room in the middle of the Karoo.”

Keep your eyes out for touches from young design stars: Granny’s cushions and knee blankets are avant-garde knits from clothing designer Richard de Jager, and the stools are made by Xandre Kriel.

The Conservatory is open to the public every day of the week for tea, gins and tonic, or whatever other tipple granny might prefer.

All images from the What if the World website.


janine de waal said...

What a fantastic external room! We book the hotel out once a year and have a cool sleepover party, so this will be great for 2008!

youmeher said...

this looks great! now i know where i will be sipping tea (stylishly, of course) next weekend.