Life In The City Bowl
By Rose McClement
At the beginning of this month we relocated our offices to the Cape Town City Bowl district – Gardens to be exact. Oh wow – what have we been missing all this time in the “burbs”.
At one time it was the thing to work in the burbs – who wants to take on that traffic into town everyday. Well being back here where the general vibe is electric and where there is just so much happening in terms of design of any kind – I am quite happy to take on the traffic. Although don’t get me wrong – it is really taking a bit of getting used that traffic story. But as they say – make it work for you – take it on and make the most of the time in the car. (Ok – I’ve yet to get totally creative around this, but I will!)
Because after having endured the traffic – I get into the Bowl district and I am inspired. (I can now fully understand the inspiration for SEX IN THE CITY).
Inspired by what – by the architectural design all around us – in all shapes and forms.
By the history to be found in that architectural design – taking the shape of Victorian houses, Art Deco buildings and apartment blocks of the 40’s and 50’s. And then of course the fab modern buildings. And the PEOPLE – of course!
And Oh – the absolute glut of such cool retail interior outlets – in the Gardens, in the City, in De Waterkant etc etc.
There is just so much here – so much to draw new and fresh inspiration from each and every day – something new that catches my eye.
“Hey look – have you seen this shop or that supplier or how about those cool restaurants, coffee shops and cafes” Yada Yada Yada – I could go on and on. No wonder my friend Miranda cannot be budged from living around here.
So, bear with us, as we take you on REGULAR fresh excursion of what is happening in THE CITY…
Posted on May 25, 2010, in Architecture, This & That and tagged Architecture, Art Deco, Cape Town, Cape Town Traffic, City Bowl, Design Monarchy, Gardens, Kloof Street, Sex In The City, Tamboerskloof, Victorian. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.