Liezel Strauss

Cesa’s Recycled Home
Name: Cesa MiltonLocation: North LondonSize: approximately 1,200 square feetYears lived in: 20 something years Cesa Milton is a woman on a green mission, she believes we need to take responsibility for everything we consume and discard and she lives by her word. Almost every item in her home is recycled from her own (or bemused neighbors’) waste and she manages to find beauty and use for trash in the most profound ways.
Dec 19, 2019
Cesa’s Recycled Home
Name: Cesa MiltonLocation: North LondonSize: approximately 1,200 square feetYears lived in: 20 something years Cesa Milton is a woman on a green mission, she believes we need to take responsibility for everything we consume and discard and she lives by her word. Almost every item in her home is recycled from her own (or bemused neighbors’) waste and she manages to find beauty and use for trash in the most profound ways.
Dec 19, 2019
Brod’s Old Piano Factory & DIY Elevator!
Name: Brod HartLocation: Finsbury Park, London Size: 2,000 square feetYears lived in: 4 years Brod’s ambition was to create a home that would fulfill his wheelchair accessibility requirements without compromising on style. But with the typical Victorian houses in London, it was going to be a challenge! The most conventional option for accessibility would have been a “new build” but Brod loathed the idea and as a creative soul and “fixer” at heart he persevered.
Dec 19, 2019
SkinnyLaminx Studio: Heather & Paul’s Welcoming Nest
Name: Heather Moore & Paul Edmunds Location: Gardens, Cape Town Size: 860 square feet Years lived in: 9 When the opportunity came to visit the studio and home of textile designer Heather from SkinnyLaminx, we jumped at the opportunity! She shares her home with husband and fellow artist Paul Edmunds. It’s a living mood-board — with pieces of inspiration splashed about in a beautifully creative and aesthetic way.
Jul 31, 2019
House Tour: Marcella’s Miracle Cob House
Name: Marcella de Boom Occupation: ArtistLocation: Cullinan, South AfricaType: Cob houseSize: 970 sq.ft.Years lived in: 9 >> Marcella de Boom is no ordinary woman, she has built her entire home with her own two hands. The inspiration was “creative poverty”, a wild dream of building a home, without spending more than $5000! The dream started to materialize when she met Interior Architect and Cob lover; Dawn McAdam by coincidence.
May 9, 2019
Marcus & Irene’s Hong Kong Warehouse
Name: Irene Capriz & Marcus Foley Location: Hong Kong Size: 3300 square feet — 1 bedroom Type: Warehouse Years lived in: 1 It’s not often that you get to know a home before its inhabitants but this was the case a couple of weeks ago when we set off on our first house swapping adventure. With much anticipation we arrived in front of a rather unattractive, industrial building.
Mar 10, 2011
James & Briony’s Tokyo Home
Name: James & Briony Location: Azabu Juban — Tokyo, JapanSize: 550 square feet — 1 bedroomYears lived in: 1 I met Briony at the check-out counter of IKEA in Tokyo last August, I spotted her effortless style from a distance and she had that ‘lust for life’ twinkle in her eye.
Feb 9, 2011
Sarah & Sebastian’s Playful Renovation
Name: Sebastian & SarahLocation: Noordhoek — Cape Town, South AfricaSize: 2,360 square feet homeYears lived in: 2 (unrenovated) and 1 (as you see it) Meeting Sarah and Sebastian in their wonderfully colorful home was a breath of fresh air — a home where you instantly fall in love with the building and its inhabitants. It’s inviting and interesting without overwhelming your senses — casual chic at its best!
Apr 21, 2010
Jon & Liezel’s New Bloomsbury Home
Name: Jon Hindley & Liezel StraussLocation: Bloomsbury, LondonSize: 980 square feetYears lived in: 5 months With August’s Setting Up Home theme I thought it only appropriate to share my new nest! After 7 years of renting furnished apartments in the UK, Germany and South Africa, it was finally time to end the nomad life (for now!) and take the plunge into permanent residency.
Aug 10, 2009
House Tour: Nataniël’s Blank Canvas
Name: Nataniël Location: Irene, Gauteng, South AfricaOccupation: Singer / Author / Food Writer / Entrepreneur / Ambassador of Child Welfare – South AfricaType: HouseSize: 2,300 square feetYears lived in: 4Entering Nataniël’s box is a magical experience, the all-white interior is only the first layer of many dimensions.
May 21, 2009
House Tour: K & R’s Seaside Retreat
Name: K & R’sLocation: Kalk Bay, Cape TownType: Apartment Size: 900 sq.ft.Years lived in: 7 months, renting. >> R & K have created a peaceful retreat in the beautiful town of Kalk Bay. It feels like a weekend getaway, yet they live here full time.
Mar 5, 2009
House Tour: Oliver’s Moroccan Riad
Name: Olivier Van Reeth Occupation: M.D. specializing in Sleeping DisordersLocation: Marrakech, MoroccoSize: 3000 sq.ft.Years lived in: 8, owned. This is his holiday home, he usually spends his time between Brussels and Rome >> When Oliver visited Marrakech 8 years ago, he instantly fell in love with the city and its people. Back then, Morocco was unexplored by the masses and buying property as a foreigner almost unheard of.
Dec 11, 2008