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Cape Town, in the shadow of Table Mountain on the coast of South Africa, has become one of Africa's most worrying destinations in recent years. But while the city's food and wine scenes are booming, their hotel options are still limited. Dorp opening, a new hotel in history Bo-Kaap a city center neighborhood, renowned for its colorful Dutch House and Georgian style, which will change. Appointed by the hotel and by the designer Gail Behr clothing, who opened the old-great-world hotel in the seaside town of South Africa Plettenberg Bay in 2004, the personal property is 30 more rooms of a club than a traditional hotel. “It's old-fashioned not to be cloyingly personal and intrusive,” says Behr. The building was designed from the start with the help of local designer Gregory Mellor, to fit the door, windows and wood-floor valves fitted by the team. received from as far as India and Egypt. Behr's own Manicure, which is over-printed, old-style cabinets, old books, wood burning fireplaces and cos-timber bathtubs. “I was determined not to make the design too serious,” she says. “The mountains around you can't be tackled!” Indeed, situated on the base of the gently sloping Hill of Signal Hill, Dorp has spectacular views of the Mountain Table and the city lights. One of the best places to enjoy the view is the hotel's playing garden, created by Leon Kluge, a landscape designer based in Cape Town and buried with ancient mission olive trees, guava trees and purple hips. “The garden is the most beautiful place in the world, with millions of butterflies, Cape dwarf chameleons, birds and bees,” says Behr. A light café on the ground floor caters for non-silky dishes such as home scones, grilled cheese sandwiches and local roasted lamb. But maybe the favorite space is Behr than the salon, which a large homey living room brimming with covered couches in pink velvet and a printed dinosaur-printed toilet at the British inside interior of Hackney, where she encourages guests to mix. She already says it is “full of interesting people working together – and playing poker game at the same time.” dorp.co.za – MARY HOLLAND


In 1979, the Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco opened with an exhibition of Carleton E. Watkins's series of “Photos of the Pacific Coast”. In recent years the prints have depleted plateau and an average of the 20th century has been accepted and the future is expected. Since then, through an earthquake-inspired site change – in 1991, following the Loma Prieto disaster, the gallery moved a block out to its current space at 49 Geary Street – Fraenkel exhibitions often carried out an inspection of photographers' work in relation to other art forms: pictures of Ad Reinhardt and Agnes Martin in conjunction with the photos of Paul Strand and Edward Weston, for example, or show that he had works by John Cage, Edward Hopper and Vija Celmins.

On his 40th anniversary, however, Fraenkel reconsiders photography on his own terms. The exhibition “Short Story Short” opened on 24 October, curated by the gallerists Jeffrey Fraenkel and Frish Brandt, an interesting survey highlighting the media's ability to shape and expose the vast human experience. As well as a catalog of the same name, it represents “180 years of painting, 40 years of art gallery, two minutes in time,” as Fraenkel and Brandt wrote in the book's introduction. The selection of 60 strictly edited images includes works by some of Fraenkel's core artists, reflecting the history of photography. Eadweard Muybridge movement study, which takes place on the streets of Diane Arbus, noble nights Robert Adams, Gothic masks Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Nan Goldin driving into Jersey, Alec Soth in a back room somewhere along the Mississippi. An anonymous photograph of a giant dinosaur shaped balloon, which is held by 20 people processing through a park, is an emblem for the evolution of the media, and the basic enterprise associated with creating pictures for ourselves. Like the dog looking back at photographer Peter Hujar on a street in Provincial Town in other work, it is surprising, a declaration in a conscious world and a saturated image, of the possibility of a new look. Long story short"Seen by Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco from October 24 to January 18 with an open reception on October 26. A catalog with the same title is available from artbook.com. – REBECCA BENGAL


Perhaps no fancy touch like handmade ceramics at present, but the new thing gallery space, restaurant and events Betty Forever takes this idea one step further. Artist Betty Woodman will nominate the community-focused hangout, which opens this month in Camden, Maine, which was known for her vibrant colorful ceramic vessels, and aims to make her unique aesthetic. do. Molly O Rourke is the project, which worked at the pioneering farm-to-table restaurant in Brooklyn Diner in its early years and now specializes in flower design, and Ariela Nomi Kuh, a ceramic whose articles are made by Portland restaurants Drifter Wife and Flood's. “She is feminine and her pottery is fearless,” says Kuh from Woodman. “Betty, even the artist, is not only in the abstract, in all of us. She is in the menu and in the design, the conversations I can imagine have in this place. ”

The multi-purpose space is located in a refurbished gas station and the area is now the dining room – painted coral concrete floor and long pale wooden bar – which was filled with car adaptations once. Friends and locals helped build (often in exchange for childminding) and in keeping with that problem. an ethos, painting by Meghan Brady's friend from the duo, from a vase in the sunset, will be proudly finished instead of a sign with the business name. Guests will come into a shop with stock with Kuh ceramics and food will also be served on his pieces. O 'skeke cousin, Matt O & # 39; Rourke, who will oversee the menu of simple nutritional meals, has been working in a Sammy seafood restaurant's Deluxe with nearby Rockland. Dishes are expected as locally sliced ​​egg plants cooked in Parmesan, cotta silky pans with thirsty plums and focaccia all products in season.

Camden, with a population of less than 5,000, lives during the summer months when tourists come to the harbor. But O 'Rourke, born in Maine, and Kuh, who moved to Camden area seven years ago, hopes to create space for residents in the quieter months of the town. The menus will change according to the needs of the community and currently Betty Forever will only be open on Sundays and Mondays when most other businesses are closed. “We've already got some cute stories,” says Kuh. “The locals have memories that they will come here when it was a gas station and that there was pressure on people working there.” T 46 Elm Street, Camden, Maine. – EMMA ORLOW


“A lot of life takes place outside India, and it's so crowded that many people don't see them,” says American fashion photographer Scott Schuman, who founded his street style setting. The Sartorialist in 2005. Schuman recognized longer off shot on the streets of New York, London, Milan and Paris, from his fourth book, “India” (Taschen). Released last month in Europe, and out next month in the United States, the coffee table sense makes 300 pages photography portraits with scenic images expressed to document the country's vibrant landscape. The 200 images contain a wide range of subjects: a teenager wearing a red red examination shirt and selling a bottle of water on the roadside; a woman in violet bean standing in the waters of Bengal Bay; young ready-ready joke in Chennai. Ten years in the making, the book was shot over 14 separate journeys; Schuman went into Mumbai or Delhi and stayed for two weeks every time, enlisting a guide and a driver to help him navigate. “Every day we choose a different place on the map,” he says. Schuman visited regions from Goa in the west to Odisha in the north. “I want a lot of the shots looking out of the window and saying, an Stop the car, '” Schuman explains. “I always wanted the Sartorialist to be a mixture of something more cultural with something fashion.” There was no personal information about the people in the picture on the pages of the book. “It's about the secrecy of that person,” he said. “I like to let the reader create their own story. I wanted to catch India that did not appear in modern India books with this cross section of life. I hope that it will make them strange to visit. ” $ 70, taschen.com. – GRACE COOK

The photographer Duane Michals, 87who might be too good. “It is a bad world, it seems a criminal that I should have so much fun,” he says of his life in recent years. But humor and theatrics have long been central to his work. One of the most innovative photographers of the 20th century, Michals is known for his series of theatric photography (for example, “Empty New York,”) which shows empty city spaces as rows of steps). and incorporating words into his photography (as in the contrasting family portrait of 1975 “A Letter from My Father”). “Photographers always say that it is worth a thousand words, but for me,” says Michals. “I never got the memo.”

Some of Michals' late fun is helping to celebrate Morgan's Library, “The Morgan's Illusions of the Photographer: Duane Michals.” He will be retrospective on his six-year career and an exhibition. of the Morgan collection chosen by Michals himself. As he shows the great collection for the show, he says, “it was like Alice in Wonderland, it was like Christmas morning.” His picks include a drawing by William Blake, dated 1805, showing biblical scene of Satan laughing with Job boils; 1987 drawing for comic strip by American illustrator Richard McGuire; 1857 edition of “The Fables of Aesop and Others”; and a drawing of Saul Steinberg's cats and wheel in 1965. These eclectic selections will sit alongside Michals himself. images from over the years, organized by themes that have its animated work, both “Playtime” and “Death.” The show involves photos, books and worthwhile things (including a pocket watch). 19th century gentlemen from the Morgan's collection), t guided by all people and concerns a versatile, fun artist. “In this show, you have to see Duane as a whole,” he said. The Morgan 's illusions: The Duane Michals at the Morgan' can be seen from 25 October through 2 February at the Morgan Library, 225 Madison Avenue, New York, them. – HAIGNEY SOPHIE

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