Ceramic company Ardmore is one of South Africa’s global success stories. Its pieces are half beautifully observed nature, and half surreal flights of fancy – a butterdish shaped like a rhino’s head, for example, or a planter with leopards prowling the perimeter. Sister interior brand Halsted takes this distinctive aesthetic in a new direction with fabrics and cushions that are just as quirkily individual as their three-dimensional cousins. Called Qalakabusha (‘new beginnings’ in Zulu), the range features nine different designs including ‘Birds Crossing’ and ‘Monkey Palm’ (both reinvented in this image in enlarged and cut-out versions). It will be available exclusively at Colony, launching during FOCUS/15. Halsted’s Fleur Heyns and Marguerite Mavros MacDonald will be in town for a talk at the showroom on Tuesday 22 September at 11am.