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The Sculptor Crafting Works From Naturally Felled Wood

The Sculptor Crafting Works From Naturally Felled Wood

Since starting her brand Completedworks in 2013, the British jeweler Anna Jewsbury has sold her signature organic forms and asymmetrical earrings online and through retailers like Dover Street Market and Bergdorf Goodman. But she wanted to have more direct interactions with her customers and, as of January, she’s created a space for just that. In a former pub located in London’s North Marylebone, Jewsbury has opened a store, showroom and workshop that she describes as an “ideas laboratory.” During the renovation, the British interior designer Hollie Bowden riffed on Jewsbury’s designs: Her crinkled and folded Cohesion earrings, for example, inspired the hammered metal cupboard handles. Completedworks will also offer free monthly classes starting during London Fashion Week, promoting “the dying art of practical work,” Jewsbury says. “We want people to spend more time using their hands — making, foraging, gardening.” First up, on Feb. 23, is a pottery class led by the brand’s in-house ceramics designer; future programming includes an ikebana workshop and a talk on sustainable food practices with the Los Angeles-based chef Junya Yamasaki.

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The chefs Peter Tempelhoff and Ashley Moss must have sampled over a hundred bowls of ramen during their research trip to Japan ahead of the December opening of their new restaurant, Ramenhead, in Cape Town. “Sometimes we had 16 ramens in one day,” says Tempelhoff, who, along with Moss, is a co-owner of Fyn, one of the city’s most sought-after fine-dining restaurants, which fuses local ingredients — including dune spinach and springbok — with Japanese flavors and techniques. While ramen joints may seem common in a place like New York City, in Cape Town the options are limited. “We felt there was space to do something new here,” says Tempelhoff. “We’re the only place in the city that makes our own noodles and imports our flour from Japan.” Located on Church Square in the Central Business District, directly below Fyn, Ramenhead is Fyn’s cooler, more laid-back cousin. The restaurant’s interior and tree-filled courtyard are reserved for walk-ins only, and the queue that often wraps around the block is proof that there is indeed a local appetite for ramen. The menu is concise, consisting of a few starters like edamame, Wagyu biltong (a local dried beef) and springbok gyoza, with…

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