This being To Build's Green Edition, it is only appropriate that we recommend a worthy environmental cause to designers and property developers alike. Have you ever considered the animal behind one of design's most famous fabric patterns? Helen Turnbull, acting CEO of the Cape Leopard Trust, argues the case for the design community supporting the cause of the Cape Mountain Leopard.
Did you know that leopards still live Wild and free in our mountains? Extremely elusive and, like most other local Wildlife, they have adapted their lifestyle to fit in with our increasing hunger for human habitation opportunity, even as it pushes ever deeper into their rapidly declining home ranges. On the Whole, wildlife prefers to maintain a safe distance between us and them – though baboons are occasionally the exception to the rule.