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Palm trees: “Palm trees have become an obsession and a recurring theme for us,” says Taplin. “It’s a holiday tree, it’s iconic, and we have two giant ones in our front garden. When we were on holiday in Mozambique, Adriaan had this meter-high one carved specially for us by a sculptor in Tofo. We also release a ‘Summer Holiday in Joburg’ T-shirt with a burned dead palm tree on it. It’s sort of a cheesy holiday idea, but it’s become a real icon for us.”