Picks of the Week

picks of the week

From the cutest vegetable peeler ever and Bauhaus-inspired sneakers to a VW children’s bed and DIY colouring-in postcards, these are the VISI team’s top picks of the week.

1. Tweet Folding Peeler

Studio Dor Carmon has designed this adorable, yet functional folding peeler for online store OTOTO. “I’m always the one who has to peel the vegetables at home, so this design would definitely make it a little more fun,” says Online Editor Lindi Brownell Meiring.

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Image credit: OTOTO / designboom.com

2. Lost Ocean Postcards

“You’ll need some super-sharp pencil crayons to do these babies justice but for advocates of grown up colouring in this collection of 50 loose postcards that you can colour and send are the holy grail,” says Features Editor Tracy Greenwood. The Lost Ocean Postcard Collection by illustrator Johanna Basford comes in a luxe gift box and retails for around R320. 

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Image credit: joannabasford.com

3. THEY New York

“I can’t get enough of these sleek, minimalist shoes,” says Deputy Editor Annemarie Meintjes. “They are the ultimate in trainer sophistication.”

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Image credit: theynewyork.com

4. Danielle Clough for Gucci’s #24HourAce

“This video of Cape Town’s fibre artist Danielle Clough is made for Gucci’s #24HourAce Collection, a range of incredibly stylish tennis shoes,” says Content Producer Michaela Stehr.

Danielle Clough (@fiance_knowles) for #24HourAce The Cape Town-based artist Danielle Clough turns craft into art with her embroidery and felting. She can turn multicolored thread and fabric into anything, from a human portrait to dynamic animal imagery. This is fiber art, and Clough spreads it over tennis rackets as easily as shoes or clothing. The handmade results are delicate and colorful, splashes of inspiration in the city landscape. For #GucciAce, Danielle adapts Alessandro Michele’s sneaker embroidery, echoing his bees and flowers with her own renderings of birds and fruit, plus felt baubles swinging from the laces. Sneakers, after all, are a reflection of the self, and they should be as customizable and as individual as the wearer. #24HourAce -@kchayka See more #24HourAce videos T hrough link in bio.

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Image credit: @gucci on Instagram

5. Maarten Baas Clock

This amazing clock in Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport shows a real-time 12-hour video of Maarten Baas painting each and every minute,” explains Art Director Anton Pietersen. “Dedication!”

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Image credit: dezeen.com

6. Circu’s Bun Van Bed

“My son would have absolutely LOVED one of these in his room when he was younger,” says Assistant Managing Editor Samantha Charles.

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Image credit: design-milk.com