Picks of the Week

picks of the week

From a striking lifestyle store in China to an elastic titanium bottle and a mini infinity pool, these are the VISI team’s top picks of the week.

1. Vanished Architecture’s Street Store Project

“From the striking starkness and architectural details of the facade to the colourful pink interiors, I just love everything about this project,” says Online Editor Lindi Brownell Meiring. “Located in China, the 200 square-metre lifestyle store features a coffee bar and “play” area, complete with a summer swimming pool filled with bubbles.”

Image credit: Entong Li, Jiahe Zhang via Archdaily.com

2. Pienaar & Son Drought Edition

“In the face of the Cape Town drought crisis, Pienaar & Son has launched a special edition gin that doesn’t waste any water,” says Copy Editor Kay-Ann van Rooyen. “With the Drought Edition, they skipped the traditional step of distilling the 80% alcohol gin with 200 litres of water per batch, instead leaving the gin as is.”

Image credit: Pienaar & Son

3. Metal Squeezable Bottle 

“This squeezable metal bottle by Austrian brand KEEGO is made of elastic titanium,” says Editor-in-Chief Sumien Brink. “More durable than any other squeezable bottle, the titanium prevents the liquid inside from being contaminated, keeping your drink pure and healthy.”

Image credit: designboom.com Video credit: KEEGO on YouTube

4. Ludovica+Roberto Palomba: Quadrat Pool Relax 

“Zucchetti. Kos has launched a new mini infinity pool, designed by Ludovica+Roberto Palomba, that offers you a personalised spa experience,” says Assistant Editor Tracy Greenwood. “The design includes a sophisticated solarium zone with a padded sunbed. I want one!”

Image credit: zucchettidesign.it

5. The Work of Artist Patrick Seruwu

“Johannesburg-based artist Patrick Seruwu, whose work we spotted at this year’s Investec Cape Town Art Fair, creates beautiful works portraying African culture and the socio-economic problems faced by Africans,” says Content Producer Mary Garner. “His pieces are highly emotive and reflective.”

Image credit: Courtesy of Patrick Seruwu