VISI Picks of the Week Series – Week 237

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From a mobile home built out of salvaged materials to a sculptural installation featuring more than 7 500 barrels, these are the VISI team’s top picks of the week.

1. Portable Trailer by Invisible Studio

“This little pod, designed by UK-based Invisible Studio, would make for a dreamy getaway spot,” says Online Editor Lindi Brownell Meiring. “Better still, it’s made using recycled materials, including unseasoned timber and waste materials sourced from construction sites. Even the doors were found at a rubbish dump!”

Image credit: Piers Taylor via Archdaily

2. Artist Christo’s Colourful Sculpture: The London Mastaba

“Made up of 7 506 painted barrels and based on the trapezoid shapes of mastaba (the Arabic word for bench), this temporary 20-metre high sculpture floats on London’s Serpentine Lake,” says Content Producer Mary Garner. “The mastaba is a form that has fascinated Christo and his late wife Jeanne-Claude for 50 years.”

Image credit: Wolfgang Volz via dezeen.com

3. The Soweto Gold Tower by Karabo Poppy Moletsane

“Designer and artist Karabo Poppy Moletsane has worked her magic for Soweto Gold – Superior Golden Lager on one of the Orlando Cooling Towers in Soweto,” says Features Editor Amelia Brown. “Karabo sums it up best: ‘I see Soweto as a great source of inspiration because despite political struggles, the creative aesthetic of the area is often at the forefront. This aesthetic is not one that is trying to be like another, it is one that has been cultivated by South Africans, for South Africans – from street art to music, we see a great reflection of our country. It is unmistakably ours. Soweto isn’t just in the people of Soweto, but in the people of South Africa.'”

Image credit: sowetobrewing.co.za

4. Mohair Throws From Jane Sews

“Made from a luxurious mohair and wool blend, these lightweight, breathable and textured throws from Cape Town-based brand Jane Sews are perfect for cold wintry days,” says Art Director Lené Roux. “The throws are also woven locally on traditional looms.”

Image credit: janesews.co.za

5. The June Gin Box

“The June Gin Box is a real treat for gin lovers everywhere,” says Assistant Editor Tracy Greenwood. “It includes KWV Cruxland Gin, a delicious spirit infused with Kalahari truffle and nine signature botanicals, which was awarded Best South African London Dry Gin at the World Gin Awards in London this year.”

Image credit: theginbox.co.za