Picks of the Week

picks of the week

From a cabin made entirely of chocolate and a beehive-inspired house to Peter Tempelhoff’s new restaurant in Cape Town and a mixed-media exhibition by Koos Groenewald, these are the VISI team’s top picks of the week.

1. Beehive House

“Based on a traditional Japanese castle, this home by Jima Design makes use of a beehive-inspired structure,” says Online Editor Lindi Brownell Meiring. “The house is designed to stimulate both the mind and the body, with the idea being to keep the brain active through the use of unusual shapes and spaces.”

Image credit: Kazushi Hirano via Archdaily

2. The Chocolate Cottage

“Imagine spending a night in a home made entirely of chocolate,” says Content Producer Michaela Stehr. “Well, if you’re in France you can!  The Chocolate Cottage is made from roughly 1.5 tonnes of chocolate and is designed and manufactured by renowned artisan chocolatier Jean-Luc Decluzeau. Hansel and Gretel made a reality!”

Image credit: booking.com

3. FYN Restaurant

“I cannot wait to try Peter Tempelhoff’s new venture, FYN, set to open in November,” says Editor-in-Chief Sumien Brink. “The new location looks absolutely fabulous. I also love how the menu will be drawing inspiration from South African culture.”

Image credit: fynrestaurant.com

4. Palindroom Exhibition at Lemon Design Studio

“South African artist Koos Groenewald’s latest exhibition is a feast for the eyes,” says Deputy Editor Annemarie Meintjes. “The exhibition explores a variety of mediums, from photography to installation.”

Image credit: madebylemon.co.za

5. Orms X Streetwires

“For the 2018 ‘Orms Cares’ initiative, photography store Orms has commissioned a team of amazing Streetwires artists to produce a limited-edition range of beaded cameras,” says Managing Editor Samantha Charles. “Each piece retails at R750 and proceeds will go back into the Streetwires initiative.”

Image credit: ormsdirect.co.za