Picks of the Week

picks of the week

From giant pigeon murals and a permanent lamp installation in Sweden to customisable occasion books and a multifunctional stool, these are the VISI team’s top picks of the week.

1. Adele Renault’s Pigeon Murals

“I really feel that pigeons get a bad rep,” says Content Producer Michaela Stehr. “I love how artist Adele Renault highlights the beauty of these creatures as opposed to the regular belief that they’re just an urban nuisance.”

Image credit: thisiscolossal.com

2. Hark & Hare

“Cape Town-based studio Hark & Hare creates beautiful, customisable occasion books that illustrate and celebrate treasured memories,” says Online Editor Lindi Brownell Meiring. “The idea is that it’s a collaborative gift for someone special – a group comes together to contribute to the book, with each individual being allocated a double page spread to share their memory of the person the book is for. I love that written memories are accompanied by personal illustrations.”

Image credit: harkandhare.com

3. X-Stool by MUT Design for BOLIA 

“How cool is this little stool, designed for Scandinavian brand Bolia?” asks Features Editor Amelia Brown. “A modern reinterpretation of the iconic Butterfly Stool, the X-Stool is a multifunctional piece that can be used as a seat or side table.”

Image credit: mutdesign.com

4. Lamp Installation by Front at Sweden’s National Museum

“After five long years undergoing a renovation, the National Museum of Sweden has finally reopened,” says Editor-in-Chief Sumien Brink. “I adore the permanent lamp installation in the museum’s library, designed by Swedish studio Front. It’s a reworked version of the classic green lamps often seen in libraries.”

Image credit: Andy Liffner via frontdesign.se

5. Custom Lamps for La Petite Ferme by Janet Ceramics

“These beautifully crafted table lamps were created especially for the newly refurbished La Petite Ferme in Franschhoek,” says Managing Editor Samantha Charles. “I especially like the first nature-inspired lamp, which the brand describes as inspired by ‘the gills of a mushroom, the rings of a tree trunk, perhaps the layers of an anthill.'”

Image credit: janetlightbody.com