Picks of the Week

From a new local showroom and robotic cats to reimagined in-flight meals and fun stamp kits, these are the VISI team’s top picks of the week.

1. Build Your Own Robotic Cat

“This programmable cat, called Nybble, can walk, jump and bat its paws!” says Online Editor Lindi Brownell Meiring. “The project, which can be found on Indiegogo, was designed by Rongzhong Li of Petoi, who built it on an open source platform. I want one!”

Images via Indiegogo / thisiscolossal.com

2. New Sealand Showroom

Award-winning local brand Sealand, recognised globally for making high-end upcycled accessories and apparel, has opened a brand-new split-level flagship store located at the exciting Dock Road Junction development in the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town,” shares Features Editor Amelia Brown. “A showcase for the brand’s sustainable products and ethos, the store was designed by Marco Simal (who also designed Tiny Empire). It features bespoke pieces from Wiid Design and MotherCityHardware, and incredible attention to detail, including elements like the staircase handrail, which mirrors the form and contours of the Sealand logo.”

Images courtesy of Sealand

3. DIY Stamp Bug Kits

“Designed by illustrator Barbara Dziadosz, these fun stamp kits from Princeton Architectural Press allow you to imagine and create your own critters,” says Senior Account Manager Cecilia du Plessis. “The kits come with 25 stamps and two ink pads. So fun! You can buy them online at colossalshop.com.

Images via thisiscolossal.com

4. Sunburst Cushions by Lebohang Molefe

“Inspired by spirituality and a desire to uplift spaces and people with her designs, Lebohang Molefe started her scatter cushion brand Sunburst in 2017,” says Managing Editor Samantha Charles. “You can shop the brand’s four colourful collections online at sunbursthub.com.”

Lebohang Molefe

Images via sunbursthub.com

5. Youmeus Design’s Reimagined In-flight Meals for Virgin Atlantic

“London-based design studio Youmeus Design has reimagined Virgin Atlantic’s in-flight meal experience, from cupholders to clever holders for cutlery,” says Deputy Editor Annemarie Meintjes. “Amazing!”

Images via yankodesign.com