From a locally designed pet collar range and carpets inspired by patterns on wood to a new local collaboration and artist Lorraine Loots’s new book of miniature paintings, these are the VISI team’s top picks of the week.
1. Lorraine Loots’s New 100 Paintings For Ants Book
Miniature painter Lorraine Loots has released two books documenting her works from 2015 and 2016. There are only 100 copies of the limited-edition collector’s edition available, which each come with a bespoke magnifying glass by Malakai Jewellery. The regular book is litho printed on coated 120GSM paper, thread-sewn and bound in gold-foiled dark jade linen. You can buy both books online.
Images via lorraineloots.com
2. Benji + Moon’s Spring/Summer 2019 Collection
Local brand Benji + Moon has released its new Spring/Summer 2019 limited-edition range, featuring a variety of lovingly hand-made accessories for cats and dogs. Five percent of every purchase goes to CLAW (Community Led Animal Welfare).
Images courtesy of benjiandmoon.co.za
3. MUT Design’s Ply Collection
MUT Design’s collaboration with Spanish brand GAN boasts a collection of hand-tufted rugs inspired by lines, patterns, shapes and textures, mirroring the patterns on plywood – where the range gets its name.
Images via mutdesign.com
4. Zizipho Poswa of IMISO x The Trenery Guild Collaboration
The Trenery Guild’s latest collaboration sees the brand join forces with internationally renowned local ceramicist Zizipho Poswa of IMISO. The collaboration features two unique espresso cups, individually hand-painted and glazed, inspired by Trenery’s October collection. The custom-made set will be given as a limited-edition gift with purchase to qualifying customers exclusively at the Trenery store in Cavendish Square, Cape Town.
Images courtesy of Trenery
5. Winner of the StateoftheART Gallery Award 2019: Balekane Legoabe
StateoftheART Gallery has announced the winner of its Gallery Award for 2019. Championing contemporary art, the award aims to further professional development opportunities and increase exposure for young artists. Pretoria-based Balekane Legoabe won this year’s award for her digital artwork, receiving a prize of a solo exhibition in 2020 and a cash award for further work development.
Images courtesy of stateoftheart-gallery.com