Picks of the Week

picks of the week

From a beautiful wreath-making starter kit and adorable animal-inspired stools to mesmerising CGI art and perforated steel benches, these are the VISI team’s top Picks of the Week.

1. Opus Wreath Starter Kits

Cape Town-based Opus Botanical Florist and Design Studio have launched a wreath design starter kit, giving you the option to get creative this festive season. It comes with all the necessary tools to creative an original, delicate wreath that you can leave on display year round.

Image credit: Alix-Rose Cowie, courtesy of Opus

2. The Poet Bench by Alfredo Häberli

Designer Alfredo Häberli’s iconic El Poeta bench pays homage to designers Oscar Tusquets and Lluis Clotet. Made from painted perforated steel, the bench is perfect for sitting, relaxing, working and socialising, with a top level that acts either as a table space or a seat.

Images via bdbarcelona.com

3. EO Chairs

Tokyo-based designer Takeshi Sawada’s adorable faux fur chairs for design brand EO will bring an element of quirkiness and fun to kids’ rooms. These tiny chairs, made from solid European Oak with an American Walnut base, are available in three variations: Cow, Sheep and Bambi.

Images via eo.dk

4. Mesmerising Imagery by @sixnfive

Contemporary design studio Six N. Five makes use of digital and CGI techniques to create dreamy imaginary spaces in pastel colours.

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Talk tomorrow in @offfest Barcelona with @blancfest. 😱 This is the image we did and is living inside the book of the festival. Our theme was “past” and we had to select an object to talk about it. 👇🏻 . I feel the Rubik’s cube represents my past, mainly because of the way I used to play with it.
I never had the ability, intelligence or perhaps the knowledge to solve it, and where I grew up, nobody near to me knew how to do it. So after thousands of failed attempts, I figured out my own way. I used to disassemble it taking out all small pieces from the main structure and them assembling them back to their initial position, a mechanical task that allowed me to see the Rubik’s cube solved.
A direct connection with a phrase I love from Calvin Coolidge: Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

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5. New Look for vida e caffè

After 18 years, vida e caffè has given its stores a facelift, including its first shop on Kloof Street in Cape Town (seen below). Exposed wood, breezeblocks and open spaces are three of the new design elements you can expect to find when ordering your next coffee.

Image credit: vidaecaffe.com