Picks of the Week

picks of the week

From upcycled festive decorations and woven towels for summer to pocket scarves and a must-have coffee table book, these are the VISI team’s top picks of the week.

1. Mungo Summer Towels

Local brand Mungo has introduced a summer towel from its flat-weave towel range, just in time for the holidays. The refreshed Mungo classic comes in two colourways – a bright lemon and a soft mint, both with an eye-catching fringe.

Image courtesy of Mungo

2. Phenomena Lights at Euro Nouveau

Bomma’s Phenomena range is inspired by basic shapes: the circle, triangle, oval and rectangle. The geometric form references were a concept derived by Studio Dechem, a Prague-based design studio established in 2012 by Michaela Tomiskova and Jakub Jandourek. The hand-blown crystal shades are available with either stainless steel or brass fittings.

Image courtesy of  Euro Nouveau

3. Lalela Pocket Scarves

International fashion brand Lalela’s Spring/Summer range consists of light, silky pocket scarves that make use of Lalela learners’ original artworks, which are adapted and curated for the season by New York-based Creative Director Sandy Tabatznik. “100% of the proceeds from each sale goes towards helping young innovators find their voice and overcome the narrative of poverty through the transformative power of arts education,” says Lalela on its website.

Image credit: Katinka Bester, courtesy of Lalela

4. Joy From Africa to the World at the V&A Waterfront

The V&A Waterfront celebrates local art and sustainability with its 2019 festive decor. The theme for the year is Joy from Africa to the World and features over 140 local artisans reimagining classic decorations from upcycled materials.

Jambo Senegalese baskets – Walk Way 1 Chandeliers

Workshop recycled plastic bottle chandeliers – Watershed

Wola Nani papier-mâché baubles – Victoria Wharf and Fashion Link

Design Afrika baskets

Image credit: Mark Williams, courtesy of V&A Waterfront

5. adidas Stan Smith Book

Stan Smith: Some People Think I’m a Shoe is a coffee table book celebrating all things adidas, featuring original imagery, historical photos, an exclusive portrait series by artist Juergen Teller and contributions from Pharrell, Raf Simons and interviews with the man himself, Stan Smith.

Image credit: Jan Ras