Picks of the Week

picks of the week

From a dreamy architectural incense holder and virtual tours of some of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s most famous buildings to local artworks made from preserved botanicals and an online Southern Guild exhibition to help those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic, these are the VISI team’s top picks of the week.

1. Kin Cloud Keep Incense Burner

Made up of three parts, the Cloud Keep Incense Burner, designed by Kin allows you to place an incense cone in a little gold house at the top of a flight of stairs, after which the smoke plumes gently descend each flight.

Image via designboom.com

2. Southern Guild Closer, Still Exhibition

Thirty percent of the proceeds from each sale made from Southern Guild’s new online exhibition Closer, Still, which features 22 South African artists and designers, will go to NGO Afrika Tikkun’s COVID-19 Relief Fund to assist in the delivery of food parcels and essentials to people in need. You can view the exhibition online here.

Xavier Clarisse

Dokter and Misses

Zizipho Poswa

Andile Dyalvane

Atang Tshikare

Images courtesy of southernguild.co.za

3. Online Airbnb Experiences

Airbnb has released a new series of online experiences for people to partake in virtually from across the globe. Experiences include Sketch & the City experience in New York, a personalised interior design workshop in San Francisco and a creative cartoonist drawing class in Mexico. There is a wide range of online tutorials you can get involved in.

Images via airbnb.co.za

4. Velt Botanical Art

Hand-made in Cape Town, Velt Designs create carefully pressed and preserved botanicals in delicate glass casings that are ready to be mounted and hung in your space.

Image credit: @velt.co.za on Instagram

5. Virtual Architecture Tours: Frank Lloyd Wright

For six weeks you’ll be able to take a tour of 12 historic Frank Lloyd Wright buildings from the comfort of your home. Explore these architectural masterpieces with insider info on the designs of each building.

Video credit: savewright.org