Picks of the Week

picks of the week

From locally made face masks and an illustration by Jade Klara for vida e caffè to new Le Creuset planter sets and free online art courses through MoMA, these are the VISI team’s top picks of the week.

1. Jade Klara Illustration and ELLO Mural

Local artist Jade Klara was asked to illustrate a beach scene for vida e caffè on the Camps Bay strip in Cape Town, which was then interpreted and translated into a hand-painted mural by ELLO. The fun mural includes surfers, ice creams, sandcastles, crabs and dogs wearing pants!

picks of the week

Images courtesy of Jade Klara

2. Local Face Masks

Regulations state that any outside endeavours require wearing a face mask. Here are just a few options for you to keep in mind, all of which will help to support local businesses.

Images via @thewrendesign, @mungodesign, @zanaproducts, @margot_molyneux, @miamelange, @ballo.co.za

3. Le Creuset’s Set of 3 Herb Planters

Le Creuset has released a brand-new 3-part planter set, perfect for your kitchen or bedroom windowsill. Available in four shades, the 11 cm planters are the perfect homes for your favourite herbs, flowers or succulents.

Images courtesy of Le Creuset

4. Sarch Designs

Cape Town-based architect and illustrator @sarchdesigns created a series of drawings during the initial lockdown phase, depicting snippets from nature and special places around the city of Cape Town. 

Images via @sarchdesigns

2. MoMA’s Free Online Art Course

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York is making online courses accessible to the public through Coursera. Each course has invaluable information from artists, designers and curators and give some insight into MoMA’s collections and exhibitions. Courses available include “Fashion as Design”, “Seeing Through Photographs”, “In The Studio: Abstract Post-war Painting”, “Modern Art and Ideas”, and “What Is Contemporary Art?”. The idea is for you to complete the courses at your own pace. Click here for the full course outlines.

Videos via The Museum of Modern Art on YouTube