From trendy wine bar posters and cute hand-made baby mobiles to lockdown-inspired art and vibrant sardine wall mounts, these are the VISI team’s top picks of the week.
1. Kettal Half Dome Lamp
The shape of the Half Moon Lamp, designed by industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa for Kettal, draws inspiration from the moon. The design was intended to simulate the atmosphere of natural moonlight. Made for indoor and outdoor use, the floor lamp comes in 34 aluminium colours options.
Images courtesy of kettal.com
2. Publik Wine Bar Posters
Designed by Chris Moore for local wine bar Publik, this series of curated poster prints is now available to purchase online, in both A3 (R350) and A1 (R550) format. The posters were recently featured as part of the V&A Waterfront’s 100 Beautiful Things exhibition. Shop at publik.co.za.
Images via Publik
3. Fathima Kathrada’s Illustrations
Instead of using paint, local multidisciplinary illustrator and designer Fathima Kathrada has been using materials like turmeric, beetroot juice, coffee and spinach juice to create watercolour illustrations that aim to spread messages of positivity and hope during lockdown.
Images via @fathimasstudio on Instagram
4. Nehanda Design Mobiles
Local designer Nehanda Magan creates hand-made felt and wool baby mobiles featuring a variety of ocean creatures, wildlife and beauties from our floral kingdom. She also does commissions and personalised orders.
Images via nehandadesign.co.za
5. Bordallo Pinheiro Ceramic Sardines
Ceramic brand Bordallo Pinheiro has launched a new range of brightly coloured ceramic sardine wall mounts which can work collectively as an installation or as stand-alone pieces. Each sardine is painted by a different artist and comes presented in recycled packaging.
Images courtesy of Bordallo Pinheiro