Picks of the Week

picks of the week

From art-inspired cakes and locally produced hand-made soap to a cool furniture collab and sleek brand design, these are the VISI team’s top picks of the week.

1. Tortik Annushka Cakes

Moscow-based designer cake studio Tortik Annushka, headed up by siblings Madina and Tortik Yavorskaya, who have backgrounds in fine art and architecture, creates art-inspired cakes that are almost too beautiful to eat.

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Do you fancy hand painted cakes? Yes or No?

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Inspired by Piet Mondrian ⚡️

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2. Parsons Branding

Local brand strategy and design studio Parsons develops brand identities, products and experiences. Here are a few of the studio’s projects that caught our eye:

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After renaming a revived carpet range Haptic, we conceptualised & Art Directed images that explored experiential cues pertaining to the sense of touch. In particular the illusion of substance and force within the virtual world and with visual directives taken from retro-futurism, hyper-modern forms, integrated lighting, hard contrasts, subtle detail and juxtaposed texture – more images to follow :) @belgotex – – – – – – – – – – – Stylist: @annaverlorenvanthemaat Photographer: @purephotographicstudio @iamtonypurnell – Production: @markbussac – – – – #packagingdesign #branding #designerbookshop #studio #thedesignfix #branding #brandidentity #businesscards #graphicdesigncentral #visualdesign #typography #studio #printedpeople #mindsparklemag #inspofinds #collectgraphics #vsljrnl #tdkpeepshow #identitydesign #connectetapes #heydesign #behance #thedesignersleague

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3. Stellar Works X nendo Collab

Stellar Works has joined forces with Tokyo-based design studio nendo on a set of three sleek and sophisticated designs. The collection is comprised of a barstool (Blend), an armchair (Kite) and a series of mirrors (Frame). 

Images courtesy of stellarworks.com

4. O’live Handmade Soaps

Cape Town-based hand-crafted soap brand O’Live’s offering includes small batches of locally-sourced olive oil soaps, which are made from 100% natural, plant-based ingredients, using a cold-pressed method.

Images via olivehandmadesoaps.co.za

5. OKHA Volt Dining Chair

South African design studio OKHA has redesigned its VOLT dining chair. The chair is made from a solid oak frame and is fully upholstered with a dual density foam seat for maximum comfort.

Images courtesy of okha.com