From a new mural in Maboneng and cat art made from spilled coffee to locally-made recyclable planters and handcrafted stackable chairs, these are the VISI team’s top picks of the week.
1. The Art of Women Mural by Dbongz, in Association With Baz-Art
A brand-new mural celebrating women has been unveiled on Fox Street in Maboneng, in collaboration with street art platform Baz-Art. Created by South African street artist, Dbongz, the mural depicts a variety of activist and feminist musicians. By accessing the mural’s QR code, passersby will be able to scan, listen and discover each artist via Platoon Africa.
Images courtesy of Baz-Art
2. Softpots by Sylvie Hurford
Local brand Softpot creates reusable, recyclable and waterwise grow bags for you to sprout your favourite herbs and plants. Handmade from felt and available in a variety of colours, the pots retain water, which means you don’t need to water your plants as often.
Images courtesy of @softpotsza on Instagram
3. Coffee Cats by Elena Efremova
Russian artist and illustrator Elena Efremova uses coffee to draw fun cat portraits that actually interact with her physical cup. From cappuccinos to espressos, each cup of coffee influences the colour and style of the cat that lands on the paper.
4. Woodbender Abbey Stacking Chair
South African bentwood furniture brand Woodbender has released a new range of stacking chairs. Made from sustainably sourced Ash timber, the Abbey is designed to maximise space. You are also able to customise the wood stain and seating fabric to best suit your home.
Images courtesy of Woodbender
5. MRP Home X Lou Harvey
MRP Home has collaborated with Durban-born designer Lou Harvey on a colourful collection of homeware and accessories in Lou’s bright, bold signature style. The range is available online and in MRP stores nationwide.
Images courtesy of MRP Home