Picks of the Week

picks of the week

From a local children’s library and a trendy backpack to colourful installations, these are the VISI team’s top picks of the week.

1. Walmer Estate Primary Library

The Otto Foundation is a non-profit organisation that aims to inspire kids’ love for literacy and reading. One of its latest projects is a library at Walmer Estate Primary School in Cape Town. The Protea Library was designed in collaboration with a variety of local artisans and makers, including local textile design brand, Skinny laMinx. 

Image credit: ottofoundation.org / @skinnylaminx on Instagram

2. Bonolo Chepape and Cole Ndelu Collaborate on Makers Landing Visual Identity

The V&A Waterfront has created a new food destination that aims to celebrate and showcase South African food and diversity. The creative market-shop-school space is located in the reimagined Cape Town Cruise Terminal and is set to open to the public in December. After a call for entries, graphic designer Bonolo Chepape of Lulasclan and contemporary artist Cole Ndelu were the finalists chosen to work with creative agency OFyt (Old Friends Young Talent) to create the Makers Landing corporate identity. Watch the video below to find out more:


Video courtesy of V&A Waterfront

3. BOS Fruit Icys

The makers of BOS Ice Tea have released a healthy and delicious summer treat to beat the heat this season. The Fruit Icys are a freeze-at-home dairy-free fruit ice confection. The colourful packaging denotes the three available flavours: cherry, grape and tropical, which are combined with BOS’s signature organic rooibos. The BOS Fruit Icys retail at R69.99 and are available in store and via the BOS online shop.

Images courtesy of BOS

4. Clare Celeste’s Collages

Berlin-based artist Clare Celeste transforms spaces with beautiful paper and bioplastic installations. Her vibrant pieces depict a variety of colourful flora and fauna, and have been commissioned by international clients such as Airbnb and New York Magazine. The aim behind her delicate works is to raise awareness about biodiversity and sustainability.

Image credit: @clairecelesteart on Instagram

5. Desigual’s Camoflower Backpack

The Camoflower backpack from international fashion brand Desigual is a lightweight, versatile and stylish option for your next getaway. In shades of black, blue and green, the bad is reinterpretation of the traditional concept of camouflage, instead using foliage and flowers.

Images courtesy of: Desigual