From a statement OKHA lamp and a cool local store to a solar-powered bicycle and creative colouring books, these are the VISI team’s favourite picks of the week.
1. Custom To Be One Standing Lamp
“I love the angular shapes of this powder-coated mild steel floor lamp,” says editor-at-large Malibongwe Tyilo. “Perfect for my apartment!”
Image credit: okha.com
2. The Colouring Book by Liebet
Enjoy colouring in? Pretoria-based illustrator and painter Liebet Jooste has created a fun 50-page colouring book for “creatures of all ages”. Online editor Lindi Brownell Meiring loves all the quirky illustrations.
Image credit: liebet.co.za
3. The Trading Company at the Spice Route
“The Trading Company store at Spice Route near Paarl in the Western Cape is a great destination store (within a great destination). Filled with gorgeous product by local designers — leaving empty-handed is unthinkable,” says features editor Tracy Greenwood.
Image credit: spiceroute.co.za
What makes this bicycle special, says copy editor Kay-Ann van Rooyen, is that it is retrofitted with an electric motor and a solar-powered battery. SunCycles is a Windhoek-based venture started by Bernhard Walther and Marita van Rooyen with the aim to create “a more sustainable, affordable and environmentally friendly form of energy and mobility”.
Image credit: suncycles-namibia.org
5. John Bauer Bowls
Special projects manager Cecilia du Plessis loves the fact that these beautiful bowls are inspired by local flora and fauna.
Image credit: Cavalli Estate