Picks of the Week

picks of the week

From newly launched pendant lights to Michelin-star chef Jan Hendrik’s new magazine and Afrofuturist photographer Osborne Macharia’s campaign for Foschini, these are the VISI team’s top picks of the week.

1. Mill Valley Cabins by Feldman Architecture

“These wooden cabins, designed by Feldman Architecture, are situated above a forest in the San Francisco Bay area,” says Assistant Editor Tracy Greenwood. “The cabins were built to be enjoyed as yoga and art studios – sounds so relaxing!”

Image credit: Joe Fletcher via dezeen.com

2. Osborne Macharia X Foschini

“Renowned Kenyan photographer and Afrofuturist Osborne Macharia has teamed up with Foschini as part of the launch of the brand’s online store,” says Online Editor Lindi Brownell Meiring. “The shoot, a celebration of powerful women, focuses on three female African Superpowers, namely the Warrior, the Nurturer and the Idol. Talking about the project, Osborne says, ‘You will find women who display all three. I think this is such a powerful message. You don’t have to fall into a certain stereotype, you can enjoy life yet still be responsible, nurturing, caring and a hardcore working woman.’”

Idol.

Nurturer.

Warrior.

Image credit: Osborne Macharia

3. Aurelia Pendant Light From The Lighting Warehouse

“The Aurelia pendant light is one of the latest designs to come out of Joburg-based lighting store The Lighting Warehouse,” says Managing Editor Samantha Charles. “The whisk-shaped design is available in both copper and chrome and retails at R1 399,95 each.”

Image credit: lightingwarehouse.co.za

4. JAN the JOURNAL

“Successful South African chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen recently launched the first issue of JAN the JOURNAL, a medley of all the things this Michelin-star chef loves about life,” says Content Producer Mary Garner. “The magazine pays homage to travel, the ingredients behind the meals he creates and eats, and the exploration of people and places.”

Image credit: janthejournal.com

5. Zenith Planters By Dark Horse

“Cape Town-based brand Dark Horse is behind the design of these versatile indoor planters, which are made using solid brass or mild steel,” says Art Director Anton Pietersen. “The planters can be used in hallways, kitchens and bathrooms – or even as an ice bucket when entertaining.”

Image credit: dark-horse.co.za