Picks of the Week

From a chapel featured at the Venice Architecture Biennale to fringe bags, window displays and a pop-up restaurant made from recycled food packaging, these are the VISI team’s top picks of the week.

1. New York’s Zero Waste Bistro

“The walls of pop-up restaurant Zero Waste Bistro are all made from recycled food packaging, namely TetraPak, which is often used for milk cartons,” says Editor-in-Chief Sumien Brink. “This visual treat, designed by Linda Bergroth, was commissioned by the Finnish Cultural Institute in New York and was open for four days to coincide with the NYCxDesign festival.”

Image credit: Nicholas Calcott via dezeen.com

2. The Morning Chapel by Flores & Prats

“Barcelona-based architecture firm Flores & Prats is behind the design of The Morning Chapel at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale,” says Online Editor Lindi Brownell Meiring. “Curated by Francesco Dal Co, it’s one of 10 chapels constructed for the Vatican Chapels project by a selection of international architects.”

Image credit: Adrià Goula

3. MASALA Collection From Research Unit

“The husband-and-wife team behind Cape Town-based brand Research Unit have taken inspiration from their Cape Malay culture for the new collection,” says Features Editor Amelia Brown. “The collection includes the hand-dyed, hand-stitched Zuki Fringe Bag, made from a combination of canvas and organic vegetable-tanned leather. I love that the duo are championing skills development with the intention to create products that are innovative, well-made, timeless and personal.”

Image credit: researchunitstudio.com

4. COS × Sophie Smallhorn

“British artist Sophie Smallhorn recently created a window display series for five of high-end brand COS’s stores around the world,” says Content Producer Mary Garner. “I love her use of bold colour, volume and proportion, all important aspects of her work.”

Image credit: cosstores.com / facebook.com

5. La Roja by Felipe Assadi Arquitectos

“Designed by Felipe Assadi Arquitectos, La Roja is an isolated 87 m2 double-storey house located in San José de Maipo, Chile,” says Art Director Lené Roux. “The luscious greenery of the surrounding area perfectly complements the home’s striking use of red.”

Image credit: Fernando Alda via archdaily.com