Picks of the Week

picks of the week

From a bright high school in Los Angeles to locally made leaf-inspired plates and collaboration between Yswara and Ardmore, these are the VISI team’s top picks of the week.

1. Animo Los Angeles High School by BROOKS + SCARPA

“The bright yellow facade of this high school in Los Angeles immediately caught my eye this week,” says Online Editor Lindi Brownell Meiring. “Half of the campus was destroyed in a fire in 2014, so architecture firm BROOKS + SCARPA designed this replacement, which allows for a flexible, safe teaching environment, with the addition of 11 new classrooms, two science laboratories and a public courtyard area.”

Image credit: Tara Wujcik via Archdaily.com

2. Ardmore X Yswara For Orange Babies

“Design brand Ardmore has teamed up with well-known local tea producer Yswara to create the umSisi Collectors’ Tea canister in support of the Orange Babies charity,” says Managing Editor Samantha Charles. “UmSisi refers to the African Lucky Bean tree, which is believed to have both medicinal and magical properties. You can find out more about this collectors’ edition here.”

Image credit: ardmore.co.za

3. Yinka Shonibare’s Wind Sculpture Coming to Norval

“The gravity-defying Wind Sculpture (SG) II by British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare has been acquired by the Norval Foundation in Cape Town,” says Content Producer Mary Garner. “Pictured below in New York City is Wind Sculpture (SG). The new sculpture will be unveiled in February 2019.”

Image credit: goodman-gallery.com

4. Janet Lightbody’s Gratitude Leaf Plates

“Cape Town-based artist Janet Lightbody has launched a new plate inspired by nature,” says Assistant Editor Tracy Greenwood. “Made of charcoal clay and wax-resistant glaze, the plate comes with two seed pods that function as stands.”

Image credit: janetlightbody.com

5. The Eat Out App Is Here!

“Eat Out, South Africa’s largest restaurant directory has just launched a brand-new app that lets you browse and review restaurants across the country, as well as book a table at your favourite local spot,” says Editor-in-Chief Sumien Brink. “You can download it for free via the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.”

Image credit: eatout.co.za