Picks of the Week

picks of the week

From adorable dog collars and homeware inspired by Yoruba stone murals to shoes made from real flowers and a Johannesburg pop-up store, these are the VISI team’s top picks of the week.

1. Mr. Flower Fantastic’s Flower Shoe Series

“Flowers and shoes – a stereotypical cliché to a woman’s heart,” says Content Producer Michaela Stehr. “But Mr. Flower Fantastic’s remarkable creations are anything but conventional and boring. Each shoe is fashioned from individual (real) petals sourced from all around the world!”

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2. New Dog Collars From Benji + Moon

“Local pet brand Benji + Moon has launched a new collection of leads and collars for dogs,” says Online Editor Lindi Brownell Meiring. “An alternative to leather, the collars are made from artificial Biothane that doesn’t absorb water and is covered in a near indestructible coating. Perfect for the active pup that loves a summer swim!”

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3. New From MIMINAT Designs

“The latest additions to London-based interior architect, designer and artist Mimi Shodeinde’s Okuta Collection remain inspired by ancient Yoruba stone murals,” says Features Editor Amelia Brown. “The combination of brass, wood, ceramic and gold are inspired by Africa and each piece in the collection has a functional purpose.”

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4. EST Fashion’s Pop-up Joburg Boutique Store

“EST Fashion’s multi-brand store has opened a pop-up in Joburg’s Parkhurst,” says Managing Editor Samantha Charles. “An extension of the flagship in Cape Town, the store offers a wide range of high-quality fashion and accessories. Just in time for shopping season!”

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5. nat-2™’s Vegan Coffee Sneakers

“I drink a fair amount of coffee,” says Copy Editor Kay-Ann van Rooyen. “It’s great to see sneaker brand nat-2™ repurposing real coffee grounds to create 100% vegan shoes. And they even smell like coffee!”

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