Picks of the Week

picks of the week

From a guesthouse inspired by beehives and local Christmas ornaments to a bold bottle of Prosecco and a blue AGA stove, these are the VISI team’s top picks of the week.

1. Beehive Guesthouse

“Inspired by architecture in Japan and The Netherlands, and reminiscent of a beehive, Studio 512 has made use of angular walls to add volume to a guesthouse in Texas,” says Online Editor Lindi Brownell Meiring. “The interiors are almost as striking as the exteriors – I can’t decide what I love more.”

Image credit: Whit Preston via designboom.com

2. Valdo Prosecco Rosé Brut Floral Edition

“It’s summer and it’s the holidays, just the time to try some new bubblies, like the wide range of Prosecco sparkling wines imported from Italy,” says Copy Editor Kay-Ann van Rooyen. “Prosecco has a fresh, fruity, aromatic fizz – and it’s the base for a classic Bellini cocktail! You won’t find more eye-catching than the Valdo Prosecco Rosé Brut Floral Edition, with a design on the bottle by Italian fashion editor and illustrator Fabrizio Sclavi – who describes it as ‘bursting with joy’. It sells for between R220 and R280 per bottle.”

Image credit: proseccosa.co.za

3. Ronnie van der Walt Ceramics at Babylonstoren

“I’m crazy about ceramics,” says Editor-in-Chief Sumien Brink. “These succulent containers by award-winning artist Ronnie van der Walt are the latest addition to the Babylonstoren grounds and I think they’re absolutely lovely.”

Image credit: babylonstoren.com

4. AGA’s Salcombe Blue

“Get a breezy coastal look in your home with this new shade from AGA,” says Features Editor Amelia Brown. “This cool shade makes me think of summer cooking in sleepy seaside towns.”

Image credit: agaliving.co.za

5. “Spread the Love” Christmas Collection by NOT JUST A COMB

“NOT JUST A COMB, run by Creative Director Hamzeh Alfarahneh, has released a collection of handmade Christmas decorations crafted by three South African non-profit organisations,” says Managing Editor Samantha Charles. “You can buy the ornaments online at notjustacomb.com.”

Roses Papier-mâché Christmas Ornament By NJAC x Wola Nani, R100

Love Rainbow Papier-mâché Bauble By NJAC x Wola Nani, R100

Love = Mama Africa Papier-mâché Bauble By NJAC x Wola Nani, R100

Image credit: notjustacomb.com