Picks of the Week

picks of the week

From a renovated Bangkok home and a sprawling interactive bench to rugs inspired by mould and a bold Istanbul building, these are the VISI team’s top picks of the week.

1. Renovated Bangkok Home

“A dark and dull townhouse has been transformed into a light, open-plan home by architecture studio A Milimetre,” says Online Editor Lindi Brownell Meiring. “I love the striking facade, created to maintain a sense of privacy, while still allowing residents to look outside.”

Image credit: Jirayu Rattanawong via archdaily.com 

2. Lizan Freijsen’s Natural Rugs

“I always associate mould with the shame of a discarded lunchbox in the back of a classroom,” says Content Producer Michaela Stehr. “But these beautiful hand-tufted rugs really show the intricate and detailed patterns of this natural phenomenon.”

Image credit: thisiscolossal.com

3. Yong Ju Lee’s Root Bench

“I love how this sprawling bench encourages interaction and the use of public spaces,” says Copy Editor Kay-Ann van Rooyen. “This artistic and functional creation spans over 30 metres in diameter and looks stunning both at night and during the day.”

Image credit: mymodernmet.com

4. COS Bağdat Caddesi Store in Istanbul

“The bold design of this store celebrates Istanbul’s rich heritage,” says Editor-in-Chief Sumien Brink. “Juxtaposed with concrete, the circular windows reference the Byzantine domes seen on the city skyline.”

Image credit: cosstores.com

5. Designs by Munna

“I just love these pieces from furniture design brand Munna,” says Managing Editor Samantha Charles. “The perfect level of sophisticated chic – I’d love one of each.”

Image credit: munnadesign.com