From a 12-storey psychedelic hologram and a museum carved into a sand dune to local shoes making a difference and a new Tom Dixon collection, these are the VISI team’s top picks of the week.
1. UCCA Dune Art Museum
“OPEN Architecture is behind the design of the UCCA Dune Art Museum in Qinhuangdao, China,” says Online Editor Lindi Brownell Meiring. “It took three years to complete the space, which was amazingly carved into a dune on a beach.”
Image credit: Wu Qingshan via dezeen.com
2. VOSK Shoes
“This South African sneaker brand gives back to the community by donating a pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair bought,” explains Content Producer Michaela Stehr. “They also have an amazing #imprintafrica sole design, leaving an imprinted message in sandy ground, spreading this amazing initiative. Uplifting and stylish design.”
Image credit: vosk.co.za
3. Tom Dixon’s Materialism Collection
“Tom Dixon’s line of infusers and candles is simply beautiful,” says Features Editor Amelia Brown. “These tactile decor items are available in Cork, Terrazzo, Stone, Alloy and Oil. We particularly like the cork range!”
Image credit: tomdixon.net
4. New Textile Range From Carrol Boyes
“Local decor stalwart Carrol Boyes has just released a new range of textiles designed to complement the interiors of your home,” says Managing Editor Samantha Charles. “The range, which includes placemats, cushion covers, aprons, oven gloves and throws, is made from the finest quality cotton.”
Image credit: carrolboyes.com
5. Virgil Abloh’s 12-Storey Holograph for Louis Vuitton
“Virgil Abloh has created a series of Wizard of Oz-inspired installations across the globe for Louis Vuitton’s Men’s S/S 2019 collection,” says Art Director Lené Roux. “The one that stands out the most is a psychedelic 12-storey hologram rising above New York’s 5th Avenue.