Picks of the Week

picks of the week

From a colourful courtyard artwork and art that creates awareness to an amazing aquaponic multipurpose structure and bowls inspired by mushrooms, these are the VISI team’s top picks of the week.

1. High School Courtyard by HENSE

“Artist Alex Brewer (aka HENSE) has created a colourful courtyard for a high school in Sicily,” says Online Editor Lindi Brownell Meiring. “The 14- x 45-metre artwork, titled Ragusa Sun, is named after the city in which it is located.”

Image credit: Piero Sabatino via designboom.com

2. Aude Bourgine’s Coral Sculptures

“These beautiful embroidered and beaded works by French visual artist Aude Bourgine really highlight the plight of our oceans,” says Content Producer Michaela Stehr. “Her work is built from the guilt she feels in humanity for the damage we have done, which I can identify with. These striking coral pieces will hopefully be a gentle reminder of the underwater life that we are potentially losing.”

Image credit: designboom.com

3. nendo’s Fungi Collection

“I love the simplicity and minimalism that Japanese brand nendo brings to the table,” says Art Director Lené Roux. “This new tableware collection is made up of several bowls that can be stacked in a variety of ways, much like how mushrooms can grow from one another.”

Image credit: Akihiro Yoshida via dezeen.com

4. Geyser Accessories from LAVO Bathroom Concepts

“I’m very excited about this new bathroom accessories range,” says Managing Editor Samantha Charles. “Geyser, which is manufactured in Spain, comes in a variety of colours and is now available locally through LAVO Bathroom Concepts.”

Image credit: lavo.co.za

5. VAC Library by Farming Architects

“This ingenious library and city farm hybrid in Vietnam was designed by Farming Architects as a way for children to learn about self-sustaining ecosystems,” says Features Editor Amelia Brown. “The large wooden climbing frame uses solar powered aquaponics to grow veggies and keep chickens and koi carp, and acrylic boxes house lights, planters for growing vegetables, and shelving units containing children’s books.”

Image credit: Thai Thach and Viet Dung An via dezeen.com