Local creative magazine VISI is most certainly one of our favourite local design publications. We’ve got some of the coolest topics from their site, and also some stuff that will be featured in the up-coming issue of VISI. Check out the excerpts below, and click through for the full article. You can also follow VISI on Twitter.
Shopping bags are no longer purely functional; they’ve become statement pieces. If you’re searching for a bag that’ll make heads turn, look no further than the locally manufactured Klone Icon semi-leather shopper.
Made from a variety of materials, the brooches come in all shapes and sizes: we’re particularly enamoured with the flying-bird brooches, the heart-shaped pins that represent “gifappeltjies”, and the baby reindeer cutouts that add a touch of playfulness to garments.
These quirky clocks are a contemporary take on traditional cuckoo clocks – and the ideal way to brighten up a dreary wall.
Husband-and-wife design team Gerard Pye and Jeanne-Louise du Plessis-Pye of usTWOdesign in Pretoria have joined forces to create fun, accessible designs.
Right now we’re loving Cape Town ceramicist Lorrae Mehmel’s chic and cheeky products that form part of her Tamarillo Ceramics range.
These hand-crafted collectors’ items, which include dinner plates, vases, teapots, platters and small canvas paintings, can be put to both decorative and practical use, and make wonderful gifts.
Stephanus van Rooyen’s “trophy” rhino heads, available in metal, Perspex or bamboo, are fantastic.
Based in Clocolan in the Eastern Free State, his Africa Fresh Design Studio takes a new look at everyday objects, with a renewable philosophy as the underlying principle. The design focuses on the plight of our diminishing wildlife.