05 Jul Latest design showcase from VISI magazine
The brushed stainless-steel and bamboo shelves designed by Angus Ewing are available in 600mm, 900mm and 1200mm. The shelves, which can be flat-packed for easy shipping, are also available in other designs with Proudly South African themes such as Shack + Taxi, Acacia, Soccer Africa and iKapa.
The new fabric range from Township Patterns reflects the unique rhythm, passion and raw originality of South Africa’s townships. Township Patterns is an empowering social enterprise that supports more than 100 women.
You never quite know with Johannesburg’s innovative fashion design studio Black Coffee, and their latest venture, BLKbook, is no exception. Billed as an experimental retail installation, their new fashion range explores notions of literacy, whether literal, emotional or visual, using books.
Vertical gardens are big news in the northern hemisphere and now Leon Kluge, a landscape designer and nursery owner, has brought them to The South in style by designing one of Africa’s first vertical paradises in Maputo. “Vertical gardens really can grow anywhere – in dry, cold, wet or warm climates,” says Leon. “My clients, developers Luis and Christina da liz Loureyro, wanted a prominent facade made of plants. The design and colour had to deliver a ‘wow’ factor that would capture the city’s attention.”
“Die trane die rol oor jou, Bokkie!” Or should we rather say “Die trane die rol oor jou, Bafana”…? We almost feel like rewriting the words of the Afrikaans song. Our soccer team made us proud, but we’re sad to see them go. Right now, the Bokkie cuff by ilovestencil is quite fitting. To accompany a line drawing of a teary springbok, the see-through bangle also features the lyrics of the “Bokkie” song.