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Phone It In
It was never the plan for my partner and me to leave South Africa. Then an opportunity presented itself, and we took it so our child could grow up seeing themselves represented in society – something I’ve never had. But even as an East Asian immigran
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16 Ffwd Family
Design, says Audi, is the number-one reason its customers buy its cars. No surprises, then, that it plays a central role in the development of all new models. And nowhere in that range is it more evident than the Audis with the RS badge on the boot.
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10 Brutal Beauty
VISI /REASONS A Cape Town-based studio with in-house engineering and manufacturing capabilities, Ayaro is adding depth and drama to a variety of interior projects around the city. Spearheaded by Dutch-German lead designer Albert Jansen van Rosendaal
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Forever For Now
for over half a decade. “I designed this building in 2015 – it went through some changes, but the concept remained the same,” says André Krige of TwoFiveFive Architects. “The primary intention was to create something better than what was the norm for
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3 THEN & NOW
Traverse the Global South through the eyes of seven visual artists and two architects from various countries via the new “Liminal Identities in the Global South” exhibition at the Joburg Contemporary Art Foundation (JCAF). The show features work by n
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15 Print Perfect
Founded in 2009, the Architizer website showcases remarkable built-environment projects from around the world, and celebrates them via its annual A+Awards, which honour each year’s extraordinary architecture. The winners are chosen by more than 400 i
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Ed's LETTER
I’ve always liked old stuff. From furniture, decor and art to clothes, cars and even bicycles, my tastes lean towards the classic. There’s a mid-century collectables vibe to my home, ’60s abstractism on my walls, vintage tweed in my wardrobe, and a f
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VISIT SHOP.VISI.CO.ZA TO MAKE SURE YOU DON’T MISS OUT ON EXCLUSIVE OFFERINGS, FROM OUR NEW COLLAB WITH PLANTR TO ALL OUR LATEST VISI ISSUES, INCLUDING THE BATHROOM EDITION.  More than 600 of you took our poll to let us know. Here are the results: I
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The Influencers’ Influences MOKENA MAKEKA
As far as plum assignments go, Mokena Makeka has been blessed with the best. In his almost 20 years as owner and director of Makeka Design Lab, he has worked on both Cape Town International Convention Centres, the Cape Town railway station renovation
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11 Next (re)generation
A raw and grounded place to stay in nature, within short hiking distance of a spring where zebra and wildebeest can occasionally be seen, FARMHOUSE was rst some years ago. When Bheki Dube – who is the founder of local hotel brand Curiocity – was invi
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2 Story Time
Can you tell us a bit about your background as a designer and artist? I’ve been sketching for as long as I can remember. During my primary-school years, my mother enrolled me for art classes at the Mmabana Cultural Centre in Thaba ’Nchu. My time at
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SEEING RED The RADISSON RED’S second iteration in SOUTH AFRICA
what makes us feel like we belong, the experiences we cling to… This is the principal thought that design studio DHK Architects and interior design studio SourceIBA have had fun celebrating at the new Radisson RED hotel in Rosebank, Johannesburg. And
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Proof Of Concept
SET IN A BURGEONING GROVE OF INDIGENOUS KAREE TREES ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF BLOEMFONTEIN, Philip and Lisa Nel’s home anticipated the current trend of prefabricated dwellings by a decade. Back in 2009, having just renovated and sold a house, Philip finall
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Customised Cool
As families spend more time at home, we’re investing in home appliances we can personalise – which is why Samsung’s new BESPOKE refrigerator lineup is capturing the imagination of many. No ordinary refrigerator, BESPOKE has a customisable design: you
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17 You Do Hue
The iconic iMac, released in 1998, is widely regarded as the machine that saved Apple from bankruptcy. Its striking egg-shaped design in the translucent “Bondi Blue” colour was remarkably different from anything else on the market at the time. An ins
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Vision
In keeping with the irrepressible spirit of founder Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro – who started the brand in 1884 – iconic Portuguese ceramics maker Bordallo Pinheiro creates exuberant, joyful pieces inspired by the natural world. The brand’s designs are
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Travel Diary CAST AWAY
Tigerfish – Africa’s greatest freshwater game fish – are named for their similarities to the land animal: a burnt-orange tail, distinctive black stripes along the length of their body and large interlocking teeth. Usually associated with the Zambezi
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Established
Smitten by its location in the picturesque village of Pniel at the foot of the Simonsberg mountain in Stellenbosch, Dané Erwee and Chris Willemse bought this 2.5-hectare piece of land 10 years ago. The idea was to start a flower farm that could suppl
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9 Flat-out Cool
What was the thinking behind the launch of Popstrukt? At the time – four years ago – we believed there was a space for a furniture brand that was easy to understand, well designed and readily available. We went in with an open mind, hoping to serve
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At The Table
Internationally acclaimed chef Yotam Ottolenghi is the author of multiple best-selling cookbooks, and so famous that his sort of cooking is frequently described as “Ottolenghi-style”. His early restaurants served food on large platters, and bowls of
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14 Home Grown
Truffles are one of the world’s most desired delicacies. These rare finds are notoriously difficult to grow, and even harder to store – but that didn’t stop W Design Architecture Studio from confidently taking on the renovation of an industrial space
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4 Boldly Brazilian
Given the way we’re caught up in the demands of career, family and the rapid tempo of city living, time to pamper and revitalise the spirit is usually swallowed up in the melee. Hendrien Kruger, owner of Inoar Lifestyle Centre, recognised this challe
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Family First
In today’s increasingly busy culture, family time around the dinner table is under threat. Fast-food meals are at an all-time high, and meal planning seems a thing of the past. Family meals are the exception rather than the norm, and many people may
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Where Work Meets Art
The co-working spaces of 2021 – thanks, pandemic - are already renowned for the importance they place on creative, inspiring interiors. No point in foregoing your own WFH nook and beating the office apocalypse, only to land up in a place that’s less
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5 Stepping Up
The fashion industry is notorious for its heavy footprint on the ecosystems within which it operates. Globally, according to the Pretty Planeteer, textile waste amounts to about 13-million tonnes of missed opportunities each year. It’s almost more th
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Bubble Bubble...
Napoleon is rumoured to have said, “In victory you deserve Champagne; in defeat you need it.” What’s your favourite MCC for celebrations? “Ambeloui Rosanna Rosé MCC Chardonnay/Pinot Noir. Miranda Green, the MCC maker at the family business that is A
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Visi Bathrooms
If you’re looking for inspiration for your bathroom, our special supplement is the perfect mood board. From new colour trends to the latest hardware and expert insights, it’s a must-have that will help you create a tranquil space. VISI Bathrooms is o
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Kitschy Kool
1. JOIN THE DOTS Ninety-two-year-old Yayoi Kusama is one of the world’s most celebrated living artists – and remarkably, she has voluntarily resided in a psychiatric hospital for 45 years. Best known for her “immersive infinity rooms”, she uses lots
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Vivi Reasons
DESIGN, ART, ARCHITECTURE, TECH, BOOKS & SUSTAINABLE FASHION ■
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Freshly Functional
A sadly out-of-date insider’s guide gets a new prime position in the kitchen – as a knife block. All you need is a strong elastic band to hold the pages firmly together: the sturdy rubber and bamboo BongoTie we used is available at Artsauce (sold in
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