Design is more than meets the eye…
What’s universal is that life is different now. Like any other pocket of existence, that difference has been felt in the world of art and design. In this world, the eye has always symbolised insight, wisdom, protective oversight (surveillance?), and enlightenment. For Lookbook’s inaugural journal, we asked incredible makers, designers and artists from around the country and around the world who have tapped into that symbolism to talk to us about it, and about the year they’ve had. Their answers do what their work often does — show the world its reflection — except this time we made them write it down.
– Team Lookbook
Introducing our first LOOKBOOK Journal 00 : ‘THE EYE’.
In a year that has challenged perceptions and paradigms and the way we see the world, we wanted to look at design a little differently, too, and invite a sharing of different points of views.
LOOKBOOK’s goal is to showcase, spotlight and support the décor and design industry, as well as the creatives who tell those stories. For this inaugural journal, we’ve curated a mix of personal essays, lookbooks, and visually-rich art, décor, design, interior, architecture and culture stories that encourage a new way of seeing.
‘Design is more than meets the eye’ and we hope to offer – through the editor’s eye – a fresh, fun and inspiring way to look at the world we inhabit.
– Team LOOKBOOK
Design is more than meets the eye
In the world of art and design, the eye has long symbolised insight, wisdom, protective oversight and enlightenment. Modupe Oloruntoba interviewed makers, designers and artists from around the country, continent and globe who have tapped into the symbolism of the eye
point of view
Look and you will see
Step inside LOOKBOOK’s creative content studio space, filled with local décor and design brands
Through her eyes
Zanele Kumalo takes us on a visit to the Norval Foundation and muses on the idea of the gaze – that of the artist, the subject, and the viewer