Journal -00-

Design is more than meets the eye…

Hello, and welcome to our first Journal #00, ‘THE EYE’.

Here we explore and discover a new way of looking at design, the changing landscape, and offer up alternatives for a new way of seeing the world around us.

We’ve curated a mix of essays, lookbooks and stories that all speak to this theme and concept, also in a playful nod to the eye as motif. Enjoy!

– Team Lookbook

scene setter

Design is more than meets the eye

Five creatives meet five pieces of South African design on a blind date. They go home together and a love story with design unfolds, documented in five individual lookbooks.

See here…


All eyes

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.

Coming soon!

point of view

Look and you will see

For architectural designer Khensani de Klerk, who is currently completing a post-grad in Architecture and Urban Design at Cambridge, seeing begins with a vantage point

Coming soon!


Only have eyes for you

We round up a selection of ceramic pieces for your table, from local makers to popular retailers

Coming soon!


See inside

Take a look at Lookbook’s own studio space, filled with local decor and design brands

Coming soon!


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

Coming soon!