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House and Leisure

House and Leisure


House and Leisure is a quarterly 240-page journal-style decor and design magazine. The inspirational content focuses on decor, design, interiors, architecture, trends, food and wine, books, art, tech, travel and more. Beautiful lengthy stories, photographed by some of the best in the industry, showcase stylish homes and exclusive properties from around the continent.

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South Africa
Look Book Pty Ltd
R 130
R 520
4 Issues

in this issue

2 min
hello (again)

I couldn’t be happier, or more proud, to be back. (Pops champagne.) This is the relaunch issue of House and Leisure – brand new, and proudly published by LOOKBOOK. It’s been one interesting year. Because we believe in print, and the tangible experience of holding a magazine in your hands, we’ve been hard at work bringing this beloved title back to life. As you’ll see, we’ve made some changes to the design and mood, while maintaining House and Leisure’s essence. We spent months studying and paging through past magazines while working on the new direction, inspired by trends in niche publishing and book design. We remain true to what we stand for as a brand, but also firmly believe that it’s important to keep evolving. (If there’s something I’ve learnt time and…

1 min
natural calling

Dune photograph Michael Turek Frances v.H Mohair photograph Stephanie Veldmanfrom the Deep Seeing Tide Collection (a collaboration with Tara Hogan)…

3 min
editor’s eye

1 / Zanele Kumalo contributing art editor Zanele has exercised her admirable eye for fashion, beauty and art across publications as varied as ELLE, Grazia, Marie Claire and House and Leisure. She loves nothing more than a good hunt for new experiences on home turf or further afield, and her new content studio called whatzandidnext allows her occasion to explore these ideas. Zanele looks at the growing support of textile artists on p52. 2 / Seth Shezi contributing travel editor Seth brings undeniable flair to his varied roles as brand strategist, content creator, writer and illustrator. Specialising in fashion, food and travel, his distinct social media profile has seen him successfully bridge the gap between brand and consumer. He has collaborated with clients as diverse as Jo Malone, Mercedes Benz, Woolworths and David…

5 min
about time

‘This magazine is a vote of faith in South Africa’s future. It is based on the assumption that a great many people here are interested in a new way of looking at living.’– Jane Raphaely, from her publisher’s note in the 1993 launch issue of House and Leisure Sumien Brink Editor (1993-1999) ‘Jane Raphaely and Volker Kühnel made a brave move when they launched House and Leisure in 1993, just six months before our country’s first democratic election. It could have gone either way. But they had faith that there were enough South Africans who would support the new venture. Now, nearly 30 years later, I am right behind Charl Edwards and his team, and support their commitment to creating a new-look House and Leisure that relates to the way we want…

3 min
of the earth

For centuries, clay has been experienced as a cultural craft. Ceramic pots and vessels found throughout the ages have existed as archaeological informants of distinct moments in time, indicating man’s development, social evolution and creative capacity. These objects have captured thoughts, norms, skill sets and advancements, explaining history through their shapes, decorations, colours and uses. The current pull towards ceramics seems to indicate our need to hold onto a story. With forms and sculptural shapes often defying any practical utility beyond decoration, we have become increasingly drawn to the narrative with which these objects are ingrained. Form has begun to supersede function. Whether coiled by hand, finger-pinched or thrown on a wheel, there is a transmutation of energy that occurs in the making of such pieces; a dynamism that draws us in…

2 min
a new world