The wait is finally over, the relaunch issue of the iconic South African décor and design House and Leisure magazine is now out on the shelves. The first edition lays out the foundation for an approach to showcase content that celebrates the lean-back pleasure of print.
The luxurious 240-page journal style magazine has the look and feel of a collectible coffee table, broken up into chapters that will inspire, inform and transport readers to incredible destinations. Covering décor and design, art and architecture, interiors, travel, trends, food and wine and innovations in tech and sustainability – all in the comfort of your home.
Additionally, the aesthetic pages are detailed to make the experience of turning the premium printed publication enjoyable. Different types of paper have been used throughout to put emphasis on the exceptional design and has spectacular imagery.
Escape is the theme for the first volume making reference to a global desire for freedom after a year in various stages of confinement, as well as the transportive quality one feels when turning the pages of the beautiful magazine.
Charl Edwards, House and Leisure Editor- in-Chiefs describes their direction as one of effort living, celebrating a sense of place, touching on the mood and emotions that homes and surroundings evoke. “We are interested in the feeling a space elicits, especially now in the context of the pandemic. Despite a new direction of look and feel, we are still honouring the legacy of House and Leisure, remaining true to what we believe the reader has come to love over the past three decades, says Edwards.
House and Leisure is created by LOOKBOOK’s creative and commercial team which is supported by a wider network of respected writers, photographers and contributing editors. LOOKBOOK is all about décor and design, to curate and craft quality, niche content. It was co-founded by entrepreneur Pieter Bruwer, creative director and editor Charl Edwards in mid-2020,the creative content studio went on to announce the acquisition of House and Leisure in December 2020 after the 28 year old publication’s last edition was circulated under Associated Media Publishing in April 2020.
Readers can now purchase the first volume of House and Leisure at a retail price of R130 through www.houseandleisure.co.za or in any of the stores, Woolworths, selected Checkers, Spar, Exclusive books and a range of independent retailers.
If you want the magazine delivered straight to your door quarterly, readers can subscribe through www.houseandleisure.co.za and may also gift a subscription to a friend.