Inside Looksee Looksee, The Lo & Behold Group's new reading room
Look see, look see
What do the watering holes of Loof, Tanjong Beach Club, OverEasy and The Powder Room have in common? They're part of the brainchild that is The Lo & Behold Group, responsibly ensuring pleasure in their little pockets of F&B and hospitality outlets. To celebrate the group's 11th birthday this year, they've introduced a new concept that'll attempt to strengthen Singapore's creative scene: Looksee Looksee, a 25-seater reading room that doubles as a tea salon.
Teaming up with local tea-makers A.muse Projects, Looksee Looksee is a platform to showcase local brands on the rise. Alongside A.muse Projects are furnishing brand Scene Shang (who we visited a few months ago) as well as design house Supermama (who just released a new set of ceramics). Located in the lobby of their spanking new shophouse office in Kampong Glam, the reading room's open to the public to use as a casual meeting spot and for some R&R.
If Wes Anderson had a lounge to escape in, this would be it. Designed by John Lim and OWMF Architecture, the four-arch concrete entrance welcomes you immediately to a space that warms the soul with its soft pastels and earthy accents in plants and hues. Grab a title from the library, which reflects a meeting of minds from industry insiders such as Cynthia Chua (Fashionable Selby by Todd Selby), Priscilla Ong Shunmugam (Cheongsam in Singapore: A Social History, 1920s-Present by Chor Chin Lee), Julien Royer (Bras; Laguiole, Aubrac, France by Michel Bras) and Bjorn Shen (Artichoke: Recipes & Stories from Singapore's Most Rebellious Kitchen by Bjorn Shen).
You'll also get to have a peek at The Lo & Behold Group's office. It's a far cry from their first ever office located in the basement of Odeon Towers. From a 30 square meters space with no windows, the brand has moved on to occupy three shophouses. We're already coveting the pantry's wall art — which is actually a woven blanket by Los Angeles-based artist, BFGF. Did someone say #officegoals?
Looksee Looksee is located at 267 Beach Road, Tel: 6338 8035. For more information, click here.