Apartamento Issue #3

By Tom Ran

Published: April 30, 2009 under Publishing

Detail of the cover from Apartamento magazine issue #3

Photo: Apartamento

Unless you order directly, it takes a while for the U.S. market to get a hold of one. We recently picked up issue 2 and already issue 3 is out. Apartamento #3 was released last week during Salone del Mobile with the Everyday Life Objects Shop. Even with the decline of many magazines, Apartamento continues to grow, by adding an additional 30 pages to this issue. Stocked with interviews, homes, essays and “new surprises.” Could the surprise be the “everyday life travel supplement with Geoff McFetridge?” Let’s hope it won’t be too long before it hits the N.Y. new stands.

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Eye Online

By Aaron Carambula

Published: March 26, 2009 under Publishing

The cover of Eye 71 on press.

Photo: Eye Magazine

The biggest drawback to the beautifully written and produced Eye magazine is that it takes 4 months to arrive on our stoop. To satiate the hunger for continuous stimulation, Eye has seriously stepped up their online game. Utilizing flickr, twitter, and their blog to deliver sneak-peaks from upcoming issues, notices of design events around the world, and web-only essays and interviews they’re delivering compelling content without cannibalizing their print work. In fact, seeing the sheets on press makes us hungry for that fresh ink smell they bundle into the packaging. All of this and we have to hope that they are planning to rehabilitate their very 90’s main site to serve as a hub for this new approach.

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Eat This Book

By Sarah Williams

Published: March 17, 2009 under Publishing

crEATe. Eating, Design and Future Food

Photo: Staff

The worlds of food and design have long been intertwined, but as debate grows about where our food comes from, how it is marketed to us, and what is actually healthy-the blending of these two worlds has become more interesting than ever. In the recently published book, crEATe. Eating, Design and Future Food, Chris Sanderson and Martin Raymond from The Future Laboratory document concepts and trends cropping up on the front lines.

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FILE Magazine

By Tom Ran

Published: March 9, 2009 under Publishing

FILE Magazine Issue 1

Photo: FILE Magazine

Coming out of the UK is FILE Magazine. A new dvd magazine meant to be read and watched. The first issue contains over 2 hours worth of content including music videos, short films, and interviews. Every issue is accompanied with a limited edition print. First up is Geoff McFetridge. There’s no info on whether FILE is available to the U.S. Market yet, but we won’t be surprised if it surfaces in one of the design and art book shops in the city.

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T's Women's Spring Fashion '09

By Tom Ran

Published: February 22, 2009 under Publishing

Rosario Dawson on the cover of T Magazine's Spring 2009 issue

Photo: Solve Sundsbo

For the next several Sundays we have the line up of T Magazines to look forward to, first up is the Women’s Spring 2009 issue with cover girl Rosario Dawson. Not in NY or don’t have access to the printed publication, the magazine is always available online.

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The Design Hotels™ Book

By Tom Ran

Published: February 18, 2009 under Publishing

The Design Hotels™ Book

Photo: Gestalten

The hospitality industry recognize that hotels have become part of the destination, offering more than high thread-count sheets, these temporary dwellings try and deliver an experience through design. Gestalten’s latest publication, simply titled, The Design Hotels™ Book, visits 170 of the most attractive design hotels worldwide. Along with lush photography of the beautiful interiors, the book is also an industry reference guide, comprised of interviews with the creative heads behind the hotels.

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Alya Kazakevich

By Raven Keller
Alya Kazakevich in her shop in the Lower East Side

Photo: Rose Callahan

On a damp and muggy summer morning on the Lower East Side, Alya Kazakevich slowly stitched up the edges of a leather coin purse and recalled her childhood in Eastern…

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By Tom Ran
Partners Robert Highsmith and Stefanie Brechbuehler

Photo: Samuel Bristow

Stefanie Brechbuehler and Robert Highsmith, are the partners behind Workstead. The two met at Rhode Island School of Design while studying architecture and opened their studio in 2009,…

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M.Nii John Moore

By Tom Ran
M.Nii Tailor, Waianae, Hawaii 1959

Photo: Tom McBride

The photo is one of the few relics that remain of M.Nii’s history. An image that recalls the golden age of American surf culture. Three friends in front…

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