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Wilder Quarterly #3

By Tom Ran

Published: June 25, 2012 under Publishing

Wilder Quarterly Summer Issue

Photo: Wilder Quarterly

Wilder Quarterly, the magazine that turns gardening into a culturally relevant topic returns with their third issue this week. Their unique perspective and angle on the world of horticulture continues in the Spring/Summer edition with an article on famed chef Andoni Aduriz of Mugaritz and a recipe for Rosemary ice cream from Christina Tosi of Milk Bar. The issue also takes us to the suburbs of Texas on a foraging expedition with Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen and throws us for a loop with an interview with Los Angeles-based plant musician Mileece. It’s a mix of high and low and far and near, and we can’t wait to pick an issue up for ourselves.

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Herb Lubalin

By Tom Ran

Published: June 15, 2012 under Publishing

Trade press ad announcing arrival of Sudler, Hennessey & Lubalin

Photo: Herb Lubalin

Allow us to indulge in our graphic design nerdom for a moment. Adrian Shaughnessy from Unit Editions can do no wrong by us. He’s been able to satiate our obsession with Wim Crouwel’s work by publishing not one but two books. After realizing that Crouwel’s Mode en Module and Total Design books were near impossible to acquire, Unit Editions released TD 63-73 and Wim Crouwel: A Graphic Odyssey – Catalogue. Shaughnessy has done it again, with Herb Lubalin, another design hero of ours. A typographer and hand lettering master whose works from the 1950’s to the 1980’s are as relevant today as they were then. The Lubalin edition will be limited and cloaked in a 3/4 paper wrapper with foiled typography. Coming in at 448 pages, this will be the most comprehensive title ever published on the legendary designer. Pre-order yours today. Thanks Bobby for the heads up.

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Tomorrow

By Tom Ran

Published: June 6, 2012 under Publishing

Good's editorial staff on the eve before they were let go from the company.

Photo: Tomorrow

The photo above was taken last Thursday of the editorial staff from GOOD. They were celebrating the launch of the latest issue. By Friday, they were all fired. In a company memo that was sent out on Monday, the founder of GOOD stated that the move was strategic rather than financial. GOOD is moving towards a community platform and are devoting their resources elsewhere. Cut short of their potential, the former editorial staff decided that they would get together for “at least one more magazine.” Yesterday they announced that they would start a new publication. One that would be about “what’s next,” and “what’s on the cusp,” and they’re calling it Tomorrow. Read more about their experience and how Tomorrow came about on their site.

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Inspiration And Process In Architecture

By Tom Ran

Published: March 9, 2012 under Publishing

Inspiration And Process In Architecture

Photo: Moleskine

Moleskine has slowly been expanding its offering beyond notebooks with a line of city guides and special projects with The Glasshouse, MoMA, and Woodstock, it’s clear to see that the company is venturing into the publishing world. Their latest offering, Inspiration And Process In Architecture, is a new series dedicated to the process and insight into the creative minds of architects. The collection features Zaha Hadid, Giancarlo De Carlo, Bolles+Wilson and Alberto Kalach with never before seen sketches and freehand drawings. It’s a candid look into the beginnings of some of the world’s most renown buildings.

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TOOLS 2012~Real Stuff for Future Classics

By Tom Ran

Published: March 2, 2012 under Publishing

TOOLS 2012 - Real Stuff for Future Classics

Photo: Huzine

Huzine, a division of Huge (the mens style magazine based in Japan) is publishing the second issue of their highly successful, Tools. “TOOLS 2012 Real Stuff for Future Classics” will be similar in format but will feature a new set of products. Clothing and accessories for the outdoors, and home items will be cataloged into four categories, “Shed & Shelter,” “Work to Do,” “Land Use,” and “Feel at Home.” The book is set to be released on March 15th and will most likely find its way to the U.S. through Kinokuniya bookstores in NY, SF and LA.

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Wilder Quarterly #2

By Tom Ran

Published: February 21, 2012 under Publishing

Wilder Quarterly Issue 2

Photo: Staff

Celestine Maddy and Kate Sennert have created a gardening publication that is cool. Given their past experience with magazines such as Paper and Tokion, it’s easy to see how. Without being too heady they’ve manage the perfect balance between culture and horticulture. It’s a great entry point to any aspiring gardening enthusiast. The second issue of Wilder Quarterly embraces the season with winter tips on growing throughout the different region in the U.S., rooftop farmer Annie Novak shares her winter farming techniques, and a visit to a Norwegian seed vault. There’s also an interview with Mike Mills at home in LA, recipes from Portland, Oregon chef Aaron Woo, and a visit to a famed horticulturist’s garden. See where you can find one in person or directly from Wilder.

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FEATURES

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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Workstead

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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