It takes a certain kind of person to commit so fully to a task that they lose track of everything else. These obsessive types populate the pages of Smith Journal volume six.
There's Robert Gamblin, who uses science, intuition and a blender to create oil paints that are used by artists the world over. There's retired sailor and shipwright Ray Gascoigne who, at 85, spends hours painstakingly building ships on the world's smallest dry dock – a bottle. There's Kazuko Koike, one of the founders of the Japanese non-brand brand MUJI, whose almost dogmatic obsession with simplicity and usefulness helped define Japan's design culture. There's David Noble, a committed bushwalker who unknowingly unearthed the Wollemi Pine, which had previously only been known from a 150-million-year-old fossil.
On the pages you'll also find mushroom farmer and scientist Dr Noel Arrold, Drones frontman Gareth Liddiard, Vimeo co-designer Zach Klein, Tetris-style builder Michael Johansson and Kano Jigoro, the guy who invented judo. If all that passion feels impossible to live up to, there's also an old-school motivational poster to keep you on the task at hand.
Die erste Ausgabe von #Kurt ist da! Das neue Printmagazin stammt aus der Feder von vier jungen Journalismusköpfen: Michelle Schwarzenbach, Kerstin Hasse, Christian Zürcher und Simon Knopf. Die erste Ausgabe des 64 Seiten starken Magazins steht unter dem Motto «Scheitern». Interviews, Hintergrundartikel, Reportagen wie auch Essays und Bildstrecken nehmen sich...
212 is a new biannual magazine published in Spring 2016. It is based out of Istanbul and published and distributed internationally. It contains short fiction and long-form reportage; distinctive photo essays and revealing interviews. Even though it was born in the city where east meets west (as the love-worn cliche...
212 magazine Issue 2 is out now. The theme for the second issue of 212 magazine is Locality, and we have used it to guide our many attempts to capture phenomena that might be called ‘homegrown’; to consider how they frame communities’ experience and interact with the world outside. This...